What do family businesses think about when they are looking to hand over the business? How are they going to achieve growth? What are their attitudes towards the government?
We interviewed 1,952 family business managers and owners in over 30 countries to find out.
The interviews were conducted in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Mexico, the Middle East (several countries), Romania, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, the UK and the US.
Explore the data to see trends by country, across sectors and company size for each of the Survey's key themes:
How to read these charts: Select a view of the data using the module on the left. Hover over the data segments in each chart to reveal specific percentages.
ExportsOpen / Close
Broadening horizons: Family businesses cautiously seek international growth opportunities
Country viewOpen / Close
Discover how family business export trends vary by country
Next 5 yearsOpen / Close
Are international sales on the rise over the next five years?
ChallengesOpen / Close
Family businesses share their biggest challenges for operating in an increasingly international environment
Passing onOpen / Close
Fewer than half of all family businesses plan to pass business ownership and management on to next generation
Why not pass on?Open / Close
Among the key concerns of owners are the skills, aptitude and/or appetite of the next generation
New managementOpen / Close
Family businesses' reasons and concerns for bringing in external professional management when passing business on to next generation
Sell or floatOpen / Close
Family businesses discuss their reasons for keeping the business in the family, or selling it outright
Polarized viewsOpen / Close
How do family businesses in different parts of the world differ in their approach to the talent challenge?
Country variationOpen / Close
Views on government and the value it places on family businesses varies hugely by country
HelpOpen / Close
Many family businesses feel that the government could do more to help them in the current climate.