Conference theme

The Conference invites papers that speak directly to the selected conference theme of “Narratives in Family Business”.

In addition, we invite papers on all aspects of family business research, including but not limited to succession, leadership and governance, entrepreneurship, strategy, family relationships, emotions, family psychology and sociology, economics, finance, and accounting, as well as issues that lie at the intersection of these and other interrelated disciplines. All theoretical and methodological approaches are welcome as we advance the field in a truly multi-disciplinary, creative, rigorous, reflexive, and critical fashion.

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IFERA2016 program starts off with an enriching pre-conference program for doctoral students, junior faculty as well as those interested in attending a professional development workshop. This is followed by a two day academic program feauturing paper presentations, discussion sessions and poster sessions. The last day of the conference invites academics to interact with family businesses in the IFERA2016 Family Business Day. This is the chance for academics to learn new insights from the field and also bounce off their concepual ideas in engaging conversations with family business leaders and members.

Detailed program - please click here.

ZICA Virus Concerns

For those interested in attending the IFERA conference in Bogota Colombia who are concerned with the ZICA virus we wanted to explain that Bogotá is not a high risk area for the virus to develop. Bogota is located at an altitude of 2600 meters (8530 feet) above sea level and the virus has primarily been in areas that are below 2200 meters (7217 foots) above the sea level.

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