Prof. Dr. Thomas Clauß

Chairholder Corporate Entrepreneurship and Digitalisation in Family Businesses


Alfred-Herrhausen-Str. 50
58448 Witten
Phone: +49 2302 926 541

Prof. Dr. Thomas Clauss has been chairholder of the WIFU endowed chair for corporate entrepreneurship and digitalisation in family businesses since 2020. In 2019, Prof. Clauß accepted an appointment as Associate Professor for New Product Development at the University of Southern Denmark. From 2013 to 2019, as a junior professor, he headed the working group for business administration, especially corporate management with a focus on innovative value creation concepts at the Philipps University in Marburg. He studied industrial engineering and economics at the University of Kassel and then did his doctorate on the subject of governance of supplier cooperation at the University of Hamburg.

Focus of work, research and interests

  • Digital transformation and digital business models in family businesses
  • Corporate entrepreneurship in family businesses
  • Innovations in family businesses
  • Cooperations and networks in family businesses

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