Family Capital(ism) in the Twenty-First Century


  • Start: May 16, 2023
  • End: May 17, 2023
Family Capital(ism) in the Twenty-First Century
Revisiting the concept of family capitalism, this conference intends to discuss and connect recent research on family capital in the twenty-first century. Its goal is to reflect upon and assess the structures and cultures families use to achieve an influential position in contemporary capitalist societies.

Key questions include: What are the historic formations of family capitalism? In what ways and why are owner families still dominant within the business population today? How do they structure their ownership and wealth? What strategies do families apply to transfer and protect their ownership and wealth? How useful are the concepts of elite and class to describe this influence of families on capitalism? And why are families as institutions successful at all in late capitalism?

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