Australian Family Business Survey 2018

Australian Family Business Survey 2018

We look at how family businesses are faring in areas from communication to conflict, finances to the future, in our report and video interviews.

Mark Crawford

Partner - Audit

KPMG in New Zealand

family business

Insights from the inside

We lift the lid on how these vital enterprises are striking the balance between the wellbeing of the business and the family.


The ninth Family Business Survey from KPMG Enterprise and Family Business Australia (FBA), in collaboration with the University of Adelaide’s Family Business Education and Research Group (FBERG) presents viewpoints from two generations, both the current business leader and the next generation (NXG) of the same family business.


Australian family businesses have colliding perspectives on how they are placed when it comes to many aspects of their wellbeing – with the incumbent generation often a lot more optimistic than the next generation waiting in the wings.


Our 2018 report and accompanying video interviews dive into areas such as future growth and performance, communication and conflict, transition strategies, confidence and commitment, and governance for the future, to see what family business members really think, and what needs to be done to ensure they are sustainable well into the future.

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