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Fundação Amélia de Mello (FAM) Paradox & Plurality Meeting - Deadline Extension

  • 1.  Fundação Amélia de Mello (FAM) Paradox & Plurality Meeting - Deadline Extension

    Posted 02-24-2020 11:42

    Dear Friends and Colleagues,


    The Fundação Amélia de Mello (FAM) Paradox & Plurality meeting is an annual event aimed at discussing organizational and societal problems from a paradoxical perspective. Paradox refers to opposite forces that mutually define one another and persist over time. The fact that organizational and societal issues contain paradoxical features is the point of departure of our debates, our mission consisting in the use of scholarly research on paradox to inform debate and facilitate performance and progress.

    Check out last year's Paradox Meeting HERE. 

    This edition will discuss family firms, since they are a crucial component of modern economies.  They have been presented as having potential competitive advantages, but they are paradoxical. In the quest to become a bridge between family business practitioners and researchers, the aim of the conference is to create a fertile ground to advance family business research by contributing to the discussion of:

    • Family firms' impact in society;
    • State of family business research;
    • Advancement of work-in-papers that need further development;
    • New and relevant questions concerning family business.

    You are cordially invited to submit your abstract to the 3rd FAM Leadership and Society Forum which will be held at the NOVA SBE Campus in Carcavelos (Portugal), so scholars across disciplines can come together, share information, and learn from one another.


    Important Dates:

    March 31, 2020: Proposal Submission Deadline

    April 15, 2020: Notification of Acceptance


    Registrations are now open HERE. 

    Please send back feedback if you have any problem with the registration page and fee payment. It will be very useful to have it more widely tested before mass sales start. 

    Here is the FULL 2020 PROGRAM: 

    09:00 - 09:30 - Registration & Breakfast

    09:30 -09:40 - Opening Remarks - Daniel Traça

    09:40 -10:10 - Keynote Speaker 1 [Alfredo De Massis]

    10:10 – 10:40 - Keynote Speaker 2 [Andrea Calabrò]

    10:40 – 11:10 - Keynote Speaker 3 [Christine Blondel]

    11:10 – 11:30 - Coffee Break

    11:30 – 12:15 - Roundtable practitioners (BMI) Facilitator: Alexandre Dias da Cunha

    Participants: Grupo Mello, Grupo Amorim, Adega Mayor and Hovione (waiting confirmation)

    12:15 – 13:30 - Parallel community of practice sessions (for professionals and/or family business members, with registration)

    13:30 – 14:30 - Lunch Break

    14:30 – 16:30 - Parallel research sessions (for researchers)

    16:30 - Closing & Wine


    Hope to see you all there!


    If you need more info, please contact us at: Liliana.dinis@novasbe.pt

    Thank you for your considerations,


    Liliana Dinis (Nova SBE)

    Miguel Pina e Cunha (Nova SBE)

    Liliana Dinis
    Doctoral Student