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The ICSB 1st Virtual Family Business Research & Practice Conference

ICSB Global is excited to announce that registration for the ICSB 1st Virtual Family Business Research & Practice Conference is now open! The conference will be held virtually on May 26, 2020, 9:00AM-3:00PM (Washington, DC time) (EDT) / 3:00PM-9:00PM (Paris time) (CEST).

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ICSB 1st Virtual Family Business Research & Practice Conference – Conference Overview

As family businesses account for some of the world’s most influential forms of business organization, ICSB, IPAG Entrepreneurship & Family Business Center with GW School of Business sees the study of this topic is essential for our members to be able to claim a comprehensive understanding of entrepreneurial principles and small business practices. Family businesses currently account for over 70 percent of total business, amounting to nearly 65 percent of a certain nation’s GDP. An interesting topic, given the alternative manner of training and decision making, this ICSB Global Virtual Family Business Research and Practice Conference will bring the most impressive and stunning trends in family-run enterprises to the forefront of our attention. This conference is for researchers, professionals, and practitioners, and students looking to explore this realm of entrepreneurship. The outcome of this conference will include not only an increased understanding of the details around the family business but also a community of dedicated family business supporters. Please join us on May 26th from 9 am to 3 pm (EDT) as we take on the opportunities and challenges surrounding family businesses together!

Why Should You Join US!

The aim of the 1st Virtual Family Business Research Conference is to bring together scholars from different parts of world to exchange top research and knowledge on family firms during this challenging times.

Connecting to this unique group of passionate researchers will offer the chance to learn from models, theories, and research findings which could help shape your own research and also get inspiration for your own family business.

We organize an exciting program (keynote speakers, panel discussion, parallel paper sessions), you choose the location and then let’s just spend some quality and fun time together!

Program Chairs

Andrea Calabrò

Andrea Calabrò

Co-Director of the IPAG Entrepreneurship & Family Business Center

Andrea is Co-Director of the IPAG Entrepreneurship & Family Business Center and Professor of Family Business & Entrepreneurship at IPAG Business School, France. He is Global Academic Director of the STEP Project. His research has been published in leading international journals such as: Strategic Management Journal, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Family Business Review, and Journal of Small Business Management.

Ayman El Tarabishy

Ayman El Tarabishy

Executive Director of the International Council for Small Business and Deputy Chair of the Department of Management for GWSB

Dr. Ayman El Tarabishy serves as the Executive Director, International Council for Small Business (ICSB), and also as the Deputy Chair of the Department of Management for The George Washington University School of Business.

Conference Agenda

MAY 26, 2020 – Venue: Everywhere through ZOOM 

Welcome Reception: May 25th, 1:00PM – 2:00PM (EDT)

To welcome everyone to our online conference center, this reception will be a great way to say hello to everyone and become acquainted with the conference’s digital system.

Welcome and Opening Session Andrea Calabrò & Ayman El Tarabishy: May 26th, 9:00AM – 9:15AM (EDT)

The conference chairs will center us with some opening remarks before we set off to start the full day of sessions!

Keynote Speech (I) Family Firm Entrepreneurship at the Edge of Chaos: Led by Shaker Zahra: May 26th, 9:15 AM – 10:00 AM (EDT)

During this opening keynote, we will hear from Shaker Zahra as he relays the turmoil and unrest of being “at the edge of chaos,” during a time such as a global pandemic. This session will include anecdotal and research-based evidence that will prepare participants for the day to come.

Shaker Zahra is the Department Chair, Robert E. Buuck Chair of Entrepreneurship and Professor of Strategy in the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. He is also the Academic Director of the Gary S. Holmes Entrepreneurship Center. He has served also as the Academic Co-Director of Carlson Ventures Enterprises as well as the Founding Co-Director of the Center for Integrative Leadership at the University of Minnesota.

Panel Discussion Temporary and Structural Shifts in Family Business Research & Practice: May 26th, 10:00AM – 11:00AM (EDT)

Moderator: Andrea Calabrò

Panelists: William Gartner,  Dianne Welsh, Jim Davis, Joe Astrachan, Nadine Kammerlander, Kavil Ramachandran, Kimberly Eddleston, Torsten Pieper

This session will involve a discussion on the conversions and deviations within both the study of and the administration in family businesses. The panelists come from a wide variety of sectors to add a fully thorough understanding of family-run enterprises today.

 

 

Parallel Session I: Imprinting, Legacy & Family Goals: May 26th, 11:00AM – 12:00PM (EDT)

Chair: Salvatore Sciascia

Presenters: Tanja Leppäaho, Alfredo Valentino, Jasper Brinkerink

During this session, the presenters will describe the true culture of working within a family business. This will assist participants in finding a greater understanding of these systems, as well as help family business owners, themselves, think critically about the structure of their own business.

