Friends association Hamburger Institut für Familienunternehmen e.V.


Support the HIF

As a member of the friends association you strengthen the activities and endeavors of the interdisciplinary institute which scientifically explores the economic, business and legal aspects of family owned businesses. HIF is dedicated to the socioeconomical investigation of family businesses. The close intertwinement and continuous exchange with family businesses leads to a focus on the specific needs that are of high practical relevance. The friends association is a nonprofit alliance of all individuals interested in family business research and devoted to the further exploration of family businesses issues. Aim of the association is the promotion of the HIF financially as well as ideologically. The members are committed to share information; foster the transfer of experience and the exchange of opinions to trigger new insights into family businesses research. Furthermore as a member you make a contribute to the qualification of talented trainees within the institute in all areas of practical relevance. The HIF friend’s associations flyer can be found here (unfortunately only available in German).


Become a member

As a member of the friends association you benefit from:


  • special conditions for the participation in conferences and workshops
  • from the supply with family business research generated by the HIF
  • access to a network of researchers and practitioners
  • the right to suggest research projects and events
  • participation in the annual members meeting
  • from the denomination as member of the friends‘ association
  • the usage of our logo with reference to the friends‘ association



Please contact us to become a member of the friends association Hamburger Institut für Familienunternehmen. 


Membership fee

You may choose from several versions of support:


  • Company Membership 1.500,- Euro/Year
  • Company Membership 5.000,- Euro/Year for strategic partners*
  • Individual Membership 1.000,- Euro/Year



*Selected strategic partners form the board of trustees