New volume of the WIFU publication series: Family Businesses in Japan

Japan is famous for its long-lived family businesses. What are the factors that contribute to the longevity? What can family entrepreneurs in other countries learn from Japan? Dr. Sigrun C....


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New book “Sociology of the Business Family”

A new book, edited by Prof. Heiko Kleve and Tobias Köllner, is now available in our library. This book sheds light on the hitherto unexplored topic of business families in...


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What can existing (family) businesses, SMEs and start-ups learn from crises?

Rethinking entrepreneurship in times of crisis: What can existing (family) businesses, SMEs and start-ups learn from crises? How can they make themselves fit for the future when crisis becomes the...


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How can the next generation prepare to take over the family business?

How can the next generation prepare to take over the family business? - The WIFU is continuing its lecture series on May 15th with an English-language talk by Isabel C....


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Creating Synergy Between Family Business Research and Practice

"Creating Synergy Between Family Business Research and Practice: From Inspirations to Applications" - Don't miss Kimberly A. Eddleston's lecture on May 2nd as part of the Witten Institute for Family...


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WIFU has a research cooperation with the Center of Excellence on Family Business & Entrepreneurship at the Foundation for Research, Education and Development (FRED)

Since 2022, the WIFU has had a research cooperation agreement with the Center of Excellence on Family Business & Entrepreneurship at the Foundation for Research, Education and Development (FRED) in...


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WIFU is a member of European network of leading research institutions

Since September 2022, the WIFU has been a member of the European Family Business Research Centers Network (EuFBC), an association of 21 organisations that play a leading role in the...


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New volume of the WIFU publication series

Siblings – they love and sometimes hate each other. Today, more and more often, they are supposed to lead family businesses together. But why do some sibling co-leaderships work well...


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