Dr. Eric Clinton

Dr. Eric Clinton

Dr. Clinton advises family-controlled enterprises on strategies for the successful continuity of their enterprises, with a focus on succession transitions and preparation of the next generation. He advises and facilitates conversations for business families on the topics of leadership, succession planning, governance, next generation development, entrepreneurship and innovation, and organization restructuring.

As a faculty member at Dublin City University, Dr. Clinton is the director of the National Centre for Family Business, a leading European family business centre that offers expertise to family enterprises in Ireland and abroad. He leads the Centre’s education programs, conferences, and network of family businesses. He is also an associate professor of Entrepreneurship at Dublin City University where he teaches executive students and MBA students in the areas of entrepreneurship, innovation, and family business. He is an award-winning teacher, having received international excellence awards for his teaching. He has delivered a keynote address at the Post-Davos Conference on ‘Preparing the Millennial Generation for Leadership’.

Dr. Clinton earned a Ph.D. in entrepreneurship and family enterprise from the Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, University College Dublin, Ireland. He earned a Master of Business Studies (with Psychology) from University College Dublin, and holds a Bachelor of Business Studies with Finance from Dublin City University.

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