Family Business in the long run: The interplay between emotions and history
Family owned and managed businesses play a very central role in the world’s economy. What makes them intriguing is the interconnectedness of the family and the business on the long-run. As such, they offer a fertile ground for exploring the history of the family in addition to the history of the business. Up to date however, scarce studies and documented practices exist on the mutual influence between emotions and history and their impact on family business sustainability.
This conference stands as a promising meeting point between business historians, family business members, scholars and practitioners to address these gaps in knowledge.
The conference aims at strengthening and stimulating the historians’ analytical and practical efforts by integrating theories and insights from family business management and history studies and combining them with the knowledge based on the experiences of family business owners, managers, and practitioners. As such, it will provide an exchange platform to reflect and gain a deeper understanding on the complex nature of the family and the business as they connect with emotional dimensions over time.
Among relevant issues at the intersection of emotions and history, the conference will explore over two days:
The Academic day aims at research presentations that lay down the state of the art on the topic and build basis for advancing research in the fields of business history and family business.
The Family Business day offers a unique opportunity for family business members to interact with other family business members and practitioners but moreover with historians and family business scholars from around the world about the place of emotions within the practices of historical narratives and their impact on sustainability. Presentations will be followed by practical workshops insmall groups.
Fabian Bernhard, Ludovic Cailluet and Rania Labaki (EDHEC Business School, EDHEC Family Business Centre - EFBC)
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