Dr Claudia Binz Astrachan, University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HSLU)
Dr Claudia Binz Astrachan is a researcher and lecturer at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HSLU) in Switzerland and a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Witten/Herdecke in Germany.
In her role as the head of the Family & Business program, she has been working closely with Swiss family businesses for the last decade. In addition to her role at HSLU, she acts as the head of the governance practice at Keyt Consulting, a US-based family business consulting company. She is a board member of the International Family Enterprise Research Academy (IFERA), and a former chair of the Special Interest Group ‘Family Business Research’ at the European Academy of Management (EURAM).
Her scientific contributions have been published in several peer-reviewed journals, and she has (co-) authored various practice-oriented articles and research reports for the family business community (i.e., on business family professionalization, family business branding, longevity, shared leadership).