Family Business Research


Mission and scope

The European Academy of Management with an ad-hoc Strategic Interest Group on “Family Business Research” aims to be the ideal opportunity to assess the conceptual development, empirical research, and future directions of the family business field within a broader community of European scholars of management. We envision this SIG as an international arena to attract contributions of both new scholars of the field and scholars from the established community in family business, that will provide new insights on topics that have received significant attention in the past, as well as we especially encourage scholars to undertake innovative papers and discussions of topics that have not received much attention but are important in the field.

Roles and responsibilities 

SIG Chair, Elias Hadjielias (Cyprus University of Technology),

SIG Programme Chair, Jan-Philipp Ahrens (University of Mannheim),

SIG Programme Chair-Elect and Communications officer, Elena Casprini (University of Siena)