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Family Business Unit


On the 10th and 11th May Professor Shelley Farrington attended the STEP (Successful Transgenerational Entrepreneurship Practices) Academic Meeting in Zwolle, the Netherlands.

The NMMU FBU is an affiliate of the global STEP project and falls under the European region. Team members from 10 different European affiliates participated in the meeting. In addition to various administrative issues, project collaborations and funding opportunities being discussed, attendees also visited the family business, Visscher-Caravelle, a global carpet factory with production facilities in several countries around the world.

Professor Farrington also attended the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management's (EIASM) 12th workshop on Family Firm Management Research held on the 12th and 13th May. She was invited as a track chair to the workshop. At the workshop Professor Farrington met up with world-renowned family business researcher and editor of the Family Business Review, Prof Pramodita Sharma, who visited NMMU in 2013.