In the year 2006, ZEW has developed the Country Index for Family Enterprises on behalf of the Stiftung Familienunternehmen. This Country Index offers an international comparison of investment locations in 18 industrialized countries from the perspective of family enterprises. The objective of this feasibility study is the development and implementation assessment of an individual Country Index for Family Enterprises with a focus on the characteristics and risks of investment locations in emerging countries and the as well as a competition analysis of similar product.