We talked to nearly 2400 family business decision markers in over 40 countries over the last few months. We wanted to speak to the leaders in these businesses to see what challenges they were facing now and what sorts of challenges they believe they will face in the future. We wanted to get their views on succession and internationalisation and we wanted to hear from them about how they plan to tackle the issues around attracting and retaining the right talent and skills and what they are doing to capitalise on the opportunities that digital is bringing.
This year’s survey shows that family firms remain dynamic and resilient, even though the post-recession economic environment is proving tough. There are significant shifts underway in the family business sector, and new challenges that these firms will need to seize and address if they are to remain as successful in the future as they have been in the past.