With the start of a new year comes great news for Professor Nadine Kammerlander, Chairholder of Institute of Family Business and Mittelstand at the WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management. For a second time, Professor Kammerlander has been honored by Family Capital in their list of Top 100 Influencers, counted as one of the 15 most important family business professionals active in academia today. Thanks in large part to her broad knowledge, prolific bibliography, valuable insights, and strong bond with her students, Professor Kammerlander is considered one of Europe’s leading researchers in family business. As part of her credo, she presses for smaller enterprises to take their seat at the table and wishes to see them push themselves and innovate. In a world that is becoming more and more digital and interconnected as years pass, she is very clear that it is time for these businesses to react.
Active at WHU since 2015, Professor Kammerlander also serves as an associate editor for the Family Business Review, and her works have appeared in several other highly respected journals. With her continued focus on family business, as well as her unique perspectives and high level of commitment to her students, it is of no surprise that this is not the first time she has been recognized by Family Capital. The organization previously highlighted her efforts in the 2020 edition of their list, where she was commended for her keen instincts.
Family Capital is a renowned publications outlet based in the United Kingdom that focuses on family offices and how they share space with today’s international capital markets. Shortly before the end of last year, the organization sent out its annual readership surveys to ask for nominations, seeking to highlight the year’s top influencers from all across the globe. With this year’s results, Professor Kammerlander finds herself in great company, mentioned alongside well-respected contemporaries from Germany (Tom Rüsen and Marc-Michael Bergeld), the rest of Europe, and the Americas.