Just over three weeks ago, Prof Shelley Farrington, Prof Elmarie Venter and Mr Welcome Kupangwa, who are members of the Nelson Mandela University Family Business Unit (FBU) participated in the first virtual Family Business Research and Practice conference.


The conference was organised and co-hosted by the International Council for Small Business (ICSB) and IPAG Entrepreneurship and Family Business Centre. The event attracted keynote speakers and participants from 26 countries, focusing on family business topics such as family firms amidst crises and succession, crisis leadership, and entrepreneurship at the edge of chaos among other topics.

The three, were also invited to be part of the ICSB as official and active members for the next one year.