Areas of Research

Our research spans many aspects of family business. Our database of family firms in the Czech Republic contains more than 1,100 large, medium and small-sized companies. The major areas of research are:

  • Unique attributes of family businesses.
  • Performance and financial management of family firms.
  • Strategic management and corporate governance, succession issues and professionalization.

If you are planning on pursuing a Ph.D. degree in family business, please send your resume to Dr. Ondřej Machek ( or assoc. prof. Jiří Hnilica, Ph.D. (