1. Appreciation, Consent, and Eligibility

Professor John Davis and Dr. Jeremy Schulz of the Cambridge Institute for Family Enterprise request your participation in a brief survey of Millennial members (Gen Y) of multigenerational business families. This study will identify the issues at the heart of engaging, integrating, and preparing Millennials for different roles in the family enterprise. Questions explore Millennials' career and work aspirations, how Millennials approach their current and potential roles in their family enterprise, their lifestyle ambitions, and how they define success and happiness in life. While much research has been done on the Millennial generation globally, this project is the first that is totally devoted to Millennials in multigenerational business families.

We thank you for your contribution to this research and for advancing the study of family enterprise, specifically how to successfully develop the Millennial generation as future entrepreneurs, leaders, and owners of family enterprises around the world.

You are eligible to participate in this survey if:

1) you are between the ages of 20 and 32, AND

2) you are a lineal descendant in a business-owning family (meaning you are related by descent or adoption but NOT by marriage), AND

3) your family currently owns (has a controlling interest in) one or more operating businesses and/or currently controls an investment portfolio of family assets.

* 1. I am eligible for this study according to these criteria and I consent to participate in it. I understand that my responses will be kept entirely confidential. My name is:

* 2. I would like to receive reports and other writings based on this survey. My email address is:

The survey should take no more than 30 minutes to complete and should be completed in one session. When you are finished with each page, please be sure to select "Next" to save your responses and advance to the next page. Also, keep the same browser window open until you finish the survey so that all of your answers are saved together. If you close your browser window, please start the survey again from the beginning.

Participation in this survey is completely voluntary. You may skip any questions or stop participating at any time. No identifying information will be disclosed to anyone outside of the Cambridge Institute research team. Your responses will be kept entirely confidential. We will assign you a code so your identity is entirely masked in any summary report or writings arising from this study.

As a token of our appreciation for your participation, we will make a contribution to a charity that you select from our list. This list may be found at the conclusion of the survey.


Thank you, and let's begin!
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