M.Sc. Larissa Leitner

External Doctoral Student

Larissa Leitner joined the Institute of Family Business as an external doctoral candidate in March 2017. In her dissertation, she focuses on financing of start-ups, especially start-ups from next generation members. During her time in a team of an HR software company, she gained extensive knowledge in business strategy and marketing and was additionally able to get deep insights in the German start-up scene. Larissa successfully completed her Bachelor’s studies in Business Administration at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management. She holds a Master’s degree in Business and Economics from Copenhagen Business School. During her studies, Larissa spent semesters abroad at Xavier University in Cincinnati (USA) and at Macquarie University in Sydney (Australia).


  • Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Nadine Kammerlander
  • What impact does an investment of the family business in a venture of the next generation have on its performance?