Miruna Radu Lefebvre

Miruna Radu Lefebvre
Audencia Business School | AUDENCIA · Entrepreneurship

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Miruna Radu-Lefebvre is Full Professor of Entrepreneurship and the Head of the Chair Family Entrepreneurship and Society at Audencia Business School, France. Miruna does research connecting entrepreneurship, social psychology and discourse analysis. She is the Editor of Entrepreneurship & Regional Development.

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In this editorial, we address the issue of writing interesting research by looking at research production as a social, embodied activity oriented as much to enabling scientific discovery as to securing knowledge conservation. Why should we care about how research texts come to life and how this helps us to write more interesting research? Simply be...
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Members of business families experience ambivalent emotions that stem from paradoxical tensions inherent to family business, namely the overlapping of three systems: the family, the firm, and ownership. In this essay, we shed light on how governance mechanisms can frame the different roles a family member can play in the family, business, and owner...
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Over the past three decades, research on entrepreneurial identity (EI) has grown particularly rapidly, yet in seemingly disparate directions. To lend structure to this fragmented field of inquiry, our systematic integrative review maps and integrates EI research based on antecedents, content, outcomes as well as their relationships. In so doing, we...
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The mission of family business successors is shaped in relation to the past. Successors are expected to protect past achievements and values, thus ensuring family business continuity. However, as new leaders, successors are also required to take responsibility for crafting the company’s future, thus triggering change. While navigating these contrad...
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The interaction between institutional settings and Entrepreneurial Families (EFs) is two-fold. Extant literature has attempted to understand how institutional settings can affect Family Businesses’ embeddedness. Both perspectives are complementary and necessary to recognise that EFs are not only locally embedded in their territories, but they are a...
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This paper explores and explains how, why and with what consequences business angels’ trust in the entrepreneur affects their decisions to invest, reinvest or withdraw funding in the Valley of Death (VoD). Drawing on the VoD literature and on business angel research, we retrospectively study two contrastive cases of success and failure of French st...
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This article theorises how, why and with what outcomes successors manage the paradox of control and autonomy emerging as role conflict through emotion management strategies; thus, it contributes to theory building on paradox and emotion management in family business. Drawing on 20 interpretive case studies of French family businesses operating in w...
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This article presents an exercise designed for successors and other business family members with the aim to enable them to communicate their understandings of their family and family business’ past legacies and to express their future-related projections. First initiated in France in 2014, then duplicated in United States in 2019, the exercise has...
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Les business angels prennent une décision d’investissement sur la base de plusieurs critères relatifs au projet de création et à l’équipe entrepreneuriale. Parmi ces critères, la confiance apparaît comme un facteur déterminant, sans lequel la relation d’investissement ne peut pas démarrer, évoluer et s’achever efficacement. La confiance des busines...
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This article theorizes how CEOs ‘do gender’ in management succession and how this impacts their legitimacy as successor CEOs. Drawing on the analysis of seven incumbent-successor dyads in a family business setting, we document the multiple masculine (entrepreneurial, authoritarian and paternalistic) and feminine (relational, individualized and mate...
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11ème congrès de l'Académie de l'entrepreneuriat et de l'innovation (3-5 juin 2019) Deadline for submission : 10 January 2019 Full papers or Short Papers (3 000 words; Introduction/Objectives 500 words; Litterature 500 words; Methodology 500 words; Results 500 words; Discussion 500 words; Implications and limits 500 words) Pendant de longues déc...
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Questions we care about: While the entrepreneurial passion (EP) has attracted attention of researchers, this conceptual paper aims to show how a combination of EP and the dualistic model of passion (DMP) developed principally by social psychology scholars, would be useful to generate new insights regarding the impact of passionate entrepreneurship...
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This article demonstrates that the impact of role models (RMs) on students’ self-efficacy and entrepreneurial intention is moderated by their entrepreneurial experience and personality variables such as self-esteem and locus of control. 276 students enrolled in an entrepreneurship education programs (EEPs) were exposed to either a positive or a neg...
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Purpose One of the main goals of entrepreneurial mentoring programs is to strengthen the mentees’ self-efficacy. However, the conditions in which entrepreneurial self-efficacy is developed through mentoring are not yet fully explored. This article tests the combined effects of mentee’s learning goal orientation and perceived similarity with the men...
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Ce Livre Blanc réalisé en collaboration avec les étudiants de la majeure Entrepreneuriat d'Audencia a un double objectif : identifier les problèmes liés à l'acte d'entreprendre en famille et à l'attractivité des entreprises familiales et proposer des solutions.
