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. 



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Motivated and smart research assistant / doctoral student with interest in family firm research wanted! Start date: Spring 2018 at the Vallendar Campus of WHU. For more information, please see:...



WHU – Campus for Family Business 2017

This year's "Campus for Family Business" took place on the 13th of October. The motto of this year's event was: „Entrepreneurship in Familienunternehmen – Langfristiges Denken in unsicheren Zeiten“.



Conference on digital data and virtual representation in organizing and management

Jonas Soluk attending the Conference in Helsinki



Prof. Nadine Kammerlander becomes member of Journal of Management's Editorial Review Board

We are happy to announce that our professor Nadine Kammerlander is now an Editorial Review Board member of Journal of Management (JoM).


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