- To keep the enterprising spirit of business families alive through agreements developed in an experiential and reflexive process that prepares the members of the next generation to consider their family business as a real option for their personal and professional development so that they may act as responsible executives and/or partners in the future.
- To train and advise business families to achieve a successful transition from one generation to the next.
- To generate useful knowledge for family entrepreneurs through solid, well-grounded research studies.
Most family businesses that fail to survive the generational transition process evidence inadequate professionalization of their governance and management.
Moreover, a large majority of family businesses do not have in place written agreements to regulate such important aspects as the protection of their legacy.