Academic Day

 

“Family Business in Emerging, Developing, and Transitional Economies”

The aim of the Academic day is to advance the extant knowledge about the relationship between family business and the context in emerging, developing, and transitional economies. Having an impressive agenda of scholars from around the world, we embrace a multidisciplinary approach to incorporate the historical,  institutional,  spatial,  and social contexts in which family firms exist and operate into family business research.

Agenda | Wednesday, Nov 04 2020

Session 1 – Family Business in Emerging, Developing, and Transitional Economies– Introduction

2:00 - 2:10 P.M.

WELCOME & INTRODUCTION

Dr. Rodrigo Basco, Associate Professor, American University of Sharjah, UAE

Mohammed Al Musharrakh, CEO Invest in Sharjah, UAE

2:10 - 2:20 P.M.

OFFICIAL OPENING

Sheikh Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi, Director’s Fellow, MIT Media Lab, Founder, Barjeel Art Foundation, UAE

2:20 - 2:50 P.M.

INTRODUCTION  “THE COURAGE TO CHOOSE WISELY"

Dr. Andrea Calabrò, Full Professor, Family Business & Entrprenuership, IPAG Business School, France

2:50 - 3:00 P.M.

BREAK

Session 2 – Family Business in Emerging, Developing, and Transitional Economies | Research -  Breakout Session

3:00 - 4:20 P.M.

Research Session 1 : Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Family Business

Discussant: Sara Bentebbaa, Kedge Business School, France

  • A Model of Strategic Entrepreneurship for the Family Firms of an Emerging Market

      Irfan Saleem, Sohar University, Oman (Presenter)

      Bilal Mustafa, University of Central Punjab, Pakistan

 

      Manuela Weller, Technischen Hochschule Mittelhessen, Germany

  • Passive but Defiant: The Role of Firm Innovative Capabilities in Knowledge Management and Entrepreneurship

 

      Muhammad Azhar Khalil, National Institute of Development Administration, Thailand (Presenter)

      Muhammad Khuram Khalil, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand

      Rashid Khalil, Middle East College, Oman

  • Family and non-family businesses in Iran: Coupling among Innovation, Internationalization and Growth-Expectation

      Mahsa Samsami, Tehran University, Iran. (Presenter)

      Thomas Schøtt, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

  • Family Business Innovation and Coping Mechanisms Following COVID-19 Disruption  in Egypt

      Ahmed Tolba, American University in Cairo, Egypt (Presenter)

       

      Hakim Meshreki, American University in Cairo, Egypt (Presenter)

      Hoda El Kolaly, American University of Ras Al Khaimah, UAE    

3:00 - 4:20 P.M.

Research Session 2 : Founder Vs Next-Gen in Family Business

Discussant: Georges Samara, Sharjah University, UAE

  • An Exploratory Analysis of the Motivators of Second-Generation Family Successors for joining their Family Business: Case of Construction Family  Business in India

      Srividhya Sridharan, National Institute of Construction Management and Research, India. (Presenter)

      Harish Kumar Singla, National Institute of Construction Management and Research, India

      Pradeepta Kumar Samanta, National Institute of Construction Management and Research, India

  • The Founder’s Long-Lasting Influence: A shadow that Protects a Legacy

      Liliana Dinis, Nova School of Business and Economics, Portugal (Presenter)

      Pedro Neves, Nova School of Business and Economics, Portugal

      Alfredo De Massis, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy​

  • The Boss still the Boss: CEO Tenure in Tunisian Family  Business

 

      Yosra Abdelwahed, LED, Université Paris 8, France. (Presenter)

  • Are family businesses often born global? Embeddedness in traditional versus secular-rational culture

      Elham Kalhor, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

      Stine Øyna, University of Agder, Norway

      Thomas Schøtt, University of Agder, Norway and University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Research Session 3 : Succession in Family Business

Discussant: Jeremy Cheng, Chinese University of Hong Kong

  • “Girls power in Polish family businesses” – The Daughters  Perspective on Succession from Changing Economies

 

      Manuela Weller, Technischen Hochschule Mittelhessen, Germany (Presenter)

      Alicja Hadrys-Nowak, Poznan University of Economics, Poland (Presenter)

  • The F-PEC Scale and the Succession Strategies in Family Businesses

 

      Izabela Szymańska, Saginaw Valley State University, United States. (Presenter)

      Anna Motylska- Kuźma, WSB University in Wroclaw, Poland

  • Succession Dilemma: Evidence from a Philippine Family Business

 

