Dennis T. JaffeAdvisor- Family Businesses and Family Offices


Dr. Jaffe, a San Francisco-based advisor to families about family business, governance, wealth and philanthropy, recently completed the working paper Releasing the Potential of the Rising Generation, and Good Fortune: Building a Hundred Year Family Enterprise, published by Wise Counsel Research, based on his current research with global multi-generational family enterprises.

He is author (or co-author) of Cross Cultures: How Global Families Negotiate Change Across Generations; Stewardship in your Family Enterprise: Developing Responsible Family Leadership Across Generations, and Working With the Ones You Love, as well as management books Rekindling Commitment, Getting Your Organization to Change and Take this Work and Love It.

His global insights have led to teaching or consulting engagements in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America. In 2005, he received the Beckhard Award for service to the field from the Family Firm Institute. He has a B.A. degree in Philosophy, M.A. in Management, and Ph.D. in Sociology, all from Yale University, and is professor emeritus of Organizational Systems and Psychology at Saybrook University in San Francisco.