RDW 2017 Free University of Bolzano, Italy

February 5, 2018

2017 IFERA Global Conference at Free University of Bolzano, Italy Balancing Tradition and Change: Theorizing on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Family firm Chairs: Nadine Kammerlander  ifb@WHU, WHU—Otto Beisheim School of Management, Germany Kurt Matzler  Free University of Bolzano, Italy Alfredo De Massis  Free University of Bolzano, Italy and Lancaster University, UK Reinhard Prügl  FIF, Zeppelin University, Germany Facilitator bios: Dries Faems is full professor of innovation and organization at the University of Groningen. He serves as Editor of JMS and on the Editorial Board of AMJ. His research expertise is in innovation, alliances, and IP rights. His research has been published amongst others in AMJ, JMS, ResPol, Organization Studies, and JPIM. More information: http://www.rug.nl/staff/d.l.m.faems/ Franz Kellermanns is chaired professor at UNC Charlotte and holds a position at the ifb@WHU, WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management in Germany. He serves as Editor of ETP and was former associate editor of FBR. His research has been published amongst others in Organization Science, JOM, JMS, JBV, and ETP. One of his research expertise is entrepreneurship in family firms. More information: http://belkcollege.uncc.edu/directory/franz-w-kellermanns Call for papers  IFERA Research Development Workshops (RDWs) are intended to provide an umbrella for gathering of scholars on a specific topic. RDWs are intended to complement IFERA’s Annual Conferences.  TOPICAL FOCUS Family firm innovation and entrepreneurial behavior over generations has attracted increasing scholarly attention over the last years, reflected in a growing number of journal articles and conference papers as well as special issues dedicated to this topic. Constant renewal of the firm, and thus (corporate) entrepreneurship and innovation, is crucial for long term success of any firm in any industry. While innovation and management literature has revealed a large number of important enablers of and barriers to innovation, many of those findings are not directly transferrable to family businesses. Indeed, prior research has shown that family firms consistently underinvest into R&D and that they experience particular challenges when, for instance, faced with discontinuous innovations. At the same time, researchers have shown that some family firms are extraordinary innovators and highly entrepreneurial actors, with important competitive advantages. Researchers have thus far applied a variety of theories such as behavioral agency model, attention based view, agency theory, and resource based view in order to explain variance in innovation and (corporate) entrepreneurship among family firms as well as differences between family and non-family firms. However, despite those advances, family firm innovation and entrepreneurship research is still in its infancy given that many aspects declared as important by innovation, entrepreneurship and management scholars have not been included into family firm research yet. Research questions like the following (and related ones) still need attention: – How do family dynamics influence innovation and entrepreneurial behavior of family firms? – How can family firms foster an efficient innovation/entrepreneurial process? – How do family firms deal with different types of innovation (product/service, process, business model, and management innovation)? – How does the stage of the family and/or firm life cycle affect innovation and entrepreneurship in family firms? – How can we “teach” innovation and (corporate) entrepreneurship to family firms? – What can non-family firms learn from the idiosyncratic behavior of family firms regarding […]

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RDW 2017 Taiwan

February 7, 2018

2017 IFERA Global Conference in Taiwan The International Family Enterprise Research Academy (IFERA), the National Sun Yat-Sen University (NSYSU), and the Taiwan Institute of Directors (TWIoD) cordially invite you to attend the 2017 IFERA Global Conference in Taiwan from November 14th to 17th, 2017. The purpose of the IFERA Global Conference in Taiwan is to advance the family business scholarship by encouraging (1) theory-driven studies to enhance the theoretical foundation of family business research (2) dialogues between family business scholars and researchers who are new to the study of family businesses (3) academic and practitioner participants to raise bold and interesting questions (4) research incorporating the social, cultural, economic, and institutional uniqueness of Asia-Pacific nations. (5) studies of family business pedagogies and teaching cases. The 2017 IFERA Global Conference in Taiwan is an intellectual forum for academic researchers and family business owners. This conference aims to bring together practitioners, scholars, and family business members to explore new ideas and to inform the developments of best practices. The theme of 2017 IFERA Global Conference in Taiwan is “Entrepreneurial Family Business: Its Strategy, Transition, and Management in Global Economy”we encourage scholars, educators, family business owners, and practitioners from diverse disciplinary traditions, theoretical perspectives, methodological approaches, and professional background to participate. Program Professional Development Workshop (Kaohsiung)November 14th, 2017 (Tuesday) Main Conference (Kaohsiung)November 15th, 2017 (Wednesday) Main Conference (Kaohsiung)November 16th, 2017 (Thursday) Family Business Day (Taipei)November 17th, 2017 (Friday) Organizers Taiwan Institute of Directors (TWIoD) and College of Management, National Sun Yat-Sen University hereby host IFERA Global Conference in 2017 and offer Taipei, capital city of Taiwan, and Kaohsiung, its second largest city, as the sites where we welcome people from Asia and around the world to come and celebrate family business research in all its forms, shapes, and sizes. We at Taiwan Institute of Directors, a committed membership of over 250 business leaders and academic scholars, feel that hosting the IFERA Global Conference is the opportunity of a lifetime.This conference will allow us to reach out to the world and connect. Journal In order for international conferences to be effective and have impact in academic and practical aspects, they have to work in conjunction with relevant journals and publications. The conference organizing committee has already discussed with several renowned journals and publications ways in which research works that arise from this conference can be published. For academic publications, we have established agreement with Journal of Family Business Strategy, Quarterly Journal of Management, Sun Yat-Sen Management Review, and Journal of Management (Taiwan). For practical contributions, we will cooperate with The Bod Review and Family Governance Review, both affiliated with Taiwan Institute of Directors. This conference will provide several publication opportunities for full-length papers, including Journal of Family Business Strategy (SSCI listed Journal), Quarterly Journal of Management(CSSCI listed Journal), Sun Yat-Sen Management Review (TSSCI listed Journal), and Journal of Management(TSSCI listed Journal).The conference organizing committee will continue to work hard to serve participants in the best way possible. Entrepreneurial Family Business: Strategy, Transition, and Management in a Global Economy The International Family Enterprise Research Academy (IFERA), National Sun Yat-sen University (NSYSU), and Taiwan Institute of Directors (TWIoD) cordially invite you to attend the 2017 IFERA Global […]

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