Prof. Dr. Ethel Brundin

Visiting Professor at the research and teaching area "Leadership and Dynamics in Family Businesses"


Alfred-Herrhausen-Str. 48
58448 Witten

Professor Dr. Ethel Brundin has been a visiting professor at WIFU since 2012. She researches and teaches at the Jonköping International Business School in Sweden, where she works as a lecturer in business administration focused on entrepreneurship and business development.

Ethel Brundin’s research interests are mainly in the field of microprocesses in strategic management and entrepreneurship. She is currently working on a project, examining family businesses and the role of feelings, ownership and family capital.

She is a member of the European team of the Global STEP project (Successful Transgenerational Entrepreneurship Practice), which is designed to examine continuous entrepreneurship in owner families and family businesses (cross-generational). She is also a member of the European STEP council.

Current research projects

  • ‘Family capital and entrepreneurial, transgenerational performance’ (financed by the Torsten och Ragnar Söderberg Foundation)
  • ‘Significance and effects of changes in ownership structures: power, meaning and communication in family-led companies’ (financed by Handelsbanken)

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