EIASM Family Firm Management Workshop


UCLan Cyprus, Pyla Campus, Larnaca, Cyprus

May 17-18-19, 2018


Conference Co-Chairs:

Panikkos Poutziouris

CEDAR – University of Central Lancashire (Cyprus)


Ethel Brundin and Mattias Nordqvist

CeFEO, Jönköping International Business School, Sweden


Advisory Committee:

Rodrigo Basco, American University of Sharjah, UAE; Alberto Gimeno Sandig, ESADE, Spain;

Zied Guedri, EM-LYON Business School, France; Josiane Fahed-Sreih, Lebanese American University, Lebanon;

Elias Hadjielias, University of Central Lancashire, Cyprus; Rania Labaki, EDHEC France;

Nava Michael- Tsabari, University of Tel Aviv, Israel; Sue Smith, UCLan UK;  Khal Soufani, Univerity of Cambridge, UK;

Salvo Tomaselli; University of Palermo, Italy; Yong Wang, University of Wolverhampton, UK;


Family leaders are protagonists in supporting entrepreneurship in family businesses and business families. They are institutional entrepreneurs with the commitment to facilitate the renewal of the business model and governance structures which is essential for sustainable family business success and prosperity for all stakeholders.


The central theme of 14th EIASM Family Firm Management Research Workshop is ‘Entrepreneurial Families across Generations’, but we welcome research papers and case studies with a focus on broad range of thematic topics addressing the principles and practices of entrepreneurialism, not restricted to:


  • Entrepreneurial family firms across stages of development and generations
  • Entrepreneurial cooperation between and within families in business
  • Family leadership and sustainable entrepreneurship
  • Family values and family business entrepreneurship
  • Financing family entrepreneurship
  • Socio-emotional dimensions of family entrepreneurship across generations
  • Family dynasties and governance
  • Innovation and family business entrepreneurship
  • Policy and support mechanisms at macro and enterprise level.


In addition to featuring state of the art research papers and case studies, the workshop will offer keynotes and enterprise forum. An optional cultural tour of Cyprus will follow after the conference.

Keynote Speakers:

Carole Howorth, Chair of Sustainable and Ethical Entrepreneurship, University of York, UK

Lloyd Steier, Professor of Strategic Management & Organization, Distinguished Chair, Entrepreneurship & Family Enterprise,
University of Alberta School of Business, Canada.


Programme & Submission Schedule (tentative):

Date – Time Activity
Thursday May 17th, 2018 Welcome reception
Friday May 18th, 2018 Conference Day 1
Gala Dinner
Saturday May 19th, 2018 Conference Day 2
Larnaka City Tour & Dinner (optional)
Sunday May 20th, 2018 Optional Cultural Tour of Cyprus


  • Deadline Abstracts: 25 January 2018
  • Authors notification: as of 5 February 2018
  • Registration for authors: 23 March 2018
  • Final papers: 13 April 2018


Journal Special Issues

Special issue of Journal of Family Business Management on ‘Entrepreneurial Families in Business Across Generations, Contexts and Cultures’. Guest Editors: Albert James, Elias Hadjielias, Maribel Guerrero, Allan Discua Cruz, Rodrigo Basco. More details: http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/call_for_papers.htm?id=7385


Additional journal special issues may be announced in due course.


Workshop Venue
University of Central Lancashire, Cyprus
12-14 University Avenue, Pyla, 7080 Larnaka, Cyprus www.uclancyprus.ac.uk

Tel: +357 24 694000, email: ppoutziouris@uclan.ac.uk and kmelas@uclan.ac.uk


Travelling & Accommodation

Cyprus has Larnaca and Paphos International Airports, where most European low cost airlines travel to/from Cyprus.

Hotels:  (3 Km from UCLan):


Golden Bay Hotel ***** http://goldenbay.com.cy/

Single Room, B&B  €135.00/ day

Double Room, B&B €165.00/ day


Lordos Beach Hotel **** http://lordosbeach.com.cy/

Single Room, B&B  €85.00/ day

Double Room, B&B €118.00/ day


Tsialis Hotel Apartments

2 persons in a one bed apartment: € 55/ day

Apartment for one person: € 50/ day


More hotel options & discounted prices to follow


For more information about the 14th EIASM FAMILY FIRM MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP you can visit the Institute’s Website

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