Tilburg Institute for Family Business

TiFB is a multidisciplinary institute and focuses on the dynamics of family firms with a strong interaction between theory and practice. The activities are separated in teaching, research and executive training.

 Tilburg Institute for Family Business

Research Tilburg Institute for Family Business (TIFB)

Dynamics of family business

TiFB is a multidisciplinary institute and focuses on the dynamics of family business. The multidisciplinary nature is expressed in the cooperation between researchers from economics and management, law and social sciences.

TiFB focuses on the succession, governance, strategic management, human resources and fiscal aspects of the family business and contributes the development of knowledge about the family business.


Scientific publications

Other publications

 

Casper de Nooijer

Performance drivers of Dutch family businesses

Family businesses are important for the Dutch economy. Approximately 70% of all businesses is a family business, they are responsible for more than 50% of the total employment, and represent c. 50% of the GNP of the Netherlands. One of the main aspects of family businesses is the focus on sustainability and survival rather than financial performance. This research project attempts to explain the causal relationship between family-ownership and the social and financial performance of the businesses. The research is focusing on both smaller and larger family businesses and is funded by the Tilburg Institute for Family Business (TiFB).