Silhouette Universität Witten/Herdecke
Faculty of Management and Economics

    Chair for Business Administration and Family Entrepreneurship (WIFU)

    The Chair is presently vacant.

    Team of the Chair for Business Administration and Family Entrepreneurship
    Team of the Chair for Business Administration and Family Entrepreneurship

    Scholarship student Dr. Daniela Giménez, Prof. Dr. Andrea Calabrò, Scholarship student Trung Dinh, Ann Sophie Löhde, Dr. Giovanna Campopiano

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    The endowed Chair for Business Administration and Family Entrepreneurship is embedded in the Witten Institute for Family Business (WIFU). Research and teaching activities of the Chair focus on corporate governance, internationalization, growth patterns and succession processes in family businesses.

    Teaching

    In our courses the students have the opportunity to deal with various topics concerning family business management. The following topics are relevant in particular:

    • Foundation of enterprises
    • Family business governance
    • Internationalisation of family businesses
    • Asset management of entrepreneurial families
    • Financial and corporate accounting
    • Mergers & acquisitions processes

    Research

    Current research topics:

    • Governance mechanisms of family businesses
    • Internationalisation processes in small and medium-sized family enterprises
    • Paternalistic relations between the founder and the successor generation of family businesses
    • External management and professionalisation of family businesses
    • Women in board positions of family enterprises

    Detailed information on research topics, projects and publications of the Chair is available on the WIFU homepage at www.wifu.de.

    Objectives
    The following questions are of interest in this context:
    Linking theory and practice

    Further team members

    • Dr. Daniela Giménez (scholarship student)
    • Trung Dinh (scholarship student)