EQUA Foundation Endows New TUM Chair with 3.8 Million Euros
TUM president Hofmann said: “We’re delighted that, with the funding from the EQUA Foundation, we can contribute to the sustainable development of family enterprises with their specific working culture as an important pillar of the German economy. Especially in the wake of the coronavirus, renewed efforts are needed in this area.” Prof. Hofmann added that the professorship will be located in Munich, where it will forge interdisciplinary ties. There are also wide-ranging opportunities to cooperate with researchers at TUM Campus Heilbronn, where TUM conducts research and teaching on the digital transformation of family enterprises. “A number of interesting research questions for the new chair will also arise at the interface with our many start-up founders.” said President Hofmann. “After all, it is today’s innovative start-ups that give rise to the culturally aware family enterprises of tomorrow.”
The EQUA Foundation – Responsibility for Family Enterprises – supports research on family enterprises in all relevant scientific disciplines. It makes the results available to entrepreneurial families in a form suitable for real-world applications to help them fulfil their economic mission.
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