Parallel Session II: Family Firms amidst Crises & Succession: May 26th, 11:00AM – 12:00PM (EDT)

Chair: Isabel Botero

Presenters: Linda Edelman,Rodrigo Basco and Philipp Sieger

These presenters will assist in describing the stressors, challenges, limitations, and opportunities that face family firms during crisis and turmoil, which will prove a necessary and important conversation amidst our current crises.

Parallel Session III: Organizational Identity, Opportunities & Female Leadership: 12:00PM –1:00PM (EDT)

Chair: Torsten Pieper

Presenters: Isabel Botero, Lorraine Uhlaner and Fernando Munoz

This session covers diverse family business topics. First, Prof. Botero connects crisis events to change by next-generation members in family firms. Next, Prof. Uhlaner applies paradox theory lens to explain how organizational identity evolves in conservative vs. entrepreneuring family firms. Finally Prof. Muñoz-Bullón examines the impact of female leadership of public firms on debt financing.

Parallel Session IV: Game of Thrones through Crisis Leadership & Family‐Practice Fit: 12:00PM –1:00PM (EDT)

Chair: Alex Dawson

Presenters: Angelo Solarino and Claudia Astrachan Binz

This session will describe the, oftentimes, soldier-type mentality needed when operating within a family firm, assisting participants to further understand the family business culture.

Keynote Speech (I) Resilient Family Firms: Born to Innovate over Generations & Pandemics: 1:00PM – 1:45PM (EDT)

Speaker: Pramodita Sharma

This keynote address will perfectly align with previous and following sessions to describe the intersectional nature of innovation throughout generational dynamics within family businesses. The speaker will focus specifically on these relationships and interactions during this moment of the pandemic.

PRAMODITA (Dita) SHARMA is a Professor and the Daniel Clark Sanders Chair in Family Business at the Grossman School of Business (GSB), University of Vermont, and is a visiting professor at the Kellogg School of Management and the Indian School of Business.

Her research is focused on succession, governance, innovation, next-generation commitment, entrepreneurial leadership in family firms. More recently, she has been interested in understanding the role of spirituality, philanthropy, and sustainability on the strategic decisions of family business leaders.

Parallel Session: V Family Firms through Challenging Strategic Choices: 1:45PM – 2:45PM (EDT)

Chair: Josip Kotlar

Presenters: Mat Hughes & Robert S. Nason, and Emanuela Rondi

This session will highlight the often irregular or alternative way of making strategic choices for business when working with family. The presenters will expand upon the difficulties of entrepreneurship when integrating family relations.

Parallel Session VI Family Firms, Community Pressure & Reputation: 1:45PM – 2:45PM (EDT)

Chair: Tanja Leppäaho

Presenters: Yannick Bammen, Anneleen Michiels and Daniel Pittino

This session will touch on the pressure and influence of the community on small, family-run businesses. These external forces can generate very important opportunities and challenges for family MSMEs.

Concluding Session: Led by Andrea Calabrò & Ayman El Tarabishy: 2:45PM – 3:00PM (EDT)

Join us as we share some concluding remarks, as well as some news about upcoming programs and events.

ICSB Family Happy Hour 3:00PM – 4:00PM (EDT)

End the day by gathering with us to celebrate the incredible work done throughout the day!

 

MEET THE KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

LINDA F. EDELMAN

LINDA F. EDELMAN

Linda F. Edelman, Professor of Management and Chair of the Management Department, Bentley University, USA

PHILIPP SIEGER

PHILIPP SIEGER

Philipp Sieger, Professor for Strategic Entrepreneurship, University of Bern, Switzerland

RODRIGO BASCO

RODRIGO BASCO

Dr. Rodrigo Basco, Associate Professor Sheikh Saoud bin Khalid bin Khalid Al-Qassimi Chair in Family Business, American University of Sharjah, UAE

Shaker Zahra

Shaker Zahra

Shaker A. Zahra is Robert E. Buuck Chair and Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the University of Minnesota.

Dianne Welsh

Dianne Welsh

Dianne Welsh, Hayes Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship and Founding Director of the Entrepreneurship Programs at The University of North Carolina Greensboro.

JIM DAVIS

JIM DAVIS

James H. Davis, Buehler Endowed Professor of Management, Chairman of the Marketing and Strategy Department and Executive Director of Stephan R. Covey Leadership Center and director of Executive Education in the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University.

JOE ASTRACHAN

JOE ASTRACHAN

Dr. Joseph H. Astrachan, Past Executive Director of the Cox Family Enterprise Center at the Coles College of Business, Kennesaw State University (USA).

KAVIL RAMACHANDRAN

KAVIL RAMACHANDRAN

Dr. Kavil Ramachandran, Professor and Executive Director of the Thomas Schmidheiny Centre for Family Enterprise at the Indian School of Business

KIMBERLY A. EDDLESTON

KIMBERLY A. EDDLESTON

Kimberly A. Eddleston, Schulze Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship and the Montoni Research Fellow at the D’Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University.

NADINE KAMMERLANDER

NADINE KAMMERLANDER

Nadine Kammerlander, Chaired Professor of Family Business at WHU.

