On March 20, Isabelle Le Breton-Miller, Professor of management and Chair in Succession and Family Enterprise at HEC Montreal, delivered an inaugural lecture. Entitled Journey to the heart of family businesses1, the lecture was held at Le Cercle restaurant at HEC Montréal, for the benefit of the university community.
As part of this presentation, she shared her reflections on her career and on the practice of management, including the origins and reason of her growing interest for family businesses, the milestones of her career as well as future prospects in her field of predilection.
Her research, teaching and publications focus on the strategies, organizational challenges, governance structures, and succession processes of family enterprises. Her book co-authored with Danny Miller, Managing for the Long Run: Lessons in Competitive Advantage from Great Family Businesses (HBSP), translated into six languages, has been recognized by the Family Business Review (2012) and the Academy of Management Learning Education (2015) as one of the three classics published in the last 25 years in the field of family business.
For more information (in French):
Le Breton-Miller, I. (2019). Voyage au cœur des entreprises familiales, Les cahiers des leçons inaugurales, HEC Montréal, 20 mars 2019, 36 p.
1Original title: Voyage au coeur des entreprises familiales