Claudia Binz Astrachan

Dr. Claudia Binz Astrachan, is a researcher and lecturer at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HSLU). In her role as the head of the Family & Business program she has been working closely with Swiss family businesses for the last decade. In addition to her role at HSLU, she acts as the head […]

Tom A. Rüsen

Prof Dr Tom A. Rüsen is Managing Director of the non-profit WIFU Foundation. He headed the Witten Institute for Family Business (WIFU) at Witten/Herdecke University for nearly 16 years until 2024. He is an honorary professor at the Faculty of Economics at Witten/Herdecke University since 2015 and a visiting professor at Lucerne University of Applied […]

Pedro Vazquez

Pedro has a degree in Psychology (UNLP), a Master in Business Administration (Leipzig Graduate School of Management) and a PhD in Management (IAE Business School). His research interests are Family Business and the Government of Organizations, especially in Latin America and emerging regions. Before dedicating himself to an academic career, Pedro held executive and managerial […]

Joseph H. Astrachan

Joseph Astrachan is Emeritus Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship at Kennesaw State University, where he previously served as Executive Director of the Cox Family Enterprise Center. He is a Family Business Fellow with the Smith Family Business Initiative at Cornell University, visiting scholar at Germany’s Witten/Herdecke University, the Institut für Finanzdienstleistungen, Luzern Switzerland, and Affiliated […]

Chris Graves

Associate Professor Chris Graves is a Chartered Accountant, and director of the Family Business Education and Research Group [FBERG] at the University of Adelaide Business School. Chris has a Bachelors degree in Accountancy from the former South Australian Institute of Technology, a Masters in Economics from the University of New England, and a PhD from […]

Andrew Keyt

Andrew Keyt is an internationally known business strategist and succession planning expert for family owned businesses. He has established a reputation globally for his exceptional ability to accurately advise large family owned businesses, resolve family conflict and restore communication. He is one of the few experts called upon in family emergency transitions to help them […]

Josip Kotlar

His research is at the intersection of strategy, entrepreneurship and innovation, and his work focuses primarily on family businesses. On these topics, he has published articles in leading journals including Academy of Management Journal, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Business Venturing, Family Business Review and the Journal of Family Business […]

Torsten Pieper

Torsten M. Pieper is Associate Professor of Management in the Belk College of Business at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte (USA). Before joining UNC Charlotte, Dr. Pieper was an associate professor at Kennesaw State University where he was Academic Director of the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) Program and Research Director for the […]