WILLIAM B. GARTNER

WILLIAM B. GARTNER

William B. Gartner, Bertarelli Foundation Distinguished Professor of Family Entrepreneurship at Babson College

TORSTEN PIEPER

TORSTEN PIEPER

Dr. Torsten M. Pieper, Associate Professor of Management in the Belk College of Business at UNC Charlotte (USA)

DR. AYMAN EL TARABISHY

DR. AYMAN EL TARABISHY

Dr. Ayman El Tarabishy, Executive Director, International Council for Small Business (ICSB), and Deputy Chair of the Department of Management for The George Washington University School of Business.

ALFREDO VALENTINO

ALFREDO VALENTINO

Alfredo Valentino, Associate professor, ESCE International Business School, INSEEC U Research Center, Paris, France

JASPER BRINKERINK

JASPER BRINKERINK

Jasper Brinkerink, Postdoctoral Researcher at the Faculty of Economics and Management of the Free University of Bozen- Bolzano, Italy

Salvatore Sciascia

Salvatore Sciascia

Salvatore Sciascia, Rector's Delegate for Research and Full Professor of Family Business & Strategic Management at LIUC

TANJA LEPPÄAHO

TANJA LEPPÄAHO

Tanja Leppäaho, Professor and Academy of Finland Research Fellow, LUT University, School of Business and Management, Finland

FERNANDO MUÑOZ-BULLÓN

FERNANDO MUÑOZ-BULLÓN

Dr. Fernando Muñoz-Bullón, Associate Professor of Management at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

ISABEL C. BOTERO

ISABEL C. BOTERO

Dr. Isabel C. Botero, Director University of Louisville Family Business Center & Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship, University of Louisville, USA

LORRAINE UHLANER

LORRAINE UHLANER

Lorraine Uhlaner, Professor of Management, EDHEC Business School, Lille, France

ALEX DAWSON

ALEX DAWSON

Dr. Alexandra Dawson, Associate Professor, CIBC Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Business, John Molson School of Business, Concordia University, Canada

ANGELO SOLARINO

ANGELO SOLARINO

Dr. Angelo M. Solarino, Assistant Professor, Leeds University Business School, UK

CLAUDIA BINZ ASTRACHAN

CLAUDIA BINZ ASTRACHAN

Dr. Claudia Binz Astrachan, Researcher and lecturer at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HSLU), Switzerland

PRAMODITA SHARMA

PRAMODITA SHARMA

Pramodita (Dita) Sharma, Professor and the Daniel Clark Sanders Chair in Family Business, University of Vermont, US

Tyge Payne

Tyge Payne

Tyge Payne, Editor in Chief, Family Business Review

JOSIP KOTLAR

JOSIP KOTLAR

Josip Kotlar, Associate Professor of Strategy and Family Business at the School of Management of Politecnico di Milano, Italy

MAT HUGHES

MAT HUGHES

Mathew (Mat) Hughes, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University, UK.

ROB NASON

ROB NASON

Robert S. Nason is associate professor of Management in the John Molson School of Business and the Concordia University Chair in Entrepreneurship and Society

DANIEL PITTINO

DANIEL PITTINO

Daniel Pittino, Senior Associate Professor of Business Administration at Jönköping International Business School, Sweden

ANNELEEN MICHIELS

ANNELEEN MICHIELS

Anneleen Michiels, Assistant Professor at the Research Center for Entrepreneurship and Family firms at Hasselt University.

YANNICK BAMMENS

YANNICK BAMMENS

Dr. Yannick Bammens, Associate Professor of Management at the School of Business and Economics of Maastricht University

Andrea

Andrea

Andrea Calabrò, Co-Director of the IPAG Entrepreneurship & Family Business Center

Adnane Maalaoui

Adnane Maalaoui

Adnane Maalaoui , Co-director of the IPAG Entrepreneurship & Family Business Center

Jeffrey Alves

Jeffrey Alves

Jeffrey Alves, Managing Editor, Journal of the International Council for Small Business (JICSB)

Mariateresa Torchia

Mariateresa Torchia

Mariateresa Torchia, Professor at International University of Monaco

Winslow Sargeant

Winslow Sargeant

Winslow Sargeant, President-elect of the ICSB and Head of Capital Markets for Genaesis, LLC

Ahmed Osman

Ahmed Osman

Ahmed Osman, President of the ICSB and Founder and CEO of Chrome

Sanaa Abouzaid

Sanaa Abouzaid

Sanaa Abouzaid, Country Manager for Central America at IFC - World Bank Group

Emanuela Rondi

Emanuela Rondi

Dr. Emanuela Rondi, Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Economics & Management of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (Italy) and member of the UNIBZ Center for Family Business Management

Alex DeNoble

Alex DeNoble

Alex DeNoble, Professor in the Management Department in the San Diego State University College of Business and Director of SDSU's Lavin Entrepreneurship Center

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