• 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

  • 3rd International Academic Symposium

    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. 


    11th issue of the HIF News released

    The HIF Newsletter named "HIF News - Knowledge for Family Businesses" is issued regularly by the Hamburg Institute of Family Owned Business (HIF). The Newsletter contains valuable information for family business owners and anyone interested in family business Research.

    »Download Newsletter 11 (PDF)




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.