Family Business

ISBE Special Interest Group: Family Business


SIG Chairs: Dr James Cunningham and Dr Udeni Salmon



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Launched in November 2017, ISBE’s Special Interest Group in Family Business aims to build a vibrant community of active researchers whose outputs will inform policy and practice. Its membership will include academics, practitioners and interested policy makers, and its research will address contemporary issues in family firm research across businesses of different sizes, operating in different sectors and locations.

The Family Business track aims to be a mainstay of the ISBE annual conference, providing valuable opportunities for the dissemination of research and development of early career researchers and doctoral candidates. The Special interest Group will include ISBE members who regularly contribute to the annual conference, along with a large number of non-members drawn from personal and professional contacts.

The SIG intends to provide a platform for researchers to publish their research, along with providing position papers to policy makers and ‘industry updates’ to practitioners. Strong links with the Journal of Family Business Management are anticipated, alongside those developed through ISBE’s well-established links with the International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research.