Our Councils offer their knowledge and expertise to ensure the enduring benefit of our outputs and support us in disseminating the results through their professional networks.
The Ownership Project at Oxford Saïd
Our project delivers an independent analysis of how ownership influences businesses and the communities in which they operate. With family firms representing over 80% of all businesses, our primary focus is on family owners. However, our findings are relevant across a range of ownership types.
Our research builds on the theme of corporate purpose to deliver 'profitable solutions to problems of people and planet' (Mayer, 2018). What does it mean to be a responsible business owner, now and in the future? Our findings inform solutions for owners seeking to influence their firms towards more purposeful performance.
We are looking at the role of the owner in defining the ways that corporations behave and how they construe their purpose.
Global family business leaders, academics and professionals support the translation of our research into impact.
Meet our team
An interdisciplinary mix of research expertise drawn from the worlds of finance, economics, anthropology and social impact.
- Peter Tufano, Peter Moores Dean and Professor of Finance
- Colin Mayer CBE, Peter Moores Professor of Management Studies
- Dr Mary Johnstone-Louis, Senior Research Fellow and Programme Director
- Dr Bridget Kustin, Research Fellow and Qualitative Lead
- Belén Villalonga, Professor of Management and Organizations, NYU's Stern School of Business, Associate Scholar, Saïd Business School
- Dr Boya Wang, Research Fellow and Quantitative Lead
- Jonathan Chan, Research Assistant
- Rajiv Joshi, Advisory Council Member The Ownership Project at Oxford Saïd, Executive-in-Residence, Saïd Business School
- Andrienne D'Arenberg, Advisory Council Member The Ownership Project at Oxford Saïd, Executive-in-Residence, Saïd Business School