Hamburg Institute of Family Owned Business (HIF)

Hamburg Institute of Family Owned Business (Hamburger Institut für Familienunternehmen/ HIF) is an interdisciplinary institute which scientifically explores the economic, business and legal aspects of family owned businesses. HIF has been founded in 2011 by Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI) and Hamburg School of Business Administration (HSBA).

HIF is as a privately funded institute, intending to prove that Hamburg is a city not only with a vibrant community but a place of academic and scietific excellence. HIF’s goal is the generation of insights which aid the family businesses in their daily business activities and their strategic orientation. At the same time the Institutes lays a foundation for potential recommendations addressing the legislator. The excellent, scientific education of the staff, as well as the strong integration into the academic community’s network guarantees outstanding academic work. The practical experience of all HIF researchers gained through industry related jobs and consultancy work is put in a context that creates value for the businesses. Professor Dr. Günther Strunk is the head of Institute and Visiting Professor Entreprenurship and Family Business at Leuphana University Lüneburg. Leuphana University Lüneburg is supporting IFERA 2015.

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For more information regarding the HIF please visit the official website: or take a look at our HIF-Flyer.