Sustainability of family businesses survey

Sustainability is increasingly becoming a social focus. Responsible use of resources and a trusting relationship with employees and suppliers are particularly important for family businesses. The current study of the...


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Research project “Crossing the crisis”

"Crossing the crisis" - this research project was initiated by a group of globally active family business researchers in cooperation with the IFERA (International Family Enterprise Research Academy). Prof. Dr....


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Thomas Clauß publishes first empirical evidence of how family firms deal with COVID-19 crisis

The new WIFU member Prof. Dr. Thomas Clauß publishes first empirical evidence of how family firms deal with the COVID-19 crisis. His study “The economics of COVID-19: Initial empirical evidence...


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COVID-19 crisis study

Dear family entrepreneurs and members of business families, the current corona crisis harbors uncertainties for the future of one's own company and family. This makes the need for meaningful, reliable...


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WIFU vs. Corona paddy

Dear friends and supporters of WIFU, the current situation forces us to spend more time in our own four walls than most of us would like. In order to make...


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Lecture series “Inequality / Equality in the Context of Family Businesses”

"Inequality / Equality in the Context of Family Businesses" - the lecture series "Between Rigor & Relevance" by the Witten Institute for Family Business (WIFU) will deal with this current...


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WIFU annual report 2019

The WIFU annual report 2019 is now available in German for download at our library. It provides an overview of our research activities, events, publications and other WIFU activities from...


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Practical guide “The IPO for family businesses”

The IPO for family businesses - on this topic, the new practical guide of the WIFU has been published in cooperation with CMS and Deutsche Börse Group. The authors Renata...


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