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"Conde de Campomanes" Institute of Entreprenurial and Family Business

Type of institute

Carlos III Institute
Year: 2004


  • Directora: Zulima Fernández Rodríguez
  • Sub-director: Mª Jesús Nieto Sánchez
  • Secretary: Virginia Hernández Paz


To promote entrepreneurial spirit and generate business development networks that can last in time thus creating family businesses.

Lines of research

In the field of business initiatives:

  • Innovation and business character
  • Funding of SMEs
  • The figure of the corporate businessman
  • The relationship between a businessman’s traits and his strategic behavior
  • Leadership in the innovative process
  • The role of institutions in the promotion of business
  • Competitive dynamics
  • Explanation of the development of the business
  • Evaluation of intangibles
  • The role of training and of the science and technology system in the creation and development of entrepreneurial abilities.

In the field of family business:

  • Organizational structures in family business
  • Development and growth in family business
  • Distribution of leadership responsibilities in family businesses
  • Use of new technologies in the family business
  • Family business and business strategy
  • Tax regulation in family business
  • History of family business
  • Institutional factors that affect the creation of family businesses
  • Corporative government and business initiative
  • Development of theoretical framework for the study of family business

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