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Next Generation of Family Business Leaders (IEL-B-3+5-WPM-IEL)

Studiengang
  • Bachelorstudiengang Management & Recht
Kennzahl der Lehrveranstaltung
  • IEL-B-3+5-WPM-IEL
Niveau der Lehrveranstaltung laut Lehrplan
  • Bachelor
Studienjahr
  • Fall 2024
Semester in dem die Lehrveranstaltung angeboten wird
  • 5
Anzahl der zugewiesenen ECTS-Credits
  • 5.0
Name des/der Vortragenden
  • Ass. FH-Prof. Mag. Wieser Desiree, PhD
  • Mag. (FH) Sexl Florian, BA MSc MBA
  • FH-Prof. PD MMag. Dr. habil. Zehrer Anita
Lernergebnisse der Lehrveranstaltung
  • Derzeit nur in Englisch verfügbar
    Managing a family business is about specific problems and issues that family businesses are confronted with. The course will explore the three systems of a family business, the family system, the business system and the ownership system and their interactions – functional and dysfunctional. Participants will be introduced to the basic issues and concepts of family business, and guided through the structures and procedures for successful family enterprises.

    Thus, students will

    …develop an understanding of the characteristics of family businesses and their dynamics and special issues
    … appreciate the dynamic interaction of family, ownership and business systems
    …understand the challenges of family businesses including the most important challenge succession planning
    …learn about governance mechanisms in family businesses
    ... understand internationalization and growth strategies of family firms
    … learn coping mechanisms in case of uncertainty and risk in family firms
    ... learn about the innovation–tradition paradigm in family firms
Art der Veranstaltung
  • blended learning
Voraussetzungen laut Lehrplan
  • Derzeit nur in Englisch verfügbar
    none
empfohlene optionale Programmeinheiten
  • Derzeit nur in Englisch verfügbar
    none
Lehrinhalte
  • Derzeit nur in Englisch verfügbar
    1. Introduction to family business: definition, facts and figures, economic perspective, advantages and disadvantages, concepts, 3 circle model (the family system, the business system, the ownership system), cultural configurations, roles and role conflicts, underlying theories and concepts

    2. Ownership succession management: facts and figures, family types of ownership, types of succession, strategic planning, success factors of succession, the role of key non-family employees, managing transition, key challenges of succession process, nepotism, gender equality, generational challenges, success and failure

    3. Family business governance: definition, structures and agreements, family versus business strategy, family constitution, the role of advisory boards, family councils and family meetings

    4. Internationalization and growth of family firms: definition, growth strategies, internationalization theories (stage theory, Uppsala model, etc.), entry modes of internationalization

    5. Coping with uncertainty and risk: definition of uncertainty and risk, VUCA, Covid-19, global risk landscape, levels of resilience, theory of adaptive cycles, coping with stress, changing perspectives, challenges and outlook

    6. Innovation in family firms: definition, forms of innovation, antecedents, measurements, tradition versus innovation paradigm

    Apart from in-class activities we will visit family businesses in the Tirol from different industries and gain insights into their daily business. This allows students to have a one-on-one discussion on all topics covered with family firm entrepreneurs.
Lehr- und Lernformen
  • Derzeit nur in Englisch verfügbar
    The course comprisees an interactive mix of lectures, discussions, individual and group works as well as a one-day field trip to family businesses of different industries.
Prüfungsmethode
  • Course immanent examination
  • Project work
  • Participation (individual) 20%
    Individual active participation during classes

    Learning Outcome Diary (individual) 30%
    Reflection on each day of the course (synchronous and asynchronous sessions), learnings, key findings, 200 words per day

    Presentation (group) 50%
    PowerPoint Presentation on assigned topic (succession, employer image, values, risk management, digitalization), insights & findings from the field trip
Unterrichtssprache
  • English
Praktikum
  • none

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