Interview with Prof. Craig Aronoff

Over the past few decades, family business research centres and higher education programs seem to have mushroomed around the world. At Tharawat magazine we asked ourselves about the origins of this surge and what these institutions actually offer family firms and the next generation. We spoke to family business academic, consultant and author, Prof. Craig Aronoff, who has been in the field for over 30 years and is, together with Prof. John Ward, the founder of the Family Business Consulting Group. He told us how it all began, the forms family business education has taken over the years, and what we really should be teaching family business leaders.