2017 IFERA Global Conference in Taiwan

The International Family Enterprise Research Academy (IFERA), the National Sun Yat-Sen University (NSYSU), and the Taiwan Institute of Directors (TWIoD) cordially invite you to attend the 2017 IFERA Global Conference in Taiwan from November 14th to 17th, 2017.

The purpose of the IFERA Global Conference in Taiwan is to advance the family business scholarship by encouraging (1) theory-driven studies to enhance the theoretical foundation of family business research (2) dialogues between family business scholars and researchers who are new to the study of family businesses (3) academic and practitioner participants to raise bold and interesting questions (4) research incorporating the social, cultural, economic, and institutional uniqueness of Asia-Pacific nations. (5) studies of family business pedagogies and teaching cases.

The 2017 IFERA Global Conference in Taiwan is an intellectual forum for academic researchers and family business owners. This conference aims to bring together practitioners, scholars, and family business members to explore new ideas and to inform the developments of best practices.

The theme of 2017 IFERA Global Conference in Taiwan is “Entrepreneurial Family Business: Its Strategy, Transition, and Management in Global Economy”we encourage scholars, educators, family business owners, and practitioners from diverse disciplinary traditions, theoretical perspectives, methodological approaches, and professional background to participate.

Program

Professional Development Workshop (Kaohsiung)
November 14th, 2017 (Tuesday)

Main Conference (Kaohsiung)
November 15th, 2017 (Wednesday)

Main Conference (Kaohsiung)
November 16th, 2017 (Thursday)

Family Business Day (Taipei)
November 17th, 2017 (Friday)

Organizers

Taiwan Institute of Directors (TWIoD) and College of Management, National Sun Yat-Sen University hereby host IFERA Global Conference in 2017 and offer Taipei, capital city of Taiwan, and Kaohsiung, its second largest city, as the sites where we welcome people from Asia and around the world to come and celebrate family business research in all its forms, shapes, and sizes.

We at Taiwan Institute of Directors, a committed membership of over 250 business leaders and academic scholars, feel that hosting the IFERA Global Conference is the opportunity of a lifetime.This conference will allow us to reach out to the world and connect.

Journal

In order for international conferences to be effective and have impact in academic and practical aspects, they have to work in conjunction with relevant journals and publications. The conference organizing committee has already discussed with several renowned journals and publications ways in which research works that arise from this conference can be published. For academic publications, we have established agreement with Journal of Family Business StrategyQuarterly Journal of ManagementSun Yat-Sen Management Review, and Journal of Management (Taiwan). For practical contributions, we will cooperate with The Bod Review and Family Governance Review, both affiliated with Taiwan Institute of Directors.

This conference will provide several publication opportunities for full-length papers, including Journal of Family Business Strategy (SSCI listed Journal), Quarterly Journal of Management(CSSCI listed Journal), Sun Yat-Sen Management Review (TSSCI listed Journal), and Journal of Management(TSSCI listed Journal).The conference organizing committee will continue to work hard to serve participants in the best way possible.

Call for Papers

Entrepreneurial Family Business: Strategy, Transition, and Management in a Global Economy

The International Family Enterprise Research Academy (IFERA), National Sun Yat-sen University (NSYSU), and Taiwan Institute of Directors (TWIoD) cordially invite you to attend the 2017 IFERA Global Conference in Taiwan from November 14 - 17, 2017.

The purpose of the IFERA Global Conference in Taiwan is to advance family business scholarship by encouraging (1) theory-driven or problem-driven studies to enhance the theoretical foundation of family business research, (2) dialogues between family business scholars and new researchers in family business, (3) academic and practitioner participants to raise bold and interesting questions, (4) research incorporating the social, cultural, economic, and institutional uniqueness of  Asia-Pacific nations, and (5) studies of family business pedagogies. This global conference aims for practitioners, scholars, and family business members to explore new ideas and present the development of best business practices.  We invite papers that speak to the broad conference theme, “Entrepreneurial Family Business: Strategy, Transition, and Management in a Global Economy” on all aspects of family business research. In addition to topics in strategy, transition, globalization, we welcome papers in succession planning, leadership, governance, entrepreneurship, family relationships, family dynamics, family psychology and sociology, history, economics, finance, marketing, and accounting and topics that lie at the intersection of these and other interrelated disciplines. We especially encourage doctoral students to present their work.

