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.
GT 04 Family Business Research General Track
Family-owned firms are one of the foundations of the world’s business community. Their creation, growth and longevity are critical to the success of the global economy. Although family business research is progressing in terms of theory building, it still lacks a systematic adoption of thorough and theoretically-based frameworks. To advance our field we welcome papers investigating one or several dimensions of family businesses, with multi-theoretical and level approach and cross-cultural research. We are particularly interested in advancing “Family Business” as an autonomous Research Field with contributions, which offer rigor to the Academia and relevance to owner-managers, practitioners and local communities.
FAMILY BUSINESS RESEARCH SIG STANDING TRACK
ST04_01 - Strategy, Innovation and Internationalization in Family Firms (SIIFF)
Scholars are increasingly pointing out the high heterogeneity of family firms (FFs) with respect to their strategies, innovation processes and internationalization decisions. This track welcomes contributions investigating the impact of family control and influence, goals and values, and family dynamics (e.g. succession) on strategic choices (e.g. M&A, business exits, professionalization, green strategies, alliances, JVs), innovation processes (e.g. open innovation, technology adoption, R&D management) and internationalization decisions (e.g. when and how entering new markets). We encourage conceptual and empirical submissions, relying on various theories and adopting qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods, either focusing on FFs or comparing FFs and nonFFs.