IFERA Brescia, Italy

April 2o-21, 2020| University of Brescia,
Brescia, Italy

Deadline: February 24th, 2020
Acceptance: March 2nd, 2020
Deadline: March 30th, 2020
Helga Ravelli: helga.ravelli@unibs.it


Mariasole Bannò, PhD, University of Brescia, Italy
Giorgia M. D’Allura, PhD, University of Catania, Italy
Alexandra Dawson, PhD, Concordia University, Canada
Mariateresa Torchia, PhD, International University of Monaco, Principality of Monaco

Event Coordinator:

Helga Ravelli, University of Brescia

Call for papers

Although gender diversity allows businesses to reduce conflict
and improve performance, women still lag behind men in key
strategic decision making positions. Families are in a unique
position to promote greater gender equality in their businesses,
thanks to early involvement of future business leaders, strong
focus on values, and influence on governance structures – which
can encourage a change in priorities and mindset.
This workshop will provide in-depth discussion of original
research papers, including work-in-progress, focusing on
different theoretical and empirical approaches to gender diversity
and women’s involvement in family businesses. We welcome
multi-disciplinary perspectives to further develop this research
As well as a Keynote Speech, the RDW will include an
“Academics Meet Practitioners” panel with experts on the topic
from entrepreneurship, corporate governance, sociology and law,
as well as from practice (e.g. family business owners and
representatives from industrial associations) to inspire our
conversation (details will follow).