The Doctoral Consortiums are designed as an interactive and educational event for doctoral students planning to pursue a career of scholarship in the family business field. It aims at providing an additional opportunity for the students to share the latest state of their research, learn from and get socialized in the field via close interaction with their peers and experienced participating faculty.


The Faculty Development Consortium offers the opportunities for new and experienced faculty to develop their careers and skills. Through workshops and group work, faculty will learn and interact with their peers on key topics including publication in peer reviewed journals, teaching family business, developing research programs, creating and directing a research center, supervising and mentoring doctoral students.


2013 IFERA Doctoral and Faculty Development Consortiums 

Program: 2 July, 2013


Doctoral Consortium – Beginner (DCB)

Doctoral Consortium – Advanced (DCA)

Faculty Development Consortium (FDC)


Coffee and registration


Sanjay Goel and Thomas Zellweger

Welcome and information about logistics of the day


Alfredo DeMassis

Using Case studies in your research project

Franz Kellermans

Getting the most out of your dissertation committee

Anita Van Gils

Structuring your academic article




Breakout Session

2 students + 1 or 2 faculty per group

Robert Hoskisson

Developing a research stream

Ramona Zachary

Honing family business theories


Claudia Binz/ Philipp Sieger

Ropes to skip and ropes to know

Breakout session 1

3 students+2 faculty per group

Franz Kellermans

Publishing family business research




Ramona Zachary

Developing Research Partnerships

Andrea Calabro

Responding to Reviewers

Robert Hoskisson

Models of managing early stage careers


Ruth Aguilera

Theoretical lenses with the most empirical promise 




Robert Hoskisson

Model Doctoral Students

Breakout Session 2

3 students+2 faculty per group

Alfredo DeMassis

Addressing conceptual and empirical issues in family business research



Iiro Jussila

Inductive theory elaboration

Anita Van Gils

Developing an international network

Joe Astrachan & Lloyd Steier

Managing Family Business Centers


Sanjay Goel and Thomas Zellweger

Conclusion and acknowledgments

 Conference Associates: Claudia Binz, Julia-Carolin Schmid


Register now for the consortiums alongwith conference registration. 

Registration fee for Doctoral consortium is 75Euros and Faculty Development consortium is 150 Euros.


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