Åsa Björnberg

Åsa BjörnbergPh.D Candidate, London School of Economics, UK

Sessions: Day 1, Track C Next generation and ownership transfer: Social and psychological space for the next generation, “Emotional ownership: The next generation’s relationship with the family firm”

I joined London Business School in 2003 to be part of the leadership in family business research initiative LIFBRI. I hold the IFB Fellowship, supported by the Institute for Family Business, Butane Group and WIlliam Grant & Sons.

Education/Accreditations: Masters in Science (MSc) from Sweden in Organisational and Clinical psychology, accrediting towards chartership in clinical psychology and a qualification in psychotherapy. Masters (MA) in Consulting to the Organisation at the Tavistock & NHS Portman Trust/University of East London. Enrolled in the PhD Programme in Employee Relations and Organisational Behaviour at London School of Economics & Political Science.

Founding member of the British Psychological Society Special Group for Coaching Psychology, BPS advanced accreditation in psychometric testing and feedback.

Research interests: Family psychology, leadership, culture and performance of family firms; psychodynamics of groups; impact of personality on leadership and group relations.

Related activities: Private bilingual coaching practice in London: a client group consisting mainly of entrepreneurs, focusing on personal development and leadership in fast-growing firms. Consultancy and education for family firms, as well as coaching for executive education and Centre of Management Development (CMD) at London Business School.