Know-How and Knowledge for Family Businesses


Since its foundation 15 years ago, the Witten Institute for Family Business (WIFU) identified – in the course of numerous research projects, events, and publications – important topics that are crucial for a family business’ success and/or failure. Thereby, the family is the biggest competitive advantage, but also the biggest risk at the same time.

Therefore, on the following pages we would like to discuss the most important topics that have an exceptional meaning for the sustainability of a family business from the WIFU-experts’ point of view.  In addition to a short introduction to the particular topic you will also find the “Witten view” on each topic as well as the corresponding contact persons, projects, literature and events of the WIFU.


Currently, the following topics are available: