• HIF joined facebook

    HIF joined facebook in May 2014. HIF will use the page to increase the active interaction with interested parties.

    Additionally, events and announcements will be spread via facebook.


    Please visit us on www.facebook.com/HHIFU for more information.

  • Introducing the HIF

    Family businesses have not only been guarantors for economic stability, sustainable investment and future-oriented activity in the recent past but will continue to do so.

    Considering the importance of the research area relatively little scientific research has been conducted in the field of family owned enterprises.
    It is sought to gain insights which aid the family businesses in their daily business activites and their strategic orientation as well as form a basis for potential recommendations for the legislator. With the privately funded institute we intend to prove that Hamburg is a city not only with a vibrant community but a place of academic and scientific excellence... »more

    HIF Summer School 2013

    International Cooperations 

    The Summer School 2013 of the Hamburg Institute of Family Owned Business (HIF) took place in early September 2013 in the Hamburg School of Business Administration (HSBA). The Summer School evolved around the questions that arise when deciding for (respectively against) cooperating. A variety of speakers touched upon academic and practical issues alike. The 8th Newsletter will give you further documentation about the event soon.

  • Engaging presentations and discussions during the third International Academic Symposium of the HIF

    This year's annual symposium with the topic 'International Cooperations' took place in early September 2013 at Warburg Haus. The invitation to the event was followed by around 20 scholars from nine countries who were given the opportunity to represent their university as well as discuss their own current research activities. 


2. IFERA Research Development Workshop

From September 24th to September 26th, 2014 the 2. IFERA Research Development Workshop will take place at WU Vienna University of Economics and Business. The workshop will evolve around the topic "Involvement, Essence and Identity: Developing Core Constructs in Family Business Research".

For more information please click here.




Ifera 2015 Hamburg

We are happy to announce that we host the world largest academic conference in the field of family business research, the annual conference of the International Family Enterprise Research Academy (IFERA) from Monday, June 30th, 2015 to Friday, July 3rd, 2015. We are extraordinarily happy that we as hosts welcome numerous scientists and family business owners in Hamburg in 2015.


For more Information please visit ifera2015.ifera.org.

ifera 2015 from HIF on Vimeo.