Mission and scope

The European Academy of Management with an ad-hoc Strategic Interest Group on “Family Business Research” aims to be the ideal opportunity to assess the conceptual development, empirical research, and future directions of the family business field within a broader community of European scholars of management. We envision this SIG as an international arena to attract contributions of both new scholars of the field and scholars from the established community in family business, that will provide new insights on topics that have received significant attention in the past, as well as we especially encourage scholars to undertake innovative papers and discussions of topics that have not received much attention but are important in the field.

Current Calls for Papers for Family Business Scholars

  • Human Resources and Mutual Gains in Family Firms; Journal of Family Business Strategy (IF: 2.605; ABS list 2)
    Corresponding Guest Editor: Luca Gnan
  • Locality and Internationalization in Family Firms; Entrepreneurship and Regional Development: An International Journal (IF: 2.791, ABS list 3)
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  • Values, Spirituality and Religion: Family Business and the Roots of Sustainable Ethical Behavior; Journal of Business Ethics (IF: 2.917, ABS list 3)
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Roles and responsibilities 

SIG Chair:
Claudia Binz Astrachan (Lucerne University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SIG Chair-Elect:
Anneleen Michiels (Hasselt University, Belgium) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SIG Program Chair:
Campopiano Giovanna (Witten/Herdecke University) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SIG Program Chair-Elect:
Daniel Pittino (Jönköping International Business School, Sweden) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.