Seminar series: “Rigor and Relevance in Family Business Research”


The “Rigor and Relevance in Family Business Research” seminar series is 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 are invited. Meeting are organized every last Friday of the month. At these meetings, members of the CFBM present their research or research ideas to gather feedback from a crowd of scholars with diverse backgrounds and interests. Occasionally, we also host 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. Hence, if you are working (or are planning to work) on research (ideas) centered on or related to family businesses or business families and are interested to present your family business-related work 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!

25.06.2020, 16.00-18.00, Teams
Extending the Theory of Stakeholder Salience: Insights from Family Firms
Carlotta Benedetti Free University of Bozen-Bolzano – Centre for Family Business Management
(Discussant: Dr. Paola Rovelli)

29.05.2020, 16.00-18.00, Teams
On the Governance Arrangements of Listed Family Firms: The Culture-Dependent Compatibility of Family and Business Logics
Michele Pinelli Free University of Bozen-Bolzano – Centre for Family Business Management
(Discussant: Dr. Jasper Brinkerink)

28.02.2020, 16.00-18.00, Room A1 4.04 @ NOI Techpark
Transgenerational time horizons, firm survival hazard, and the innovation-spending decision in family firms
Yannick Bammens Maastricht University
(Discussant: Dr. Ivan Miroshnychenko)

29.11.2019, 16.00-18.00, Room A1 4.04 @ NOI Techpark
Board of directors and family firms’ internationalization: The moderating role of firm age on FDI geographic scope
Francesco Debellis Free University of Bozen-Bolzano – Centre for Family Business Management
(Discussant: Prof. Michael Nippa)

26.09.2019, 14.00-16.00, Room A1 4.04 @ NOI Techpark
Generational brokerage: An intersubjective perspective on temporal orientations in family firms
Vittoria Magrelli Lancaster University PhD student
(Discussant: Carlotta Benedetti)

25.09.2019, 16.00-17.00, Room C2.01 @ Unibz
Crafting papers for publication
Gerardo Patriotta Warwick Business School

09.05.2019, 16.00-18.00, Room A1 2.25 @ NOI Techpark
The shadow of the founder in family business: Conceptual foundations
Liliana Dinis NOVA School of Business and Economics and visiting CFBM member

02.05.2019, 15.30-16.30, Room E3.20 @ Unibz
Using experimental design logic to improve research
Timothy Devinney Leeds University Business School

29.03.2019, 16.00-18.00, Room A1 2.22 @ NOI Techpark
Structural power dispersion among TMT members and the innovation performance of family firms
Xiao Wei Zhejiang University & CFBM visiting PhD student
(Discussant: Dr. Paola Rovelli)

18.02.2019, 16.00-18.00, Room A1 2.22 @ NOI Techpark
Human resource and innovation management practices in family firms: A mutual gain perspective
Ruth Überbacher Free University of Bozen-Bolzano – Centre for Family Business Management
Leopold von Schlenk-Barnsdorf Witten/Herdecke University
(Discussant: Prof. Alfredo De Massis, Prof. Marcel Hülsbeck – Witten/Herdecke University, Dr. Emanuela Rondi)

25.01.2019, 16.00-18.00, Room A1 2.25 @ NOI Techpark
Where does Socioemotional wealth reside? Insights from family and nonfamily organizations
Ivona Ljumic
Università della Svizzera italiana
(Discussant: Dr. Michele Pinelli)

30.11.2018, 13.00-15.00, Room A1 4.04 @ NOI Techpark
M&As in family firms (reasearch idea)
Michele Pinelli Free University of Bozen-Bolzano – Centre for Family Business Management
(Discussant: Dr. Francesco Debellis)

A family never forgets? Imprints of past collaborative experiences and the trust propensity of family and nonfamily firms
Jasper Brinkerink Free University of Bozen-Bolzano – Centre for Family Business Management
(Discussant: Dr. Emanuela Rondi)