IFERA 2016 Conference at Bogota, Columbia

The Conference invites papers that speak directly to the selected conference theme of “Narratives in Family Business”.

In addition, we invite papers on all aspects of family business research, including but not limited to succession, leadership and governance, entrepreneurship, strategy, family relationships, emotions, family psychology and sociology, economics, finance, and accounting, as well as issues that lie at the intersection of these and other interrelated disciplines. All theoretical and methodological approaches are welcome as we advance the field in a truly multi-disciplinary, creative, rigorous, reflexive, and critical fashion.

Program

IFERA2016 program starts off with an enriching pre-conference program for doctoral students, junior faculty as well as those interested in attending a professional development workshop. This is followed by a two day academic program feauturing paper presentations, discussion sessions and poster sessions. The last day of the conference invites academics to interact with family businesses in the IFERA2016 Family Business Day. This is the chance for academics to learn new insights from the field and also bounce off their concepual ideas in engaging conversations with family business leaders and members.

Detailed program - please click here.

Keynote Speakers

Ellie Hamilton - Professor, Lancaster University

Miguel Ángel Gallo - Professor Emeritus, IESE Business School

Program Schedule

IFERA2016 program starts off with an enriching pre-conference program for doctoral students, junior faculty as well as those interested in attending a professional development workshop. This is followed by a two day academic program featuring paper presentations, discussion sessions and poster sessions. The last day of the conference invites academics to interact with family businesses in the IFERA2016 Family Business Day. This is the chance for academics to learn new insights from the field and also bounce off their conceptual ideas in engaging conversations with family business leaders and members.

Detailed Conference Program (Please click here)

Program in pdf format

Location: INALDE, Business School, La Sabana University, Autopista Norte Km 7 costado occidental, Chia, Colombia.

Date

Event

Sunday, June 26th 2016

IFERA 2016 Pre-conference

Monday, June 27th 2016

IFERA 2016 Doctoral Consortiums & Faculty Development Consortiums

IFERA 2016 Professional Development Workshop (PDW)

Tuesday, June 28th 2016

IFERA 2016 Annual Conference - Main Conference sessions

Wednesday, June 29th 2016

IFERA 2016 Annual Conference - Main Conference sessions

Family Business Track

Thursday, June 30th 2016

Family Business Day

Date

Time

Event

Location

Details

Sunday, June 26th 2016

6 PM

Informal pre-conference dinner

Usaquen- Hacienda Santa Bárbara

optional / extra fee

Monday, June 27th 2016

6PM

Welcome Reception

Usaquen

included / no extra fee

Fingerfood and Drinks

Tuesday, June 28th 2016

7PM

Social Dinner

Andrés Carne de Res

Included

Dinner and Drinks

Wednesday, June 29th 2016

7:30PM

Gala Dinner

INALDE Business School
Universidad de La Sabana

included / no extra fee

Dinner and Drinks

Thursday, June 30th 2016

5:30PM

Cocktail Reception

INALDE, Business School

included / no extra fee

Fingerfood and Drinks

Conference Awards

AWARD

AMOUNT (in Euros)

Sponsored By

Ph.D. Research Proposal 2000 IFERA
Best conference Paper 2000 IFERA
Best paper on conference theme 1500 IFERA
Best paper-contribution to pract ice 2000 IFERA
Best paper by a first time presenter 1000 IFERA
Best reviewer (Conference Registration fee) 350 IFERA
Best family systems constructs research paper 2000 ROLESKI
Best Emerging Scholar 2000 IFERA
Best published paper from an IFERA event 3000 IFREA

Social Programs

Informal pre-conference dinner – 26th June 2015

Time: 6pm

Location: Usaquen-Hacienda Santa Bárbara

Social Dinner

28th June 2015
Location: Andrés Carne de Res 

Gala Dinner

29th June 2015
Location: INALDE Business School - Universidad de La Sabana

Location

Climate

The average temperature in the savanna is 14 °C (57.2 ºF), ranging between 9-22 ºC (48.2-71.6 ºF). Dry and rainy seasons follow one another throughout the year.

