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. NEXT ON: DATE: October 26, 2020 TIME: 11.00  Buenos Aires Time REGISTRATIONS: Speakers: Maria Piedad Lopez Fernandez & Pedro Vazquez DATE: December 14, 2020 TIME: 11.00  Buenos Aires Time REGISTRATIONS: Speakers: Claudio Muller, Allan Discua Cruz   PAST WEBINARS Family firm’s longevity and family member’s behavior in theory and practice. DATE: August 28, 2020 TIME: 11.00-12.00  Buenos Aires Time LANGUAGE: Spanish SPEAKERS: Renata Bernardon, Ricardo Aparicio Castillo, Guillermo Salazar, Mariana Martinez Family businesses play an important role in the global economy and are particularly renowned for their longevity. Understanding what factors can contribute or interfere to long term sustainability and how family dynamics and influence are good or bad allies for firm’s continuity, has important consequences for theory and practice. This panel will feature IFERA Latam Committee members Renata Bernardón and Ricardo Castillo presenting academic research about how family members’ behavior helps family firms to achieve longevity. Moreover, the conversation will continue with Guillermo Salazar and Mariana Martínez, family business consultants, sharing their experience on the topic with a focus on best practices in family firms.   Longevidad de la empresa familiar y comportamiento de los miembros de la familia en la teoria y en la práctica.  Este webinar traerá Renata Bernardon y Ricardo Castillo, miembros del Comité de IFERA Latam. Ellos presentaran la investigación que trata del tema de cómo el comportamiento de los familiares ayuda a las empresas familiares a alcanzar la longevidad y la participación de Guillermo Salazar y Mariana Martínez, consultores de empresas familiares, compartiendo su experiencia sobre el tema y las mejores prácticas realizadas por las empresas familiares. La empresa familiar representa un papel importante para las economías de todo el mundo y comprender por qué algunas de ellas alcanzan la longevidad es importante no solo para la investigación, sino para la práctica. Diferente factores interfieren en una empresa para sobrevivir en el tiempo y además, los elementos de la dinámica y influencia familiar ¿son fuentes positivas o negativas para ayudar a lograr la continuidad y longevidad? WATCH THE WEBINAR:   SLIDES:     ORADORES: Renata Bernardon Licenciada en Administración de Empresas por la PUCRS (2001), Maestría en Negocios y Administración también por la PUCRS (2004), MBA em Emprendimiento y Empresa Familiar por la EAE, Barcelona, España (2007) y Doctorado en Administración por la Unisinos, con período de estudios en EDHEC (Francia) (2018) como investigadora invitada. Tiene experiencia en […]

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RDW Advancing Gender Diversity

June 30, 2020

Submissions Deadline: September 30, 2020 Acceptance: October 10, 2020 Registrations Deadline: October 20, 2020 Contacts Helga Ravelli: Event Coordinator: Helga Ravelli, University of Brescia Event Chairs: Advancing Gender Diversity Research in Family Business. A Journey across Disciplines – Call for papers – Although gender diversity allows businesses to reduce conflict and improve performance, women still lag behind men in key strategic decision making positions. Families are in a unique position to promote greater gender equality in their businesses, thanks to early involvement of future business leaders, strong focus on values, and influence on governance structures – which can encourage a change in priorities and mindset. This workshop will provide in-depth discussion of original research papers, including work-in-progress, focusing on different theoretical and empirical approaches to gender diversity and women’s involvement in family businesses. We welcome multi-disciplinary perspectives to further develop this research area. As well as a Keynote Speech, the RDW will include an “Academics Meet Practitioners” panel with experts on the topic from entrepreneurship, corporate governance, sociology and law, as well as from practice (e.g. family business owners and representatives from industrial associations) to inspire our conversation (details will follow). November 5 2.30 – Welcome 2.45 – Keynote speech: David Audretsch 3.30 – Paper Presentations 6.00 – Break 6.30 – Social event November 6 2.30 – Welcome 2.45 – Keynote speech: Rania Labaki 3.30 – Paper Presentations 6.00 – Closing remarks David Audretsch, Indiana University, USA “Family Business and Democracy”​ David Audretsch is a Distinguished Professor and Ameritech Chair of Economic Development at Indiana University, where he is also serves as Director of the Institute for Development Strategies. He also is an Honorary Professor of Industrial Economics and Entrepreneurship at the WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management in Germany. Audretsch’s research has focused on the links between entrepreneurship, government policy, innovation, economic development and global competitiveness. He is co-author of The SevenSecrets of Germany, published by Oxford University Press. He is co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of Small Business Economics: An Entrepreneurship Journal. He was awarded the Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research by the Swedish Foundation for Entrepreneurship. He has received honorary doctorate degrees from the University of Augsburg, Jonköping University and the University of Siegen. Audretsch also was awarded the Schumpeter Prize from the University of Wuppertal. Audretsch serves as a member of the Advisory Board to a number of research and policy institutes, including the Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum in Stockholm, the Jackstädt Centre for Entrepreneurship in Wuppertal, Germany, and the American Center for Entrepreneurship in Washington, D.C Rania Labaki, EDHEC Business School, France “From shadow to spotlight : Towards an emotions perspective on gender in family business” Rania Labaki, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Management at the EDHEC Business School and Director of the EDHEC Family Business Centre (France). Her recent research and teaching interests revolve around the interplay between family dynamics and family business behavior, in relation with entrepreneurial, financial, social, and succession decisions. Rania has been actively involved in several international organizations dedicated to family business. Among her current appointments, she is Board Member of The International Family Enterprise Research Academy (IFERA), Family Business Scholar of the […]

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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 Registrations:  

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