The Sustainable Family and Enterprise
JUNE 4 - 7, 2015
University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, USA
June 4, 2015: STEP meetings
June 5, 2015: CAREER ACADEMY - Call for participants
Submission Deadline: February 15, 2015 Notification of Acceptance: March 15, 2015 To apply please click here.
June 6-7, 2015: Conference Presentations - Call for submissions
Submission Deadline: January 31, 2015 Notification of Acceptance: March 15, 2015 To submit please click here.
This conference has three purposes in mind:
With this in mind, the 2015 FERC Committee invites paper submissions on the theme “The Sustainable Family and Enterprise” and welcomes other research that can help us understand how family businesses work, the challenges they face, and the advantages and uniqueness that they bring to the economy. Accepted papers will be presented in a poster format at the conference.
Key note speakers:
Special Issues :
The conference is associated with the following special issues, whose editors will be available to meet authors:
- Organization and Natural Environment: Sustainability & Family Business Co-editors: Pramodita Sharma, Justin Craig, Tyge Payne, and Sanjay Sharma. Due date: July 1, 2015.
- Academia Revista Latinoamericana de Administración, (ARLA) Special Issue on Family Business Co-editors: Alberto Gimeno, MariaJose Parada, Claudio Muller. ARLA accepts papers in Spanish, Portuguese and English. Due Date: July 1, 2015
- Journal of Managerial Issues Co-editors: James J.Chrisman, Joshua J. Daspit, Rebecca G.Long, Allison W.Pearson and Pramodita Sharma. DUE DATE: July 31, 2015.
2015 FERC Organizing team:
In 2015, FERC will visit Burlington, Vermont, one of North America’s premier outdoor cities. Participants will have the opportunity to discover one of America's Best Downtowns and a Top 10 City for Outdoor Recreation. Situated within an easy drive of Montreal, Boston, and New York City, Burlington International Airport, serviced by many major airlines, offers many convenient opportunities for arriving, exploring and departing.
Burlington is noted year after year as one of the top college cities in the United States. The city is home to Champlain College, Burlington College and The University of Vermont. Saint Michael’s College and the Community College of Vermont are also in close proximity to Burlington. The area is known for its art, outdoor activities, safety and as being the nation’s healthiest city (92% of people are ranked as in “good” or “great” health).
Attractions, Activities & Sites to See:
The Awards Gala Dinner will be aboard the Spirit of Ethan Allen III on Lake Champlain. Discover the Champlain Valley's rich history, as the Captain´s narration unfolds tales of Indian lore, the Revolutionary War, and Ethan Allen himself. Explore the depths of the shoreline as the ship cruises alongside the lake´s unique geographic formations. Savor the majestic beauty of the Adirondack and Green Mountain ranges that surround the lake. Bring your cameras – the largest recorded mass sighting of Champ, our elusive lake monster, was aboard the Spirit of Ethan Allen I.
The city of Burlington is a “walking city” and has a multitude of activities to choose from just a short walk or bike ride from the University of Vermont’s main campus and the conference host site. During your visit to Vermont, you can take a stroll down to the shores of Lake Champlain (the sixth largest freshwater lake in the United States) with a hot cup of coffee from one of the local coffee shops and capture some of the most beautiful sunsets. You may, instead, choose to visit one of the 100+ restaurants in the downtown Burlington vicinity and enjoy a meal, check out one of the two shopping malls, or catch a movie or concert at one of the nine venues in the area.
Vermont is is well known for its vibrant and eclectic art scene. While in Burlington, be sure to add one of these to your list of places to visit:
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