Family Enterprise Research Conference • June 6-8, 2014

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The Family Enterprise Research Conference (FERC) was founded to develop a community of scholars interested in conducting research into understanding family firms and creating usable knowledge in this field. This forum enables scholars to design and develop research projects that are theoretically sound, empirically accurate, and of practical significance to family firms. The very first meeting was hosted by the Austin Family Business Program in Portland in 2005. Now held annually, the conference has welcomed 862 scholars from 38 different countries and awarded $158,000 in funds to aspiring young researchers. The conference now features a doctoral student consortium.

In 2014 FERC returns to Portland to celebrate 10 years of research progress in the family business field. The Austin Family Business Program will be hosting this popular and well established family business research conference.


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Visiting Portland, Oregon in June is a great time of year to explore the city. Average temperatures range from 64 to 72 degrees. Next to Pioneer Square and the central business district in one of the country’s premier walking cities, the Nines is an ideal spot for checking out all of the things to do in Portland. Browse nearby boutiques, dine in the trendy Pearl District, or use the eco-friendly MAX light rail to explore the beautiful gardens, museum grounds, and chic neighborhoods that pepper this lively city.

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