6th EIASM Workshop on Family Firm Management Research

Barcelona, Spain – June 6-8, 2010

Culture and values


Luisa Alemany and Alberto Gimeno
ESADE Business School, Spain

Leif Melin and Mattias Nordqvist
CeFEO, Jönköping International Business School, Sweden

Keynote Speakers

W. Gibb Dyer, Jr.
Marriott School of Management, Brigham Young University, USA

Franz Kellermanns
Mississippi State University, USA



ESADE Business School, Spain

Call for papers

Family firms are defined as family-owned and/or as family managed firms. As such, papers dealing with at least one of these populations are welcomed. The main categories are:

Conceptual and empirical research focusing on the special theme “Culture and Values in Family Businesses”. Possible topics include, but are not limited to the following:
  • The role of culture in family businesses
  • Culture and performance
  • Cultural diversity
  • Family culture vs. business culture
  • Culture and entrepreneurial behavior in family firms
  • Culture and strategy
  • Culture and governance
  • Values and competitive advantage
  • Transmission of values
  • Cultural and value change
  • Culture as a resource, familiness
Literature reviews focusing on the family business field: state-of-the-art papers that allow discussing the knowledge already acquired and the main challenges to address in future research. Review papers can either a) focus on a main theme within the general family business field, such as corporate governance, strategic management, human resource management, corporate entrepreneurship, gender or professional management etc or b) focus on the relevance of a specific theory to the study of family firm, such as RBV, agency, social networks, resource dependence, institutionalism, critical management, culture or stewardship to only name a few.
Papers that use the family firm context for contributing to the development of general management concepts and theories. Comparisons between family and non-family firms, but also between different types of family firms should belong to this category.
Papers on other topics of relevance, which may add value to the field of family businesses.

Read more here.