Organized entirely online, during the months of May and June 2024, the IFERA Summer School provides the opportunity to deepen the participants’ methodological skills with regards to selection and application of qualitative and quantitative methods in the context of family business research.
The IFERA Summer School is open to doctoral students currently enrolled in a doctoral program in business administration or a related subject of a recognized business school or university.
This doctoral course aims to provide an overview of selected major methods streams in family business research, provide a basis for choosing theoretical perspectives for a dissertation project and serves as a starting point for undertaking the process of data collection and analysis.
Upon the competition of the Summer School, 5 credits at doctoral education level will be recognized to the participants by Jönköping International Business School (accredited by AACSB and EQUIS).
Joseph Astrachan, Massimo Baù, Giovanna Campopiano, Francesco Chirico, Cristina Cruz, Alfredo De Massis, Josh Hsueh, Nadine Kammerlander, Josip Kotlar, Max Lude, Lucia Naldi, Torsten Pieper, Daniel Pittino, Markus Plate, Emanuela Rondi, Ryan Rumble, Matthias Waldkirch
Massimo Baù (Director & Examiner), Mara Brumana, Josh Hsueh, Sabrina Schell, Matthias Waldkirch, Valentina Re
Each Doctoral Student is accompanied in the process by a Tutor. Tutors can provide insight into their own career development and share tips and tricks. They can also can assist in getting best involved in the family business research community and identify opportunities.
Acceptance based on submitted research proposal
SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL AT: website coming soon
€ 450, including 1 year IFERA membership, access to the Summer School program and on-demand content.
€ 700 including 1 year IFERA membership, access to the Summer School program and on-demand content and the IFERA 2024 Conference ticket
Upon completion of the course, the students will be able to:
Five (5) academic credits (ECTS) will be assigned upon completion of the Summer School by Jönköping International Business School, Centre for Family Enterprise and Ownership. Full attendance is required to obtain the certificate. Students are required to come prepared (there will be a preparatory assignments), having read the course literature in advance. Each day, students will be engaged in lectures, workshops and presentation seminars; students are required to take an active approach to their own learning.
The Lecturers of the Summer School will facilitate interaction and dialogue during the course activities, but participants will also have to spend time on reading, writing and reflecting before and during the Summer School. There are written assignments and oral presentations during the course. All parts of the examination must be passed to achieve a grade in the course. The grades for the course are “pass” or “fail”.
Submissions for the Summer School should include:
A maximum number of 25 doctoral students will be accepted.
PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL AT: website coming soon
Slip into the role of a researcher entrepreneur and receive intellectual funding for your idea! A good research pitch works in many ways like an entrepreneurial idea: you spot an opportunity, orchestrate your resources, convince your target audience, and put your idea into practice. As the last part of the Summer School, all participants will therefore pitch their ideas in a Shark Tank. Like the reality TV show, each participant will pitch a research idea to a group of senior scholars. The Shark Tank will unfold in two rounds: in the first round, all participants of the Summer School will pitch their idea in three parallel sessions to a group of senior scholars. In each session, the senior scholars will choose the best pitch. The best three pitches will be held again in front of the whole group and the complete panel of senior scholars. The winner of the pitch will be the recipient of the First Shark Tank Award. Each Summer School participant has 4 minutes to pitch an idea. The pitch should include a hook, a short background and theoretical frame, the methodology behind the study, and findings. We invite both finalized, work-in-progress, as well as completely new ideas. Each participant needs to hand in a paragraph-long abstract of their idea. In opposite to the rest of the conference, the pitch will be done without Power Point slides. After each pitch, the participant will receive feedback from the Sharks, who will decide which pitch makes it to the finals.
If you want to get in touch with IFERA Students Ambassadors, and get a better idea of how this Summer School can contribute to your PhD journey, please contact Peter Trümmel (email@example.com) or María Rodríguez García (Maria2.Rodriguez@uv.es).