The Network of Interdisciplinary Research in Family Firms (N.I.R.F.F.)

The Network of Interdisciplinary Research in Family Firms is an academic network composed of scholars from different scientific disciplines and countries who share a common interest in exchanging knowledge about methodologies and theories related to family businesses, in a virtual and informal way. Our common goal is to share scientific tools that significantly improve the analysis of particular case studies and above all that favour the comparison and the elaboration of general conclusions. The network offers information about distinguished scholars from different disciplines and countries specialized in the study of family businesses, in order to promote possibilities for: contact, organization of activities, knowledge exchange, and debate.

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Summer School: Mittelstand goes Global - Local Roots and Internationalization Pathways of SMEs

The Institute for Economic and Social History of the Faculty of Business and Economics in collaboration with the NIRFF organized a summer school titled Mittelstand goes Global: Local Roots and Internationalization Pathways of SMEs from August 27 to September 1, 2018 in Göttingen. 35 students from over 20 countries are taking part.


New NIRFF member

New NIRFF member, Sven Cravotta, University Heidelberg, Germany.


Symposium Familias empresarias en la historia económica de Iberoamérica

The deadline for submitting papers to the symposium "Familias empresarias en la historia económica de Iberoamérica", is June 15, 2018.


Inaugural Lecture

Paloma Fernández inaugural lecture, titled "Familias empresarias en perspectiva histórica comparada en el último siglo. De Marx a Piketty", in X Coloquio Iberoamericano de Estudios Empresariales e Historia Económica. 17-18 mayo 2018. Banco Central de la República de Colombia/Universidad de los Andes. Santa Marta, Colombia.


Andrea Lluch Visiting Scholar at UB

Andrea Lluch, Visiting Scholar of the Erasmus Mundus GLOCAL Master Programme, and of the Department of Economic History, Institutions, World and Economic Policy, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Barcelona, 25 February-4 March 2018.


New NIRFF member

New NIRFF member, Maria de los Ángeles Lucero Bringas, Universidad Católica de Córdoba, Argentina.


Paloma Fernández at BHC

Paloma Fernández, member of the International Committee of the Business History Conference. April 2018


David Vallespín new book

David Vallespín Pérez published Litigios sobre consumo: especialidades procesales y acciones colectivas, 2018, Barcelona: Bosch.


Paloma Fernández Pérez joins board Enterprise & Society

Paloma Fernández Pérez editorial board member at the Enterprise & Society journal (Business History Conference) published by Cambridge University Press, period 2018-2022. February, 2018.


Journal of Evolutionary Studies in Business

Published the issue 3, number 1 Journal of Evolutionary Studies in Business, titled Entrepreneurial Dynamics and Institutional Changes.


Paloma Fernández new book

Paloma Fernandez published Empresas familiares de América, Europa y Asia: una aproximación cuantitativa, 2017, Bogota (Colombia): Facultad de Administración. Universidad de los Andes.


Paloma Fernández new book

Paloma Fernandez published Empresas familiares de América, Europa y Asia: una aproximación cuantitativa, 2017, Bogota (Colombia): Facultad de Administración. Universidad de los Andes.


Paloma Fernández joins the Board of Trustees of the Business History Conference

Paloma Fernandez was elected Trustee of the Business History Conference, the main association of business history in America, founded in 1954, editor of Enterprise and Society (http://www.thebhc.org/mission). For the first time, a Spanish historian joins the Board of Trustees of the BHC, one of the oldest and most prestigious associations of business history of the world.


Paloma Fernández and Andrea Lluch edited a book about the evoltin of family business in Latin America and Spain

Family businesses are everywhere, but there is little information regarding their growth and development. This book is one of the few to analyse the identity and evolution of the largest family businesses in Latin America and Spain. With contributions from 20 scholars from 12 different countries, the book compares the relationship of families in business within their national economies, foreign capital, migration, and politics. The authors deny the existence of a ‘Latin type’ of family capitalism in their countries, and highlight diversity, and national and regional differences.


Symposium Familias empresarias y empresas familiares en el Caribe colombiano y el norte de México

In March 17, 2017, took place the Symposium Empresas familiares en el Caribe colombiano y el norte de México, organized by Banco de la República in Santa Marta (Colombia). Carlos Dávila Ladrón de Guevara (Uniandes, Colombia) and Araceli Almarazaz (Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Mexico), members of NIRFF, participated in the Symposium.


Journal of Evolutionary Studies in Business

Journal of Evolutionary Studies in Business, first issue.


Workshop

International Business in Southern Europe in a Long Term Perspective


Paloma Fernández post in Family Business Wiki’s Town Square blog

Lessons from History. Families in Business? First, Families in Society... if you want to endure.


Paloma Fernández wins an ICREA Acadèmia Awards

Paloma Fernández wins an ICREA Acadèmia Awards granted by Fundació Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats.


Paloma Fernández interviewed at Gestión

Paloma Fernández interviewed at Gestión Peruvian Business and economy newspaper


Paloma Fernández coordinated a book about the professionalization of family business

Family businesses dominate and dominate business life in Spain, but we know almost nothing about the process of modernizing its management. In the last two centuries these companies and family-controlled groups have had to learn to go beyond their local and regional markets and find ways to adapt to the challenges of three technological revolutions that have changed the way they produce, to relate and think. The authors of La profesionalización de la empresa familiar (Pablo Diaz Morlan, Miguel A. López-Morell, Maria Mercedes Bernabe Perez, Jose Luis Garcia Ruiz, Elena San Roman Lopez, Maria Jesus Segovia Vargas, Susana Blanco Garcia, Javier Moreno Lázaro and Paloma Fernández) highlight how they have managed to preserve their roots at the same time have promoted professional management.



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