      Maria Jade Catalan Opulencia, Ajman University, UAE. (Presenter)

      Enrique M. Soriano, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines

       

      Akinola Olatunde Fadahunsi, Ajman University, UAE

  • Succession Strategies and performance of Medium Size Family Owned Businesses in Kenya

 

      Mworia Kaibung’a, Kenyatta University, Kenya. (Presenter)

Research Meets Practice 1

Discussant: Tsitsi Mutendi & Nike Anani, African Family Firms

  • Case Study 1: Egyptian Tires and Batteries Importers: Dilemma of Sustaining Family Unity

 

      Ashraf Mohamed Sheta, American University in Cairo, Egypt (Presenter)

      Nadia Ashraf, American University in Cairo, Egypt

      Nadine Siag, American University in Cairo, Egypt

      Lamis Sallam, American University in Cairo, Egypt

      Hoda Safy Eldin, American University in Cairo, Egypt

      Mai Hashad, American University in Cairo, Egypt

      Mariam Ahmed, American University in Cairo, Egypt

3:00 - 4:20 P.M.

  • Case Study 2: Family Business Valuation in Emerging Economies: The Arcor Case (Florencia Roca)

​      Florencia Roca, Universidad Francisco Marroquín, Guatemala. (Presenter)

  • Case Study 3: BIA BRAZIL OR INTERNATIONAL BIA BRAZIL

      Gisele Hidalgo, Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos, Brazil

      Iva Maria Beleti Cardinal, Florida Christian University, United States

      Jefferson Marlon Monticelli, La Salle University, Brazil

 

      Renata Bemardom,  Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (Presenter)​  

  • Case Study 5: Managing Growth and Coping with Economic Impact of Covid – 19: Case Study of a Medium-Sized Family Firm in Oman

      Samah Khalfan Al Aufi, Moon Group, Oman​ (Presenter)

     

      Golam Mostafa Khan, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman

      Mohammad Razaur Razzak, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman

Research Session 4: Context in Family Business

Discussant: Stefano Amato, IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca, Italy

  • Learning in International Uncertainty: A play-based approach to Arab Family Business Education

 

      Edward Gonsalves, ESADE, Spain

      Rebecca Fakoussa, University of Northampton, United Kingdom

      Ricardo Enciso-Zamora, ESADE, Spain

  • Do Family and Nonfamily Firms Contribute differently to Regional Economic Development? The Underlying Effects of Firm Strategic  Behaviour

 

      William Murithi, De Montfort University, United Kingdom (Presenter)

      Kassa Woldesenbet, De Montfort University, United Kingdom

  • The Relationship between Perceived Informal Family Effect and Institutionalization in an Emerging Economy

 

​      Özgür Atılgan, Kultur University, Turkey

      Evren Ayrancı, Istanbul Kultur University,Turkey

  • Understanding the role of a diaspora family context in an emerging economy: The case of Uzbekistan

​      Maria Elo, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark. (Presenter)

      Allan Discua Cruz, Lancaster University Management School, United Kingdom

      Päivi Jokela, University of Turku, Finland

4:20 - 4:40 P.M.

Break - Music & Networking

4:40 - 6:00 P.M.

Research Session 5 : Strategy in Family Business

Discussant: Discussant: Maribel Guerrero, Northumbria University, UK

  • What Makes the Family Firms Entrepreneurial in Pakistan? A Socioemotional Wealth Perspective

   

       Irfan Saleem, Sohar University, Oman. (Presenter)

       Irfan Siddique, University of Central Punjab, Pakistan

       Manuela Weller, Technischen Hochschule Mittelhessen, Germany

       Muhammad Ashfaq, IUBH University of Applied Sciences, Germany​

  • An Exploratory Study on Sustainable Family Wealth Management from an Islamic Perspective

​       Mohar Yusof, Universiti Tun Abdul Razak, Malaysia. (Presenter)

       Mohd Yaziz Mohd Isa, Universiti Tun Abdul Razak, Malaysia

       Leilanie Mohd Nor, BinaPavo, Malaysia. (Presenter)​

  • Pursuing Economic and Non-Economic Goals in a Family Business: The Role Played by  Organizational Slack

 

      Franciele Beck, Regional University of Blumenau, Brazil. (Presenter)

      Fábio Frezatti, University of São Paulo, Brazil

  • The Distinctiveness of Family and Non-Family Businesses in MENA countries compared to Family and Non-Family Businesses in Secular-Rational Cultures

 

      Thomas Schøtt, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark. (Presenter)

      Ayman Ismail, American University in Cairo, Egypt

      William B. Gartner, Babson College, United States

      Muhammad Azam Roomi, Prince Mohammad Bin Salman College, Saudi Arabia

4:40 - 6:00 P.M.

