IFERA 2017

Locality and internationalization of Family Business


Family businesses are often torn between their local roots and their desire and need for internationalization. They grapple with the paradox of being deeply rooted to their origins, tradition and local communities, while, at the same time, exploiting international opportunities in the global marketplace to stay competitive.

IFERA invites papers that speak directly to the selected conference theme “Locality and Internationalization of Family Businesses”. In addition, we invite papers on all aspects of family business research, including but not limited to succession, leadership and governance, entrepreneurship, strategy, organization, family relationships, emotions, family psychology and sociology, history, economics, finance, and accounting, as well as issues that lie at the intersection of these and other interrelated disciplines. All theoretical and methodological approaches are welcome.



The scientific program of the conference is available
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Keynote Speakers

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Paul Beamish

Canada Research Chair in
International Business

Ivey Business School,
Western University, Canada



Johan Wiklund

Al Berg Endowed Chair and Professor of

Whitman School of Management,
Syracuse University, USA