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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Theory and Practice of Business Families and Family Businesses

This book is the commemorative publication for Prof. Dr. Arist von Schlippe in celebration of his 70th birthday in April 2021. As part of his work at the Witten Institute...


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Ten phases of succession

The lecture "Ten phases of succession" by Prof. Dr. Tom Rüsen was recorded at the 25th WIFU Online Forum.


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The Two Sides of the Business Family

This book focuses on a central success factor for family businesses: maintaining the decision-making ability over generations while not jeopardizing the business due to family conflict, inefficient governance structures, or...


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Securing Succession in a Family Business across Generations

This practical guide offers food for thought and encourages those involved to individually and jointly address the question of succession, mutually clarify expectations, understand the challenges and, on this basis,...


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The Dynamics in Growing Business Families

The knowledge of the elementary principles of social life, the understanding of these rules enables us to develop a system competence which is helpful in shaping life in the complex...


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Private Equity Investments in Family Businesses

Investments by private equity firms in family businesses are becoming increasingly relevant for both parties. To take this area into account, the change in the economic performance of family businesses...


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Hoists and cranes engineered for extremes over seven generations

These slides are from the lecture "Hoists and cranes engineered for extremes over seven generations".


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