Current Announcements

Windesheim announces Ten Clarenwater Thesis Award for best Master’s thesis and the best Bachelor’s thesis on family businesses

We are looking for excellent theses written in 2017. Just like last year two prizes will be awarded: one for a thesis at Bachelor’s level and one for a thesis at Master’s level. Theses written in Dutch or English may be submitted, and theses can cover all kind of disciplines as the family business topic is multidisciplinary. The winners will be awarded prize money of €2,500 and the thesis will be published in the Ten Clarenwater thesis series.

Deadline: February 15th 2018!

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Contextualizing Family Firms in the Arab World

1st International Academic Conference

28th February 2018

 Call for papers:  “Contextualizing Family Firms in the Arab World”

Arab family firms cannot be fully understood without considering the context in which families and firms exist. While contexts determine organizational behavior (Johns, 2006), the footprints of family firms recursively manifest themselves in regional socio-economic contexts (Basco, 2015). Therefore, to fully understand the Arab family firm phenomenon, scholars must go beyond its boundaries by recognizing and exploring the multiple embeddedness of family firms in general. We must consider the micro-context of the family, the meso-context of the industry, and the macro-context of the country/region, all of which are characterized by paradoxes of conflict and peace, stability and instability, certainty and uncertainty, and modernity and tradition (Basco, 2017).

Submission Guidelines and deadline

We encourage scholars, especially PhD students and young researchers, whose research focuses directly or indirectly on family businesses in the Arab World to submit their works in progress at different stages. Abstract submission should be one document with a cover page (title, author’s name, affiliation, email) and a two-page abstract (topic of research, theories, method, results, contributions)

Submission Details:

Abstract submission should be sent electronically to Rodrigo Basco at

Deadline Abstract by 30/11/2017

Authors Notification by 31/12/2017

Final papers (final submission) by 31/01/2018

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Family Business Workshop: Trends in Family Business Research

STEP affiliated member Dublin City University (DCU) Centre for Family Business is proud to present their first in a series of research seminars, Empirical and Theoretical Trends in Family Business Research, delivered by Dr. Clay Dibrell.

The series, hosted by Professor Maura McAdam, Director of Entrepreneurship and Professor of Management at DCU, aims to explore different areas of family business, with a view to developing new ideas.

Date: Wednesday 13th September 2017

Time: 13.00-14.00

Location: DCU Business School, Room Q306, Collins Ave., Glasnevin, Dublin 9.

For full details click here.

For STEP Project Affiliate Members

Call for presentations for the 2017 Global STEP Summit

Submit by June 30, 2017
From Gianluca Colombo, Chair, 2017 Global STEP Summit

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Call for Papers IFERA Global Conference, Taiwan, November 14th to 17th, 2017

Submission date extended to July 24, 2017
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Call for Papers  SMEs: Family Corporate Governance, Emotions and Financial Capital Dynamics

October 16th – 17th, 2017, The University Paris Nanterre and Audencia Business school – Paris Campus

Submit by July 31, 2017

Organizing Committee

Audencia Business School
Conference Webpage – UPN-Audencia