Welcome to the Institute of Family Business!

The Institute of Family Business at WHU (ifb@WHU) is a thought leader in the family business field.

With a dedicated team of 15 scholars and practitioners, we aim to study different aspects of family firms. Our most current research projects, for instance, aim to advance our understanding of innovation, leadership, succession, and financing of family firms as well as family offices.

But creating new insights is not enough. We also strive to discuss, transfer, and extend those insights in discussions with practitioners. This works out best by maintaining a continuous dialogue amongst scholars and practitioners. Our aim is to generate impact for family businesses. 


Question of the Week

Retirement at 70 - is that inevitable in the future?


Who is afraid of a pension with 70?

New column in manager magazin


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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