Prof. Dr. Nadine Kammerlander


Since November 2015, I am the Chaired Professor of Family Business at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management in Vallendar, Germany (Website of my institute). Moreover, I am the Academic Director of the Institute for Family Businesses at WHU, short IFB@WHU. Moreover, I am Associate Editor at Family Business Review, a Sage Journal with an impact factor of 5.5 that currently ranks number 4 out of 115 business journals.

My reasearch interests focus on innovation, family firms, and succession, my teaching focuses on entrepreneurship, strategic management, and family firms.

In 2012, I earned my PhD degree at the Otto-Friedrich University in Bamberg, Germany (summa cum laude). My dissertation studies organizations’ adaptation to discontinuous technological changes, in particular the effects of family influence and organizational identity. During my time as PhD candidate, I was an affiliated Research Fellow at IMD, Switzerland. More information on my thesis can be found on the respective Amazon website or the website of Springer publishing house. After my PhD I worked for several years as assistant professor at the University of St. Gallen.

Prior to earning my PhD, I worked for several years for McKinsey & Company, Munich as senior consultant / junior project leader. My projects focused among others on product development optimization in large automotive and semiconductor firms. During this time, I gained international experience in the US as well as in Mexico. Moreover, I gained practical experience during several short-term work employments / internships at BMW Group Munich, Deutsche Post Landshut, Siemens AG Forchheim, Bahnhofsapotheke Landshut, Ludwig-Maximilian-University Munich and Technical University Munich.

In 2007, I earned a degree in physics (“with excellence”, Dipl.-Phys. which equals a master-degree) from the Technical University of Munich. I studied physics in Munich as well as in Lund, Sweden. My main focus was on bio-nanophysics as well as laser-optics and semiconductors. My experimental thesis was about the production and analysis of small nano-particles.

I am an alumna of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes, Bayerische Begabtenförderung, Junge Akademie der TU München, and Manage & More. Currently I am serving on the Editorial Board of Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, G-Forum, and FERC Career Academy. Together with Thomas Zellweger, Wim Voordeckers, and Philipp Sieger I was recently guest editing a special issue at Journal of Family Business Strategy. I serve as an ad-hoc reviewer for Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Management Studies, Organization Studies, Small Business Economics, Family Business Review, Creativity and Innovation Management, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Small Business Management, and Journal of Family Business Strategy.

Please contact me (nadine.kammerlander [at] whu.edu) in order to obtain my full CV.

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  1. Dear Prof. Dr. Nadine Kammerlander.
    its my pleasure to send you this email.you are really highly level qualified and have an excellent experience.I am MBA student from YEMEN .I am studying at Lebanese international university in YEMEN.
    At this month I am studying research methodology which is the last subject .prerequisite of this subject is prepare the proposal of the thesis and submit it at 13-2-2017.I am planing and have the intention to write my proposal about the impact of strategic management on the family business in YEMEN .
    I am really shy to ask your help.but your help will change my life.what I think that I need helping in :
    -your advise in choosing the title of the thesis according to what I mentioned above
    -references(thesis-articles-e textbooks).because the internet in my country is very very low and we do not have access in many websites in addition to that our country is in a war.
    I hope that you will help me and provide what you can to do.
    my best regards ma’am.

    Tariq Al-radhi


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