ISSUE 4.0 - APR 2022

Dear STEP Project Community, Family Business Scholars, and Friends,

It is a pleasure to introduce you to the first newsletter of 2022 and proudly share with you our new logo which is the result of the recent rebranding of the STEP Project Global Consortium. I hope you like it and that you'll become soon familiar with it. This newsletter is full of interesting insights and updates and I wish you a pleasant reading.

With continued best wishes,

Andrea Calabrò
(Academic Director, STEP Project Global Consortium)



Read the report<> to learn how family businesses in Ecuador and Latin America responded to the COVID-19 pandemic.


European Regional Meeting

We co-hosted the first in-person "STEP Project European Meeting-Teaming-up for Research with Impact" with our affiliate Audencia on April 1. It was a great opportunity to meet face to face, and work on our current projects as well as discuss new projects on the new dataset. (Photo Credit: Philippe Cauneau-Audencia)



We are honored to announce two sponsorships:
·  IFERA 2022 Best Paper on Conference Theme, 'THE GEARS OF LEGACIES Next-generation Driving Family Business Renewal and Endurance'. The 2022 IFERA  Annual Conference will take place in Satander, Spain on June 22-24.
·  IFBRF 2022 Best Paper. The 5th International Family Business Research Forum will take place from September 27-29th 2022, in Hasselt Belgium.


We welcomed our new affiliate ESCP Business School, Italy <> ranked 13th in Europe while ranking 2nd in Italy by the Financial Times in 2022.
The STEP Project-ESCP Team is led by Professor Chiara Succi who is a Professor of Organization Behavior.



We successfully held the first STEP Project Conversation Series in association with our affiliate Audencia, on March 31, 2022. The topic of discussion was challenges and opportunities for regeneration in family businesses, with our keynote speakers Professor James Davis and William Gartner. We would like to especially thank Miruna Radu-Lefebvre and her team at Audencia for organizing such an interactive and engaging conversation series. Watch the full Conversation Series here<>



American University of Sharjah (AUS)

The AUS Affiliate and STEP Project Global Consortium Chairman, Rodrigo Basco was invited to speak at the EDHEC Business School Family Business Research Center to talk about how family businesses dealt with the unprecedented times during the COVID-19 pandemic and the war hostilities, and how they have subsequently leveraged and built their resilience.


Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)


Read the Family First Institute - FFI Research Report <>  by the members of the STEP Project - CUHK Team; Kevin Au, Marshall Jen, and Jeremy Cheng. The report sheds light on the dynamic durability in entrepreneurial families and disruptions.


Grand Valley State University (GVSU)

Apply to the Family Owned Business Institute's 2022-23 Scholar in Residence<> Program to build relationships between researchers at the Seidman College of Business at GVSU and family business researchers at other prominent schools around the globe to produce scholarly research in the family business field.


Indian School of Business (ISB)

The Thomas Schmidheiny Centre for Family Business has recently launched the inaugural issue of the Family Enterprise Quarterly (FEQ), an up-gradation to the earlier Family Business Briefs. Read the FEQ issue<>

S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research (SPJIMR)


Read the newsletter<> to know the latest happenings at the SPJIMR's Centre for Family Business & Entrepreneurship.


The University of Vermont

Latest News:
1.    Two new Grossman Endowed Chair positions at the Grossman School of Business of the University of Vermont (UVM):
o    Associate Professor/Professor at Steven Grossman Endowed Chair in Family Business<>
o    Associate Professor/Professor at Steven Grossman Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurship <>
2.    Open registrations<> <> for the 10th Annual Schlesinger Global Family Enterprise Case Competition (SG-FECC).


Call for Papers
1.    Special Issue: Corporate & Research Development Studies on Centenarian Family Firms <> - Submission Deadline (Apr 30, 2022)
2.    Owners As Strategists: Ownership in a Digital World <> - Submission Deadline (May 1, 2022)
3.    5th International Family Business Research Forum <> - Submission Deadline (May 15, 2022)
4.    Fiction And The Entrepreneurial Imagination<>- Special Issue Submission Deadline (Jun 1, 2022)
5.    Heterogeneity in Management and Governance in family firms <> - Submission Deadline (Jun 30, 2022)
6.    Partner with SAGE Publishing to develop your Family Business Teaching Case and add on to the collection of Global SAGE Business Cases. Submission Deadline (Aug 12, 2022). Click here for more information<>
7.    Asia Pacific Family Business Symposium 2022 Theme: "Family Business Models: Recovering from COVID-19<> - Submission Deadline (Sep 28, 2022)
8.    Ethical Issues in Family Business: Concepts and Evidence<> - Special Issue Submission Deadline (Oct 31, 2022)
9.    Economic Theories of the Family Business: Concepts and Evidence Special issue Proposal for Small Business Economics: An Entrepreneurship Journa<>l <> - First Paper Submission Deadline (Jan 31, 2023)
10. Embracing the Biosphere, Supporting Humanity - A Call to Explore Sustainable Development in Family Entrepreneurship <>










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