Friedrichshafen Institute for Family Entrepreneurship | FIF

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Sustainability of family businesses

The Friedrichshafen Institute for Family Entrepreneurship | FIF was founded in 2009. In research, education and training we have ever since engaged strongly with the central entrepreneurial and familial challenges and opportunities of family businesses with respect to their sustainability. In this context all topics such as strategy, innovation, brand management and corporate succession are contemplated from a generation-overlapping and interdisciplinary perspective. Our basic approach is strong in the field of research and at the same time application-oriented and entrepreneurial.

The FIF vigorously contributes to further shape the long-term viability of family businesses and therefore actively collaborates with all generations of a family business:

  • With the next generation in the context of “Projekt 2024” and through special courses offered in Bachelor and Master Degree Programs at Zeppelin University
  • With the successor generation who intend to further educate their selves before or while receiving the operation responsibility in the family business as part of the executive Master degree program eMA FESH 

  • With the generation in charge in the FIF-Panel and through regular exchanges in various events, workshops and case studies

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Institute management

Klaiber, Christian-Titus
Klaiber, Christian-Titus Dr
Institute Manager Friedrichshafen Institute of Family Entrepreneurship | FIF
Program Director eMA FESH and Business Development
Phone:+49 7541 6009-1284
Room:Semi 0.12


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We would like to thank the sponsors of the FIF

| EQUA gemeinnützige Stiftung, München
| Grieshaber Logistik AG, Weingarten
| IHK Bodensee - Oberschwaben, Weingarten
| IHK Schwaben, Augsburg
| IHK Ulm, Ulm
| Ilse Lang, Worms
| KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
| Münster Stegmaier Rombach Family Office GmbH, Bad Waldsee
| PERI GmbH, Weißenhorn
| Seeberger GmbH, Ulm
| Siegfried Weishaupt, Schwendi
| Stiftung Familienunternehmen, München

Executive Master for Family Entrepreneurship | eMA FESH

Have you completed your studies but still do not feel quite ready for your family´s business? Have you gained professional experience already, yet lack the time to reflect on it? Would you like to study once more, but only with family entrepreneurs? Then find out more about the Executive Master for Family Entrepreneurship.

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