What if company owners have divergent objectives? The case of private equity backed family firms

Jeroen Neckebrouck

Jeroen Neckebroeck

What was my dream when I was little?

I always wanted to become a fighter pilot. 

What am I doing when I am not working on my PhD?

My best ways to relax are sports: tennis, cycling, running.

What is my PhD about?

My study focuses on how private equity minority investments and buyouts impact the economic and non-economic goals of family firms.

Why is this important for practice?

To support their development, more and more family firms are considering private equity investments. However, contrary to private equity investors, family firm owners do not only assess strategic decisions in terms of financial wealth but also look at non-economic family objectives.

How do I like to be remembered after my PhD?

As someone with an entrepreneurial spirit, a desire to understand and to help others. Dedicated, authentic and fun to work with. Pragmatic yet capable to think outside the box.

How do I see my future?

The future is open. Motivated by new ideas, possibilities and the people around me, I’m confident I will continue to look for personal challenges, opportunities to learn and to explore. Whether it is by standing in front of a class-room, by starting an own business or by driving results in other organizations.

Want to know more about Jeroen?

Jeroen Necekbrouck is currently is assistant professor in the Department of Entrepreneurship at IESE Business School.

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