The aim of the Ten Clarenwater Foundation is to strengthen the entrepreneurial power of family businesses by supporting knowledge development and dissemination relevant for the target audience.
One of the distinguishing factor of family businesses is the overlap between the family, the business and ownership. These systems interact and are interdependent of each other and this has an impact on strategic issues in the business and of the functioning of the family as well. Applied research will help to better understand this dynamics and to develop instruments to better deal with this. Knowledge dissemination is important to make sure that new insights reach the target group, family business advisors and students.