Witten Institute for Family Business

Welcome to the website of the Witten Institute for Family Business (WIFU = Wittener Institut für Familienunternehmen). The Witten Institute for Family Business is Germany’s pioneer and guide for academic research and teaching of the specific features of family businesses. Read more…

The institute’s professor teamThe institute’s professor team (from left to right): Professor of Law Prof. Rainer Kirchdörfer, Chairholder “Organisation and Development of Entrepreneurial Families” Prof. Dr. Heiko Kleve, managing director Prof. Dr. Tom A. Rüsen, Chairholder “Leadership and Dynamics in Family Business” Prof. Dr. Arist von Schlippe, academic director Prof. Dr. Marcel Hülsbeck, interim Professor for Law in Family Businesses PD Dr. Christoph Schreiber and founding professor Prof. Dr. Rudolf Wimmer.