Family Traditions and Culture: values and legacy in entrepreneurial families

The Family Enterprise Research Conference (FERC) is dedicated to developing a community of scholars interested in conducting research to further our understanding of family firms and creating usable knowledge in this field.


The 2018 conference will focus on values and legacy in entrepreneurial families. Family traditions and culture influence the family’s behavior and the company’s philosophy. The way an employee behaves within the family firm is a reflex on the values the family has shared through day-to-day contact. We encourage participants of this conference and other family business researchers to explore family traditions and culture influence on entrepreneurial family's behavior, performance, and strategies, along with their influence on family’s behavior, dynamics, ventures, and strategic choices.


FERC 2018 will be hosted by Universidad Panamericana in Guadalajara, Mexico.  The FERC dates are Thursday, June 7 - Saturday, June 10, 2018.


Lodging will be at the Camino Real Hotel. Early reservations begin on December 15, 2017. Rooms will be reserved for FERC attendees.


Registration for the conference begins December 1, 2017 on this website. Early registration will end April 30, 2018.

FERC 2018 Conference Organizing Team


  - Fernanda Canale-Segovia, Conference Logistics Director, Universidad Panamericana,


  - Luis Díaz-Matajira, Career Academy and Academic Chair, Universidad de Los Andes,


  - Luis Jiménez-Castillo, PR Chair, Universidad Panamericana and WPI,


  - Héctor Ramírez-Pérez, Program Chair, Universidad Panamericana,


FERC 2017 will be hosted by UNC Asheville Family Business Forum in Asheville, NC,  June 8 - June 10, 2017. More information about this event.


More information about past FERC events.