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Dr. Alexander Schaeff


Alexander Schaeff did his doctorate between 2020 and 2022 as an external doctoral student at the Institute of Family Business and Mittelstand.

Research Interests:

  • Causes of crises and crisis prevention
  • Change management
  • Company succession
  • Hidden Champions

Career history

  • Gebr. Knauf, Iphofen
  • Karl Schaeff GmbH, Langenburg
  • Schaeff Group, Schwäbisch Hall and Hergiswil


  • FH Aachen (Dipl. Ing.)
  • WHU, Vallendar (Dipl. Kaufm.)
  • École Supérieure de Commerce de Nice
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles
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