EMF Institute – Institute for Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Family Businesses at the Berlin School of Economics

The EMF Institute provides a definite focus for research and teaching at the Berlin School of Economics in the areas of family businesses, small and medium-sized business, entrepreneurship, and corporate succession.


This focus specifically includes:

  1. Identifying the concrete teaching need and realising the appropriate methods and materials, first and foremost, for the programmes at the University
  2. Providing expertise acknowledged outside the University in these research fields in the long-term
  3. Utilizing a targeted concentration of network contacts and concrete company projects to expand the links and orientation to applied practice.

The Institute's main areas of research are:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • SMEs
  • Family businesses
  • Business start-ups
  • Corporate succession


Prof. Dr. Birgit Felden

Director of the Institute

Tel.: +49 (0)30 30877-1192

e-mail: bfelden(at)fhw-berlin.de



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