New book “Managing Business Family Dynasties”

This book by Prof. Dr. Tom Rüsen, Prof. Dr. Heiko Kleve und Prof. Dr. Arist von Schlippe deals with dynastic business families. Such families are characterized by a circle of...


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Study “The Business Family and its Family Strategy”

In their brand new study Tom A. Rüsen and Ann Sophie Löhde go about the question how German family businesses shape the relationship between family business and business families and...


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Commemorative Publication for Arist von Schlippe

The commemorative publication for Prof. Dr. Arist von Schlippe in celebration of his 70th birthday in April 2021 is now available as open access download. As part of his work...


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25th WIFU Online-Forum

During our XXV. Online-Forum we will focus on the similarities and differences of succession in German and Brazilian family businesses. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss the main topic...


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Book “The Two Sides of the Business Family”

The book "The Two Sides of the Business Family: Governance and Strategy Across Generations" by Arist von Schlippe, Prof. Dr. Tom Rüsen und Torsten Groth focuses on a central success...


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Prof. Dr. Heiko Kleve is the new academic director of WIFU

Prof. Dr. Heiko Kleve is now the new academic director of WIFU! The core tasks of this role include the coordination of academic activities at WIFU as well as the...


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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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