Centre for Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise

Welcome to the Centre for Entrepreneurship & Family Enterprise

“The University of Alberta’s Centre for Entrepreneurship & Family Enterprise is a global leader in the study of family firms. The Centre does more combined teaching and research on the subject than any university I know.”

~ John Ward - Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

The Centre for Entrepreneurship & Family Enterprise (CEFE) is a globally-recognized research centre dedicated to understanding the particular conditions of family firms. CEFE has put family business on the map as an important scholarly field by engaging leading researchers, contributing to and editing key publications in family business, and hosting the internationally-recognized Theories of Family Enterprise Conference each year.

As a leader in family enterprise curriculum development, CEFE and the Alberta School of Business offer degree programs in Entrepreneurship and Family Business to undergraduate, MBA and PhD students, including a study tour that exposes students to the important role family business and entrepreneurship play in different corporate governance systems throughout the world.