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Structure and Age of German Family Enterprises

  • Laura K. C. Seibold
  • Maximilian Lantelme
  • Hermut Kormann
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Abstract

This chapter describes the unique structure of the German family business landscape. The range of German family businesses is diverse. The family firms are clustered according to size classes and their age structure is examined. A small comparison with listed companies emphasizes the importance of German family businesses. The analysis of the founding activities gives an idea how many foundations with promising business models have to take place every year to make sure that this structure of the German family businesses can continue even in 100 years.

Keywords

Range of family businesses Listed companies Foundations Size cluster Age cluster Family firms 

References

  1. Die Deutsche Wirtschaft. (2016a). Die 1000 größten Familienunternehmen Deutschlands [The 1000 largest family businesses in Germany].Google Scholar
  2. Die Deutsche Wirtschaft. (2016b). Mittelstand 10.000 [Medium-sized companies 10,000].Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Laura K. C. Seibold
    • 1
  • Maximilian Lantelme
    • 2
  • Hermut Kormann
    • 1
  1. 1.Zeppelin UniversityFriedrichshafenGermany
  2. 2.Accenture StrategyMunichGermany

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