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Mission Statement

  • The Research Institute for Family Business is an internationally acknowledged research center for family business.

  • The Research Institute for Family Business is actively involved in the national and international scientific discussion on family businesses through paper submissions to conferences and academic journals.

  • Research activities of the Research Institute for Family Business are independent.

  • The Research Institute for Family Business follows a multi- or interdisciplinary approach by cooperating with scholars from different academic fields (business administration, psychology, sociology and law).

  • The Research Institute for Family Business is dedicated to basic and applied research. In the field of basic research, the institute contributes to the broadening and the deepening of knowledge on family businesses. Applied research of the institute focuses on the creation of knowledge applicable for the solution of practical problems.

  • In the field of applied research, the Research Institute for Family Business aims at the consolidation of scientific insights and practical experience.

  • The Research Institute for Family Business cooperates with the Family Business Network Austria and other national and international scientific family-business institutions.