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:


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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.


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


• 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


The Organizing Team:

Academic Program Chair:
Raj Mahto, University of New Mexico (
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Spanish/Portuguese Submissions:
Claudio Muller, Universidad de Chile, Chile [log in to unmask]


Career Academy Chairs: 
Rebecca Long (
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Joshua Daspit (
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Conference Chair:

Maria Teresa Roscoe, Fundação Dom Cabral – Campus Aloysio Faria

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Host Team at Fundação Dom Cabral:  Letícia Diniz Ribas

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