Publications

Find the latest research and publications from the WHU Chair for Family Business.




Are Startups the Key to Digital Transformation? 

(January 2022) 

In this case, Professor Nadine Kammerlander, is invited to the Podcast Business Class with Tilo Bonow to discuss about how family businesses can benefit from collaborations. (Only in German)




„Publishing Houses Are Transformation!“ 

(December 2021) 

A new episode of the podcast by Family Business Chairholder Professor Nadine Kammerlander talking with KOSMOS CEO Michael Fleissner on change with values. (Only in German)




Succession in Times of Pandemic 

(December 2021) 

A new episode of the podcast by Family Business Chairholder Professor Nadine Kammerlander, where Anna Weber and Jan-Willem Weischer on taking over BabyOne. (Only in German)




Family Businesses Need to Arrange Succession in Good Time 

(October 2021) 

A new episode of the podcast by Family Business Chairholder Professor Nadine Kammerlander, where Co-CEO Clara Sasse of Dr. Sasse Group explains how successors are determined successfully. (Only in German)




"We Want to be Ready For the Future!" 

(July 2021) 

A new episode of the podcast by Family Business Chairholder Professor Nadine Kammerlander, discussing with Dm’s CEO Christoph Werner about the role of values in corporate management. (Only in German)




„We Keep Reinventing Ourselves!“ 

(June 2021) 

A new episode of the podcast by Family Business Chairholder Professor Nadine Kammerlander, discussing with Gerold Wolfarth (CEO bk-Group) and Felix Fiege (Co-CEO at Fiege) discussing the importance of collaborating with startups. (Only in German)




Better equipped for digital business models
(May 2021)

How the owning family influence how businesses develop new digital business models.




Additional benefits in Family firms 
(March 2021) 

Depending on the type of business, not all employee benefits are equally valuable




Family-owned Firms as Employers 
(March 2021)

Who harbours more frequent intentions to change jobs: Blue-collar or white-collar staff?




E-Commerce in Family firms 
(March 2021)

While the mail order industry used to be disruptive itself some firms struggled more than others when new competitors entered the scene.




When the former CEO becomes an obstacle (January 2021)

Why sustained influence of the former boss after the handover of a family business could inhibit innovation.

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