Following the theme for the 2017 IFERA Global Conference in Taiwan, “Entrepreneurial Family Business: Strategy, Transition, and Management in a Global Economy”, we encourage papers with organizational, managerial, and educational implications that help family businesses sustain an entrepreneurial spirit and growth. Potential contributions to this conference will address  but not limit to the following questions:

  • What factors affect the strategic choices of family businesses?
  • What factors affect entrepreneurship in family businesses?
  • How do family businesses maintain entrepreneurship over time?
  • In what situations are family businesses more innovative and entrepreneurial?
  • What are the contributing factors of transition performances in family businesses?
  • What are the main driving forces of family business transition in this global economy?
  • How do national cultures and/or social institutions influence family businesses and their entrepreneurial strategies?
  • What is the impact of Asian or other cultural traditions and conditions on the decisions of family businesses?
  • What is the impact of globalization on the succession, transition, entrepreneurship, and strategic decisions of family businesses?
  • The coping strategies of family businesses in an increasingly globalized economy.
  • Evidence-based pedagogical studies on family business education.
  • Development and applications of consulting tools for family businesses.

Submission Guidelines and Languages

Paper submissions, in English or Chinese, can take the form of full-length paper (35 pages max., double space, including everthing) or extended abstract (1500 words max.).  On top of the length mentioned, please also prepare another short English abstract (no more than 250 words) to be used for the submission process.

English manuscripts should follow the style of Journal of Family Business Strategy:

https://www.elsevier.com/journals/journal-of-family-business-strategy/1877-8585/guide-for-authors#68000

Chinese manuscripts should follow the style of Sun Yat-Sen Management Review

http://mgtr.cm.nsysu.edu.tw/WWW/invite.aspx

Journals and Publication Opportunities

This conference will provide several publication opportunities for full-length papers, including Journal of Family Business Strategy (SSCI listed Journal), Quarterly Journal of Management (CSSCI listed Journal), Sun Yat-Sen Management Review (TSSCI listed Journal), and Journal of Management (TSSCI listed Journal).

Program Co-Chairs

Hsi-Mei Chung, I-Shou University, Taiwan. smchung@isu.edu.tw

Hung-Bin Ding, Loyola University, Maryland, USA. HDing@loyola.edu

Andy Yu, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, USA. yua@uww.edu

Please send additional inquiries to: 2017iferataiwan@gmail.com

Organizers

International Family Enterprise Research Academy, IFERA 

Following the initiative taken by Kristin Cappuyns (IESE, Spain), a small group of committed family business researchers came together to hold meetings specifically to discuss family business research (Barcelona, 1999 and Amsterdam, 2000). The purpose was to share experiences and network at an international level.

At these meetings, it became evident that family business research, theory and practice had been emerging rapidly. The field had reached a stage where there was a need for further quality improvement through enhanced collaboration and accelerated learning from best practices. And so, in January 2001, an international team of researchers met in Barcelona to work out some basic protocols for a formal organization, named IFERA, the International Family Enterprise Research Academy.

Since its very beginning, IFERA counts on the support of an extended group of researchers from the family business field, whose membership is growing exponentially.

The mission of IFERA has been:

To be the best forum for family business researchers all over the world.

To advance and enrich the conversation about research in family business.

To enhance our reach to scholars from a variety of related disciplines.

To engage and inform management practice with a view to create sustainable family enterprises.

With the establishment of IFERA conferences all over the world, IFERA has provided a platform allowing for researchers and practitioners alike to meet and exchange information on a regular basis.  One special feature of IFERA conferences is a special “family day” in which participants focus on the needs of business families and discuss how researchers can best serve family businesses.

With an intention to boost family business research in Taiwan and to extend cooperation with the international community, the family business research team at National Sun Yat-Sen University invited President of IFERA, Sanjay Goel, in 2011 to visit and speak on the latest family business issues.  That visit planted a seed, which eventually grew into 2017 IFERA Global Conference in Taiwan.  

IFERA-http://www.ifera.org/

Taiwan Institute of Directors 

Taiwan Institute of Directors was established in 2012 by entrepreneurs and academic scholars. Positioned as a think tank, we play the role of advisors to corporations and firms, with focus on family shareholder, board of directors, and corporate within family businesses. In the past years, Taiwan Institute of Directors have played major role in planning and coordinating Chinese Family Business Forum in Taipei, Shanghai, and Beijing. We’ve held multiple focus training workshops, aimed to improve family members’ succession and strategic decision quality. Some of the topics explored included internationalization, business transformation, family succession, and corporate sustainability. In short, Taiwan Institute of Directors is dedicated to working closely with government, industry, and academia to lead the discussion on family business issues and support family businesses in their needs.

