1st Family Business & Entrepreneurship Research Days & IJESB

Starts:  Mar 17, 2020 8:00 AM (FR)
Ends:  Mar 18, 2020 8:00 PM (FR)
Associated with  Entrepreneurship (ENT)
First FaB.ER days / Family Business & Entrepreneurship Research
March 17th & 18th, 2020 - IAE Paris-Sorbonne (France)
Deadline for submissions: January 31st, 2020
Special Issue of International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business (IJESB)
Why the FaB.ER days?
The fields of family businesses and entrepreneurship have developed independently, while maintaining a certain proximity in terms of education, conferences and scientific associations. (Katz, 2003; Sharma, Hoy, Astrachan et Koiranen, 2007; Chabaud et Sammut, 2014). This has given them the opportunity to create a fruitful dialogue: while entrepreneurship takes place in family contexts (Aldrich et Cliff, 2003; Salvato et Aldrich, 2012), emphasis has also been placed on the entrepreneurial behavior of family businesses (Shepherd et Patzelt, 2017), leading to the emergence of a field of research devoted to their connection: family entrepreneurship (Fayolle et Bégin, 2009; Bettinelli et al., 2014; Radu Lefebvre et Lefebvre, 2016; Randerson et al., 2015, 2016).
Themes of the first FaB.ER Days
The aim of the FaB.ER Days is to allow researchers from these disciplines to gather and strengthen their dialogue. In particular, it promotes exchanges between the two thematic groups "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.

The first edition is also devoted to:
  • Research on the theme of "Business Transfers: An opportunity for dialogue between Entrepreneurship and Family Business Research", which is the subject of a special issue of the International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business (see below).
  • The presentation of a research handbook by the BET thematic group and discussion of the accepted chapters. 
Keynote speakers :
  • Andrea CALABRO (IPAG Nice, France)
  • Leo-Paul DANA (Montpellier Business School, France & Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand), IJESB editor in chief. 
Submission format
  • Full text submissions as well as extended summaries are accepted (3,000 words max., including: Introduction/Objectives (500 words max.); Literature review (500 words max.); Approach/Methodology (500 words max.); Results (500 words max.); Discussion (500 words max.); Implications and limits (500 words max.).
  • Submission formats: See call for papers below 


IAE Paris - Sorbonne Business School
12, rue Jean-Antoine de Baîf
Paris, 75013