Leif MELIN & Annika HALL (Jönköping International Business School, Sweden)
Jean-Luc ARREGLE and Philippe VERY (EDHEC, Nice, France)
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 have 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 firms competitiveness. The objective of this first academic workshop is to focus on ownership, management, leadership and strategizing in family firms, as well as other important issues, and to be a unique opportunity for researchers to share their experiences, and strengthen family firm research.
Professor David WHETTEN
Marriott School of Management, Brigham University
'Organizational Identity and Family Firms'
Just as an illustration topics addressed in this workshop are:
- What theoretical perspectives may help us understand the uniqueness of the family controlled firm?
- What happens oven generations in family firms? How is succession of ownership and leadership managed?
- What characterizes well-performing family firms that survive over generations?
- What characterizes the interactions between family members in strategizing processes?
- Are strategizing practices different in family firms?
- Which aspects (structures, processes etc.) distinguish between family firms performing differently?
- What are the possible advantages and disadvantages of the family business as a specific form of governing?
- To what extent is the family firm and extension of the family, and what are the implications? Does tradition cause greater reluctance towards strategic change in family firms or does it rather provide some specific competitive advantage?
DEADLINES: Full Papers should be submitted by May 10 2005 as per instructions!!!
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.
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LOCATION AND TIME :
The workshop will be held at the Jönköping International Business School, Sweden.
University web site : http://www.jibs.se
Detailed information on how to get to the university: http://www.ihh.hj.se/doc/1783
The registration will start at 4.00 p.m. on Thursday 9 June and will be followed by a buffet dinner.
The academic programme will start at 8.30am on Friday 10 June after final registration and end at 4 p.m. on Saturday 11 June.
Dinner on Friday will be hosted at Gyllene Uttern (www.gylleneuttern.com).
A bus will leave at 7pm for dinner at 7.30pm, returning at 10.30pm
HOW TO REACH JÖNKÖPING :
The city of Jönköping is situated at the Southern tip of the lake Vättern, 300 kms from Stockholm and 350 kms from Copenhagen.
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The Jönköping International Business School (JIBS) lies right in the heart of Jönköping, a 10 minute walk from the train station or 10 minutes by taxi from the Jönköping Axamo airport.
By plane or train via the main gateways Stockholm or Copenhagen
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First Hotel Klosterkungen
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Comfort Hotel Victoria
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Fax: +46 36 71 50 50
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S:a Strandgatan 15
Phone: +46 36 34 90 00
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