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EQUA Foundation

Research project "Religious imprints and values of entrepreneurial families" - funded by the EQUA Foundation in Munich

The Institute of Controlling & Consulting has been dealing with interdisciplinary research topics for many years. While family business research has been a long-standing research focus of the Institute, in recent years the interfaces between management and religion have developed into a separate research area "Management and Religion". It was therefore obvious to combine these two research areas and develop a research project on the topic of "Religious imprints and values of entrepreneurial families". This project is carried out in cooperation with the EQUA Foundation in Munich, which promotes research on the topic of family businesses in order to make this knowledge available to entrepreneurial families in a practical way.

Literature research, analyses of documents, the internet and media presence of the companies as well as of institutions and networks form the starting point of the project. In addition, interviews should show how certain religious or secularised beliefs and imprints influence the management of the company, its purposes and goals as well as its identity and values. It is also to be questioned how certain beliefs and imprints can be implemented in practical business life and to what extent differences between Christian, Islamic and secularised beliefs can be recognised externally. The results will be presented together with the EQUA Foundation at various conferences and published in scientific and practice-oriented publications.