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6TH WORKSHOP ON FAMILY FIRMS MANAGEMENT RESEARCH
CULTURE AND VALUES

BARCELONA, SPAIN, JUNE 6-8, 2010
HOST

ESADE Business School, Spain
EEI - ESADE Entrepreneurship Institute

                                                               

CHAIRPERSONS

Leif MELIN & Mattias NORDQVIST
(Centre for Family Enterprise and Ownership, Jönköping International Business School, Sweden)

Luisa ALEMANY & Alberto GIMENO
(ESADE Entrepreneurship Institute, ESADE Business School, Spain) 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

W. GIBB DYER, Jr., O. Leslie Stone Professor,
Marriott School of Management, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
“Cultural Issues in Family Businesses”

FRANZ KELLERMANNS, Associate Professor of Management,
Mississippi State University (WHU Otto Weisheim School of Management)
“Creating a Culture of Productive Processes in Family Firms”

PROGRAM

For the final program CLICK HERE

We are happy to announce that the Welcome Session will be opened by Alfons Sauquet, Dean of Management of ESADE Business School, at 8.45 on Monday, in Platea 1.

BACKGROUND

Research on values in family firms is a topic that is getting renewed and increasing interest, as a distinctive characteristic of family businesses. Moreover, in times of uncertainty, culture and values are central guidelines for decision making. Values have been identified as one of the central dimensions to understand and overcome current crises. Therefore, exploring and understanding the role culture and values play in family firms is a key issue for academics and practitioners.

After five successful scientific events in 2005 & 2007 (Jönköping), 2006 (Nice), 2008 (Naples) and 2009 (Hasselt), the EIASM Workshop on Family Firm Management Research is becoming one of the most important venues for gathering and discussing current research on the management of family firms in Europe. This sixth workshop intends to build on the success of the earlier workshops and further expand the horizon for future research on the broad topic of family firm management. We hope that it will be a unique opportunity for researchers to share their experiences, give feedback on each other’s work and to form new research collaborations. In short, we aim to strengthen family firm research, and thereby contribute to the development of knowledge in family firm management and development. The workshop has a tradition to attract well-known scholars from related fields to share their interest and perspectives on family firm management.

While papers related to the main theme are expected, the workshop also accepts papers relevant to family firms’ research which add value to the development of the field.
 

CALL FOR PAPERS

Special Theme: Culture and Values in Family Businesses

Family firms are defined as family-owned and/or as family managed firms. As such, papers dealing with at least one of these populations are welcomed. The main categories are:

  1. Conceptual and empirical research focusing on the special theme “Culture and Values in Family Businesses”. Possible topics include, but are not limited to the following: 
          a. The role of culture in family businesses
          b. Culture and performance
          c. Cultural diversity
          d. Family culture vs. business culture
          e. Culture and entrepreneurial behavior in family firms
          f. Culture and strategy
          g. Culture and governance
          h. Values and competitive advantage
          i. Transmission of values
          j. Cultural and value change
          k. Culture as a resource, familiness
     
  2. Literature reviews focusing on the family business field: state-of-the-art papers that allow discussing the knowledge already acquired and the main challenges to address in future research. Review papers can either a) focus on a main theme within the general family business field, such as corporate governance, strategic management, human resource management, corporate entrepreneurship, gender or professional management etc or b) focus on the relevance of a specific theory to the study of family firm, such as RBV, agency, social networks, resource dependence, institutionalism, critical management, culture or stewardship to only name a few.
     
  3. Papers that use the family firm context for contributing to the development of general management concepts and theories. Comparisons between family and non-family firms, but also between different types of family firms should belong to this category.
     
  4. Papers on other topics of relevance, which may add value to the field of family businesses.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

The COVER PAGE should be a separate sheet including the following information:
- Title
- Each Author’s name, his/her affiliation, address, telephone, fax, e-mail

The BODY of the proposal will consist of an abstract of 2 pages (cover page not included)
- All proposals should be single spaced, 11 point font, Times new roman or similar.
- The Abstract should include:
          o Purpose/topic of research
          o Research method
          o Theories used
          o Contribution of research
 

DEADLINES

Abstract Submission: Wednesday, 10 February 2010
Author Notification: Monday, 15 March 2010
Final Paper Submission: Thursday, 6 May 2010

SPECIAL ISSUE: JOURNAL OF FAMILY BUSINESS STRATEGY

The Journal of Family Business Strategy will have a Special Issue based on best papers presented at the 6th EIASM Workshop on Family Firms Management Research in Barcelona and at the IFERA Conference in Lancaster (June 2010). There will also be an open call for this special issue.

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY

Associate Editors of Family Business Review will be available for one-to-one meetings aimed at discussing papers for potential FBR submissions. On registration to the conference further instructions will be sent for signing up for a limited number of slots.

IFERA AWARD FOR THE BEST RESEARCH PAPER

The International Family Enterprise Research Academy (IFERA) will grant an Award for the best research paper, which involves a complimentary membership for one year for all authors of the paper, and a free registration at the next IFERA Lancaster 2010, World Family business Conference for one of the authors.

EUROPEAN STEP AWARD

The European STEP Project initiative will grant an award for the Best Paper on Entrepreneurship and Family Businesses. The Best Paper Award is prized with 2,000 Euros.

PRACTICALITIES

CLICK HERE for a map of the ESADE location

How to arrive to ESADE

ACCOMMODATION

For the participants to the 6th Workshop on Family Business Firms Management Research we have negotiated special rates. The prices listed below are per night, including breakfast and 7%VAT.

Hotel Husa Bonanova Park**

Capità Arenas, 51
Single room: 109€
Double room: 127€

Hotel HUSA Arenas***
Capità Arenas, 20
Single room: 118€
Double room: 130€

Hotel HUSA Illa****SUP

Diagonal, 555
Single room: 190€
Double room: 210€

Hotel HUSA Pedralbes***
Fontcoberta, 4
Single room: 99€
Double room: 109€

If you are interested in booking your accommodation in any of these hotels, please contact our travel agency “Viajes El Corte Inglés”. You only have to indicate that you will attend “EIASM” and they will offer you the prices referred above.

Viajes El Corte Inglés (Inplant ESADE, Building 3)
Mr. Jordi Avellaneda
E-mail: viajes_esade@viajeseci.es
Tel. +34 934 953 838
Fax. +34 934 952 133
Av. d’Esplugues, 92-96
08034 Barcelona
 

   
For participants affiliated with an institution that is member or associate member of the EIASM's
Academic Council
320 €
For participants coming from another academic institution 370 €

Cancellations made before May 10, 2010 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

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ADMINISTRATION

Ms. Cristina Setyar - EIASM Conference Manager
EIASM - PLACE DE BROUCK√ąRE-PLEIN - 31 - 1000 BRUSSELS - BELGIUM
Tel: +32 2 226 66 69 - Fax: +32 2 512 19 29
Email: cristina.setyar@eiasm.be