About The Center for Family Enterprises
The Kellogg Center for Family Enterprises (KCFE) is dedicated to rigorous and relevant research into the unique demands, strengths, and evolutionary paths of family enterprises and to disseminating those findings with impact.

In addition to our focus on the complexities of family enterprise leadership, governance and strategy, we integrate Northwestern University's and the Kellogg School of Management's authoritative expertise into our curriculum to create a world-class, comprehensive, cross-discipline family enterprise resource. Our fusion of this deep academic capability with knowledge gleaned from our global community of high-impact business-owning families helps create the Center's unique theory-driven, evidence-based frameworks.

KCFE combines proven concepts with real-life context to create a one-of-a-kind resource for the study of family enterprises worldwide.

About KCFE.NET website

KCFE.net includes updates and information about The Center and a Private Section for Kellogg Alumni and Kellogg Students from Business-owning Families.

In the Private Section, members can:

  1. Collaborate with other members via this site.
  2. Access resources including:
    • Our Resource Library
    • Family Business News and Features
    • Alumni and Student Updates
  3. Participate in our brain trust by contributing your opinions/insights to the community.
Its unique equity comes directly from mining, discussing, and sharing experiences and insights among peers.

If you are a Kellogg Alumni or Student from a Business-owning Family, please click here to become a member.


We welcome inquiries from all who are interested in enterprising families and are especially eager for Kellogg School alumni to click here and contact us.