Raphael Amit, PhD

Robert B. Goergen Professor of Entrepreneurship, Professor of Management, The Wharton School

Research Interests:

Entrepreneurship, family business, venture capital financing

About Raphael:

Raphael (“Raffi”) Amit’s award-winning research on family firms, which centers on issues that relate to ownership, management, governance and control of family businesses, and on family offices is widely cited. He has been working with substantial families around the world on such issues as creating governance systems for families and their businesses, succession management, valuation, wealth management, the formation of a family office, and more. Overall, his work with families integrates the behavioral and emotional issues that characterize the life of each family, with the economic and financial issues that must be addressed to sustain family harmony and happiness alongside with the long-term prosperity of the family enterprises.

Raphael holds BA and MA degrees in Economics, and received his PhD in Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

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Executive Education Programs Taught

Family Governance LATAM
Academic Director
This program is designed for financial advisors and managers of family offices for high-net-worth individuals/families based in Latin America and Miami seeking to learn how to guide their clients in developing and maintaining family governance systems to help preserve the family business, wealth, and family harmony for multiple generations.

Global CEO Program: A Transformational Journey
This program meets on three non-consecutive weeks in three different countries – IESE in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the Wharton School in Philadelphia, and CEIBS in Shanghai, China. Strengthen your knowledge of new markets, reflect on pressing issues, and broaden your skills as a senior leader.

Mergers and Acquisitions/Private Equity LATAM
This program is designed for current and future board members, advisors, large block shareholders, and leaders of family-owned businesses and closely-held public companies in Latin America and Miami who are seeking knowledge of valuation, private equity, and capital markets, and the key skills needed to determine the future value of their strategies.