The driest months are December, January, February, and March; the rainiest ones are April, May, September, October, and November. June and July are usually dry. August is sunny, with strong winds.

Transportation

Bogotá has two air terminals: El Dorado International Airport, for domestic and international traffic (supported by two passenger and two cargo terminals), and Guaymaral Private Airport, handling only small airplanes.

In terms of public transportation, Bogotá has the TransMilenio system: a network of articulated buses with tens of stations arranged in six major routes. At their terminal stations or “portals," hundreds of feeder buses arrive from areas away from the main roads.

Similarly, several thousands of buses, short buses, and taxis complete the supply of public transportation in commercial areas and downtown, as well as in the outskirts of the city.

Most buses and inter-municipal taxis depart from Bogotá’s Transport Terminal, which is strategically located to the center-west of the city.

“Eldorado” International Airport

Passengers enter the city through El Dorado International Airport, where 65% of the country’s flight operations are concentrated. Boardings, connections, arrivals, departures, and all the proceedings related to entering and leaving the country are carried out in this place.

Counters for domestic and international flights are located on the first floor. There are also counters for purchasing ticket, making reservations, checking in, and going through immigration and customs. On the second floor, there are the information desks, departures and arrivals displays, lounges, travel agencies, drug stores, restaurants and cafeterias, bookstores and crafts shops. There is also a Telecom office, offering national and international calls, Internet and fax services. You can find pay phones, ATM's, and several Duty-Free Shops, in which you can purchase a wide range of products free of taxes.

Visitors can find hotel reservation and touristic information points in the area of domestic and international flight arrivals; they can also find taxi companies to which the passenger can request a ticket with a fixed price for the ride.

Telephone number: 425 10 00

Taxi service

In Bogotá, you can find tourism, city, inter-municipal, and interstate taxis. The rates within the city are very economic and the service is of good quality. The taxi service can also be rented by the hour. It is recommended to take the taxis at the hotels or to call for the service. Therefore, we strongly discourage taking taxis on the street, especially at night.

Inside the taxi, in a visible spot for the passenger, there must be an identification of the vehicle and the driver, as well as a list showing the rates according to the taximeter units and the corresponding Colombian pesos ($) equivalence. Trips from and to the airport, at night, on holidays, and those requested by phone are charged with an extra rate. Trips outside the urban area have a legal extra charge.

Car rentals

Several car rental agencies can be found on the city’s phone book. In order to have access to this service, it is necessary to have international driver's license, passport, and a credit card.

Cycle Routes and Cycleways

Sundays and holidays between 7:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., 121 kilometers of the main streets and avenues in Bogotá become CICLOVÍAS (cycle ways), paths exclusively intended for cyclists, skaters, joggers, or just pedestrians. This program is a reference point in South America. The “Ciclovía” has become the most important leisure and sports activity for Bogotá residents, gathering between two and three million citizens on Sundays and holidays.

For further information go to www.idrd.gov.co

Currency

The official currency of Colombia is the peso ($).The exchange of foreign currency should be made exclusively in hotels, banks and official currency exchange places, never on the street.

Exchange Rate

The exchange rate fluctuates according to the U.S. dollar. You can find currency exchange in many parts of the city, in Downtown on Avenida Jimenez, near the Plazoleta del Rosario, at the Centro Internacional, in most of the shopping centers, on Carrera 15 between 90th and 95th streets,

Where it is possible to buy or sell foreign currency, traveler's checks and send money or receive money transfers. 
Payment is made on the basis of the official daily rate, after discounting commissions and services, which vary between 2 and 3%.

When leaving the hotel, you should take enough cash in Colombian currency to spend during the day. The currency denomination is: Coins $50, $100, $200 and $500. Bills $1,000; $2,000; $5,000; $10,000; $20,000 and $50,000.

