The main purpose of the Chair of Succession and Family Enterprise is to develop and disseminate knowledge and expertise relating to all aspects of family businesses, large and small, public and private, domestic and foreign.

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Isabelle Le Breton-Miller is Professor of management and Chair in Succession and Family Enterprise at HEC Montréal. Since 2016, she has been a member of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada.

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The holder of the Chair has published numerous articles, books and teaching cases and participated in conferences and presentations.

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Publications for practicioners

Le Breton-Miller, I. (2018). For Love and Money: Married leaders of family firms, FFI Practitioner, edition of September 12, 2018.

Miller, D. & Le Breton-Miller, I. & (2017). Les Underdog Entrepreneurs – Prospérer dans des conditions ardues. Revue Gestion 42(2): 34-36.

Le Breton-Miller, I. & Miller, D. (2016). Comment réduire les risques qui menacent la pérennité des entreprises familiales. Revue Gestion 41(3): 63-65.

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Publications for academics

Miller, D. & Le Breton-Miller, I. (2021). Family Firms: A Breed of Extremes? Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, in press.

Le Breton-Miller, I. & Miller, D. (2020). Ideals-based accountability and reputation in select family firms. Journal of Business Ethics, 163(2): 183-196.

Nason, R., Carney, M., Miller, D. & Le Breton-Miller, I. (2019). Who cares about socioemotional wealth? SEW and rentier perspectives on the one percent wealthiest business households. Journal of Family Business Strategy 10(2): 144-158.

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