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Francesco Barbera

Francesco Barbera

Academic Director | Associate Professor
DepartmentFamily Business Institute
EducationBCom, MCom, PhD

Dr. Francesco Barbera is the Founding Academic Director of the Family Business Institute and an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategy at the Ted Rogers School of Management at Toronto Metropolitan University. Francesco is an international, award-winning family business author and educator and regularly presents at renowned conferences and workshops. His research has been published in journals such as the Journal of Business Ethics, Family Business Review, Long Range Planning, Small Business Economics and the Academy of Management Learning and Education. A former family entrepreneur himself, Francesco’s expertise in the family business field includes designing and delivering family business curricula in Canada, Australia and the USA, as well as directing family business centres at the University of Adelaide, Stetson University and now Toronto Metropolitan University. He is a long-serving member on the Editorial Board of the Family Business Review, a Family Firm Institute Fellow and faculty member of its GEN program, and a champion Head Coach at the annual global Family Enterprise Case Competition.

 (PDF file) Curriculum Vitae (opens in new window)  (Last updated: May 22, 2023)