Emotions are part of every family and every business. For family business members, emotions are more complex as they flow from the family to the business and vice-versa, impacting their lives, their families, and their businesses. There is currently scarce research and increasing interest on the topic of emotions in the family business. New emotional constructs are being developed, refined or adapted from other fields of research. Still, grey areas on the emergence of emotions, their transfer from one system to another, their dynamics, and their influence remain. This lecture will lay down the state of knowledge in the field towards future directions of the research agenda for scholars interested in the topic. Building on illustrative examples of family businesses, it will also suggest a tentative roadmap for family business stakeholders to help them predict, identify, analyze and address emotional dynamics for the good of personal development, family health and business sustainability.
Rania Labaki is Associate Professor of Management at EDHEC Business School where she teaches and conducts research at the intersection of the fields of finance, entrepreneurship and family business. She serves as Director of the EDHEC Family Business Centre (EFBC) and the Academic Director of the Family Business Global Executive MBA. She is actively associated with the leading international organizations specialized in family business education, research, and advising. She serves as Board Member of the International Family Enterprise Research Academy (IFERA), Scientific Committee member of FBN France, FBN Levant and Women in Family Business (WIFB), Program Committee member of the Family Firm Institute (FFI) and Advisory Board Member of the New York City Family Enterprise Centre (NYCFEC). She is also the co-editor of the Entrepreneurship Research Journal. Her current interests revolve around the relationship between the family’s emotional dynamics and the entrepreneurial and financial behavior of family businesses with a focus on the next generation.
The lecture will be held in English and begins at 6 pm in the Liz Mohn Room (1.153) at Witten/Herdecke University. The participation is free of charge.
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