Welcome at the Chair of Family Business at WHU

Family firms - no matter whether big or small - are all around. At the same time, those firms are substantially different from other types of firms, for instance with regard to their goals, strategies, and resources. For this reason, the Chair of Family Business is dedicated to research the behavior of German and international family firms. We thereby focus on topics around innovation / entrepreneurship / strategy, governance, and succession.


The Chair of Family Business at WHU aims to be a thought leader on family firm research. For this reason, we emphasize a close cooperation with our sponsors, intense coaching of doctoral and undergraduate students, and cooperations that allow us to conduct high quality research. 


We are pleased to inform you - roughly twice a year - on the latest activities and insights of the Family Business Institute. Please sign up with your name and email-address using the registration form.