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Professor Pramodita Sharma Inducted Into Family Business Hall Of Fame


We are delighted to announce that Professor Pramodita Sharma (‘Dita’) 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.


Dita is a Professor at the Grossman School of Business, University of Vermont, USA as well as a visiting Professor at the Indian School of Business, Kellogg School’s John Ward Family Business Center, and CeFEO at Jonkoping University, Sweden.


She is a researcher and teaches on related courses at undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and executive program levels as well as serving as a board member and advisor to a number of family businesses.


Dita is the Schlesinger-Grossman Chair of Family Business at the Grossman School of Business, University of Vermont. She is a visiting scholar at the Family Business Centers at Kellogg School of Management, USA and Indian School of Business, India, and is an advisory board member of the Jönköping International Business School (JIBS), Sweden. Dita served as the editor of Family Business Review from 2008-2017.


Her research on succession, governance, innovation, next generation commitment, entrepreneurial leadership and sustainability in/by family enterprises is published in over fifty articles and ten books.


Since 2015, she has published Entrepreneurs in Every Generation & Patient Capital: The Role of Family Firms in Sustainable Business, and ten articles in journals like ET&P, FBR, JBE, JBR & JFBS. Pioneering Business Families of Sustainable Development is her most recent book.


As Paul Andrews, Founder and CEO of Family Business United adds, “Dita has contributed significantly to the world of family business through her work, in many capacities. She has undoubtedly helped in raising the profile of the sector and truly deserves her place in the Family Business Hall of Fame.”


As Dita concludes, “Business families build the global economy and society. Being a part of this field of study is rejuvenating every day as I continue to enjoy working with families and students as we try to deepen our understanding of the unique human dynamics at play."


"It takes a village to build a field of study and practice, so the Family Business Hall of Fame is a welcome addition to our profession and I am honoured to have been included in such a community.”


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