Location-How to get to Bogotá

Bogotá is located on the majestic Cundinamarca-Boyacá plateau in the Eastern mountain range of Los Andes, at 2,640 m.a.s.l., almost at the center of the country. You can get to the capital city by airplane, arriving to El Dorado International Airport. By land, it is possible to arrive to Bogotá taking Autopista Norte, the road to La Calera, Autopista Sur, Autopista Medellín-Bogotá, and the road to Villavicencio. 

DURING YOUR STAY, KEEP IN MIND THE FOLLOWING RECOMMENDATIONS 

In Bogotá, as in any other city in the world, it is advisable to take certain precautions:

•    First International Meeting on Tourism Security: competitive and sustainable destinations

Document on tourism security in Bogotá

•    First International Meeting on Tourism Security: competitive and sustainable destinations

Bogota, Colombia deemed safe from Zika virus

Because Zika virus is primarily spread by mosquitoes, CDC recommends that travelers to Colombia protect themselves from mosquito bites. The mosquitoes that spread Zika usually do not live at elevations above 6,500 feet (2,000 meters) because of environmental conditions. Travelers whose itineraries are limited to areas above this elevation are at minimal risk of getting Zika from a mosquito.

Please visit this link for complete information/details

http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/alert/zika-virus-colombia

What is the risk of getting Zika at high elevations?

The mosquitoes that spread Zika usually do not live at elevations above 6,500 feet (2,000 meters). Travelers who plan to be only in areas above this elevation are at a very low risk of getting Zika from a mosquito. Travelers are still at risk of sexual transmission of Zika from a male partner who has been in areas with local transmission.

Please visit this link for complete information/details

http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/q-a-zika-risk-high-elevations

Program Schedule

Family Business Day

An innovative international congress aimed at family businesses.
29th -30th June 2016

For the first time take place in the Americas the largest event aimed at family businesses. INALDE Business School, University of La Sabana, is the host chosen to be the main promotor of development and professionalization of the family business in the region. Family Business Day 2016 Bogota is a unique opportunity to interact with family business entrepreneurs and scholars from all over the world. World-class family business entrepreneurs will share their experiences on various aspects of leading and managing a family firm. Their insights will be complemented with reflections from renowned scholars from the field.

In 2016, IFERA Family Business Day will expand to a two-day event. Every attendee will have the facility to design their own program. You can choose the teacher and the subject of your interest, with experts on topics such as family, ownership and business strategy, also succession and entrepreneurship.

14 of the most influential scholars in the area will participate with nationalities from Spain, United States, Argentina, Mexico, Colombia, France, and Italy. During FBD, translation services from Spanish to English will be offered for the main conferences and the English Track.

Themes

  • Evolution and development of family businesses
  • Management of intergenerational relationships
  • Models for multigenerational companies
  • Best practices of family businesses
  • Entrepreneurship in family businesses
  • Family dynamics
  • Corporate social responsibility in the family firm
  • Succession in family businesses
  • Communication in the family business
  • Psychological Ownership in the family business
  • The role of women in the family business
  • Management of ownership in the family firm
  • Valuation of family businesses
  • The role of the family council

Please click here to download the digital brochure

Committee

Academic Program Chairs:

Alexandra Dawson - Concordia University

Tensie Steijvers - Hasselt University

Prof. Gonzalo Gómez-Betancourt - Head of INALDE Family Business Center

Conference Host Committee:

María Piedad López-Vergara - Assistant Professor at INALDE Family Business Center, La Sabana Universit

José Betancourt - Researcher in Family Business, Legacy & Management Consulting Group SAS

Sanjay Goel - University of Minnesota Duluth (USA)

Gonzalo Gomez Betancourt - Universidad de La Sabana (Colombia) 

Ranjan Karri - University of Illinois Springfield (USA)

Donella Caspersz - UWA Business School (Australia)

Ramona Zachary - City University of New York (USA)

Claudia Binz Astrachan

Britta Boyd - University of Southern Denmark

Cláudio Antonio Pinheiro Machado Filho - School of Business, Economics and Accountancy, University of São Paulo (FEA/ USP).

Professor Ricardo Aparicio - IPADE Business School, México