AIB Journals Webinar: Family Firms and Internationalization

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Theme: Family firms going places: What are the relevant differences and why do they matter?

Time: 22 February 2022, 14:00 UTC (View Local Time)

Registration Deadline: 21 February 2022

Webinar Program:

Family firm internationalization: Past research and an agenda for the future
Jean-Luc Arregle, Francesco Chirico, Liena Kano, Sumit K. Kundu, Antonio Majocchi, William S. Schulze
Presented by: Antonio Majocchi, Luiss Guido Carli University

The family as a platform for FSA development: Enriching new internalization theory with insights from family firm research
Liena Kano, Luciano Ciravegna, Francesco Rattalino
Presented by: Luciano Ciravegna, INCAE Business School

The ownership structure contingency in the sequential international entry mode decision process: Family owners and institutional investors in family-dominant versus family-influenced firms
Kai Xu, Michael A. Hitt, Stewart R. Miller
Presented by: Kai Xu, The University of Texas at San Antonio

Klaus Meyer, Western University
Marleen Dieleman, National University of Singapore

Participant Bios:

Luciano Ciravegna is Associate Professor at INCAE Business School, Costa Rica; Honorary Fellow at Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK. His background includes: BSc (Honours) from the London School of Economics (LSE), an MPhil from St Antony’s College, University of Oxford, and a PhD from the LSE. Luciano’s research focuses on emerging markets and family business. His work has been published in the Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Business Ethics, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice.

Marleen Dieleman is associate professor at NUS Business School in Singapore. She holds a Ph.D. from Leiden University in The Netherlands. Marleen teaches and researches on the strategy and governance of family business groups. She published widely on these topics, including books, articles in academic journals, book chapters, cases and reports. Her work is featured regularly in international media and she is a frequent invited speaker. Marleen has worked with various family business groups as a consultant, family meeting facilitator or board member.

Antonio Majocchi is a full-time Professor of International Business at the Luiss Guido Carli University in Rome, Italy. He has held visiting positions at Northeastern University, the University of Valencia, and Fribourg University. He is interested in the theory of MNCs, firm internationalization strategies, and the impact of corporate governance on these strategies with a particular focus on the determinants of family firm internationalization. On this specific topic, he has extensively published in journals like Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of World Business and Management International Review.

Klaus Meyer is a leading scholar in the field of international business conducting research on the strategies of multinational enterprises (MNEs), especially foreign entry strategies, in emerging economies, especially Eastern Europe and East Asia. A central theme of his research is the influence of local contexts on the strategies and operations of MNEs operating in emerging economies. His theoretical contributions apply and in particular institution-based theories in the realm of international business.

Kai Xu is an Associate Professor and Lutcher Brown Fellow at Department of Management, The University of Texas at San Antonio. Her current research interests include family business, international corporate governance, and international business. Her research has appeared in Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Long Range Planning, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of International Management, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Operations Management, Journal of World Business, etc.

About This Webinar Series: The editorial teams behind AIB’s Journal of International Business Studies and Journal of International Business Policy launched this series of webinars to provide global experts a platform to discuss their findings on some of the field’s biggest questions.

Each of these discussions will be focused around a unique line of inquiry, with authors of recently published articles in JIBS, JIBP, and AIB Insights speaking to how their research addresses that core question. Virtual attendees can then interact with our presenters, digging deeper into the issues that interest them most.

The webinar series is being coordinated by Klaus Meyer (Western University) and Dana Minbaeva (Copenhagen Business School & King’s College London), in conjunction with the editorial teams of JIBS, JIBP, and AIB Insights.