Professor Dr. Nadine Kammerlander
Institute of Family Business and Mittelstand
Chair for Family Business

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Professor Dr. Nadine Kammerlander has been a professor at WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management since 2015. Prior to that she was an assistant professor at the University of St. Gallen. Nadine Kammerlander holds a degree in physics (TU Munich) and a doctorate in business administration (Otto-Friedrich University Bamberg). For several years she worked for McKinsey & Company and advised international companies in the automotive and semiconductor industries on product development projects, mainly in the USA and Mexico.

In teaching and research, she focuses on innovation, employees and governance in family businesses and family offices. Her scientific contributions have been published in international journals (i.e. AMJ, AMR, JMS, JBV, ETP, JPIM, FBR, SBE) and have been awarded renowned research prizes. She is co-editor of the international journal "Family Business Review", member of several editorial review boards (i.e. JOM, ETP, SEJ and JPIM), and collaborates with family businesses and international researchers in a wide variety of projects. Additionally, she is part of the DFG network "Venturing Together".

Nadine Kammerlander is a member of the board of the Vereinigung der Aufsichtsräte in Deutschland e.V. (VARD) and member of the Innovation Advisory Committee of DESY. Furthermore, she is a member of the expert advisory board of the "Wirtschaftswoche Best of Mittelstand Consulting" competition and of the jury of the "Wirtschaftswoche Supermaster" competition. She is also a member of the commission for the revision of the Code of Conduct for Family Enterprises and of the research group for the revision of the sustainability strategy of Rheinland-Pfalz