Background Family Business Center


Family businesses contribute significantly to the economic power of the German-speaking and international economies. Through research, education and continuing education, the Family Business Center helps family owners to sustainably maintain and further increase their economic strength.

The center was founded in 2016 as a joint initiative by the MCI Management Center Innsbruck and the Chamber of Commerce of Tyrol and is continued as a distinct research lab and transfer center at the MCI since July 2017.

How we define family businesses

The biggest difference between family businesses and non-family businesses lies in their owner structure and organizational structure. A family business is owned by one or multiple family members who actively participate in the business.

Studies (only in German)