The survey Family Business Characteristics in Slovenia reveals the typical features and the dynamic of Slovenian family-owned enterprises as well as their importance for the economy.
In 2015, EY Slovenia collaborated with the Faculty of Economics at the University of Ljubljana to find out more about the role of family businesses in Slovenian economy and to sketch out their defining characteristics. The survey results were gathered from 360 family businesses in Slovenia.
The survey confirmed that most businesses in Slovenia (up to 83%) are family-run and that family enterprises are an important driving force in the Slovenian economy. One interesting finding was that 38 % of C-suite roles in family enterprises are filled by women, which is almost double the percentage in other Slovenian enterprises. The results also offer an insight into the tranfser of ownership to the next generation and inclusion of non-family members. It turns out that most family business managers have entrepreneurial blood in their veins; the majority have an entrepreneur as a father (54%) or a mother (24%).