About the Workshop series
The Chair Family Entrepreneurship and Society of Audencia Business School and the Group Entrepreneurship Society Transformations of University of Quebec in Montréal invite you to the
3rd Paper Development Workshop Series in Family Entrepreneurship
Audencia Business School hosts an annual Paper Development Workshop on family entrepreneurship, and the school is among the international leaders in this emerging area of scholarship. The Chair Family Entrepreneurship and Society launched this Paper Development Series in Family Entrepreneurship in 2017. After a first edition on ‘Family entrepreneurship writing workshop’ (2017) and a second edition on ‘Theorizing family entrepreneurship’ (2018), we are happy to announce the third edition of this series of research workshops organized in collaboration with the Group Entrepreneurship Society Transformations of University of Quebec in Montréal (GEST ESG UQAM), at Montréal, the 4th and 5th of May 2020..
GEST is a research center of the University of Québec in Montréal’ School of Management (ESG UQAM) which addresses entrepreneurial practices, identities and discourses in marginalized contexts and for minorized people. It aims at participating to a change for a new inclusive and fruitful relation between entrepreneurship and social transformations and then addressing the dark side of entrepreneurial practices. The GEST members challenge theoretical assumptions and consider entrepreneuring in a process perspective.
Miruna Radu-Lefebvre, Professor of Entrepreneurship, Head of the Chair Family Entrepreneurship and Society, Audencia Business School
Christina Constantinidis, Professor of Entrepreneurship, School of Management of the University of Quebec in Montréal
Topic of the 2020 Paper Development Workshop
For several decades, the fields of entrepreneurship and family business developed as separate knowledge domains (Holt, Pearson, Payne, & Sharma, 2018; Zahra & Sharma, 2004). Recently, the field of family entrepreneurship (Neubaum, 2018; Payne, 2018; Short, Sharma, Lumpkin, & Pearson, 2016) emerged at the intersection of family, entrepreneurship, and family business. While there has been an increasing interest in combining the distinct academic fields of entrepreneurship and family business (Aldrich & Cliff, 2003; Anderson, Jack & Drakopoulou Dodd, 2005), the early stages of creation of family businesses in entrepreneurial families (Alsos, Carter & Ljunggren 2014) and the emergence of entrepreneurial behaviours, identities and projects in the context of family businesses are underdeveloped areas of inquiry.
We would like to invite the authors interested in submitting to the special issue « From Family Entrepreneurship to Family Entrepreneuring » of the International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior and Research (to be confirmed) to present their work-in-progress to the Guest editors – Miruna Radu-Lefebvre, Olivier Germain and William B. Gartner during the Paper Development Workshop which will take place on May 4-5 2020 in Montréal, Canada. The special issue and the Paper Development Workshop aim to draw attention to the emergence and becoming of family businesses and the actualizing of entrepreneurial behaviours, identities and projects in already existing family businesses.
For this Paper Development Workshop, we call for papers addressing the topic of family entrepreneuring with a focus on processes and practices relative to how business family members, couples and families do entrepreneurship. Steyaert (2007, p. 453) coined the notion of entrepreneuring to call for more processual inquiries in the field of entrepreneurship. Entrepreneuring is a processual, material, and relational phenomenon (Champenois, Lefebvre, & Ronteau, 2019; Hjorth, 2014; Hjorth & Reay, 2018) leading to the creation of new organizations (Gartner, 1993; Johannisson, 2011). We recognize that “familiness” does not always pre-exist entrepreneurial practices but also emerges through the process of entrepreneuring. We call for more processual inquiries in the field of family entrepreneurship, within an ontology of becoming (Chia, 1995). We think that this perspective of combining entrepreneuring and family business is unexplored and requires further theoretical and empirical explorations.
Indicative list of anticipated (but not exclusive) topics :
- How processes and practices of entrepreneuring occur in the context of enterprising families and family businesses?
- What are the tensions arising between what already exists and the emergence of newness in the context of enterprising families and family firms?
- How the various kinds of processual approaches in entrepreneuring (see Steyaert, 2007) can highlight various dimensions of family entrepreneuring?
- How the familiness emerges – as a family becoming – through the entrepreneuring process rather than pre-exists the organization creation in a non-reified perspective?
