IFERA 2016 Roleski Best Family System Constructs
Research Paper/Case Award
International Family Enterprise Research Academy (IFERA)
This IFERA CALL FOR PAPERS/CASES will encompass any theories, conceptualizations, or empirical treatment of the family system associated with the family business along with an emphasis on the constructs of this family system. The purpose of this award to encourage family business research which makes a contribution to the enhancement of family constructs in family business models.
The award winning paper/case must fully recognize that businesses and families are inextricably interconnected. This implies that family businesses are best studied from the perspective of how the family and business interrelate with one another over time. The family firm is deeply rooted in its owning family and its family dynamics and life course as well as its business dimension and activities which are often the manifestations of the underlying family. There needs to be a demonstrated contribution toward a more robust modeling and theory development for future research as well as the improvement of family business research by incorporating family constructs into research questions, chosen frameworks, design/methodology/analysis, and implications.
Papers considered for this award can embrace an array disciplines including as economics, psychology, sociology, family studies, anthropology, history, and others who study families in detail. These varied perspectives can offer great insights toward a greater understanding of how and when to represent family constructs in our conceptual and empirical models and analyses. The focus could be on the basic concepts and constructs that researchers from these disciplines use in the study of families such as roles, structures, family types, communication types, as examples. Nearly every family business research topic could further embrace family constructs and their possible empirical measures. For example, family firm performance could benefit greatly if it is modeled to include both business and family outcome measures, simultaneously.
2000 € award sponsored by Roleski of Poland.
WHO WILL BE CONSIDERED
- •Author(s) of full papers including case study papers submitted by the conference submission deadline.
- •Only original, unpublished submissions will be considered for this award.
- •A three-member jury will review short-listed papers/cases for this award.
CRITERIA FOR EVALUATION
Papers/cases will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
- •Quality of research focus relative to general or specific family system constructs or related areas of study
- •Potential significance, impact, and contributions of findings on the family business field
- •Concreteness of examples combined with high analytical rigor
ONLINE SUBMISSION PROCESS
Only online submissions will be accepted by February 2, 2016 at https://www.softconf.com/h/ifera2016/. You can also find links for online submission at http://ifera2016.ifera.org/ . No email or hard copies will be accepted.