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Entrepreneurship & Family Firm Institute (EFFI)

About us

Vision and mission

  • We build the scientific foundation for future entrepreneurial action by conducting rigiours and practically relevant academic research on current and future challenges.

  • We translate scientific evidence to entrepreneurial practice, create new knowledge through close practice collaborations, and and promote entrepreneurial exchange between practice and academia.

  • We educate talented students and professionals to become responsible entrepreneurs by imparting relevant knowledge and building sustainable connections between entrepreneurs and students.

Focus areas

The Entrepreneurship & Family Firm Institute (EFFI) creates new and meaningful knowledge at the intersection of entrepreneurship, responsible ownership, and new work.

Team

Head

Matthias Waldkirch
Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship & Innovation in Family-Owned Firms


Professors

Katrin Burmeister-Lamp

Professor of Entrepreneurship

Group Speaker Entrepreneurship & Innovation


Matthias Waldkirch
Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship & Innovation in Family-Owned Firms


External Lecturers

Nikolas Bartelt

External Lecturer

Senior Advisor at DZ BANK AG



Doctoral candidates

Hanna Aschhoff Foto
Research Assistant at the Entrepreneurship & Family Firm Institute

Jeanette Ostertag Foto
Research Assistant at the Entrepreneurship & Family Firm Institute


Student Assistants

Max Mustermann
Research Assistant at the Entrepreneurship & Family Firm Institute

Research Assistant at the Entrepreneurship & Family Firm Institute

Research Assistant at the Entrepreneurship & Family Firm Institute

Contact
+49 611 7102 1342
matthias.waldkirch@ebs.edu
Burgstraße 5
65375 Oestrich-Winkel
 
Room: BV 1.19