Next Generation – ‘Should I join my family firm?’
Career Choices – Joining the Family Business
We are delighted to present a podcast created by DCU Careers Service focusing on the topic of the next generation joining the family business as a career choice. Siobhán Murphy, DCU Careers Advisor is joined by Eric Clinton, Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship in DCU and Director of the National Centre for Family Business, DCU Business School to discuss this topic.
This is essential listening for current or future next generation family members who are considering their future career choices. Dr Eric Clinton gives some sound advice for next generation members and also the current generation, their parents. How to broach the topic of involvement in the family firm, getting experience outside of the family firm before joining, setting clear boundaries between ownership and business domains… Lots of nuggets of information here that present a call to action for both next generation members – having an honest conversation with yourself, external non-family mentors, upskilling and gaining outside experience before joining the family firm and much more.
Listen to the podcast – Episode 14: Career Choices – Joining the Family Business