Dr. Matthias Breier

Since September 2022, Dr Matthias Breier has been supporting the WIFU research team as a Senior Research Fellow. His research focus is on "Business Model Innovation in Family Firms". Parallel...


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Yaran Xiao

Since November 2022, Yaran Xiao has been researching the role of business families in Chinese family businesses in mainland China as a scholarship holder of the WIFU Foundation under the...


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Tanja Steinbrecher

Tanja Steinbrecher has been an executive assistant at the WIFU Foundation since November 2022. Previously, in 2019, she strengthened the secretariat of an institute director at the Fraunhofer Institute for...


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Kathrin Pijur

Kathrin Pijur has been responsible for creating content and our social media activities as social media and content manager at the WIFU Foundation since April 2022. In 2021 she completed...


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Prof. Dr. Fritz B. Simon

Prof. Dr. Fritz B. Simon is a founding professor at WIFU and held the chair for leadership and organisation (together with Rudolf Wimmer) until 2004. For years he has been...


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Johanna Wichmann

Johanna Wichmann has been working part-time as a research assistant at the WIFU Endowed Chair for Organisation and Development of Business Families since 01.02.2022. In addition, she supports the Chair...


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Nicola Mehringer

Nicola Mehringer has been working as a secretary / team assistant at the Chair of Management of Family Businesses, Corporate Entrepreneurship and Digitalisation, Family Businesses Law and Leadership and Dynamics...


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Julius Velz

Julius Velz has been a scholarship holder of the WIFU Foundation and focuses his research on foundation-owned firms. Prof. Dr. Marcel Hülsbeck, holder of the WIFU endowed chair for management...


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