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Managing the Family Business

Kurs ID
Art des Kurses
BSc Kurs
FS 2022
Prof. Dr. Nadine Kammerlander
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In particular, the course “Managing the Family Business” covers the following topics.
  • Term definition, meaning and characteristics of family businesses
  • Differences between family businesses and non-family businesses, especially in relation to goals, long-term orientation, structure, and resources
  • Concepts and frameworks to work with family firms
  • Strategic management of the business owning family and the family-owned business; topics related to succession and governance (among others)
Date Time
Tuesday, 11.01.2022 11:30 - 15:15
Tuesday, 18.01.2022 11:30 - 15:15
Tuesday, 25.01.2022 11:30 - 15:15
Tuesday, 01.02.2022 11:30 - 15:15
Thursday, 17.02.2022 11:30 - 15:15
Tuesday, 22.02.2022 11:30 - 15:15
  • Understand the need to balance short- and long-term decisions and to balance individual and collective needs within a society and its economy
  • Be sensitive to transgenerational outcomes of short-term decisions
  • Having a basic understanding of the specific challenges for family businesses, understanding the characteristics of family firms
  • Learn about frameworks of how to lead or consult a family firm
  • Learn about concrete examples of family firms and their challenges
  • Learn about working with case studies
  • Being able to engage in group work
  • Being able to present and defend findings
Case studies and articles announced in class
Lectures, presentations, assignments/case studies, group work, and guest talks
Final presentation (40%)

Reflection paper(40%)

Participation grade & quizzes(20%)

Courses semester 1-3
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