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14th Family Enterprise Research Conference: Traditions, Values, & Legacy in Entrepreneurial Families June 7 - June 10, 2018

Conference call for papers from Academia Revista Latinoamericana de Administración


Universidad Panamericana, Guadalajara, Mexico


Submissions open: December 1, 2017
Submissions close: February 2, 2018
Acceptances: March 15, 2018

About the Conference

Family Enterprise Research Conference (FERC) is dedicated to developing a community of scholars interested in conducting research to further our understanding of family firms and create usable knowledge in the field. The 2018 conference will focus on cutting edge knowledge related to traditions, values, and legacy in entrepreneurial families. The organizing committee encourages submissions related, but not limited, to:

  • The origin and evolution of family businesses traditions around the world
  • Traditions and their influence in intergenerational succession, management, and corporate governance
  • Psychological and sociological perspectives to study traditions in family businesses
  • Philanthropy as legacy; and
  • Narratives for value creation in family firms

Submission guidelines

Two types of submissions are encouraged

Extended Abstracts

  • No more than five pages, excluding references and tables (Microsoft Word document)
  • Double-spaced with one-inch margins in 12-point font, using APA (6th edition) for references
  • Manuscripts may be submitted in English or Spanish
  • The following should be addressed in the abstract: purpose of the project, gap in the literature, importance of addressing the gap, manner in which this project addresses the gap in the literature, methodology used in this research project, summary of the results, implications of the findings for research and practice.

Full-length manuscripts


  • Authors interested in being considered for an invitation to the Theories of Family Enterprise (ToFE) conference linked to the Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice special issue need to submit a full-length manuscript and indicate on the cover page an intention to be considered for the ToFE 2018 conference
  • These manuscripts must be in English

All submissions will be blind reviewed by members of the FERC 2018 Review Board. Please go to: and follow the instructions to submit an abstract or full-length manuscript. Accepted abstracts/papers will be presented in poster format at the FERC conference.

Conference highlights: June 7: Career Academy

June 8-9: Conference


Special Events

Keynote Speakers

  • Eleanor Hamilton, Lancaster University, UK
  • Ivan Lansberg, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, USA
  • Devin DeCiantis, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, USA

Special Issues

The conference is associated with the following special issues, whose editors will be available to meet authors:

  • Academia Revista Latinoamericana de Administración (ARLA) special issue on family business (co-editors: Isabel Botero, Ana González, and Luis Díaz). ARLA accepts papers in English only
  • Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice (ET&P). Based on received reviews, the FERC Program Chair will make recommendations of top papers to the special issue editors of ET&P, who in turn, may extend invitations to the ToFE conference. Up to six articles presented at FERC may be invited for presentation at the ToFE conference to be held in Edmonton, Alberta, at the University of Alberta on May 23-25, 2018. Invited papers can also be submitted for publication consideration in the special issue of ET&P co-edited by Jim Chrisman, Jess Chua, Pramodita Sharma, and Lloyd Steier
  • Journal of Family Business Management (co-editors: Albert James, Elias Hadjielias, Maribel Guerrero, Allan Discua Cruz, and Rodrigo Basco).

Exploring Guadalajara

  • Located in central-west Mexico, Guadalajara is a place to learn and experience Mexican values and culture. “From the historical structures to the scrumptious authentic cuisine, Guadalajara offers a real-time look at what the future holds for Mexico. With an excellent infrastructure and exceptional amenities, exploring the heart of Mexico revives the soul” ( More information: