In June 2012 I attended the International Family Enterprise Research Academy in Bordeaux, France. The theme of the conference was Emotional Family Dynamics in the Family Business. 150 people, researchers, family business members and advisors from twenty countries, attended the conference.
The research presented, and the ensuing discussions ranged from more technical methods of analysis around succession strategy to governance and strategic planning. There were also several presentations from consultants who presented together with the family business member that they were advising and involved in research with about their own challenges.