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Intergenerational Succession in SMEs Transition (INSIST)

INSIST - Intergenerational Succession in SMEs Transition

The Erasmus+ KA2 Strategic Partnership project Intergenerational Succession in SMEs Transition (INSIST) aims to support the survival and growth of family based businesses.

How to deal with the transfer of businesses from one generation to the next is an issue for the sustainability of all economies. Central and Eastern economies are facing this challenge for the first time, as the wave of entrepreneurs that emerged in the late 1980s and 1990s approach retirement age.

In the more established market economies of Northern, Western and Southern Europe, significant challenges are emerging as first generation entrepreneurs face succession for the first time and more mature enterprises move towards the third or fourth generation of owners and leaders.

INSIST is developing, piloting and evaluating four high level learning modules for owner-managers, successors, business intermediaries and postgraduate students with an interest in the sustainability of family businesses.

The project is led by:

  • The Budapest Business School (Hungary) working in partnership with Leeds Beckett University (UK),
  • ADINVEST - Azur Valorisation (France)
  • University of Economics Cracow (Poland)
  • MAC-Team (Belgium),
  • MGYOSZ - Business Hungary (Hungary)
  • MMZPL - Employers Union of Malopolska (Poland)

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Project Completed: January 2017

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