Our experts use their knowledge and expertise to advise, guide and challenge our methods, and observations to ensure the enduring benefit of our outputs both to their businesses and to society at large. They actively support us in disseminating the results through their professional networks.
The Ownership Project at Oxford Saïd
Examining family ownership and corporate purpose
Our work explores how family and private ownership relate to the endurance, value, and conduct of corporations, funded by the Ford Foundation.
For both the Ford Foundation and Oxford Saïd, this work forms part of a wider set of activities investigating ideas of ‘inclusive capitalism.’ As such, this programme is focussed on how family and private businesses can add unique value to the economies, markets, and societies in which they operate.
Our research extends to the mechanisms by which both financial and non-financial objectives are embedded into firms, as well as the interface between individual and organisational purpose. We are particularly attentive to these issues in times of corporate transition (such as restructuring or reorganisation) and instances of transfer and change, including the engagement of next generations. Family and private firms across a range of global regions and sectors will be given the opportunity to engage with our research.
Shareholders are one part of the economy only; stakeholders are the economy.
Academic and business leaders from across the global family business community 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 Clarissa Hauptmann, Research Fellow and Quantitative Lead
- Dr Bridget Kustin, Research Fellow and Qualitative Lead
- Belen Villalonga, Professor of Management and Organizations, NYU's Stern School of Business
- Jonathan Chan, Research Assistant
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