26-28 May 2020

10th Scientific Conference FAMILY BUSINESSES


26-28 maja 2020

10 Konferencja Naukowa


Szanowni Państwo,

związku z sytuacją epidemiologiczną i działaniami mającymi na celu zapobieganie rozprzestrzenianiu się wirusa SARS-CoV-2, w trosce o zdrowie i bezpieczeństwo uczestników jesteśmy zmuszeni odwołać X Konferencję Naukową „Firmy Rodzinne”, zaplanowaną na 26-28 maja 2020 roku w Łodzi.

Mamy nadzieję, że uda się nam ją zorganizować po wakacjach. O nowym terminie poinformujemy, kiedy sytuacja będzie ustabilizowana. 

Mamy nadzieję, że nasza decyzja ta spotka się z Państwa zrozumieniem.

Natomiast pracujemy nad zgłoszonymi artykułami i przygotowaniem wydawnictwa. Zachęcamy tą drogą do złożenia publikacji osoby, które jeszcze tego nie zrobiły.

Za wszelkie niedogodności przepraszamy. 


Pozdrawiamy serdecznie,


dr Andrzej Marjański                                                           prof. dr hab. Łukasz Sułkowski

Przewodniczący Konferencji                                             Przewodniczący Komitetu Naukowego


Łódź, 13 marca 2020 roku. 



Dear Madams and Sirs,

Due to the epidemiological situation and activities aimed at preventing the spread of SARS-CoV-2 virus, in the interests of the health and safety of participants, we are forced to cancel the 10th “Family Businesses” Scientific Conference, scheduled for May 26-28, 2020 in Lodz.

We hope to organize it after the holidays. We will inform you about the new date when the situation will be stabilized.

We hope that our decision will meet your understanding.

However, we are working on submitted articles and preparing the publishing house. This way, we encourage you to submit a publication to people who haven't done it yet.

We apologize for any inconvenience.




dr Andrzej Marjański                            prof. dr hab. Łukasz Sułkowski

Chairman of the Conference            Chairman of the Scientific Committee


Łódź, March 13 2020.




Dear Madams and Sirs

It is a pleasure for us to invite you to the 10th ‘Family Businesses’ Scientific Conference. The intention underlying the organization of this year’s event is turning attention to multifaceted determinants of economic processes and identification of factors creating both development opportunities as well as sources of threats for family businesses operating in the global reality.

The objective of the Conference is the development of the interdisciplinary area for cooperation and exchange of experience of scholars and economic practitioners as well as expanding the cooperation of the two domains.

The formula of the Conference is based on the integration of the academic faculty achievements with the experience of business practitioners managing family businesses as well as on the confrontation of Polish and foreign experiences.

We do hope that the Conference will also be the place to establish and strengthen contacts to facilitate starting joint scientific research. We would appreciate it if you could inform your colleagues about our initiative. Your participation in the conference will be a great honor for us.


prof. dr hab. Łukasz Sułkowski 
Przewodniczący Komitetu Naukowego
Chairman of the Scientific Committee


strona internetowa: www.sulko.pl

dr Andrzej Marjański
Przewodniczący Konferencji
Chairman of the Conference


strona internetowa: www.amarjanski.san.edu.pl

Z radością informujemy, że podczas Konferencji,
w roli keynote speaker wystąpi Profesor Ilan Alon 



We are happy to announce that the keynote speaker
at the conference will be Professor Ilan Alon  


Ilan Alon is Professor of Strategy and International Marketing at the School of Business and Law at the University of Agder. He holds a Ph.D. from Kent State University (USA).  

He is a researcher in the field of international business with a focus on internationalization, modes of entry, political risk, cultural intelligence and emerging markets. His publications have appeared in journals, such as Harvard Business Review, Management International Review, International Business Review, Journal of International Marketing, and International Marketing Review. His books are published by Palgrave, Routledge, McGraw-Hill and others.  

Alon is the Head of International Affairs for the School of Business and Law at the University of Agder, and former leader of the Emerging Markets research group. He is also Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Emerging Markets and the European Journal of International Management. Previously, Alon has held research positions at Harvard University (USA), Georgetown University (USA) and University of International Business and Economics (China).

The Professor has worked with government bodies, non-profit organizations, multinational companies and international associations on various projects, ranging from capacity development at the macro level to international business development at the firm or project level. Clients include USAID, illy, Darden, Disney, and others. He is also is a frequent speaker or writer on various international networks including National Public Radio (USA), Voice of America (USA), RTV (Russia), the Financial Times (UK), and Dagens Næringsliv (Norway).

Z radością informujemy, że podczas Konferencji,
w roli keynote speaker wystąpi również dr Donella Caspersz



We are happy to announce that the keynote speaker
at the conference will be dr Donella Caspersz


 Donella Caspersz is a Senior Lecturer and the Director of PRME at the University of Western Australia's Business School.  

Donella is also the Academic Advisor on the Board of Family Business Australia, WA and has been on the Board of the International Family Enterprise Research Academy (IFERA, and co-convenes the annual Asia-Pacific Family Business Symposium.

Donella researches in the area of family business studies, and human resource management and employment relations. Her research focus in family business is on trying to understand how non-financial factors influence operations and management in a family business. Donella has published in many journals including Family Business Review.