About Wharton Global Family Alliance

global_web_chart_v1

Wharton Global Family Alliance (Wharton GFA) – The Wharton Global Family Alliance is a Wharton initiative that centers on a broad set of issues faced by global families that control substantial enterprises and resources.  The Wharton GFA is globally recognized as the leading institution for the creation and dissemination of knowledge and practices of multi-generational families and their businesses; The Wharton GFA seeks to foster the longevity, harmony, and prosperity of multi-generational, multi-branch families and their businesses. The Wharton GFA transcends boundaries to enable collaboration and effective communication between researchers and families for mutual benefit and for the benefit of society at large; it enables thought leadership, knowledge transfer, and sharing of ideas and best practices among influential families; it publishes in a range of leading academic and practitioners’ outlets cutting edge theoretical, empirical, and field research on key issues affecting families and their businesses; and it initiates, manages, and participates in global forums and conferences.

globle_image_vision

Our Vision

  • To gain global recognition as the leading Institution for the creation and dissemination of knowledge and practices of multi-generational families and their businesses
  • To foster the longevity, harmony, and prosperity of multi-generational families and their businesses
globle_image_mission

Our Mission

  • To realize the Wharton GFA Vision, we:
    • Transcend boundaries to enable collaboration and effective communication between researchers and families for mutual benefit and for the benefit of society as a whole
    • Enable thought leadership, knowledge transfer and sharing of ideas, and best practices among influential families
    • Publish in a range of leading academic and practitioners’ outlets cutting edge theoretical, empirical and field research on key issues affecting families and their businesses
    • Initiate, manage, and participate in global forums and conferences
globle_image_0000_3

GFA Distinctiveness

  • Peer-based knowledge
  • – Based on actual global family experiences– Real-time collaborative research from a world-class business school
  • Selective engagement
  • – Each family has “family office level” wealth– Each family is actively engaged in primary economic activity– Each family has significant influence in their areas of operation

CONTACT US

General Inquiries

Wharton Global Family Alliance

215-898-7731
wgfa@wharton.upenn.edu
Press Inquires

Peter Winicov
Director, Communications,
The Wharton School

215-746-6471
winicov@wharton.upenn.edu