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Securing and improving the start-up process requires matching communicational strategies with business support objectives and situations. Over a period of five years, we did field research in a business incubator in the Paris area to identify the communicational strategies that business support professionals use in order to influence nascent entrep...
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A key assumption in family business research and practice is that for family businesses to have a future, succession must be secured. Because family businesses are hybrid organizations with partially or totally overlapping family and business identities, a second consensual assumption is shared by most family business scholars and entrepreneurs: th...
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This article argues that entrepreneurial learning is genuinely connected to entrepreneurial networking activities, within a co-evolving dynamics. We take a longitudinal network approach to study the combined development of network dynamics and learning in a French formal entrepreneurial network over a period of 4 years (2005–2009). Our aim is to ex...
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This paper presents the first phase of a broader research program and its aim is to measure the impact of team design and leadership distribution on team effectiveness in student teams. We studied a project-based learning program implemented for first-year undergraduate students in a Belgian Engineering Faculty. A total sample of 174 students, orga...
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This chapter explores leadership processes within SMEs emphasized as a unique opportunity to observe the genesis of collective cognition and its transformation into collective competence. The authors argue that a close examination of SMEs' interactions between leaders and employees reveals that these interactions strongly contribute to building col...
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À partir d’une modélisation structurelle, cette recherche expérimentale menée sur 276 étudiants permet de mesurer l’impact des modèles de rôles entrepreneuriaux sur leur auto-efficacité et leur intention de créer une entreprise. Nos résultats confirment que l’exposition des participants au message d’un ancien étudiant ayant réussi dans sa carrière...
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The purpose of this article is to assess the mentoring impact in an experiential learning entrepreneurship program. We did three-year participant observation in the major business school incubator of the Paris area with the aim to identify the interpersonal communicational strategies that mentors, which are confirmed entrepreneurs, use in order to...
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This paper examines the legitimating process of a French higher education institution entirely dedicated to entrepreneurship. Management and entrepreneurship education strive both for academic and market legitimacies. We think entrepreneurship education is confronted with an additional challenge: building political legitimacy. We analyze the "extre...
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Concept pluridisciplinaire en philosophie, psychologie et anthropologie, l’intuition a fait son entrée dans la littérature entrepreneuriale ces dix dernières années. Pourtant, de nombreux entrepreneurs la citaient depuis longtemps comme un élément clé de leur réussite en affaires. Quelle est la représentation sociale de l’intuition dans le champ de...
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Concept pluridisciplinaire en philosophie, psychologie et anthropologie, l’intuition a fait son entrée dans la littérature entrepreneuriale ces dix dernières années. Pourtant, de nombreux entrepreneurs la citaient depuis longtemps comme un élément clé de leur réussite en affaires. Quelle est la représentation sociale de l’intuition dans le champ de...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to measure the impact of positive and negative same-gender fictional role models on students’ self-efficacy and entrepreneurial intention. Design/methodology/approach – The authors conducted an experimental research on 276 French students. Structural equation modeling techniques were employed to measure role m...
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Les perspectives ne sont pas glorieuses : un monde en crise, avec des taux de croissance revus à la baisse en Europe, de la pauvreté accrue pour les classes moyennes qui protestent, des citoyens de pays sous dictature qui sont tués alors qu'ils crient leur droit à la liberté. Un monde en mutation, un monde qui souhaite le changement sans savoir trè...
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Structured abstract : Purpose The purpose of this paper is to measure the impact of symbolic role models on self-efficacy and entrepreneurial intention, and to discuss their implication on entrepreneurship education. Design/methodology/approach We conducted an experimental research on 98 first year-students french undergraduate students. The study...
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The purpose of this article is to question the foundations and structure of entrepreneurs' social representation in the French press. Social representations are the result of a perceptive and cognitive construction of reality, which transforms social objects (people, contexts, situations) into symbolic categories (values, beliefs, ideologies), ther...
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Pour susciter des vocations, les campagnes de sensibilisation à l'entrepreneuriat font le pari de l'identification des jeunes récepteurs avec les modèles de succès mis en avant dans le cadre de ces dispositifs. Toutefois, l'impact des messages dépend du type d'identification déclenchée par l'exposition au modèle: s'agit-il d'une identification en t...
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Adverlisements for slimming beauty products currently stage extremely thin beautiful models. This persuasion strategy, favouring upward comparison sometimes fails to trigger buying behaviour intentions. In fact, social comparison (be it upward, similar or downward) iconic strategies can only work at that level if they secure belief in both objectiv...
