2017 IFERA Global Conference in Taiwan


The International Family Enterprise Research Academy (IFERA), the National Sun Yat-Sen University (NSYSU), and the Taiwan Institute of Directors (TWIoD) cordially invite you to attend the 2017 IFERA Global Conference in Taiwan from November 14th to 17th, 2017.

The purpose of the IFERA Global Conference in Taiwan is to advance the family business scholarship by encouraging (1) theory-driven studies to enhance the theoretical foundation of family business research (2) dialogues between family business scholars and researchers who are new to the study of family businesses (3) academic and practitioner participants to raise bold and interesting questions (4) research incorporating the social, cultural, economic, and institutional uniqueness of Asia-Pacific nations. (5) studies of family business pedagogies and teaching cases.

The 2017 IFERA Global Conference in Taiwan is an intellectual forum for academic researchers and family business owners. This conference aims to bring together practitioners, scholars, and family business members to explore new ideas and to inform the developments of best practices.

The theme of 2017 IFERA Global Conference in Taiwan is “Entrepreneurial Family Business: Its Strategy, Transition, and Management in Global Economy”we encourage scholars, educators, family business owners, and practitioners from diverse disciplinary traditions, theoretical perspectives, methodological approaches, and professional background to participate.


Professor Phillip H. Phan, Ph.D.

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Professor Morten Bennedsen

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Professional Development Workshop (Kaohsiung)
November 14th, 2017 (Tuesday)

Main Conference (Kaohsiung)
November 15th, 2017 (Wednesday)

Main Conference (Kaohsiung)
November 16th, 2017 (Thursday)

Family Business Day (Taipei)
November 17th, 2017 (Friday)

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Taiwan Institute of Directors (TWIoD) and College of Management, National Sun Yat-Sen University hereby host IFERA Global Conference in 2017 and offer Taipei, capital city of Taiwan, and Kaohsiung, its second largest city, as the sites where we welcome people from Asia and around the world to come and celebrate family business research in all its forms, shapes, and sizes.

We at Taiwan Institute of Directors, a committed membership of over 250 business leaders and academic scholars, feel that hosting the IFERA Global Conference is the opportunity of a lifetime.This conference will allow us to reach out to the world and connect.

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In order for international conferences to be effective and have impact in academic and practical aspects, they have to work in conjunction with relevant journals and publications. The conference organizing committee has already discussed with several renowned journals and publications ways in which research works that arise from this conference can be published. For academic publications, we have established agreement with Journal of Family Business Strategy, Quarterly Journal of Management, Sun Yat-Sen Management Review, and Journal of Management (Taiwan). For practical contributions, we will cooperate with The Bod Review and Family Governance Review, both affiliated with Taiwan Institute of Directors.

This conference will provide several publication opportunities for full-length papers, including Journal of Family Business Strategy (SSCI listed Journal), Quarterly Journal of Management (CSSCI listed Journal), Sun Yat-Sen Management Review (TSSCI listed Journal), and Journal of Management (TSSCI listed Journal).The conference organizing committee will continue to work hard to serve participants in the best way possible.

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Thank you to our 2017 IFERA Global Conference in Taiwan Sponsors