Call for Papers -International Conference on Family Business & Entrepreneurship (ICBFE)

Department of Management and Commerce co hosts International Conference on Family Business & Entrepreneurship (ICBFE) 2017 alongwith President University, Indonesia in Bali, on May 3-5, 2017

Prospective participants can still register to ICFBE 2017 by submitting their paper and abstract until the “Full Paper Submission” deadline on 24 February 2017.

The global economic landscape is still recovering from the prolonged economic crisis which has significantly affected consumer’s buying power, hit commodity prices, as well as hampered growth in general. However, in the midst of the crisis, research has shown that family businesses remain a strong and resilient force which helps propel the economy. A Harvard Business Review article argued that family businesses tend to be more frugal and enter recessionary period with leaner cost structures.

According to McKinsey, in emerging economies, family businesses account for approximately 60 percent of the private-sector companies with revenues of $1 billion or more, compared to less than one-third of the companies in the S&P 500. However, the upward trend for family businesses as a significant part of their national economies in emerging markets remain strong, and will represent nearly 40 percent of the world’s largest companies in 2025, up from 15 percent in 2010, which shows the growing importance of understanding family business and its sustainability in the long run in the midst of the current global scenario.

In this regard, the International Conference on Family Business and Entrepreneurship (ICFBE) 2017 is specifically established to be a leading international conference on family business and entrepreneurship in the region. The conference is championed by President University, a world-class higher education institution in Indonesia which was established to become a reputable research and development center in the region and to set a new benchmark in Indonesian higher education.

This conference aims to gather researchers and practitioners to critically share and discuss the latest empirical, conceptual, as well as theoretical findings and trends in the field of family business, entrepreneurship, strategic management, among others.

The revised and extended version of selected best papers of ICFBE 2017 will have opportunities to be published at the International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing (IJEV; SCOPUS-indexed), Journal of Indonesian Economy and Business (JIEB; DIKTI-accredited, EBSCO, ProQuest, and Google Scholar indexed), and some other DIKTI-accredited or internationally-recognized journals. The other accepted papers will also be proposed to be published in SCOPUS or ISI indexed proceedings.

Unlisted but related sub-themes are also acceptable, provided they fit in one of the main topic areas as follows:

  1. Family Business
  2. Entrepreneurship
  3. Strategic Management

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Invited Keynote Speakers


Founder and Chairman of Board of Commissioners, PT Kawasan Industri Jababeka Tbk





Minister of MSME of Indonesia





Murata Professor of Ethics in Business, Babson College, USA





Executive Director and Associate Professor, Tjitra & Associate

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