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Advertisements for slimming beauty products currently stage extremely thin beautiful models. This persuasion strategy, favouring upward comparison, sometimes fails to trigger buying behaviour intentions. In fact, social comparison (be it upward, similar or downward) iconic strategies can only work at that level if they secure belief in both objecti...

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Extended Abstract Deadline (optional): April 15, 2022. Full Paper Deadline: September 1, 2022. Family entrepreneurship examines how family relationships and configurations and the original family enterprise influence entrepreneurial practices, processes, and outcomes (Nordqvist and Melin, 2010; Bettinelli et al., 2014; Randerson et al., 2015) at individual as well as collective levels of analysis (e.g., Fletcher, 2010; Brumana et al., 2017; Discua et al., 2020; Estrada-Robles et al., 2020; Di Massis et al., 2021; Waldkirch et al. 2021). Because of family embeddedness (Aldrich and Cliff, 2003), family entrepreneurship is a relevant phenomenon for nurturing business families (Minola et al., 2016), furthering entrepreneurial practices and processes across generations (Basco et al., 2019; Riar et al., 2021), and supporting the communities in which the enterprises operate (Campopiano et al., 2014). The growing global awareness of the climate emergency, biodiversity loss, inequalities, and social and environmental injustices highlights the importance of entrepreneurial innovations (e.g., Muñoz and Cohen, 2017, 2018) striving to create social, environmental, and sustainable value (Zahra and Wright, 2016), and catalyse transformational change (Driver and Porter, 2012), whilst also reducing inequalities (Evansluong et al., 2019) and unsustainable business operations (Dean and McMullen, 2007). Yet, while stakeholders such as communities and the natural environment are acknowledged by prior contributions in family entrepreneurship, they are rarely the focus of scholarly investigations. Families and family enterprises have become more aware of sustainability, especially since the introduction of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) in 2016 and the recently launched partnership ‘Family Business for Sustainable Development (FBSD)’ between the United Nations’ Conference on Trade and Development and the Family Business Network in 2021. Hence, an examination of the role of family entrepreneurship and innovation in addressing sustainable development is a phenomenon that merits further theoretical and empirical research to better understand the transgenerational orientation (Woodfield et al., 2017; Sharma and Sharma, 2019), the family engagement with the biosphere (Ramírez-Pasillas and Nordqvist, 2021) and society (Van Gils et al., 2014; Ramírez-Pasillas and Lundberg, 2019), and also the family ownership (Memili et al., 2018) and the long-term orientation of family enterprises (Scherrer and Binz Astrachan, 2018; Baù et al., 2021; Sharma and Sharma, 2021). Addressing sustainable development implies acknowledging that the climate emergency and changes in the biosphere integrity, as well as the resulting injustices, inequalities, and human rights violations, pose threats to the survival and well-being of humanity while transgressing the social foundation and the planetary boundaries (Raworth, 2012; Steffen et al., 2015). As human and industry activities continue to affect the life and balance of social-ecological systems (Oström, 2009; Westley et al., 2013), difficulties, struggles, and scarcities will continue to rise. When families and family enterprises experience a need to take on a broader responsibility to create social, environmental, humane, or sustainable value, they can encounter difficulties ensuring ecosystem integrity, supporting their communities, and dealing with limited resources (Duran et al., 2016). Investigating how families and family enterprises muddle through difficulties, tradeoffs, or tensions linked to the global sustainability grand challenges, including the UN SDGs can help obtain insights into family entrepreneurial practices and processes (Claire et al., 2019; Ramírez-Pasillas et al., 2021) when relating to the biosphere and their communities. Sustainable development also comprises coupling humans, animals, and their natural environments in a systemic manner (Liu et al., 2007). Thus, entrepreneurial innovation includes revisiting the connections and tradeoffs between businesses, communities, and the biosphere (Ramírez-Pasillas and Nordqvist, 2021) and developing sustainable for-profit ventures like certified B Corps, non-for-profits, or not-for-profit social ventures like a family-owned foundation (Feliu and Botero, 2016). Entrepreneurial innovation, thus, advocates a shift from a focus on unsustainable and purely commercial goals to a higher purpose. A purpose signifies a blended value approach (McMullen and Warnick, 2016), which balances social, environmental, and economic values (Sharma and Sharma, 2021) through value work (Raitis et al., 2021; Binz Astrachan et al. 2017). Therefore, investigating how families and family enterprises address global sustainability grand challenges, including the UN SDGs in their entrepreneurial innovation efforts, will shed light on different strategies, practices, and the different impacts that are generated as a response to threats faced by humanity when operating outside safe boundaries (Rockström et al., 2009). Submissions to