Female Successors: The Exception rather than the Rule

In family businesses, women in management positions are no longer an exception. A growing number of women entrepreneurs are able to combine family and work. But can such a breakdown...


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Collaboration between Start-Ups and Family Businesses

In the WIFU study "Collaboration between start-ups and family businesses", a research team led by Dr. Anne K. Heider examines, what motives and expectations start-ups have of cooperating with family...


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The Business Family and its Family Strategy

How do German family businesses actually shape the relationship between family businesses and business families? This study examines the status quo of “family strategies in business families”. The aim of...


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Sustainability in Family Businesses

In the WIFU study "Sustainability in Family Businesses", Prof. Dr. Marcel Hülsbeck and his co-authors Prof. Dr. Andreas Hack, Dr. Maike Gerken and Robin-Alexander Ernst research, which sustainability activities are...


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Crossing the crisis – first results

The first results of the study "COVID-19: Best Practices in Family Businesses", which was conducted by IFERA, are presented in this summary.


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J.D. Neuhaus: Hoists and Cranes Engineered for Extremes over Seven Generations

"J.D. Neuhaus: Hoists and Cranes Engineered for Extremes over Seven Generations" - Anne K. Heider and Wilfried Neuhaus-Galladé (J.D.NEUHAUS GmbH & Co.KG) presented this case study at the Hénokiens Family...


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What really matters to family entrepreneurs?

In the main part of this anniversary publication, we present the results of a new WIFU study on the current situation of family businesses in Germany. We asked members of...


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Behavioral and Cultural Aspects of German Family Firms Internationalizing to China and India

Language, Culture, Network: Only those who take such specific circumstances into account will become established in foreign markets. For that purpose, economic efficiency is only one of the various factors...


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