Welcome to the Family Business Ethics Institute, a clearinghouse resource for family-owned entities that want to improve their standards. Although we wholeheartedly support any and all research that promotes the well-being of family firms everywhere, we firmly believe that a key part of long-term success for any family business is a fundamental understanding of best practices in business. Those best practices are based on ethics, morals, and transparency.

If you feel as we do, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you’re looking for survey research, working papers, compelling case studies, or other guidance on ethical issues, we have the resources to support your family firm on its responsible business journey. We envision an approach to Family Business Culture that encourages the values of ethics, transparency, and accountability, equal to delivering a quality product and profit maximization.

The Family Business Ethics Institute (FBEI) exists to promote wants, needs, and desires that help to shape the future of Family Business standards. Our multifaceted project includes a curated library of resources and original content, a book in development, as well as ongoing efforts to spread this message and build a community of like-minded individuals.

We invite you to use our site as a starting point for better understanding these topics. From our vast library of resources, to articles crafted by our team of in-house experts, you are sure to find what you need here regardless of where you are on your family business journey.