Governance in Family Firms The interplay of the family business, the family as well as its private wealth management via family offices necessitates synchronized and carefully developed governance mechanisms. Within this field of research, we particularly investigate the governance challenges that arise at the intersection between the family, the family business and the family office, but also governance challenges emerging within the single systems. Selected Publications Gaska, Michael; Zellweger, Thomas: Agency Costs in Family Offices: A fresh look at a secretive organization. St. Gallen: Center for Family Business der Universität St. Gallen, 2015. Zellweger, Thomas ; Kammerlander, Nadine: Family, Wealth, and Governance - an Agency Account. In: Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice (2015), Nr. in press, S. 1-34. Zellweger, Thomas ; Kammerlander, Nadine: Family Business Groups in Deutschland : Generationenübergreifendes Unternehmertum in grossen deutschen Unternehmerdynastien. St. Gallen : Center for Family Business der Universität St. Gallen, 2014. You can also visit the website of the Global Family Business Index, which shows the relevance and economic power of family firms using the example of the world’s 500 largest family businesses.