Taiwan Institute of Directors-http://twiod.org/

College of Management, National Sun Yat-Sen University 

For 2017 IFERA Global Conference in Taiwan, Taiwan Institute of Directors partners with College of Management, National Sun Yat-Sen University, to host the event. National Sun Yat-Sen University has been a thriving institution of learning since 1980. It is located in Kaohsiung City and home to a campus that borders on beautiful sandy beach. Its College of Management is the first program in Taiwan to receive accreditation from AACSB and has been actively involved in the development of family businesses in Taiwan and Asia for over twenty years. The College of Management has a full-time faculty of over 90 members and 2000 students, all dedicated to advancing research and teaching in management.

The theme for 2017 IFERA Global Conference in Taiwan will be “Entrepreneurial Family Business: Its Strategy, Transition, and Management in global Economy”. The date of this conference will be arranged from November 14-17, 2017. We look forward to facilitating the interaction among scholars, family business members, service institutional professionals, and media members from Europe, Americas, and Asia to further research and understanding in our theme topics.

College of Management, National Sun Yat-Sen University -http://www.nsysu.edu.tw/bin/home.php

Committee

2017 IFERA Global Conference in Taiwan: Committees & Members

Name Institution
Conference Co-Chairs
Paul S.-C. Hsu Chair, Taiwan Institute of Directors
Shyh-jer Chen Dean, Colleague of Management, National Sun Yat-sen University
Advisory Committee
Jack Hou Vice Chief Executive Officer, Universal Cement Corporation
Su-lee Tsai Dean, Colleague of Human Ecology, Fu-Jen Catholic University
Xinchun Li Dean, Colleague of Management, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou
Kuang S Yeh Professor, Graduate Institute of Technology, Innovation & Intellectual Property Management, National Cheng-Chi University
Local Executive Committee
San-Yih Hwang Director, Management Studies Research Center, National Sun Yat-sen University
Allen Tsai Founder, Taiwan Institute of Directors
Program Committee Co-Chair
Hsi-Mei Chung Associate Professor, I-Shou University
Hung-Bin Ding Associate Professor, Loyola University, Maryland
Andy Yu Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Program Committee
Annie Koh Vice President, Office of Business Development,
Practice Professor of Finance
Academic Director, Business Families Institute and International Trading Institute@SMU
Singapore Management University (SMU)
Rong Pei Professor, School of Management and Economics, Beijing Institute of Technology
Jean S K Lee Professor of Management, China Europe International Business School (CEIBS)
Hiro Higashide Professor, Business School, Waseda University
Hikari Akizawa President, Japan Academy of Family Business
Kevin Au Director, Center for Family Business, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Yung-Chih Lien Professor, Department of International Business, National Taiwan University
Yun-Shi Liu Professor, Department of Business Administration, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology
Zong-Rong Lee Associate Research Fellow, Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica
Li-Hsuan Cheng Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, National Cheng-Chi University
Best Paper Award Committee
Rong Pei Professor, School of Management and Economics, Beijing Institute of Technology
Pi-Shen SEET Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Management discipline at the School of Business and Law, Edith Cowan University

Journal

Journal of Family Business Strategy

    Journal of Family Business Strategy, the official publication of IFERA, was established in 2010, and has been accepted to appear in the Thomson Scientific Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) with an impact factor of 1.088. Journal of Family Business Strategy publishes research that contributes new knowledge and understanding to the field of family business by addressing all aspects of how family influences business and business influences family. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Reasons for family business performance
• Impact of family and business on strategy and performance
• Branding strategies (when to be family and when not)
• Long term strategies, growth vs. survival strategy
• Processes and outcomes of corporate entrepreneurship
• Role of family on new venture strategies
• Impact of family and ownership on strategic processes
• Efficacy of strategic plan vs. strategic planning process
• The role of financial and non-financial goals in strategy and resource allocation
• Impact of family on network relations and consequent impact on centrality and performance
• Corporate governance; role of boards of directors in family business, beyond board interlocks, and the role of non-board relations,
• The role of top management teams, and executive compensation, professional non-family management
• Development of family groups in developing economies
• Strategy- as- practice, and strategizing activities in family businesses

    In addition, Journal of Family Business Strategy regularly publishes reflective books reviews that enable readers to judge the book's significance for the academic field of family business research. (https://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-family-business-strategy)

