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Dr. Rodrigo Basco Inducted Into Family Business Hall Of Fame

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Rodrigo Basco has been inducted into the Family Business United ‘Family Business Hall of Fame,’ which recognises the exceptional contribution of individuals and their work in advancing the field of family business.

He is a Professor at American University of Sharjah (AUS)–United Arab Emirates, holds the Sheikh Saoud bin Khalid bin Khalid Al-Qassimi Chair in Family Business, and the Board Chairman of STEP Project Global Consortium.

As part of a fourth-generation family-owned Argentinean firm, Dr. Rodrigo Basco has always been interested in the nuances of family businesses. He is currently a Professor at American University of Sharjah (AUS)–United Arab Emirates and holds the Sheikh Saoud bin Khalid bin Khalid Al-Qassimi Chair in Family Business. He is the Board Chairman of STEP Project Global Consortium and Associate Editor of Journal of Family Business Strategy. He is also visiting professor at IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca (Italy). His research focuses on entrepreneurship, management, and regional development with special interest in family firms, and he has taught economics, management, and family business courses at universities in Spain, Chile, and Germany. Dr. Rodrigo Basco was ranked as the World’s Top 2% most-cited scientists by Stanford University.

His research has been published in international academic journals, including Journal of Family Business Strategy, European Planning Studies, Family Business Review, European Management Journal, Journal of Management & Organization, Journal of Business research, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, Business Strategy and the Environment, Harvard Business Review, and International Small Business Journal, among others. Dr. Basco recently edited several special issue on the topics of “Family Business and Regional Development”, “Entrepreneurial Families in Business Across Generations, Contexts, and Cultures, and “Family Business, “Local development in Ibeoramerica”, and “Family Business in the Arab World”. He is an editorial board member for several leading journals.

He is author and co-editor of several books on family firms. Recently, he co-edited the academic book “Family Business and Regional Development” in the editorial house Routledge. He is also co-author of one the first Spanish textbooks on family firms for undergraduate and postgraduate students and general audience interested in the topic of family firms.

Before joining AUS, Dr. Basco was a postdoctoral scholar at the Witten Institute for Family Business at the University of Witten/Herdecke in Germany. He was also a visiting researcher at the University of Edinburgh (Scotland) and at CeFEO at Jonkoping University.

As Paul Andrews, Founder and CEO of Family Business United adds, “Rodrigo has become a key advocate and influencer in the area of family business over the years and continues to make a significant contribution to the sector. He truly deserves his place in the Family Business Hall of Fame.”

As Rodrigo concludes, “I am interested in knowing how families shape businesses and businesses shape families. When the virtuous circle of family in business emerges our local communities benefit the most by creating wealth and long-term prosperity."

"I have been working, advising, and doing research in family business for a long time, it is an honour to know that my humble contribution to family business is recognized and has a room in the Family Business Hall of Fame.”


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