On the 9th of December the SzEEDSM Program Management conducted the Preliminary Dissertation Defense of Katalin Darabos. (Title of the PhD thesis: The second generation: rules of new aspirations in ownership – Shift in small family businesses)

The aim of this doctoral study is to understand succession decisions in family businesses from the first generation, typically the founder, to the second generation. The starting assumption is that it is the predecessor  who takes the succession decisions, therefore the experience of the predecessor leading up to this decision is explored. In order to do this, the examination covered the typical knowledge differences between the predecessor generation and the successor generation.

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