THE GEARS OF LEGACIES
Next-generations Driving Family Business Renewal and Endurance
Generational dynamics are a central and defining feature of family businesses. Different generations hold distinct perceptions and understandings of the reality, carry unique knowledge and competencies, have distinct goals, and play a key role as active agents in organizations facing change and transformation processes. Generational differences and cooperation between generations shape profoundly the family firms’ ability and willingness to drive strategic and organizational renewal processes, and they contribute uniquely to their ability to survive and thrive in fast-changing social, technological, competitive and institutional contexts.
Tackling these issues requires a deep understanding of the inter-generational dynamics characterizing family firms, a topic that has received surprisingly too little research attention so far in the family business literature. On the one hand, we need more knowledge on the role of incoming generations in developing regenerative capacities necessary to be innovative, international and entrepreneurial, to secure and also enlarge economic and non-economic wealth for future generations. On the other hand, we also need to understand more thoroughly how incoming generations relate to the incumbent or senior one, as the latter must supply critical know how and expertise, mentoring the young and preserving the foundational values, identities and idiosyncrasies of the family business. As several scholars have highlighted the importance of successful intergenerational processes for effectively facing address new and global challenges, expanding knowledge about the different perspectives, feelings, ambitions, fears, capabilities and contributions of different generations in family businesses, and more broadly the role of different generations in renewal processes is an important priority for family business research and practice.
In 2020, our research exploration into generational issues in family businesses was paused by a global pandemic crisis that prevented us from meeting and discussing our work and ideas on this important topic. Therefore, we are excited to re-launch a new call for papers that focuses on generations in family business research, encouraging submissions of papers that contribute to the presented conference theme “THE GEARS OF LEGACIES: Next-generations Driving Family Business Renewal and Endurance”, including (but not limited to) the following examples of research questions:
In addition to the conference theme, IFERA more broadly welcomes submissions on all topics that are relevant to family business theory and practice, that help bridge gaps or apparent contradictions in family business research, and advance our collective understanding of family firms, their behaviors and results. We therefore invite papers on all aspects of family business research, including but not limited to succession, leadership, governance, entrepreneurship, innovation, strategy, marketing, organizational behavior, sociology, family psychology, history, economics, finance and accounting, as well as topics that lie at the intersection of these and other interrelated disciplines are welcome. Some pressing questions include, for example: (1) How to preserve identity and family values at the same time when family firms need to renew themselves, innovate and regenerate their capabilities;(2) How to preserve attachment to local communities while adopting a global mindset and reaching an international scope; (3) How to reconcile short-term competitiveness and long-term survival.
We welcome and encourage submissions using diverse theoretical perspectives, different and new methodological approaches, and different units of analysis (as the individuals, the family, the firm, etc.).
IFERA 2022 welcomes a varied and wide range of submissions to create a vibrant conference environment among family business scholars. Submission types include:
Submit before March 14, 2022.
After experiencing one of the richest programs in the history of IFERA in 2021, we concluded that sessions that do not relate with paper presentations are equally important and beneficial to the delegate’s experience.
We also realized that this is a great opportunity for our community to actively contribute to the conference program and bring fresh perspectives and people to the floor.
So, we would like to invite all of you to challenge yourself and finally bring to life that idea currently sitting in the back of your head.
As much as we love building our scientific program, we really think that you can be more innovative and improve the IFERA experience even more.
WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
We are looking for sessions in the form of panels, workshops, debates, interviews, invited speakers, experiments and any other innovative format you can think of.
The session should be relevant to our audience and should be:
HOW CAN YOU PARTICIPATE?
Please send a proposal to email@example.com by March 14 that includes the following points:
The proposal must be sent as a word file.
This proposal is referred to a one-hour session at the IFERA 2022 Annual Conference in Santander, Spain.
Slots dedicated to special sessions will be on June 22, 23 and 24 and will be allocated in any of these 3 dates by the Program Committee.
