Doctoral Education

Central Perspectives and Themes in Family Business Research

7.5 ECTS, Ph.D. course—JIBS

The purpose of this doctoral course is to provide an overview of central perspectives (theories) and themes (issues) in the rapidly growing field of family business research. In terms of perspectives, we refer to important theories and conceptual frameworks that either have been applied in family business research or show major promise for being applied in this field of research. Themes refer to the main issues that have been the focus of family business research so far or those that might become important over the next years as the family business field grows further.

The course provides students with an enhanced scholarly understanding of family business research, as well as active support for developing their own research project on family business topics. More generally, the intention of the course is to train students to act as critical, independent and reflective researchers in a young and emergent field of research. The course is international in the sense that we draw on the perspectives, themes and topics of research applied in a variety of national and cultural contexts.

The course is offered to both Ph.D. students from JIBS and to those from partner universities. The participants from the last edition of the course contributed to the realization of a book that provides a valuable review and explanation of multiple theoretical perspectives applicable to family business research.

Nordqvist, M., Melin, L., Waldkirch, M., & Kumeto, G. (Eds.). (2015). Theoretical Perspectives on Family Businesses. Edward Elgar Publishing.external link, opens in new window

Next edition: 2021.

 

Firm Ownership and Ownership Forms

7.5 ECTS, Ph.D. course—JIBS

The purpose of this doctoral course is to provide an overview of central perspectives and themes related to firm ownership and ownership forms. Throughout the course we will discuss concepts and ideas on how firm ownership and ownership forms are or should be researched. Another important goal is for students to develop the skills to critically assess the strengths and weaknesses as well as the developing trends of the ownership field of research, and conduct meaningful investigations by identifying important gaps, tensions, or paradoxes in the literature and in empirical findings.

The course is offered to both PhD students from JIBS and to those from partner universities. The present PhD course will be the first one developed on this specific topic worldwide.

First edition: 2020. Course Examiner: Francesco Chirico

 

Family Business Research Methods – IFERA Summer School

3 ECTS, PhD course—JIBS, Sweden

During the Summer of 2020, the first IFERA Summer School will be organized in collaboration with CeFEO. Over the course of six intense days, participants will have the opportunity to deepen their knowledge on Family Business Research Methods, thanks to experienced and very committed scholars (both from CeFEO and other institutions).

The students learning journey will be guided by Naveed Akhter, Massimo Baù, Andrea Calabrò, Francesco Chirico, Cristina Cruz, Alfredo De Massis, Maximilian Lude, Luis Gomez-Meija, Josip Kotlar, Lucia Naldi, Reinhard Prügl, Emanuela Rondi, Ryan Rumble, Carlo Salvato and Mattias Waldkirch.

After completing the Summer School, the participants will receive a Certificate and 3 ECTS credits at the doctoral level from IFERA and Jönköping International Business School.

Summer School Director: Massimo Baù

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Content updated 2020-02-11