Dr. Anne Katarina Heider

CO-director of the Witten Institute for Family Business/ Senior Researcher at the Endowed Chair of Management of Family Businesses


Alfred-Herrhausen-Str. 48
58448 Witten
Phone: +49 2302 926 534
Email: Anne.Heider@uni-wh.de

Dr. Anne K. Heider has been Co-Director at the Witten Institute for Family Businesses (WIFU) since 2020 and senior researcher at the WIFU Endowed Chair for Management of Family Businesses at the University of Witten / Herdecke since 2017. In her teaching, research and consulting activities, she deals with innovation behavior, design thinking approaches and digital business models in family businesses. In addition, she accompanies entrepreneurial families in family strategy development processes and the development of digital skills.

Research interests:

  • Family businesses’ ability to innovate
  • Business model innovations in family businesses
  • Innovation process and innovation success in family businesses
  • Digital business model innovation
  • Digitization strategies in family businesses
  • Design thinking corporate culture in family businesses
  • Resource-specific features and dynamic skills

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