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.

Partners

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. 

News

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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05.05.2017

Mittelstand and start-ups – do they fit together?

Article in the magazine Unternehmeredition

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Paulina Grillo
25.04.2017

Ten Clarenwater Foundation Thesis Award 2016

Two ifb@WHU students receive award for their Bachelor Theses

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29.03.2017

Innovation with Limited Resources

Management Lessons from the German Mittelstand

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03.02.2017

Research: Family Firms Are More Innovative Than Other Companies

Family firms aren't typically thought of as particularly innovative. More often, they're viewed as risk averse, traditional, and stagnant. However, our meta-analysis suggests that the opposite is...

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