    Journal of Family Business Strategy supports studies that introduce new paradigms into family business entrepreneurship domain. The program co-chairs of this conference will recommend qualified conference papers to Journal of Family Business Strategy for quick reviews. With enough qualified papers, the editorial board of Journal of Family Business Strategy will consider to organize a special issue for this conference. Journal of Family Business Strategy will take charge of the review processes and guidelines.  For more information, please refer the journal website: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-family-business-strategy/

Sun Yat-Sen Management Review (In Chinese)

    Sun Yat-Sen Management Review was established in 1993, one of the earliest established management journals in Taiwan, and has been accepted to appear in the Taiwan Social Sciences Citation Index (TSSCI). Sun Yat-Sen Management Review has been ranked as the top-tier level A journal in the areas of Humanity and Social Science in 2011-2014. Sun Yat-Sen Management Review, a comprehensive multidisciplinary management journal, welcomes research in all aspects of management. Sun Yat-Sen Management Review emphasizes emic research, highlighting theoretical perspective and multi-discipline integration.  There is special emphasis on managerial and strategic implications, and less focus on technically-oriented research. Sun Yat-Sen Management Review is an international journal that adopts two anonymous peer reviewer processes and two referrer recommendations to ensure publication quality.

      Sun Yat-Sen Management Review collaborates with 2017 IFERA Global Conference and announces a special issue on “Entrepreneurial Family Business: Challenges and Strategy”. The special issue editors are Professor Yung-Chih Lien, from International Business of College of Business at National Taiwan University, Professor Yunshi Liu from Business Administration of College of Management at National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, and Associate Professor Hsi-Mei Chung from Business Administration of College of Management at I-Shou University. Sun Yat-Sen Management Review will disclose the manuscript selection criteria, peer-reviewed procedures, and publications by end of 2018. For more information, please refer the journal website: http://mgtr.cm.nsysu.edu.tw/

Journal of Management (In Chinese)

    Journal of Management (In Chinese), launched in 1984, is the leading academic journal and iconic representation of management research in Taiwan. Journal of Management publishes research in all areas of business and management. In 2000, Journal of Management (In Chinese) was selected into the Taiwan Social Sciences Citation Index (TSSCI) by Ministry of Science and Technology, R.O.C. (MOST). In 2007, Ministry of Science and Technology, R.O.C. (MOST) accredited Journal of Management (In Chinese) as the number one managerial journal among 46 others. In 2014, the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences of MOST rated Journal of Management (In Chinese) as the top-tier level A journal in Taiwan. With a global focus, in 2015 Journal of Management (In Chinese) was selected into the international database EBSCO, and looks forward to being selected by other internationally-renowned databases.

    Working with 2017 IFERA Global Conference, Journal of Management (In Chinese) continues to support outstanding publications. The 2017 IFERA Global Conference co-chairs will recommend distinguished conference papers to Journal of Management (In Chinese) and the author's NT$3,000 submission fee will be waived. Papers considered for publication inJournal of Management (In Chinese) will follow regular submission guidelines and review processes.

    Since Sun Yat-Sen Management Review and Journal of Management (In Chinese) overlaps in areas covered, in principle, distinguished finance and accounting relevant articles will be recommended to Journal of Management (In Chinese), while qualified conference papers in the general management field will be recommended to Sun Yat-Sen Management Review. For more information, please refer the journal website: http://jom.management.org.tw/

The Bod Review (In Chinese)

    The Bod Review, the first publication put forth by Taiwan Board of Directors, is the only publication in Taiwan to solely focus on practical implications on board of directors. It examines family businesses in terms of three aspects: family, shareholders, and board of directors. With global perspectives, The Bod Review provides the latest market information, expert critics, and international case studies to upper echelon, stockholders, service-oriented institutions, governments, academic research institutes, and others. The Bod Review targets those scholars, family business owners, CEOs, and directors who are concerned with the operations of board of directors in family businesses. For more information, please refer the journal website: http://twiod.org/publications.

