Dr. Anne Katarina Heider

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


Alfred-Herrhausen-Str. 50
58448 Witten
Phone: +49 2302 926 534
Email: Anne.Heider@uni-wh.de

Dr. Anne Katarina Heider has been co-director of WIFU since 2020. She gained Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in economics at the University of Wuppertal. After her Master’s degree she became a research assistant at the Schumpeter School of Business and Economics and gained her PhD in ‘Corporate culture and innovation success in family businesses’. Anne Katarina Heider was a post-doctoral scholarship holder at the WIFU Foundation from January 2017 to February 2018. In March 2018 she was appointed as a research assistant to the Family Business Management Department under Professor Dr Marcel Hülsbeck.

Research interests

  • Personnel and organisational development
  • Corporate culture in family businesses
  • Innovation in family businesses
  • Innovation process and innovation success in family businesses
  • Business model innovation
  • Ambidexterity in family businesses
  • Resource-specific characteristics and dynamic capabilities
  • Corporate governance in family businesses

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