the Special Issue This Special Issue welcomes conceptual and empirical contributions and literature reviews that will help extend, build, or test concepts, perspectives, models, and theories that examine sustainable development or the UN SDGs to understand (a) how and why families and family enterprises navigate different contexts, muddle through difficulties, and interact with multiple stakeholders to co-create economically viable entrepreneurial innovations with positive social and/or environmental or sustainable impacts, (b) how entrepreneurial innovations by families or family enterprises embrace the biosphere, multiple stakeholders, and local communities to address the global sustainability grand challenges, including the UN SDGs, (c) how and why families and family enterprises muddle through tensions, difficulties, and tradeoffs to nurture social, environmental and/or sustainable entrepreneurship across generations, (d) how and why families and family enterprises navigate different contexts and interact with multiple stakeholders to co-create a family venture’s social, environmental, humane, or sustainable purpose, and (e) if/how the global sustainability grand challenges, including the UN SDGs trigger interactions between entrepreneurs, the new venture, the original family enterprise, and their communities and nature. Specifically, we seek contributions from the disciplines at the interface of business administration, sustainable development, sustainability science, and/or climate change science that bring forth new conceptual and empirical advancements in family entrepreneurship. We welcome manuscripts that examine the following additional research questions (but not restricted only to these questions): - How do families and family enterprises muddle through increasing difficulties, tensions, and tradeoffs when relating to the biosphere and their communities to promote or invigorate their entrepreneurial innovation? What are the resulting entrepreneurial practices, processes, and outcomes addressing global sustainability challenges, including the UN SDGs? - What is the role of the climate emergency and changes in the biosphere integrity, as well as the resulting injustices, inequalities, and human rights violations in stimulating transgenerational entrepreneurship? - How do families and family enterprises transform social and/or environmental injustices into justices through the co-creation of an entrepreneurial innovation? - If/how do families and family enterprises co-create a sustainable development approach in collaboration with multiple stakeholders, and what are the elements of such an approach? What is the role of nature/biosphere or indigenous communities as stakeholders? What are the resulting entrepreneurial innovations adopted by families and family enterprises as they navigate different contexts? - How do families and family enterprises build an understanding of the biosphere to co-create solutions for building a safe space? What role do social, humane, and/or environmental issues play in the creation of this safe space? What family configurations engage in this endeavour? - How/why does the selection of a hybrid venture (i.e., social, environmental, humane, or sustainable venture) shape the entrepreneurial practices, processes, and outcomes for families and family enterprises? - How/why do families or family enterprises’ values and traditions shape a purpose geared towards sustainable development? - How do family history, values, goals, and business activities influence social, environmental, humane, or sustainable entrepreneurial innovations? - How do families and family enterprises co-create blended value in entrepreneurial innovations as they navigate different contexts? - How do new social, environmental, or sustainable ventures interact with and help transform the original family enterprise? - How do families and family enterprises shift from an economic purpose to a social, environmental, humane, or sustainable purpose? What role does nature or social issues play in this shift? Guest Editors Marcela Ramírez Pasillas, Jönköping International Business School: marcela.ramirez-pasillas@ju.se Mattias Nordqvist, Stockholm School of Economics: Mattias.Nordqvist@hhs.se Massimo Baù, Jönköping International Business School: Massimo.Bau@ju.se Pramodita Sharma, Grossman School of Business, University of Vermont: Pramodita.Sharma@uvm.edu Sanjay Sharma, Grossman School of Business, University of Vermont: Sanjay.Sharma@uvm.edu Miruna Radu-Lefebvre, Audencia Business School: mradu@audencia.com Guidelines Submission of full papers directly to the Journal by September 1, 2022. The special issue guest editors encourage submission of extended abstracts (max. three pages) by April 15th, 2022 to the corresponding guest editor, Marcela.Ramirez-Pasillas@ju.se. The submission of abstracts is optional. Special Issue Schedule September 1st, 2022 — Last day to submit articles for the special issue through the ERD submission system. The system opens 15 days prior to the deadline. Special Issue Workshop A virtual workshop will be organized February 15, 2023. To help authors advancing their manuscripts, the Guest Editors of the Special Issue will organize a Workshop. Authors of R&R manuscripts will be invited to present their papers. The presentation at the workshop will not guarantee acceptance of the paper for publication in ERD. Attending the workshop will not be a precondition for acceptance into the Special Issue. It is an optional activity. