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19th Theories of Family Enterprise Conference

  • 1.  19th Theories of Family Enterprise Conference

    Posted 2 days ago

    Dear Colleagues,

    We are excited to announce the 19th Theories of Family Enterprise Conference scheduled April 3 - April 5, 2025 sponsored by Mississippi State University, Florida State University, the University of Memphis, and Rowan University in partnership with Family Business Review  (https://journals.sagepub.com/home/fbr) and cordially invite submissions.

    Conference Committee

    ·       James Vardaman, University of Memphis

    ·       Ben McLarty, Louisiana Tech University

    ·       Eric Liguori, Florida State University

    ·       Jessica Vattima, Rowan University

    ·       Josh Daspit, Texas State University

    ·       Donald Neubaum, Florida Atlantic University


    The 2025 conference will be hosted by Florida State University and held at their campus in Florence, Italy (https://florence.fsu.edu/). Conference participants will stay at the B&B HOTEL Florence Pitti Palace (https://www.hotel-bb.com/it/hotel/pitti-palace-al-ponte-vecchio) at the Ponte Vecchio in the historic downtown district of the city. Full details will be provided to accepted authors in January 2025. The limited attendance conference offers two awards, one in honor of conference founder Jim Chrisman and the other in memory of family business scholar Danny Holt:

    ·       James J. Chrisman Contribution to Theory Award

    ·       Daniel T. Holt Best Paper Award

    Submission Deadline & Information

    Five-page extended abstracts should be submitted starting September 1, 2024 through the FBR submission portal: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/fbr and no later than 11:59pm EST on September 30, 2024. Please adhere to the following submission guidelines:

    • Be sure to select "Theories of Family Business Special Issue" as the submission type.
    • Extended abstracts should not exceed five double-spaced pages, excluding references, tables, and figures. Full papers are not being considered at this time.  
    • When submitting please identify all authors and affiliations in the submission system only; the extended abstract itself should not contain any author-identifying information.  
    • Only submissions made through the submission system will be considered.
    • A rule-of-two is in effect - no individual author may be listed on more than two submissions. 
    • All Family Business Review submission guidelines remain in full effect.

    Decision letters and invitations for selected authors to develop full papers and participate in the conference will be sent by November 1, 2024. Full papers will be due March 1, 2025. 

    More information about the conference is available at the following website:


    Questions? Please, email the Conference Committee atJames.V@memphis.edu.

    We look forward to receiving your submissions!

    Thank you and kind regards,

    Ben McLarty

    Benjamin McLarty
    Associate Professor
    Rowan University
    Glassboro NJ