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2ND WORKSHOP ON FAMILY FIRM MANAGEMENT RESEARCH


NICE, JUNE 1-2, 2006
BACKGROUND

Family business research has grown fast in both scale and scope over the past decade. Interestingly, most of the recent comparative research between family and non-family firms has concluded that family firms seem to outperform non-family firms on many performance ratios. Naturally, this result puts a positive image on family firms that were not as well considered previously. These findings deserve more research and analysis to understand and disentangle the sources of family firm’s competitiveness.

The first workshop held in Jönköping in 2005 has allowed us to design a panorama of current research about the management of family firms. This second workshop intends to set the stage for future research.  We hope that it will be a unique opportunity for researchers to share their experiences, create research teams strengthen family firm research, and therefore contribute to the development of knowledge in management and organization.

CHAIRPERSONS

Jean-Luc ARREGLE and Philippe VERY (EDHEC Business School, Nice, France)

Leif MELIN & Annika HALL (Jönköping International Business School, Sweden)

INVITED SPEAKER

Danny Miller & Isabelle Le Breton-Miller:
Competitive Advantage of Family Businesses

Co-authors of the book "Managing for the long run: Lessons in competitive advantage from great family businesses"

HOSTED AND CO-ORGANISED BY

SPECIAL ISSUE OF ISMO

Chairpersons Leif Melin & Jean-Luc Arregle will guest edit a special issue of the ISMO (Journal of International Studies of Management & Organisation) based on papers from this workshop.

LIST OF ACCEPTED PAPERS

Please click HERE for a list of the accepted papers.

PRESENTATIONS

Each paper session will last 90 minutes with 3 presentations.

Each presentation will last 30 minutes: 20 minutes presentation time & 10 minute Q&A time.

WORKSHOP PROGRAM

The WORKSHOP PROGRAM is now available.

Here is a useful MAP to get to the school.

EVALUATION FORM

After the workshop, please return the EVALUATION FORM to the Workshop Organiser, by email, fax or post.

CALL FOR PAPERS

“Family firms” are defined as family-controlled firms or of family –controlled and –managed firms. Only papers dealing with at least one of these populations are welcomed   

 

Four categories of research are of interest for the workshop :
1) Review of the family business research field : state-of-the-art papers will allow to discuss the knowledge already acquired and the main challenges to address in future research 

2) Review of the methodologies used for conducting research on family firm management: such papers will invite participants to discuss methodological choices in relation to research topics, identify opportunities and pitfalls, and hopefully contribute to still enhance the quality of future research in the family business field.
3) Research that contributes to refining general theories. As David Whetten concluded at the first 2005 workshop in Jönköping, researchers often borrow theories from the field of management/ organization studies, apply them to family firms, but they often neglect to explain what their findings bring to the larger field. We will welcome papers that use the family firm context for contributing to the development of general concepts and theories. Comparisons between, family and non-family firms should belong to this category.
4) Research focusing on a topic specific to family firms. For instance :
- survival and performance over generations,
- specific competitive advantages of family-firms
- interactions between the family and the firm and their impact on management
- governance, decision-making and strategizing processes at the top
- succession of ownership and leadership,

 

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES :

Submit a copy of each proposal electronically via the workshop web site.

 

The cover page should be a separate sheet to include the following information:
- The title of the proposal.
- Each author’s name, his/her affiliation, address, telephone, fax and email.

The body of each proposal is an abstract of 2 to 3 pages (cover page not included).


All proposals should be single spaced, typed no smaller than 11 point font.
In the abstract, five categories of information must be clearly highlighted :


- the purpose / topic of the research
- the research method
- the theories used
- the five to ten main references used
- the contribution of the research


Complete papers are required by Friday 5 May 2006.

TO SUBMIT YOUR FINAL PAPER:
Go to
www.eiasm.org, and log onto your profile (top right hand corner), choose the correct event and upload your final paper


Discussions are opened for possible publication of the best papers in a special volume of a major journal or book series. 

 

 

PRACTICALITIES

CONFERENCE LOCATION:

The workshop will be begin at 8am on Thursday 1 June with registration, and will end at 5pm on Friday evening.

There will be a special dinner organised for all participants on Thursday evening at the Beau Rivage Hotel in the centre of Nice.  Bus transport will be provided to the centre from EDHEC.

**If you intend to bring a partner (€62) please let the organiser know.

**Please inform the workshop organiser of any special dietary requirements.

The workshop will be organized in the premises of EDHEC in Nice, France: http://www.edhec.com
(Access: 79, boulevard René Cassin at Nice – west of Nice, near the airport and Arenas area).

Edhec’s address is 79 Boulevard René Cassin (old building and main entry).
As we have 2 entries, there is a second address: 400 Promenade des Anglais (new building).
These 2 buildings are 50 meters from each other so you can come to the René Cassin entry.

The workshop will be in the new building. There will be signs and a reception desk for the workshop.

Participants will have access to PCs for email.
Presentation rooms are fully equipped with OH projectors, transparencies, etc.

The university is very close to the airport but is 5km from the city centre

ACCOMMODATION & TRAVEL INFORMATION:

Please click HERE for a list of hotels in the centre and also near the EDHEC campus.

To find more hotels
http://www.businessriviera.com
http://www.hotelstravel.com/Europe/FR/Nice/index.html

Flight information can be found at the NICE AIRPORT website

***REGISTRATIONS must be made by Wednesday 24th May 2006***    

 

 

 

 *We ask participants to respect the conference program and the other participants by staying for the complete program!* 

   
   
For participants affiliated with an institution that is member or associate member of the EIASM's
Academic Council
300 €
For participants coming from another academic institution 350 €

Cancellations made before May 19, 2006 will be reimbursed minus 20% of the total fee. No reimbursement will be possible after that date.

Payments should be made by :

  • The following credit cards: Visa or Eurocard/Mastercard/Access

DOWNLOAD LIST OF PARTICIPANTS

DOWNLOAD ACCEPTED PAPERS

ADMINISTRATION

Ms. Audrey O'Connor - EIASM Conference Manager
EIASM - PLACE DE BROUCKÈRE-PLEIN - 31 - 1000 BRUSSELS - BELGIUM
Tel: - Fax: +32 2 512 19 29
Email: info@eiasm.be