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Managing the Family Business

Kurs ID
EAI422
Art des Kurses
BSc Kurs
Wochenstunden
2,0
ECTS
3.0
Semester
HS 2019
Vortragssprache
Englisch
Vortragende/r
Prof. Dr. Peter May
Bitte beachten Sie, dass AustauschstudentInnen im BSc-Programm der WHU eine höhere Anzahl an Credits erwerben als hier aufgeführt. Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte direkt an das [International Relations Office].
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, in particular focus on topics related to: leadership, succession, and governance
  • Transgenerational entrepreneurship: How can family firms remain entrepreneurial over time?
Date Time
Monday, 02.09.2019 15:30 - 18:45
Monday, 09.09.2019 15:30 - 18:45
Monday, 16.09.2019 15:30 - 18:45
Monday, 30.09.2019 15:30 - 18:45
Monday, 07.10.2019 15:30 - 18:45
Monday, 14.10.2019 15:30 - 18:45
Monday, 21.10.2019 16:00 - 17:30
  • 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
The Owner Strategy in a Family Business Murmann Verlag, Hamburg 2017
Lectures, presentations, assignments/case studies, group work, and guest talks
Final exam (100%)
Courses semester 1-3
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