IFERA 2018 Zwolle

July 12, 2018

IFERA 2018 Conference, Zwolle, The Netherlands “Coping with Disruptions: Family Firm Continuity and Sustainability in Times of Rapid Change” Radical technological changes in family firms’ business environment, as well as major social, economic and political changes throughout the world, demand more flexibility and adaptability from family firms. At the same time, the family system itself is altering significantly. Families become smaller, have fewer children and will include more elderly persons, potentially endangering the continuity of the family firm. It is thus increasingly important for family firms to develop strategies and structures needed to address radical change, both internally and externally. The International Family Enterprise Research Academy, IFERA, invites papers that add knowledge to the selected conference theme “Coping with Disruptions: Family Firm Continuity and Sustainability in Times of Rapid Change”. In addition, we invite papers on all aspects of family business research, including but not limited to succession, leadership, governance, entrepreneurship, innovation, strategy, marketing, organizational behavior, sociology, family psychology, history, economics, finance and accounting, as well as topics that lie at the intersection of these and other interrelated disciplines. All theoretical and methodological approaches are welcome. As “engaged scholarship” is highly valued in the conference host organization, researchers are encouraged to reflect, next to the theoretical contribution, on the practical implications of their studies. Keynote Speakers: Joe Astrachan, Formerly Kennesaw University, USA Kimberly Elsbach, University of California Davis, USA Tim Mescon, AACSB International Josip Kotlar, Lancaster University, UK Pictures of the event are available on the IFERA Official Facebook page Conference Co-Chairs: Anita Van Gils, Ilse Matser    Consortia Chair: Claudia Binz Astrachan Research and publications Director: Josip Kotlar Event Coordinators: Valentina Re, Karin Rozendal Conference Venue: Windesheim University of Applied Sciences, Zwolle, The Netherlands Event dates: 3rd – 6th July 2018 Conference Program Overview (pdf) Consortiums Program Overview (pdf) Conference proceedings (members access only) IFERA 2018 will assign several awards that, based on peer-review, will recognize excellence, quality and impact of papers and proposals submitted to the conference. Awards will include the Best Conference Paper, a Best Paper on Conference Theme, the Best Paper-Contribution to Practice, the Best Reviewer(s) and the best PhD Thesis Proposal.​ The “Province of Overijssel” Best conference paper award: €2,500 Award jury: Lloyd Steier (chair), Torsten Pieper and Kimberly Eddleston Winner: Risk-taking and Financial Distress in Family Business – Francesco Chirico, Massimo Baù, Luis R. Gómez-Mejia and Geoffrey Martin Other nominated papers: Family Firm Longevity and Succession Processes: A Theory of Business Family Learning – Ann Sophie Katharina Löhde, Andrea Calabrò and Mariateresa Torchia Commitment is not enough: Goal alignment as the key to performance in family firms – Sabrina Schell, Julia K. De Groote, Laura Stanley and Joseph T. Cooper Unpacking resource exchange in internal corporate venturing: Decision framing, risk and consequences for venture autonomy – Mara Brumana, Tommaso Minola, Matthias Waldkirch and Mattias Nordqvist The IFERA Best paper on conference theme award: €1,000 Award jury: Sabine Rau (chair), Britta Boyd and Mattias Nordqvist Winner: Family Firm Disrupters: Exploring the Relationships between Family Cohesion, Family Disruptive Capacity, and Company Disruptive Capacity – Joseph Astrachan, Claudia Binz Astrachan and Josip Kotlar Other nominated papers : […]

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