Family Governance Review (In Chinese)

    Family Governance Review is the second publication of Taiwan Institute of Directors. Encountering global competitions and the aging family business entrepreneurship, Chinese family businesses are facing the challenges of generation inheritances and relays. Family Governance Review explores the areas of new venture, wealth inheritance, family governance, succession, and social welfare that entrepreneurs concern. Each issue provides case studies that discuss the family governance differences between western and eastern societies. With the understanding of how western family businesses transform and heritage to next generations will be able to provide further insights for Chinese family businesses to sustain. Family Governance Review aims to provide a platform for international well-known scholars to investigate issues of family business as well as to clarify misconceptions about family governance, describe transition challenges, and identify the role of family business foundations in different regions. By doing so, we hope to create a match between family business governance and development goals in wider society. For more information, please refer the journal website: http://twiod.org/publications.

Quarterly Journal of Management

      Quarterly Journal of Management is an academic journal dedicated to strategic management, entrepreneurship and innovation, and organization and management studies. In 2016, first issue of Quarterly Journal of Management was published in conjunction with IACMR Annual Conference at Hangzhou. Since then, the journal has risen to be included in the Chinese Social Science Citation Index (CSSCI, 2017-2018), China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), VIP Paper Check System (VPCS), WanFang Data, and Airiti Library databases.  The Quarterly’s WeChat official site is the most popular of all management-related academic sites, having highly influential effects among scholars.

       The editorial board of Quarterly Journal of Management is composed of 18 well-known Chinese scholars, having expertise in strategic management, entrepreneurship and innovation, and organization and management studies. Current editors-in-chief are Dr. Xinchun Li (Sun Yat Sen University, Guangzhou), Dr. Erming Xu (Renmin University of China), Dr. Yuan Li (Shanghai Jiao Tong University), and Dr. Haiyang Li (Rice University). The journal strives to be a top-tier Chinese academic journal, by involving professional scholars in double-blind peer review process to ensure publishing quality, as well as assisting authors to improve research standards via “revise and resubmit” policy.

        In accordance with its emphasis on family business research, Quarterly Journal of Management has agreed to accept high-quality papers recommended by 2017 IFERA Global Conference in Taiwan at no extra charge. Though there will be no special issue arrangement via this cooperation, Quarterly Journal of Management will place priority on reviewing paper from the Conference, and then publish any papers that qualify after going through the standard “revise and resubmit” procedures.

Quarterly Journal of Management Website: http://pzdg.cbpt.cnki.net

Editorial Board of Quarterly Journal of Management

Editors-in-Chief

Dr. Xinchun Li (Sun Yat Sen University, Guangzhou)

Dr. Erming Xu (Renmin University of China)

Dr. Yuan Li (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)

Dr. Haiyang Li (Rice University, international editor)

Senior Editors

Competitive Strategy:

Dr. Dean Xu (University of Melbourne)

Dr. Tieying Yu (Boston College)

Dr. Shujun Zhang (Sun Yat Sen University, Guangzhou)

Strategy and Corporate Governance:

Dr. Wei Shen (Arizona State University)

Dr. Yu Xin (Sun Yat Sen University, Guangzhou)

Global Strategy and Cross-National Management:

Dr. Sali Li (University of Southern Carolina)

Dr. Xufei Ma (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Entrepreneurship and Innovation:

Dr. Jiangyong Lu (Peking University)

Dr. Jiang Wei (Zhejiang University)

Dr. Bing,Ren (Nankai University)

Strategy and Leadership:

Dr. Liangding Jia (Nanjing University)

Dr. Jiang Liang (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)

Institutional and Organizational Change:

Dr. Runtian Jing (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)

Dr. Xiaogang He (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics)

Awards

Conference Awards

Congratulations to the following authors and reviewer! 

Best English Paper Award

A Configurational Model of Autonomy, Family Business Performance, Environmental Dynamism, and National Cultures

Andy Yu, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, USA

K. Praveen Parboteeah, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, USA

G. T. Lumpkin, University of Oklahoma, USA

Jeffrey E. Stambaugh, Midwestern State University, USA

Best Chinese Paper Award

創業導向如何轉化為企業績效:人力資本和機會獲取能力的雙重中介模型

劉宇璟,國立中山大學

黃良志,國立中正大學

林裘緒,湘潭大學

李明,武漢工商學院

Honorable Mention

家族與非家族企業之公司治理實務構型:模糊集合分析之應用

劉韻僖,國立雲林科技大學

陳儀蓉,國立高雄應用科技大學

私立大學的制度邏輯與社會資本對產學合作之影響

Shu-Ting Chan, Commerce Development Research Institute

Kuang S. Yeh, National Chengchi University

His-Mei Chung, I-Shou University

Outstanding Reviewer Award

Pi-Shen Seet

Edith Cowan University, Australia