International Journal of Family Business and Regional Development

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Editor in Chief: Prof. Niranjan Pati
ISSN online: 2054-6599
ISSN print: 2054-6580
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Family business is a driving force in economic development worldwide. It constitutes a whole range of enterprises whereby one or more family members exercise significant influence through leadership, control, participation, governance, investment, etc. Due to the emotional connection with the communities in which such businesses are launched, the family invests heavily in development of the region it calls home. IJFBRD expands understanding of family business and the relationship with regional development in different economies and countries from an interdisciplinary perspective.


 Topics covered include

  • Family business behaviour and regional development
  • Entrepreneurial skills and socio-economic growth
  • Cultural systems and regional development
  • Co-operation among family businesses; collective bargaining issues
  • Small family business
  • Family-based social entrepreneurship
  • Acquired and tacit knowledge in family-based business operations
  • Relationships, succession and transition issues
  • Transgenerational entrepreneurship practices
  • Women in business and regional development
  • Leadership issues, family business and corporate governance
  • Technological changes
  • Role and relevance of professional managers
  • Internal and external challenges
  • Commonalities and complementarities in managing family business across nations

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The objectives of IJFBRD are to promote and disseminate understanding of family business across countries, cultures and contexts to further regional development. The journal aims to provide a forum for scholars, practitioners and professionals to create intellectual capital through qualitative and quantitative research based upon rigorous theories and effective practices.


IJFBRD provides a vehicle for academic researchers in all areas of business, economics, social science and related fields, professionals, policy makers and managers associated with family business to learn from, engage in and disseminate peer-reviewed research.


IJFBRD publishes theoretical, applied, integrational and applied research, empirical surveys, case studies, research notes and book reviews to keep readers up to date on current thoughts and emerging trends in family business and concomitant regional development.



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    Editor in Chief

  • Pati, Niranjan, Rowan University, USA

Executive Editor

  • Patnaik, Srikanta, SOA University and Interscience Institute of Management and Technology, Bhubaneswar, India

Associate Editor

  • Laforet, Sylvie, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK

Editorial Board Members

  • Aidar, Marcelo Marinho, The Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV-EAESP), Brazil
  • Basco, Rodrigo, American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
  • Cullen, Margaret, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa
  • Depperu, Donatella, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy
  • Dwivedi, Amit Kumar, Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI) of India, India
  • Gallant, Monica, Higher Colleges of Technology, United Arab Emirates
  • Garg, Ajay K., TUT Business School, South Africa
  • Gunasekaran, Angappa, California State University, Bakersfield, USA
  • He, Xiaobin, Fudan University, China
  • Husain, Jamaluddin, Purdue University Calumet, USA
  • Hwang, Yong-Sik, Sejong University, South Korea
  • Kury, Kenneth W., Saint Joseph's University, USA
  • Liu, Jonathan, Regent's University London, UK
  • Sarkar, Soumodip, Universidade de Évora, Portugal
  • Shepherd, Deborah Marie, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Singh, Satyendra, Academy of Business and Emerging Markets and University of Winnipeg, Canada
  • Singh, Kris P., Holtec International, USA
  • Strike, Vanessa M., Erasmus University, Netherlands
  • Widiyanto, Ibnu, Diponegoro University, Indonesia
  • Woywode, Michael, Universität Mannheim, Germany


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