WIFU Online Forum
With the digital event format “WIFU Online Forum”, WIFU is consistently continuing its digitalization course and offers a useful addition to its numerous presence formats. Every two to four weeks, interested parties from science and practice are given over 90 minutes the opportunity to exchange information on family entrepreneurship-related topics as part of a moderated online discussion. Every event is enriched by the extensive know-how of a subject expert at WIFU.
In the run-up to the online forum, WIFU provides practice-oriented information materials, elaborations, studies, lecture recordings etc. on Facebook and LinkedIn, which serve to prepare the participants for the forum.
Participation in the WIFU online forum is free of charge, but requires prior registration.
You can find the current event flyer containing the dates of the WIFU online forum here:
- Participants: family entrepreneurs
- Venue: digital via zoom online conference
- Framework: online discussion on a selected research topic
31th WIFU Online Forum – Practice exchange
24.06.2021, 5 p.m.-7.30 p.m.
“Sustainability in Family Businesses” with Willi Prettl and Prof. Dr. Marcel Hülsbeck
30th WIFU Online Forum – Practice exchange
10.06.2021, 5 p.m.-7.30 p.m.
“Digital business models in family businesses” with Torben Bayer (Gira Giersiepen GmbH & Co. KG) & Prof. Dr. Thomas Clauss
29th WIFU Online Forum – Cooperation
02.06.2021, 5 p.m.-7.30 p.m.
In cooperation with “Dialog Neues Geben”: “New giving: When, if not now? Social engagement of business families” with Verena Pausder, Leonie Fittko & Prof. Dr. Tom Rüsen
28th WIFU Online Forum – Practical Theory
20.05.2021, 5 p.m.-7.30 p.m.
“Family Business & Constitutional Law in the Corona Crisis – A Discourse with Udo Di Fabio” with Prof. Dr. Dr. Udo Di Fabio (RiBVerfGa.D.), Prof. Rainer Kirchdörfer & Prof. Dr. Christoph Schreiber
27th WIFU Online Forum – Practice exchange
06.05.2021, 5 p.m.-7.30 p.m.
“Leadership in the home office” with Prof. Dr. Guido Möllering and Prof. Dr. Tom Rüsen
26th WIFU Online Forum – Practice exchange
22.04.2021, 5 p.m.-7.30 p.m.
In cooperation with bridges + links GmbH “Cooperation and investments between family businesses and start-ups”
25th WIFU Online Forum – Practice exchange
In cooperation with Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) “Succession in German and Brazilian Family Businesses – Similarities and Difficulties” with Selina Stihl (STIHL Holding AG & Co. KG) and David Feffer (Suzano Papele Celulose)
24th WIFU Online Forum – Practice exchange
How do we think about entrepreneurship? Self-assessment of the mental model of the business family with Dr. Andreas Hettich (Hettich Holding GmbH & Co. oHG) and Prof. Dr. Tom Rüsen
23th WIFU Online Forum – Practice exchange
What holds the business family together? Shaping tradition and change with Christiane Dethleffsen (HGDF Familienholding GmbH & Co. KG) and Prof. Dr. Heiko Kleve
22th WIFU Online Forum – Practice exchange
Family business as an impossible construction with Diana Weßling (WESSLING Holding GmbH & Co. KG) and Prof. Dr. Arist von Schlippe
21th WIFU Online Forum – Practice exchange
cooperation between start ups and family businesses with Dr. Anne Heider & Carl Warkentin
20th WIFU Online Forum – Practice exchange in cooperation with VUFO e.V.
Communication and decisions in times of crisis with Prof. Dr. Tom Rüsen, Prof. Dr. Thomas Druyen, Christoph Weber, Dr. Christian-Titus Klaiber and Christoph Zapp
19th WIFU Online Forum – Practice exchange
tribal organizations in family businesses in cooperation with Matthias Beggerow (Bitburger Brewery Group) and Prof. Dr. Tom Rüsen
18th WIFU Online Forum – Practice exchange
sustainability in family businesses with expert contributions by Prof. Dr. Marcel Hülsbeck and Martin Krengel (WEPA SE)
17th WIFU Online Forum – Practice exchange
dealing with existential threats in cooperation with Susanne Klier (Klier Hair Group), Dr. Johannes Pieroth (Pieroth Wein AG) and Konrad Fröhlich (Struktur Management Partner)
16th WIFU Online Forum
system rules in business families with expert contributions by Prof. Dr. Heiko Kleve
15th WIFU Online Forum – Practice exchange in cooperation with Dr. Orphelia Nick and Dr. Christoph Beumer
fututre trends in family businesses with expert contributions by Prof. Dr. Tom Rüsen and Prof. Dr. Thomas Druyen
14th WIFU Online Forum – Practice exchange in cooperation with Melitta
innovation in family businesses with expert contributions by Katharina Roehrig, Tell Münzing (Melitta Group) and Dr. Anne Heider
13th WIFU Online Forum – Practice exchange in cooperation with expert contributions by Dr. Claudia Astrachan-Binz (Hochschule Luzern) and IFERA Crossing the Crisis
dealing with the corona crises – international best practices from family businesses with expert contributions by Dr. Claudia Astrachan-Binz (Hochschule Luzern), Eduard R. Dörrenberg (Dr. Kurt Wolff GmbH & Co. KG) and Prof. Dr. Tom Rüsen
12th WIFU Online Forum
daughters in succession with expert contributions by Prof. Dr. Tom Rüsen, Dr. Daniela Jäkel-Wurzer and Dr. Dominique Otten-Pappas
the relevance of foundations for business families with Prof. Rainer Kirchdörfer
transgenerational wealth management /- wealth psychology with Prof. Dr. Thomas Druyen
digital business models with Prof. Dr. Thomas Clauß
digitalisation in family businesses with Prof. Dr. Marcel Hülsbeck
family businesses dealing with the Corona crisis with Prof. Dr. Thomas Clauß
education in business families with Prof. Dr. Heiko Kleve
motives and competences in succession with Prof. Dr. Marcel Hülsbeck
development of shareholder competencewith Prof. Dr. Tom Rüsen
the learning business family with Prof. Dr. Heiko Kleve
family strategy and management of the business family with Prof. Dr. Tom Rüsen
conflict dynamics in business families with Prof. Dr. Arist von Schlippe