Conference Program

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7:00pm — 9:00pm Welcoming Reception: Stollery Centre, 5th Floor Business Bldg

THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2016

7:30 am — 5:00 pm

Paper Sessions: Stollery Centre, 5th Floor Business Bldg

7:30 am — 8:15 am


8:15 am — 8:30 am

Welcome, Opening Remarks: Lloyd Steier, Danny Miller, Isabelle Le Breton-Miller

8:30 am — 9:30 am

Paper: Family business practices that foster wellbeing: Insights from an ethnographic study.

Onnolee Nordstrom, University of Alberta

Jennifer Jennings, University of Alberta

Comment: Danielle Cooper, University of North Texas

Whitney Peake, Western Kentucky University

9:30 am — 9:45 am


9:45 am — 10:45 am

Paper: Organizational identification and nonfamily employee turnover: A network analysis.

James Vardaman, Mississippi State University

David Allen, Rutgers University

Comment: Laura Stanley, University of North Carolina

Laura Marler, Mississippi State University

10:45 am — 11:00 am


11:00 am — 12:00 pm

Paper: Conformity of divergence…To what? Selective imitative behavior and product innovation introduction in family firms.

Ambra Mazzelli, Lancaster University

Josip Kotlar, Lancaster University

Alfredo De Massis, Lancaster University

Comment: Marco Cucculelli, Università Politecnica delle Marche

12:00 pm — 1:00 pm


1:00 pm — 1:30 pm

Discussion of Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice Special Issue with timelines for submissions: Jim Chrisman

1:30 pm — 2:30 pm

Paper: An institution— based view of family ownership and control in large firms.

Mike Peng, University of Texas at Dallas

Wei Sun, Xi’an Jiaotong University

Cristina Vlas, University of Texas at Dallas

Comment: Alessandro Minichilli, Bocconi University

Guido Corbetta, Bocconi University

2:30 pm — 2:45 pm


2:45 pm — 3:45 pm

Paper: Multiple blockholder structures and family firm performance.

Asma Fattoum, Copenhagen Business School

Zied Guedri, EM Lyon

Frédéric Delmar, Lund University

Comment: Deniz Ucbasaran, Warwick Business School

Gabriella Cacciotti, Aalto Business School

3:45 pm — 4:00 pm


4:00 pm — 5:00 pm

Paper: On the agency costs of owner-management: The problem of hold-up.

Bill Schulze, University of Utah

Thomas Zellweger, University of St. Gallen

Comment: Sophie Bacq, Northeastern University

Robert Nason, Concordia University

7:00 pm — 7:30 pm

Cocktails: The Faculty Club (11435 Saskatchewan Drive) — no dress code but recommend business attire.

7:30 pm

Dinner: The Faculty Club — Papachase Room

Friday, May 27, 2016

7:30 am — 5:00 pm

Paper Sessions: Stollery Centre, 5th Floor Business Bldg

7:30 am — 8:30 am


8:30 am — 9:30 am

Paper: Pound of flesh? Debt contract strictness and family firms.

David Hillier, Strathclyde University

Beatriz Martínez, University of Liverpool

Pankaj Patel, Villanova University

Julio Pindado, Universidad de Salamanca

Ignacio Requejo, Universidad de Salamanca

Comment: Zhenyu Wu, University of Manitoba

Wenlong Yuan, University of Manitoba

9:30 am — 9:45 am


9:45 am — 10:45 am

Paper: Paradoxical synergy: The positive effect of socioemotional wealth on family firm performance.

Kincy Madison, Mississippi State University

Franz Kellermanns, University of North Carolina, Charlotte

Thomas Zellweger, University of St. Gallen

Comment: Kathleen Randerson, EDC Paris Business School

Alain Fayolle, EMLYON Business School

Cristina Bettinelli, University of Bergamo

10:45 am — 11:00 am


11:00 am — 12:00 pm

Paper: Family versus institutional involvement in restructuring: Preliminary evidence from the communications equipment industry.

Erick Chang, Arkansas State University

Sharon James, Arkansas State University

Comment: Salvatore Sciascia, IULM

12:00 pm — 1:00 pm


1:00 pm — 2:00 pm

Paper: Passing the baton: How family firms transfer values across generations.

Vern Glaser, University of Alberta

Pursey Heugens, Erasmus University

Comment: Edward McKeever, Lancaster University

2:00 pm — 2:15 pm


2:15 pm — 3:15 pm

Paper: The private benefits of control, families, and the benefits of private control.

Alex Stewart, Marquette University

Comment: Isabelle Stamm, University of California, Berkeley

3:15 pm — 3:30 pm


3:30 pm — 4:30 pm

Paper: Does family influence overshadow national cultural influences? Exploring differences in family firms’ and nonfamily firms’ entrepreneurial orientation in emerging markets.

Ravi Sarathy, Northeastern University

Kim Eddleston, Northeastern University

Comment: Alain Verbeke, University of Calgary

Liena Kano, University of Calgary

4:30 pm — 5:00 pm

Summary & Wrap Up: Lloyd Steier, Jess Chua, Jim Chrisman