Dear AIB Colleagues, *Submission Open** - FERC 2016* The 12th Annual Family Enterprise Research Conference Fundação Dom Cabral, Aloysio Faria Campus Nova Lima (MG) – Brazil June 1-4, 2016 Submission Link: http://www.uvm.edu/business/openconf/ Hurry only few slots available to participate in a drawing for an *iPad Air 2*! *Submission Guidelines* · Extended abstracts of no more than five pages, excluding references and tables (Microsoft Word document). · Manuscripts may be submitted in English, Spanish or Portuguese. · Double-spaced with one inch margins in 12-point font, using APA 6th edition for References. · Submissions on International Entrepreneurship will be considered for the ie-scholars network award. The following should be addressed in the abstract: Purpose of the project; Gap in the literature; Importance of addressing the gap; Manner in which this project addresses the gap in the literature; Methodology used in this research project; Summary of the results; Implications of the findings for research and practice. *CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS* *Keynote Speakers: * Werner Baer, University of Illinois at Urban-Champaign Shaker Zahra, University of Minnesota *AWARDS (Over $20,000 in prize money)* Some of the awards to be given are: • Best Paper Awards (*$4,500*) sponsored by MCS Family Wealth Advisors • GVSU (Grand Valley State University) Family Owned Business Institute award & Resident Scholar award *($15,000)* *Scholars Program* • Best Spanish Paper Award *Career Academy: * Program is designed to address dilemmas and questions at all levels of an academic’s life - from a doctoral student to a chaired professor, editor, or senior administrator. *Other Conference Highlights:* - STEP Meetings - Conference Presentations - Meet Journal Editors - Meet Brazilian family business leaders *Key Dates: * - Submission Deadline: January 31st, 2016 - Career Academy Application Deadline: February 15th, 2016 - Notification for Acceptance: March 15th, 2016 - Early bird Registration: April 30th, 2016 *Find out more at the conference website * www.fdc.org.br/ferc *The Organizing Team:* *Academic Program Chair: * Raj Mahto, University of New Mexico ([log in to unmask] ) *Spanish/Portuguese Submissions: * Claudio Muller, Universidad de Chile, Chile [log in to unmask] *Career Academy Chairs: * Rebecca Long ([log in to unmask] ) & Joshua Daspit ([log in to unmask] ), Mississippi State University *Conference Chair: * Maria Teresa Roscoe, Fundação Dom Cabral – Campus Aloysio Faria ([log in to unmask] ) Host Team at Fundação Dom Cabral: Letícia Diniz Ribas ([log in to unmask] ) ____ AIB-L is brought to you by the Academy of International Business. For information: http://aib.msu.edu/community/aib-l.asp To post message: [log in to unmask] For assistance: [log in to unmask] AIB-L is a moderated list.