• Scientific committee
Adele Caldarelli – University of Naples, Federico II, Italy
Riccardo Viganò – University of Naples, Federico II, Italy
Mauro Romano – University of Bari, Aldo Moro, Italy
Antonio Corvino – University of Foggia, Italy
• Organizational committee
Olimpia Meglio – University of Naples, Federico II, Italy
Fabrizia Sarto – University of Naples, Federico II, Italy
Emmadonata Carbone – University of Naples, Federico II, Italy
Maria Angela Manzi – University of Naples, Federico II, Italy
European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM) is an international network for management research and teaching that includes more than 50.000 management scientists from all over the world. EIASM’s mission is to enhance high quality in research and doctoral studies in management and related disciplines. The 18th annual EIASM Workshop on Family Firms Management Research is co-organized by Department of Economics, Management, Institutions, University of Naples – Federico II, and the Centre for Family Entrepreneurship and Ownership, Jönköping International Business School and takes place in Naples, Italy. This event continues the tradition of successful academic gatherings that took place in Jönköping (2005, 2007 & 2012), Nice (2006), Naples (2008), Hasselt (2009), Barcelona, (2010), Witten (2011), Helsinki (2013), Bergamo (2014), Lyon (2015), Zwolle (2016), Bilbao (2017), Larnaca (2018), Nantes (2019), online with the support of the EuFBC Network (2021), and Cork (2022). The workshop provides excellent opportunities for researchers to share their experiences, receive high-value feedback on each other’s work, and to form new research collaborations. The workshop is the ideal occasion for young scholars to present their ideas in a very competitive but, at the same time, informal context. Nonetheless, it fits also with established scholars who might find fertile ground in this workshop to stimulate academic debate and advance knowledge. The workshop consists of plenary sessions and research paper presentations, multiple social activities are also planned.
Emotions pervade family firms influencing their strategic orientation and decisions. Since the introduction of the Sociomotional Wealth (SEW) concept by Gomez-Mejia and colleagues (2007), the rationale for framing family firms’ distinctive behaviour has been rooted in the preference for non-financial goals over financial ones. Family firms may pose SEW preservation as a priority retroceding financial wealth as a secondary end. However, scholars claim the need of balancing financial and non-financial wealth, i.e. the need for a co-existence of different types of goals, not the supremacy of one type of objective over the other one (Kotlar & De Massis, 2013). This conceptual effort flourished around the logic of the mixed-gamble approach (Gomez–Mejia et al., 2014): some contingency factors might invoke the primacy of financial goals over non-financial ones when, for example, family control or family survivability are jeopardized. This mixed-gamble perspective found fertile ground in multiple research areas such as internationalization (Alessandri et al., 2018), M&A (Faud et al., 2021; Hussinger & Issah, 2019), performance (Chirico & Kellermans, 2022), initial public offering (Kotlar et al., 2018) and growth (Bauweraerts et al., 2021). Despite such an effort, the literature still lacks to deepen the question of what are the factors that drive the balance between financial and non-financial goals within the firm and the family and how the balance is planned and reached among family and non-family shareholders.
Therefore, in the 18th EIASM Family Firm Research workshop, we invite you to engage with the topic of “Balancing financial and non-financial wealth”. We welcome contributions that deal with the following issues (among the others):
While submission of papers related to the central theme, “Balancing financial and non-financial wealth”, is particularly encouraged, the workshop continues its tradition to accept articles relevant to family firm management and add value to the development of the family business field in general, and to our understanding of drivers of different types of family business performance, in particular. For example, we welcome papers exploring the intersection between Family Business and Entrepreneurship, Strategy, Gender, Ethics, Sustainability, Innovation, Digitalization, Internationalization, Governance, Accounting, Control, Marketing, Practice, Emotions, HR, Careers.
Deadline abstracts: 4 June 2023
Please submit your abstract only through the EIASM online submission system.
Note that the proposal have to be submitted online as ONE document
The proposal is composed by a cover page and the body of the proposal that consists of a 2 pages abstract (cover page not included).
- the cover page should be a separate sheet including the following information: Title, Each author’s name, his/her affiliation, address, telephone, e-mail.
- the 2 page abstract should include: Purpose/topic of research, Research method, Theories used and Contribution of research.
All proposals should be single spaced, 11 point font, Times New Roman or similar.
After acceptance of the abstract, you will be invited to submit a final paper.
Final papers can be submitted in two formats:
- As a Full paper
- As a Work-in-progress (7-10 pages plus tables and references).
FEES - to be announced
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