Family Business Research Meets Practice in Latin America

July 24, 2020

Research in any field pursues the advancement of scientific knowledge. While rigorous scientific discovery is an achievement itself, many researchers also pursue to produce findings relevant to improve practice. Other researchers and practitioners also work for developing practical uses of existing research. These webinars aim to create and to develop a collaborative space where research and practice can meet to discuss and to develop rigorous and relevant knowledge for the advancement of family firms. This cycle of webinars will be conducted in Spanish language and expects to bring insightful exchange of knowledge and practice between family business researchers and practitioners with a special interest in Latin America. Every webinar has a distinct topic and different panellists and is organized by members of the IFERA Latam Committee.   The importance of narratives and storytelling in family businesses from Latin America. Family businesses are heterogeneous by definition especially because of the specific features of family influence. If we add to this component the structural heterogeneity of the region, we find a rich diversity in traditions, rites and culture that is reflected in its stories and narratives.  This webinar will feature IFERA Latam Committee members Allan Discua Cruz and Claudio G. Müller, exploring different techniques to collect, compile, teach and communicate the rich diversity of the family business in Latin America. Additionally, the webinar will have the participation of Javier Macías and Ernesto G. Niethardt, family business consultants who will share their experience on the topic as well. Narrativas, historias y casos en las empresas familiares de Latinoamérica. Las empresas familiares son heterogéneas por definición especialmente por los rasgos específicos de la influencia familiar. Si a esta componente le sumamos la heterogeneidad estructural de la región encontramos una diversidad rica en tradiciones, ritos y cultura que se refleja en sus historias y narrativas. Este webinar reunirá a miembros del comité de IFERA Latam, Allan Discua Cruz y Claudio G. Müller, quienes exploraremos distintas técnicas para recoger, compilar, enseñar y comunicar la rica diversidad de la empresa familiar en Latinoamérica. Además, el webinar contará con la participación de Javier Macías y Ernesto G. Niethardt, consultores de empresas familiares que también compartirán su experiencia sobre el tema.  Watch the webinar: SLIDES:   Oradores  Allan Discua Cruz Dr. Allan Discua Cruz es profesor titular del Departamento de Emprendimiento y Estrategia de la Escuela de Administración de la Universidad de Lancaster (LUMS). Es el actual director de la Maestría en Negocios Internacionales y Estrategia y codirector del programa de Emprendedores en Residencia en LUMS. También es miembro de una cuarta generación de una empresa familiar y miembro fundador del Center for Family Business en LUMS. Su carrera profesional la desarrolló en el sector público y privado. Su investigación se ha publicado en revistas como Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Business Ethics, Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, International Small Business Journal, Cross Cultural & Strategic Management, Journal of Family Business Strategy y Business History, así como en libros y recopilaciones de profesionales.  Claudio G. Müller Profesor en la Facultad de Negocios y Economía de la Universidad de Chile. Ha asesorado a muchas empresas en diferentes países de América […]

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Family Business Resilience in Times of Crisis

June 16, 2020

FAMILY BUSINESS RESILIENCE IN TIMES OF CRISIS: BRIDGING RESEARCH AND PRACTICE Family businesses have been acknowledged for their superior longevity rates demonstrating their resilience over generations, beyond family, business, economic and context-specific crises. This panel will explore the factors, dynamics and impacts of resilience in family businesses from a dual perspective. Our panelists are scholars and practitioners in the family business field with a management and psychology background. They will share their insights based on research and cases then engage in a conversation with the participants by extrapolating their learnings to the current and future crises. Each panelist will propose a recommended reading prior to the session to encourage timely and fruitful exchanges and inspire future research directions. Speakers: Fredda Herz Brown, PhD https://www.relative-solutions.com/partners-1 Prof. Dr. Ivan Lansberg https://www.lgassoc.com/ivan-lansberg-phd Prof. Dr. Tom Rüsen https://www.wifu.de/en/mitarbeiter/prof-dr-tom-a-rusen/ Prof. Dr. Salvo Tomaselli https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Salvatore_Tomaselli Moderated by: Rania Labaki Claudia Binz Astrachan SUGGESTED READINGS: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/10801193_Family_Resilience_A_Framework_for_Clinical_Practice https://hbr.org/2020/05/what-family-businesses-need-to-adapt-to-a-crisis https://hbr.org/2007/09/the-tests-of-a-prince https://www.wifu.de/en/bibliothek/j-d-neuhaus-hoists-and-cranes-engineered-for-extremes-over-seven-generations/ https://www.henokiens.com/userfiles/file/Case_study_Amarelli.pdf

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2 words with the Keynote: Sharon Alvarez

June 17, 2020

Our board member Kimberly Eddleston interviews our IFERA 2021 Keynote Speaker Sharon Alvarez.

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Jay Barney @ IFERA 2019

June 17, 2020

Professor Jay Barney, University of Utah, about Family Business Research

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Sharon Alvarez @ IFERA 2019

June 17, 2020

Sharon Alvarez, Thomas W. Olofson Chair in Entrepreneurial Studies at the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh.

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Jess Chua @ IFERA 2019

June 17, 2020

Jess Chua, Professor Emeritus of Finance and Family Business at the University of Calgary (Canada)

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