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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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Understanding Transgenerational Entrepreneurship Practices in European Family Businesses

November 1, 2017
493 completed surveys across 11 European countries that represent 356 families (127 were double respondents).  More than 15% of the companies surveyed are over 100 […]

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STEP Project members among panelists at upcoming Symposium on Entrepreneurship Research in May, 2018 hosted by Paris School of Business

October 25, 2017
Symposium and Doctoral Workshop on Entrepreneurship Research, Past, Present and Future. May 10-12, 2017. Here’s what the Symposium organizers have to say  “The Symposium will […]

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New STEP team leader for Universidad Icesi

October 19, 2017
The STEP Project is pleased to introduce Professor Yeny Esperanza Rodriguez Ramos, as the new STEP team leader for Universidad Icesi. Yeny Esperanza Rodriguez Ramos is currently Assistant […]

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Events

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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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Announcements

CALL FOR PAPERS

Family Business Arab World Conference; Contextualizing Family Firms in the Arab World, March 7 & 8, 2018. More key dates and details here.


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Global STEP Conference; Transgenerational Entrepreneurship: Insights from the STEP Project, Cartagena, Colombia, October 2018.  More key dates and details here.


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Family Enterprise Research Conference (FERC) -Guadalajara, Mexico June 2018.  Traditions, Values, & Legacy in Entrepreneurial Families.  More key dates and details here.


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IFERA ANNUAL CONFERENCE July 3-6, 2018 hosted by STEP affiliates Windesheim University of Applied Science, Zwolle, the Netherlands

 “Coping with Disruptions: Family Firm Continuity and Sustainability in Times of Rapid Change” 

All submissions due: February 5, 2018.  More key dates and details


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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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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