In 2007 Family Firm Institute Fellow Joe Goodman generously sponsored a research project entitled the FFI/Goodman Study on Longevity in Family Firms.
The purpose of this study was to revisit and review a classic, often quoted, study conducted by John Ward in 1987. The researchers on the project were Robert Nason (then at Babson College), Mattias Nordqvist (Jönköping International Business School) and Thomas Zellweger (University of St. Gallen), all of whom are part of the Babson College STEP project.
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Click here (pdf, 289.4 kB) for full survey.
Click here (pdf, 397.8 kB) for the final report.
Robert Nason, Thomas Zellweger, Mattias Nordqvist, John Ward and Joe Goodman.