Conference theme

Leadership in Family Business

Leadership in family business is a delicate and important issue, because we must consider that the leader guides not only the business but quite often the family, and, especially, ensures that leadership can be transferred from one generation to another in the best way for both the company and the family. Family Business leaders typically balance the needs of the family with the needs of the business which is critical for the longevity of the business and family relationships, and in particular, evolution and trajectory of family goals, which has implications in turn on the future of the family business. By dedicating the IFERA Regional Forum 2015 to the theme of “Leadership in Family Business”, the Conference invites family business scholars to examine the organizational and managerial implications of Leadership in Family Business.

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IFERA 2015 Regional forum starts off with an enriching pre-conference program for doctoral students. This is followed by a two day academic program featuring paper presentations, discussion sessions and poster sessions. The last day of the conference invites academics to interact with family businesses in the Family Business Day. This is the chance for academics to learn new insights from the field and also bounce off their conceptual ideas in engaging conversations with family business leaders and members.

Conference Submissions

DEADLINE - September 1, 2015

IFERA 2015 Regional Forum submissions website is now open (please click here). 

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The Journal of Family Business Strategy (JFBS) will consider papers presented at the regional forum for publication. After the regional forum authors are encouraged to submit their revised papers to JFBS through their regular submission process and indicate that the paper was presented at the regional forum.

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