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Family Research Conference Calls for Academic Paper Submissions

The Family Enterprise Research Conference (FERC) posted a call for academic research papers on the topic of “Bridging the Gap” on the University of North Carolina-Asheville’s Family Business Forum.

FERC seeks to develop a community of scholars researching family firms and creating usable knowledge in the field. The concept of “family enterprise research” emerges from the combination of practice and scholarship, and so the conference is looking to increase its body of knowledge by similarly combining academic disciplines, hence the “Bridging the Gap” theme.

The theme invites the research papers to bridge the gap in four different areas: between generations in a family business; between research and practice; across academic disciplines; and in knowledge of the field.

Submissions must be less than five pages and include an abstract that addresses the purpose of the project, the project’s importance, the project’s implications, and more. Research can be submitted from December 1 to February 4, after which they’ll be reviewed, critiqued, and accepted by March 17, 2017. 

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