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FERC 2021: Final days before the March 1 submission deadline

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    16th Edition and 1st Virtual
    Family Enterprise Research Conference (FERC)
    May 24 - 27, 2021
    Hosted virtually by Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
    Submission Deadline: March 1, 2021
    Notification of Acceptance: April 1, 2021
    Theme: “Learning from the Past to Move Forward”


    *The full Call for Submissions is available at https://www.uvm.edu/business/family_enterprise_research_conference.


    ABOUT FERC 2021:

    We cordially invite you to join the 16th edition of the Family Enterprise Research Conference (FERC). The 2021 conference will be the first FERC meeting—since its establishment in 2005—to be held completely online. The 2021 conference offers a new, virtual experience designed to offer an array of sessions and opportunities in both synchronous and asynchronous formats. Highlights of FERC 2021 include:

    • A 4-day conference with live programing in half-day increments;
    • Updated session formats and new initiatives like the “5&5 Virtual Research Presentations”;
    • Recognition of FERC’s Lifetime Achievement Award winners: Danny Miller & Isabelle Le- Breton-Miller(HEC Montreal) and Lloyd Steier (Alberta School of Business);
    • Keynotesand featured sessions with leaders in the field; and
    • Numerous conference awardsthat include Best Research Video, Best Research Feedback, Best Workshop, Best Symposium or Panel, Best Practitioner Insights, Best Theme-Related Project/Session, and more!



    FERC 2021 is now open to receiving submissions for various types of sessions. These sessions include a mix of synchronous and asynchronous formats that will all be held virtually as part of this year’s conference. An overview of session types is listed below. The full Call for Submissions offers details for each type of session and is available for download at https://www.uvm.edu/business/family_enterprise_research_conference. The conference registration fee is $75 USD for faculty/practitioners and $25 USD for students.


    Authors are encouraged to submit multiple proposals following the 3+3 rule (i.e., being included in no more than 3 “5&5” research-based proposals and in no more than 3 other proposals).


    FERC 2021 welcomes the following types of submissions:


    1. 5&5 Virtual Research Presentations: This initiative is taking the place of the popular poster presentations. Authors will submit a 1-page abstract, and if accepted, will then be invited to record a video presentation of their research. The video is limited to 5 slides in 5 minutes. Video presentations will be posted prior to and during the conference, and authors will receive feedback on their research from conference participants asynchronously. – UPDATED initiative!


    1. Virtual Professional Development Workshops: Synchronous sessions designed to enhance the skills of family-business scholars, teachers, consultants, and/or practitioners. Presented synchronously and available for later viewing. – UPDATED initiative!


    1. Virtual Symposium or Panel Discussion: Synchronous symposia and panel discussions on emerging and/or novel topics of interest to family-business scholars, teachers, consultants, and/or practitioners. Presented synchronously and available for later viewing. – UPDATED initiative!


    1. 3&3 Practical Insights Video Interview: Authors of recently published studies may submit a proposal highlighting the practical insights of their scholarly work. Authors of selected proposals will be interviewed. The video interviews will debut at the conference and will be distributed to educators, practitioners, and others. Proposals are limited to 3 pages, and interviews will be 3 minutes. – NEW initiative!


    1. Paper Development Session: Full-length papers submitted. Author(s) will be matched with another author/author team and an experienced scholar to develop their manuscript. These sessions will be held online at a mutually convenient time as determined by the participating parties. At least one author for each paper must commit to reading and offering feedback on another author’s/author team’s submission. Accepted manuscripts are automatically accepted to present in a 5&5 session. – UPDATED initiative!


    1. Research Seminar: This exclusive seminar for doctoral students and junior faculty will include four, 90-minute research seminars lead by accomplished scholars and participation in a paper development session. A maximum of 12 individuals will be accepted with preference given to individuals accepted to participate in the 2020 conference given its cancellation. If you are interested in participating, contact Danny Holt (dholt@lsu.edu) for application information. – UPDATED initiative!


    FERC 2021 Organizing Team:

    Eric Clinton, Dublin City University, IRELAND, eric.clinton@dcu.ie

    Josh Daspit, Texas State University, USA, josh.daspit@txstate.edu

    Clay Dibrell, University of Mississippi, USA, cdibrell@bus.olemiss.edu

    Danny Holt, Louisiana State University, USA, dholt@lsu.edu

    Luis Diaz Matajira, Universidad de los Andes, COLOMBIA, luidiaz@uniandes.edu.co

    Don Neubaum, Florida Atlantic University, USA, dneubaum@fau.edu

    Pramodita Sharma, University of Vermont, USA, pramodita.sharma@uvm.edu


    The full Call for Submissions is available at https://www.uvm.edu/business/family_enterprise_research_conference.

    Clay Dibrell
    Full Professor
    The University of Mississippi