RDW Advancing Gender Diversity

June 30, 2020

Submissions Deadline: September 30, 2020 Acceptance: October 10, 2020 Registrations Deadline: October 20, 2020 Contacts Helga Ravelli: helga.ravelli@unibs.it 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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Josip Kotlar: From Research To Publication

June 16, 2020

Professor Josip Kotlar about the importance of research positioning JULY 16, 2020 – 6.00PM CET REGISTER HERE: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_pXRrJeLVRQepO_SAPdKNyA Part of the 2020 IFERA Research Development Program.

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