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Paper Development Workshop

The Paper Development Workshop (PDW) is a unique opportunity to engage in an in-depth discussion with the Editors of highly ranked journals, and to receive detailed feedback about your manuscript aimed at advancing your work toward journal submission.

Submission for the PDW are finished products - original completed research manuscripts that are almost ready for journal submission. The PDW is open to all types of manuscript (e.g., conceptual, empirical) and to any family business topic.

PDW submissions will be assessed according to a double-blind process with at least two reviewers, and will be finally selected and allocated to Editors by the Program Committee.

Submissions selected for inclusion in the workshop will be those judged to make potentially significant and novel theoretical contributions to family business and management research, and have the highest potential for publication in highly-ranked journals.

Every author submitting a full manuscript to the IFERA 2021 Conference (Deadline Feb 1, 2021) can candidate, directly from the submission system, for the Paper Development Workshop. Based on the double-blind peer-reviewers’ comments, to the authors of the best 8 articles will be offered the opportunity to present and discuss their studies with editors of top tier journals in ad hoc meetings.


Session Overview


Authors with manuscripts ready to be submitted to a journal


Individual feedbacks from journal editors


Acceptance based on double-blind peer-reviewers’ comments. 8 places available.


Included in the Annual Conference ticket but requires authors to candidate when submitting their full papers to the conference.


February 1, 2021 .

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