Open Calls (papers, conferences, etc.)


Submission deadline: February 15, 2020.  Diana International Research Conference 2020

Hosted at IPAG School of Business in Nice, France.  The conference theme is exploring the role women take within family firms. More details here.

Submission deadline: February 15, 2020.  3rd Paper Development Workshop Series in Family Entrepreneurship

The Chair Family Entrepreneurship and Society of Audencia Business School and the Group Entrepreneurship Society Transformations of University of Quebec in Montréal invite you to submit!  More details here.

Submission deadline: February 15, 2020. FaB.ER days Conference  IAE Paris – Sorbonne Business School

“BET – Business Transfer and Entrepreneurship” and “Family businesses and entrepreneurship” of the Academy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and more generally welcomes all contributions focused on the connection between entrepreneurship and family businesses.  More details here.

Submission deadline: February 15, 2020. Audencia Business School Annual Paper Development Workshop on Family  Entrepreneurship.

Audencia Business School hosts an annual Paper Development Workshop on family entrepreneurship, and the
school is among the international leaders in this emerging area of scholarship. The Chair Family Entrepreneurship
and Society launched this Paper Development Series in Family Entrepreneurship in 2017.

More details here.

Submission deadline: February 23, 2020. 3rd FAM Leadership Paradox & Plurality Meeting, 2020

Hosted at Universidade NOVA de Lisboa in Lisbon, Portugal: Family Firms and their paradoxes. The FAM Paradox & Plurality meeting is an annual event aimed at discussing organizational and societal problems from a paradoxical perspective. More details here.

Submission deadline: February 28, 2020. Family Business in Latin America

We invite submissions from various disciplines, such as economics, business, management, organization theory, family business, or combinations thereof. Contributions can be conceptual (including critical literature reviews, meta-analyses, or “state-of-the-art” articles) and/or empirical (qualitative, quantitative or mixed methods). Papers that adopt innovative research designs and methodological approaches or challenge our understanding of family business in Latin America are particularly welcome.

 More details here.

Submission deadline: February 27, 2020. Babson Fellows Program for Entrepreneurship Researchers

Join this event and gain a profound understanding of entrepreneurship research from leading, world-renowned entrepreneurship researchers, Professor Candida Brush and Professor William Gartner.

 More details here.


The 3rd Applied Economics and Management (AEM) and Technology and Innovation Management (TIM) PhD Programs – Joint Paper Development Workshop will be hosted in Bergamo in occasion of the 10th anniversary of foundation of CYFE (Center for Young and Family Enterprise).  More details here.

Submission deadline: March 22, 2020. IRMBAM 2020

Co-organized by the IPAG Business School, the South Champagne Business School, the Telfer School of Management of the University of Ottawa, the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, the University of Bern and Rice University.  The event will be an excellent networking opportunity for academics, doctoral students and practitioners to present new research results, and discuss current and challenging issues in their disciplines. More details here.

Submission deadline: March 31, 2020. Transitions and Transformations in business and economy Conference, Grand Valley State University

Markets around the world are undergoing transformative reforms. Whether it is developing countries transitioning into market economies or developed countries transitioning across business models due to disruptive technologies, waves of migration, or, perhaps, changing consumer demands, we see myriad of transformations taking place. More details here.

Submission deadline: April 15th, 2020. The International Family Business Research Forum, Belgium

This event has in the last years provided a unique platform for developing family business research in a structured, stimulating, challenging and friendly environment  The interest in family business as an autonomous academic research field has grown tremendously in recent years, mostly motivated by the family business prevalence worldwide and the increasing number of people and institutions acknowledging the importance and need to get a further understanding on family businesses actors and arenas. More details here.

Submission deadline: April 26, 2020.  The Family Owned Business Institute’s 2020 Scholar in Residence Application

The goal of the Scholar in Residence program is to build relationships between researchers at the Seidman College of Business at GVSU and family business researchers at other prominent schools around the globe to produce scholarly research in the family business field.
The FOBI Scholar in Residence will receive a $10,000 stipend and up to $2,500 in travel expenses to Grand Rapids, MI.

More details here.

Submission deadline: June 1, 2020.  Family Enterprise Research Confernence (FERC) Inaugural Asia Chapter

Hosted by the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad, India, this conference aims to facilitate exchange of ideas and research collaborations between scholars from various regions of the world. We welcome family business researchers in Asia, Eurasia, Far East, Middle East, as well as from Europe and North America to build knowledge on family firms that applies more widely.

More details here.