The Family Business Center provides insights into relevant topics and offers for businesses within a contribution of TV Tirol which portrays the different research areas of the MCI.


Award of the Landeshauptstadt Innsbruck

The award of the Landeshauptstadt Innsbruck for Research and Innovation was given to FH-Prof. Anita Zehrer from the MCI for the habilitation at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt for the topic
“Unternehmerisches Verhalten von Dienstleistungsunternehmen”.

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18th IECER Conference 2018

The MCI Management Center Innsbruck hosted the annual interdisciplinary IECER Conference at the End of September. The conference’s topic was:
"Everything agile? Dealing with discontinuous dynamics in entrepreneurship and innovation".
The ZFU was represented in two Family Business Tracks with presentations "Risk, risk perception and risk behavior from family businesses in Tyrol", "Employees’ change-oriented and proactive behaviors in family businesses" and "Economic impact of family businesses and failing successions: A comparison of industries in Austria".
For further information click here.

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IMF Award for Julia Berkmann

Janina Berkmann received the IMF Award (Institut für Mittelstand und Familienunternehmen) at HSBA Hamburg School of Business Administration this year. Her outstanding Bachelor thesis titled ”When the senior leaves and the junior takes over – preparing employees for succession in a family business“ contributes to family business research in the field of succession.
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AIEST Conference 2018

In the End of August, the AIEST conference took place in Treviso. The conference was focusing on the topic "Co-creating tourism experiences: chances, frontiers and limitations” .

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The ZFU was able to present first research findings of a project supported from the Land Tirol in cooperation with LFUI dealing with "Strength, Weakness, Opportunities, Threats in Tourism: Preliminary Insights from Family Business SMEs in the Tyrol, Austria". For further information click here.


First Day for Family Business Entrepreneurs at MCI
Monday, 14. May 2018 | 14:00 - 18:00


For the first day for family business entrepreneurs at MCI - exchange of impulses, experiences, challenges and solutions - everything about family businesses had priority. One of the highlights of the event was the speech of DI Klaus Ortner, CEO of IGO Industries GmbH, Innsbruck & Vienna, who leads his family businesses to an international dealing, multi-billion enterprise...

Find more information about the event in our program. To read our news article click here.

A visual review:

1. Tag der Familienunternehmer Leiterin Anita Zehrer  1. Tag der Familienunternehmer Podiumsdiskussion  1. Tag der Familienunternehmer Beirat Baumgartner  1. Tag der Familienunternehmer Publikum 


3rd Forum Family Business for students

For the third time, students had the opportunity to meet leading entrepreneurs and gain interesting insights into these family-operated organizations.
The following entrepreneurs particitpated in the forum: Claudia Berghofer (Adler Lacke), Elisabeth Hauser (Hotel Stanglwirt), Simon Meinschad (Hollu Hygienehandel GmbH) and others.
Find more information here. To read our news article click here.

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„I find it very important and valuable that this platform exists where family entrepreneurs can exchange experiences at eye level on a trustful basis."
Susanne Neuhauser, CEO, Travel agency Idealtours GmbH