Open Workshop by Dr. Börje Boers: 100 years and older. A study of German long lived family firms

The aim of the Open Workshop Series in Business and Management Studies is to promote top-quality academic and applied research in various fields of the social sciences. This is a unique opportunity for sharing knowledge and networking with local and international community members.

15:00 - 17:00 Friday 23/03/2018

SSE Riga, Strelnieku 4a, Room 507

Speaker: Dr. Börje Boers, University of Skövde, Sweden

Family firms are different because the family dimension adds complexity. It can contribute to competitive advantages, which cannot be copied and are not available to nonfamily firms. Many family firms are long-lived because the owning family has the goal to keep the business within the family and pass it on to the next generation. The study builds on cases of long-lived German family firms. It addresses similarities and differences and aims to contribute to a better understanding of the phenomenon of longevity of family firms.

Dr. Börje Boers is senior lecturer at the University of Skövde, Sweden. In 2017, he started a project together with Andrea Calabrò, on the longevity of family firms in Germany.He has published articles on in Journal of Family Business Strategy, Journal of Family Business Management, Journal of Enterprising Communities, International Journal of Globalisation and Small Business. His research interest focuses on the complexity and diversity of family businesses.

Discussion moderated by Dr. Arnis Sauka. Attendance is free of charge.

Please sign up for the seminar, writing to by March 21, 2018.

Workshop is supported by the National Research Program 5.2 EKOSOC - LV

The aim of the SSE Riga Open Workshop Series is to:

  • to foster cooperation between business and management researchers, practitioners and policy makers, as well as
  • to promote academic and applied research in various fields of the social sciences, focusing on but not limited to entrepreneurship, marketing, management, public administration and strategy.

Organised by the Centre for Sustainable Business at SSE Riga.

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