HIF in the Media

52° LIVE, Ausgabe 7

Hyper-Wettbewerb: Alle gegen alle

 

The 7th edition of the NORD/LB 52° LIVE Newsletter contains a statement by Professor Dr. Strunk on the lack of "Mittelstand" in France.

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Wirtschaftsblatt, Issue 1/14

The enduring stability of family businesses

by Professor Dr. Günther Strunk


In the issue 1/14 of the "Wirtschaftsblatt", Prof. Dr. Günther Strunk highlights the positive features of German family businesses and their beneficial contribution towards sustainable economic growth.

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Wirtschaftsblatt, Issue 1/14

"Family Business Benchmark"

by Karsten Sander

 

Karsten Sander presents in the issue 1/14 of the "Wirtschaftsblatt" the results of the "Family Business Benchmark", a joint work of the HIF and the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, and emphasizes the high usability of the study. The "Family Business Benchmark" examines 27 key figures of the asset-, revenue- and general financial-situation of family owned businesses and their non-family counterparts located in the metropolitan area of Hamburg. 

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Nord Wirtschaft, issued February 12th, 2014

The importance of Family Businesses  

The recent study of the HIF and the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce titled "Family Business Benchmark" compares Family Businesses with their non-family counterparts in the metropolitan area of Hamburg. The comparison is based on key figures of the asset-, revenue- and general financial-situation. The article „Studie: Große Bedeutung von Familienunternehmen" issued on Febrary 12th, 2014 comments on the results of the study. 

 

Süddeutschen Zeitung, literary supplement May 8th/9th 2013

Club Deals – Inflation-proof investments for business families

by Jürgen Hoffmann

 

More and more business families and affluent owners borrow money to SMEs. Prof. Dr. Strunk points out the mutual benefits arising from so called Club Deals. The article by Jürgen Hoffmann sheds light on this trend. 

Handelsblatt, issued March 16th, 2012

Is it true that.... tax law fosters the export of jobs?

by Norbert Häring

 

The answear "yes" in the columne published on March 8th, 2012 raised disagreement among accountants and CFOs. The agreement with the statement decreased in dependence to company size. Prof. Dr. Strunk describes possible solutions which are only viable with a huge administrative burden.

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Hamburger Wirtschaft 7/2011

BUSINESS SUCCESSION – TRANSFER WITH CARE

by Christoph Herting


When looking for a new proprietor, every small or mid-sized firm is faced with a pivotal challenge. Good preparation, open communication and clear rules are vital. Someone who has passed on a business over four generations of a family will have something to say about business succession and changes in general: “It all began with around a hundred horses and transportation routes between Bergedorf and Hamburg and the first purchase of a lorry back in 1928”, recounts Carsten Buhck about the origins of a family business that was...

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