- What are the sub-processes and practices involved in family entrepreneuring? How to deal with the complexity of possible intersections of multiple sub-processes and multiple practices in the succession process (succeeding) and family entrepreneuring?
- Which practices and processes are at work to maintain the familiness of organizations in the unstable flow of action(s)?
- From a methodological perspective, how to study and write about family entrepreneuring?
- How should multiple cultural, social and economic contexts be accounted for and included in the study of family entrepreneuring?
- How the various anthropological approaches of family forms (e.g., monoparental families, LGBTQ+ families, etc.) are embedded in practices and processes of entrepreneuring?
- How do the processes of entrepreneuring intersect with the doing of gender in enterprising families?
- How doing (social) identity work within family businesses can be understood as an entrepreneuring process and practice within an ontology of becoming (and relating)?
- How can we study, problematize and challenge family entrepreneuring in a critical perspective?
Structure of the Workshop
- Extended Abstracts of 3000 words (including references and appendices) presenting the purpose of the paper, the theoretical background, the research gap, the methodological approach (in empirical papers), the main findings and expected contributions.
- Short Abstracts of 1500 words (including references and appendices) presenting the research topic, a tentative theoretical background and research gap, and the (collected or to be collected) empirical material.
- Full paper track
- Short paper track
- February 15th, 2020: Abstract Submission deadline
- March 1st, 2020: Notification of acceptance
- March 20th, 2020: inscription (no registration fee)
- April 4th, 2020: Full paper submission deadline (optional, connected to receiving written feedback from IJEBR Guest editors)
- May 4-5, 2020: Paper Development Workshop
Aldrich, H. E., & Cliff, J. E. (2003). The pervasive effects of family on entrepreneurship: Toward a family embeddedness perspective. Journal of business venturing, 18(5), 573-596.
Alsos, G. A., Carter, S., & Ljunggren, E. (2014). Entrepreneurial families and households. The Routledge Companion to Entrepreneurship London: Routledge, 165-177.
Anderson, A. R., Jack, S. L., & Drakopoulou Dodd, S. (2005). The role of family members in entrepreneurial networks: Beyond the boundaries of the family firm. Family Business Review, 18(2), 135-154.
Chia, R. (1995). From Modern to Postmodern Organizational Analysis. Organization Studies, 16, 579–604.
Champenois, C., Lefebvre, V., & Ronteau, S. (2019). Entrepreneurship as practice: systematic literature review of a nascent field. Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, 1-32.
Gartner, W. B. (1993). Words lead to deeds: Towards an organizational emergence vocabulary. Journal of business venturing, 8(3), 231-239.
Helin, J. (2011), Living moments in family meetings : A process study in the family business context, PhD dissertation, Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Center for Family Enterprise and Ownership. https://hj.diva-portal.org/smash/record.jsf?pid=diva2%3A410092&dswid=-20
Helin, J., Jabri, M. (2015). Family business succession in dialogue: The case of differing backgrounds and views. International Small Business Journal 34 (4), 487-505
Hjorth, D. (2014). Entrepreneuring as organisation-creation. In R. Sternberg & G. Krauss, Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurship and Creativity (pp. 97–121). Edward Elgar Publishing.
Hjorth, D., & Reay, T. (2018). Moving Entrepreneurially Ahead. Organization Studies, 39, 7–18.
Holt, D., Pearson, A., Payne, G., & Sharma, P. (2018). Family business research as a boundary-spanning platform, Family Business Review, 31(1), 14-31.
Johannisson, B. (2011). Towards a practice theory of entrepreneuring. Small Business Economics, 36, 135–150.
Neubaum, D. (2018). Family business research: Roads travelled and the search for unworn paths, Family Business Review, 31(3), 259-270.
Payne, G. (2018). Reflections on family business research: Considering domains and theory, Family Business Review, 31(2), 167-175.
Short, J., Sharma, P., Lumpkin, G., & Pearson, A. (2016). Oh, the places we’ll go! Reviewing past, present, and future possibilities in family business research, Family Business Review, 29(1), 11-16.
Zahra, S., & Sharma, P. (2004). Family business research: A strategic reflection, Family Business Review, 17(4), 331-346.
William B. Gartner
Bertarelli Foundation distinguished Professor
of Family Entrepreneurship
Special Issue IJEBR
From Family Entrepreneurship to Family Entrepreneuring
- Submission of full paper: April 15th, 2021