The author/s of the proposal, if selected, will be the session chair/s.
As a chair you will be responsible for the overall organization and coordination of the session, and you will provide the IFERA Office with all relevant info in a timely manner.
All speakers are welcome to contribute to their session and attend all other academic sessions on the same day at no charge. However, we would kindly ask them to register if they have a paper to present at the conference or they wish to participate in the full program and the social events.
May you need any further information about the process, please write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good luck with your proposal!
Go to the submission website at : https://ifera2022.exordo.com/
Once you have accessed the website click on “New Submission” from the Submissions section.
The conference is organized around multiple tracks. Please read carefully the general and track-specific guidelines, and make sure you are making the correct choice for your submission. Once you make your selection you will be guided by the system to input all the relevant information for your selected track.
Email all inquiries about online process to the Program Committee at email@example.com
IFERA 2020 welcomes a varied and wide range of submissions to create a vibrant conference environment among family business scholars. The program will be organized in two main parts: the Academic Program and the Research Development Program. These include the following submission types:
The Program Committee reserves the right to change the original submission type at its discretion, based on reviewers feedback and conference program constraints. In such a case, the Program Committee will contact the authors and offer the alternative presentation format.
Description of each type:
Full Paper (FP) is a submission of a finished product – an original completed research manuscript that is ready for peer review. FP submissions will be assessed according to a double-blind process with at least two reviewers. FPs are eligible for Best Conference Paper Awards.
Length: Maximum 35 pages including references, tables and figures.
Work in Progress (WIP) is a submission of a well-developed original idea that is not yet completed. WIP submissions include at a minimum the research question, preliminary literature review, conceptual/theoretical framework, methodology (if relevant) and its contribution to theory and practice. They will be evaluated for their potential and promise according to a double-blind process with two reviewers. WIP are eligible for Track-specific awards.
Length: Maximum of 7 pages (5 pages for the body which can include charts, graphs, diagrams, etc. and up to 2 pages of references).
Here is a TEMPLATE for this submission.
The doctoral consortium (DC) is open to any scholar interested in an introduction to family business research, especially doctoral students at mid-advanced stage of their studies and scholars who are new to family business research.
Check the dedicated page for complete information where you will also find a TEMPLATE for this submission.
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.
Check the dedicated page for complete information.
Upon completion of peer review, if your submission is selected for inclusion in the conference, you will be notified with the decision on the presentation format of your submission.
All submissions are deemed as final after the main deadline. Therefore the following will not be accepted after the deadline.
Cancellation of registration is not eligible for cash refunds. In case of cancellation the registration fee can be transferred to another author of the same paper. In case of single authored papers, 50% of the paid registration will be applied to the next year’s conference registration fee
The following guidelines apply to all submission types:
The title page should not contain author information. Just include the title of the manuscript and abstract in the first page.
Limit: 150 words
A concise abstract is required. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. For this reason, references should be avoided, but if essential, then cite the author(s) and year(s). Also, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself.
Please follow APA style for references both in-text and in the reference section located at the end of the paper. References within the text of your manuscript: Use the author-date method of citation. For instance, “As noted by Smith (1776).”
Reference to a journal publication:Van der Geer, J., Hanraads, J. A. J., & Lupton, R. A. (2010). The art of writing a scientific article. Journal of Scientific Communications, 163, 51–59.
Reference to a book:
Strunk, W., Jr., & White, E. B. (1979). The elements of style. (4th ed.). New York: Longman, (Chapter 4).
Reference to a chapter in an edited book:
Mettam, G. R., & Adams, L. B. (2009). How to prepare an electronic version of your article. In B. S. Jones, & R. Z. Smith (Eds.), Introduction to the electronic age (pp. 281–304). New York: E-Publishing Inc.
Please follow a consistent format and for more details regarding the APA style please visit: http://linguistics.byu.edu/faculty/henrichsenl/apa/apa01.html