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Call For Papers

Contextualizing Family Firms in the Arab World

We invite submissions to the conference titled “Conceptualizing Family Firms in the Arab World.” The purpose of the conference is to gather researchers who are investigating the family firm phenomenon in the Arab World. We expect that contextualizing family firms in the Arab World will shed new light on the nuances of family firms in terms of their phenomenological perspectives and theoretical development.

Submission Guidelines

We encourage scholars, especially PhD students and young researchers, whose research focuses directly or indirectly on family businesses in the Arab World to submit their works in progress at different stages. Abstract submission should be one document with a cover page (title, author’s name, affiliation, email) and a two-page abstract (topic of research, theories, method, results, contributions)


  • Abstract by 30/11/2017
  • Authors Notification by 31/12/2017
  • Final papers (final submission) by 31/01/2018

Registration is free.

Travel Research Grants

The Sheikh Saoud bin Khalid bin Khalid Al-Qassimi Chair in Family Business offers six scholarships for PhD students from the Arab World to travel to and attend the conference. Application letter and CV should be submitted with the paper abstract online. For more information please contact Prof. Rodrigo Basco,

Career Academy

We have designed a special event for PhD students and young scholars called the Career Academy Workshop to discuss the challenges of developing an academic career in the Arab World. Topics will include matters related to earning a PhD, building an academic career, publishing research, and building local and international networks.

Special Topic Section

In collaboration with Journal Family Business Strategy, papers presented at the conference will be eligible for a special topic section “Contextualizing Family Firms in the Arab World”


Abstract Submission

(Accepted file formats: jpg|pdf|doc|docx|txt|ppt|pptx)