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Successful Transgenerational Entrepreneurship PracticesSTEP

Founded in 2005 by Babson College in collaboration with six academic affiliates in Europe, the STEP Project is a global applied research initiative that explores the entrepreneurial process within business families and generates solutions that have immediate application for family leaders. The visionary institutions that founded the project include ESADE (Spain), HEC (France), Jönköping International Business School (Sweden), Universita Bocconi (Italy), Universitat St. Gallen (Switzerland), Universitat Witten/Herdecke (Germany), and Babson College (USA).

Professor Andrea Calabrò at Witten Institute for Family Business, Witten/Herdecke University, one of the co-founders, talks about the STEP Project for Family Enterprising and the benefits of joining STEP.
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New STEP team leader for Witten Institute for Family Business (WIFU)

October 12, 2017
The STEP Project is pleased to introduce Prof. Dr. Marcel Hülsbeck, as the new STEP team leader for Witten Institute for Family Business (WIFU) at […]

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STEP Affiliate Windesheim University to host 2018 Annual IFERA Conference

October 10, 2017
Windesheim University in Zwolle, Netherlands, will host the The International Family Enterprise Research Academy, IFERA, Conference in July 2018.  The conference organizers invite papers that […]

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Witten/Herdecke (Germany) Team News: Andrea Calabró

October 5, 2017
Congratulations to Andrea Calabró for his new professor position (Professorship in Family Business & Entrepreneurship) at IPAG Business School, Nice Campus, France which is a […]

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Events

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The STEP team from Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) in Lugano, Switzerland is hosting the 2017 STEP Global Summit on November 8-11, 2017.  The team at USI has been working hard to make this a memorable experience for STEP families and STEP academics.  For more information about the Summit and registration, please check the 2017 STEP Global Summit website.
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STEP Global Academic Conference

Fostering Entrepreneurial Orientations of Family Firms Across Generations

October 18th – 20th 2018, Cartagena, Colombia

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I78D–23EaE

Global STEP Summit for Family Enterprise

Announcements

CALL FOR PAPERS

Special issue call for papers from International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research

This special issue focuses on a core tenet of IJEBR to “advance the study of human and behavioral dimensions of entrepreneurship” by furthering an “entrepreneurship as practice perspective” (EAP) that should showcase fieldwork that explores specific entrepreneurial practices in specific settings. More details.

CALL FOR CHAPTERS

The Diana Project

Programs, Policies, & Practices around High-Growth Women’s Entrepreneurship

Chapter contributions are now invited from scholars studying women’s entrepreneurship for an exciting new book, Programs, Policies, & Practices around High-Growth Women’s Entrepreneurship, to be published by Edward Elgar Publishing Inc. in 2019. More details.

CALL FOR PAPERS

Special Issue of Journal of Small Business Management

High Growth Women’s Entrepreneurship

This special issue of the Journal of Small Business Management seeks papers at broadly fit with the overarching theme of growth-oriented women entrepreneurs.  More details

 


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Global STEP Summit for Family Enterprise

STEP Project

Leading academics and business families from around the world have joined as partners of the STEP Project to explore Successful Transgenerational Entrepreneurship Practices and create a stream of powerful practices and cases that empower families to build their entrepreneurial legacies.

 

The STEP Project for Family Enterprising is the first global research study to focus on entrepreneurship in business families.

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