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Institute of Family Business and Mittelstand –

Thought leader and think tank.

About us

The Institute of Family Business and Mittelstand at WHU (ifbm@WHU) is a thought leader in the field of family business and small and medium-sized enterprises. With a dedicated team of scholars and practitioners, we aim to study different aspects of family firms, hidden champions as well as small and medium-sized enterprises. Our most current research projects, for instance, aim to advance our understanding of innovation, leadership and employee satisfaction, succession, inertia, business ethics 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 and small and medium-sized enterprises on a regional, national and international level. 

Team

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We look forward to hearing from you.

Professor Dr. Nadine Kammerlander

Chairholder, Chair of Family Business

+49 (0)261 6509 780
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Professor Dr. Christina Günther

Chairholder, Chair of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

+49 (0)261 6509 295
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Michèle Kwiotek

Personal Assistant

+49 (0)261 6509 781
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Assistant Professor
Dr. Julia de Groote

Assistant Professor

+49 (0)261 6509 784

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Professor Franz W. Kellermanns, Ph.D.

Affiliated Professor

+49 (0)261 6509 781
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Professor Dr. Peter May

Honorary Professor

+49 (0)228 3678 011
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All members of the Chair of Family Business and the Chair of Small and Medium Sized Business support the Insitute of Family Business and Mittelstand. 

Would you like to support us?

You can become our partner for

  • the Chair of Family Business
  • the Chair of Small and Medium Sized Businesses
  • a project
  • the WHU Campus for Family Business

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WHU Campus for Family Business

How can future generations be enthused for the own family business? How can a successful internationalisation be achieved? And how well are our hidden champions prepared for the digital transformation? 
The goal of the WHU Campus for Family Business is to transfer and discuss new findings from science and practice with keynotes and interactive workshops.

 See Campus webpage

WHU Campus for Family Business

How can future generations be enthused for the own family business? How can a successful internationalisation be achieved? And how well are our hidden champions prepared for the digital transformation? 
The goal of the WHU Campus for Family Business is to transfer and discuss new findings from science and practice with keynotes and interactive workshops.

 See Campus webpage

Publications

Contributing to cutting edge research –
Take a look at some of our publications.

As part of its research activities, the Institute of Family Business and Mittelstand publishes research papers containing the results of extensive theoretical research supplemented by interviews with experts and surveys. The studies are compact summaries of large, explorative Empran surveys among family entrepreneurs.

Our social channels

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