The chair of SME Research and Entrepreneurship and Institute for SME Research welcome Mr. Marc Kowalzick. He holds a Master of Science in Business Studies from University of Mannheim. Following Mr. Baris Istipliler, M.Sc., also Master of Science in Business Studies from University of Mannheim, Mr. Kowalzick is the second new doctoral student joining the family firm research division this year. Both new doctoral students gained experience from dedicating their Master theses to topics of the division and priorily serving the division as research assistants. Mr. Kowalzick will support the division’s research on algorithms scanning multi-level ownership structures.