IFERA 2013 University of St. Gallen

IFERA 2013 St. Gallen

August 30, 2017

IFERA 2013 Conference at University of St. Gallen  In what ways do family, ownership and governance interact to create or destroy value in family firms?  The International Family Enterprise Research Academy (IFERA) and the University of St.Gallen invite you to participate in the 2013 IFERA Annual Conference (IFERA 2013). This global conference will take place in St.Gallen, Switzerland from July 2nd to 5th, 2013. The purpose of the conference is to advance family business scholarship by serving as a platform for sharing new ideas and insights to contribute to the growing body of knowledge in the broad area of family business. We are an inclusive, multi-disciplinary, and global conference welcoming submissions from diverse theoretical and methodological perspectives. Our pre-conference event, the IFERA Consortiums are initiatives aimed at developing research skills of doctoral students and research faculty. Our post -conference event, “IFERA Family Business Day” aims to engage business families and family business scholars in a synergistics conversation to promote an appreciation of research and enhance the relevance of academic research. Dear Colleagues, We are delighted to host IFERA 2013 Annual Conference at the Center for Family Business, University of St.Gallen. The picturesque city of St.Gallen is a UNESCO world heritage site, surrounded by the beautiful Lake Constance and the Alps. We welcome scholars in all disciplnes to engage in the conversation of family business research in charming city of St. Gallen.  The conference theme “Ownership, Governance and Value in Family Firms” is central to several family business scholars, while the topics of ownership and governance are addressed in multiple academic arenas in the business discipline.  We hope to seek new insights into the distinct relationships between ownership forms, governance structures and value creation in family businesses. The conference will be addressed by two outstanding scholars, Professor Ruth Aguilera, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and Professor Bob Hoskisson, Rice University, who will share their outlook on the conference theme. Pre-conference activities feature IFERA 2013 Faculty Development and Doctoral Consortiums.  The conference concludes with IFERA Family Business Day, a forum for interaction between business families and family business scholars. “IFERA Family Business Day” aims to engage business families and family business scholars in a synergistics conversation to promote an appreciation of research and enhance the relevance of academic research. Authors of the best papers, PhD and research proposals will be distinguished with special awards and will be invited to submit their papers to special journal issues. Participants will also have the opportunity to visit and learn about the beautiful city of St.Gallen, its UNESCO heritage site, and its beautiful surroundings. We cordially invite you to take part in IFERA 2013 annual conference and look forward to welcoming you in Switzerland! Best wishes, and see you soon! Thomas Zellweger and Wim Voordeckers IFERA 2013 Program Chairs  Thomas Zellweger, University of St.Gallen Wim Voordeckers, Hasselt University Philipp Sieger, University of St.Gallen Nadine Kammerlander, University of St.Gallen Sanjay Goel, University of Minnesota Duluth Ranjan Karri, University of Illinois Springfield Ramona Zachary, City University of New York “Ownership, Governance, and Value in Family Firms” The International Family Enterprise Research Academy (IFERA) and the University of St.Gallen invite you to participate […]

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