How to Turn a Ph.D. Research into a Book

February 4, 2021

An interview with Dr. Alan Amling and Journey Sixty6 founders Dave Goetz and Melissa Parks Some of the best ideas never see the light of day. Or they see only a few moments of the daylight in the form of academic journals. In this webinar, two writing experts, Dave Goetz and Melissa Parks, interview Dr. Alan Amling, whose Ph.D. work centered on topic of innovation and disruption in large incumbent corporations. Dr. Amling spent his career at UPS, an American multinational package delivery and supply chain management company. In this last role at UPS, he served as a leader for its venture capital group. In a few months, Dr. Amling’s book called “Organizational Velocity” will be released. Dr. Amling worked with Dave and Melissa to translate the more technical writing and research, derived from his Ph.D. dissertation, into a trade book format that appeals to a much wider audience. Attendees of the webinar will hear what Dr. Amling has discovered over the course of the past year of writing, including • How he narrowed his dissertation into an engaging thesis for a book; • How he identified his core audience for the book; • The keys to translating ideas from academic research into more popular language; • How to identify key stories from the research and craft them into supportive material for the book; and • How to expand the core ideas from the dissertation into takeaways for the reader. DATE: February 26, 2021 TIME: 4.00  PM (CET) Free Resource to identify your primary reader: “Who Is My Reader”: www.journeysixty6.com/IFERA Watch the video:

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Career and Cause: Relevant Family Business Research

January 7, 2021

This webinar will explore the nature of relevant research and discuss how it is the key to finding meaning in one’s career as well as how to leverage it into meeting career goals. Relevance has become a very important topic of late in academia, particularly in business schools. The accrediting bodies (AACSB, EFMD, EQUIS) are taking notice and beginning to require new and creative ways to demonstrate relevance. Even the keepers of the FT 150 are struggling with the topic as evidenced by their latest survey of academicians and business schools. This session will bridge the gap and hopefully allow you to discover the ways in which your research can be helpful to the wides audience possible with the deepest impact and a career booster at the same time. SPEAKER: Joseph Astrachan DATE: January 28, 2021 TIME: 5.00 -6.00 pm (CET)   WATCH THE WEBINAR:

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Recovering From the Covid-19 Pandemic: Organizational and Individual Determinants

December 7, 2020

Companies around the world have been shaken by the outbreak of Covid-19. Yet, there seems to be a wide heterogeneity in the response of firms to the pandemic. What shapes the ability of companies to overcome pandemics and other external shocks? Using archival and survey data from a variety of institutional contexts, I will discuss the role of governance and leadership at the firm level, as well as the role of individual traits related to entrepreneurs’ human capital and psychology. Empirical evidence suggests that family-controlled firms are better equipped than non-family firms to overcome a pandemic. Individual factors, too, play a significant role: optimistic beliefs, in parallel with risk tolerance and education, are positively associated with the ability to undertake corporate actions to face the pandemic. Collectively, these results provide novel evidence on the ability to ride out of catastrophic events. SPEAKER: Mario Daniele Amore, SDA Bocconi DATE: December 10, 2020 TIME: 6.00 – 7.00 PM, CET Watch the webinar:

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Beyond Convention: Rethinking Qualitative Research in Family Business

November 16, 2020

Qualitative research embraces a range of paradigmatic lenses, methods, means of inference and theorizing styles. Despite its promising diversity, Family Business (FB) scholarship has mainly followed the convention of inductive exploration. While conventions are important for legitimizing academic discourses, they are also meant to be problematized so as to help FB researchers capture changing phenomena and drive the field forward. The purpose of this seminar is to question the disciplinary convention and offer alternatives on qualitative research in FB scholarship. DATE: November 26, 2020 TIME: 4.00 PM (CET) Watch the webinar:    

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Latin America

July 8, 2020

This webinar is dedicated to the sharing and discussion of findings and best practices from the COVID 19 Survey with Latin America based Family Businesses and Researchers (in Spanish). DATE: July 23, 2020 TIME: 11.00  Buenos Aires Time REGISTRATIONS: https://www.iae.edu.ar/es/LaEscuela/Eventos/Paginas/PYMESEmpresasFamiliaresNavegandolaCrisis.aspx Event Chair: Pedro Vazquez & Isabel Botero (PVazquez@iae.edu.ar ) HAVE YOU MISSED THIS WEBINAR? Watch it now at: https://www.iae.edu.ar/es/LaEscuela/IAEHoy/Paginas/Empresas-Familiares-Navegando-la-Crisis.aspx  

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Agency, Altruism, and Governance in Family firms: Looking back and looking forward

September 16, 2020

2021 marks the 20th anniversary of publication of Agency and Altruism in Family Firms, an article that sparked ongoing theoretical interest, and substantial debate, about the governance of family firms. In this session, I will share some history and perspective about both that article, as well as the evolution of theory and research that that occurred over the past two decades since its publication. Directions for future research will also be addressed. Part of the 2020 IFERA Research Development Program. Date: September 24, 2020 Time: 6.00 PM CET WATCH IT NOW: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/play/OoR-aBJoLsTpslSSq3Y-8iJq_xQCjOY8AL1MEP2u5cIIZ2qMcNFW3jsmTvrTJhY-VFDH6yz4I6GsFfrl.nHV4CL-Pu-r8SKCy?continueMode=true

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Josip Kotlar: From Research To Publication

June 16, 2020

Professor Josip Kotlar about the importance of research positioning Part of the 2020 IFERA Research Development Program. Webinar slides here. Webinar password: kotlariferamembers

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A Conversation about Research Methods in FB

June 16, 2020

Massimo Bau, Jönköping International Business School (Sweden) & Emanuela Rondi, Free University of Bozen/Bolzano (Italy), about research methods in family business. Part of the 2020 IFERA Research Development Program. Video password: baurondiiferamembers

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How to Conduct a Literature Review

June 16, 2020

Professor Salvatore Sciascia, LIUC University (Italy), about how to conduct a literature review. Part of the 2020 IFERA Research Development Program. Webinar slides here. Video password: sciasciaiferamembers

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Theory Building in Family Business Research

June 16, 2020

Professor Thomas Zellweger, University of St Gallen (Switzerland), about theory building in family business research: some reflections based on the paper “Property Rights, Owner-Management, and Value Creation” forthcoming in Academy of Management Review. Guest speaker: Bill Schulze Part of the 2020 IFERA Research Development Program. Webinar slides here. Video password: zellwegeriferamembers

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