Shital Jayantilal is an Assistant Professor at Universidade Portucalense (UPT). She completed her PhD in Business Management and International Commerce at Universidad de Extremadura (Spain). Her doctoral thesis, and research interest, are focused on family firms and, the unique challenges these face. She is member of the Family Business Research and Training Centre (Extremadura University) and coordinador of the researcher group of Stratergy and Competitiveness at REMIT (Research on Economics, Management and Information Technologies). Her research interests also include: managerial succession; governance in family firms; strategic design and implementation; impact of culture on management and has recently ventured into fields such as: efficiency of anti-money laundering policies and experimental economics.