Research Seminars

The Centre is currently actively involved in two research seminar series.

  • EIM Seminar Series

The “EIM Seminar Series” is a monthly gathering of the members of the Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Management cluster of the Faculty of Ecomics and Management of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano. This seminar series was created in 2021 as the 2.0 version of the Rigor and Relevance in Family Business Research seminar series and the CFBM is activily involved in its organization. Meeting are organized every last Monday of the month. The Seminar series is specifically target at the junior scholars of the cluster, but occasionally we also host guest speakers from other institutions. Hence, if you are interested in presenting your research (ideas) at one of our planned meetings, please do not hesitate to contact us such that we can try to incorporate those contributions in one of our meetings!

  • Seminar Series of the EuFBC

The Centre for Family Business Management (CFBM) is founding member of European Family Business Centers (EuFBC) network, formed by the 15 largest research centers conducting research in the field of family business in Europe, and located in seven different countries. As part of this initiative we aim at developing opportunity for discussion, collaboration and exchange among some of the leading scholars in the field. EuFBC represents a unique opportunity for structuring a solid European research network.

EuFBC organizes a seminar series aiming at offering a common platform for scholars across the continent to present and debate state-of-art academic research on family business, business families, and family entrepreneurship. While the presented research papers are already of a high-quality level, we aim to facilitate a trust-based yet constructively critical environment through which the potential of individual papers, and as such of European Family Business research at large, should improve even further. Seminars are scheduled every other Wednesday at lunchtime (12:00-13:00 CET; 11:00-12:00 GMT). They are hosted online and are open to presenters and audience members working in- and outside the co-hosting institutions. For more information, visit the website.

In the past, the Centre organized the following seminar series/event.

The “Rigor and Relevance in Family Business Research” seminar series was a monthly gathering of the members of the Centre for Family Business Management (CFBM), to which also other senior members, postdocs, PhD students, and visiting scholars of the Faculty of Economics & Management were invited. Meeting were organized every last Friday of the month. At these meetings, members of the CFBM presented their research or research ideas to gather feedback from a crowd of scholars with diverse backgrounds and interests. Occasionally, we also hosted guest speakers from our or another institution to present their work, and to bring in some fresh outside perspectives and feedback on our own research.

  • JMS Paper Development Workshop on “De-mystifying the R&R process”

In this Journal of Management Studies paper development workshop Professor Daniel Muzio (JMS General Editor) presented the journal and provided hints about how to managethe submission and revision process.

Date: May 13th, 2022 – 14:00-19:00
Organizing committee: Prof. Daniel Muzio, Prof. Alfredo De Massis, Dr. Paola Rovelli