Our Vision and Missions

Towards Knowledge Leadership in Family Business

The Center for Family Business (CFB) was established by The Asia-Pacific Institute of Business (APIB) at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in 2012. Before the Center was found, the Center for Entrepreneurship and the Family Business Consortium under APIB had hosted most of the relevant activities focusing on family entrepreneurship and succession since 2006.  Our Business School recognizes the importance of this multi-disciplinary field in the Asian context, and is instrumental in offering a full-spectrum of support to this growing field. The Center shall serve as a major driver of the family business activities in Hong Kong and in the Asia-Pacific region.

Our Vision

To be the leading research, education, and practice platform for business families and their advisors in the Asia-Pacific region

Our Missions

  • Promote the understanding of family business in the Asia-Pacific region
  • Incubate an ecology for family business
  • Support families to grow their business and their transgenerational entrepreneurship spirit
  • Support research and channel its findings into effective practices

Unlike other traditional family business centers, our Center carries a dual focus on family enterprising and business advising.  Family businesses go through cycles of development with an increasing complexity in dynamics.  We need to know different functional elements to achieve a sustainable growth for family enterprises.  For family businesses to go beyond generations, the role of trusted advisors is very important. The Center shall leverage its resources to grow this ecology while attaching a high level of neutrality in our research.  Focal points of each pillar are as follows:

Family Enterprising  

  • Family business transition
  • Transgenerational entrepreneurship
  • Governance of family firms
  • Leadership development across generations
  • Family dynamics and communication
  • Family business strategy
  • Family philanthropy

Family Business Advising

  • Developing a multi-disciplinary advisory practice
  • Driving a sustainable family business advising ecology
  • Promoting Hong Kong as a wealth management hub for ultra-high networth families in Asia