Research Meets Practice 2

Discussant: Silvana Mariel Munoz, Eje Consultora, Argentina

  • Case Study 6: Digital Entrepreneurship and Innovation: The Case of Kongsi

      Mohd Saniazle Kasim, Universiti Tun Abdul Razak, Malaysia (Presenter)

      Ahmad Fikri Asyraf Zaharudin, Universiti Tun Abdul Razak, Malaysia

      Mohar Yusof, Universiti Tun Abdul Razak, Malaysia

  • Case Study 7: The Board Role in Shaping Organizational Culture, the Case of ELARABY Group, Egypt.

      Moneera Abdo Othman Alzubairi, Yemen  (Presenter)

  • Case Study 8: Textile Egypt Company: Understanding Family Challenges Case study

 

      Ashraf Mohamed Sheta, American University of Cairo, Egypt (Presenter)

      Suzanna Hanafy, American University of Cairo, Egypt

      Laila Hamada, American University of Cairo, Egypt ​

 

      Shada Emara, American University of Cairo, Egypt ​​

      Salma Mahmoud, American University of Cairo, Egypt ​​

 

      Youssef ElGouhary, American University in Cairo, Egypt ​

  • Case Study 9: Dallah Albaraka Group: Evolution of an Arab Family Business and Its Visionary Leadership

      Mohammad Rezaur Razzak, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman (Presenter)

      Golam Mostafa Khan, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman

      Salem AlAbri, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman

Research Session 6: Continuity in Family Business

Discussant: Maria Jose Sanchez Bueno & Fernando Munoz-Bullon, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

  • The Impact of the Management Control over the Intention of a Company to Continue under Family Control: The Family Business Paradox

      Fabio Frezatti, University of São Paulo, Brazil. (Presenter)

      Diogenes de Souza Bido, Mackenzie Presbyterian University, Brazil

      Daniel Magalhaes Mucci, Regional University of Blumenau, Brazil

      Franciele Beck, Regional University of Blumenau, Brazil

      Ana Paula Capuano da Cruz, Federal University of Rio Grande, Brazil​

  • The Effect of Religiosity on Audit Fees in Private Family Firms

   

      Luai Abu Rajab, German Jordanian University, Jordan​ (Presenter)

      Tensie Steijvers, Hasselt University, Belgium​

      Maarten Corten, Hasselt University, Belgium

  • Family Dynamics and Longevity

      Josiane Fahed-Sreih, Lebanese American University, Lebanon (Presenter)

      Lynn Chahine, Lebanese American University, Lebanon

  • Managing Generational Diversity and Its Implications in Family Business in the United Arab Emirates

      Norita Ahmad, American University of Sharjah, UAE (Presenter)

      Martin Klaffke, HTW Berlin, Germany

      Maria Jade Catalan-Opulencia, Ajman University, UAE

4:40 - 6:00 P.M.

Research Session 7: Management and Governance in Family Business

Discussant: Allan Discua Cruz, Lancaster University, UK

  • The same but different: An Exploration of the Governance practices in Latin  American family firms

      Kirsten Brøndsted Bullock, University of Louisville, United States (Presenter)

       

       Isabel C. Botero, University of Louisville, United States

      Fernando Sandoval Arzaga, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico

  • Board Effectiveness in Small and Medium-Sized Family  Businesses: A Socioemotional Wealth approach

      Lamia Larioui, Hassan 2nd University, Morocco (Presenter)

  • Coupled Performance Outcomes in Family and Non-family Businesses: Gaps in Mature Economies but similarity in Emerging Economies

      Thomas Schøtt, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark. (Presenter)

       Mahsa Samsami, Tehran University, Iran    

  • Stingy Principals or Benevolent Stewards: Reward Practices in Family versus Non-Family Trucking Companies

      Nava Michael-Tsabari, Tel Aviv University, Israel (Presenter)

6:00 - 6:10 P.M.

Break

6:10 - 7:00 P.M.

" Creating Useful Knowledge on Family Business" - Closing Remarks

Dr. Torsten Pieper, Associate Professor, UNC Charlotte Belk College of Business

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