23 Sep 2020

Advancing Gender Diversity Research in Family Business. A Journey across Disciplines

Organizers: Mariasole Bannò (UniBS), Giorgia M. D’Allura (UniCT), Alexandra Dawson (Concordia University), Mariateresa Torchia (International. University of Monaco)
Date: Virtual Event, 5th-6th November 2020

Although gender diversity allows businesses to reduce conflict and improve performance, women still lag behind men in key strategic decision making positions. Families are in a unique position to promote greater gender equality in their businesses, thanks to early involvement of future business leaders, strong focus on values, and influence on governance structures – which can encourage a change in priorities and mindset. This workshop will provide in-depth discussion of original research papers, including work-in-progress, focusing on different theoretical and empirical approaches to gender diversity and women’s involvement in family businesses. We welcome multi-disciplinary perspectives to further develop this research area. As well as a Keynote Speech, the RDW will include an “Academics Meet Practitioners” panel with experts on the topic from entrepreneurship, corporate governance, sociology and law, as well as from practice (e.g. family business owners and representatives from industrial associations) to inspire our conversation (details will follow).

Deadline: Submissions September 30, 2020
Acceptance: October 10, 2020
Registrations: October 20, 2020
Contacts: Helga Ravelli: helga.ravelli@unibs.it
Event Coordinator: Helga Ravelli, University of Brescia

Link: https://ifera.org/rdw-gender-diversity/