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Munich, 2019-02-06

The consequences of public country-by-country reporting for family businesses

Family businesses and their shareholders are subject to increasingly stronger social control through the continuously growing number of disclosure requirements. At the same time, many of these regulations infringe unjustifiably upon the data protection rights of family business owners. This is one key result of the first extensive study on the topic commissioned by the Foundation for Family Businesses.


Munich, 2019-01-08

Germany’s attractiveness as a location has fallen behind

The main reasons for Germany’s slide from twelfth to sixteenth place is a significant loss of tax competitiveness. This is one of the results of the the Country Index for Family Businesses, which evaluates Germany’s attractiveness as a location. The current rankings are led by Switzerland, followed by the United Kingdom and the United States. France, Spain and Italy are at the bottom of the rankings – all of them unchanged from the comparative calculation for the Country Index 2016.


Munich, 2019-01-08

The economic significance of family businesses

For more than a decade now, the Foundation for Family Businesses has regularly commissioned the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) and the Institute for SME research and entrepreneurship in Mannheim (ifm) to conduct studies on the economic importance of German family businesses. Our short explanation video summarises the key statistics.


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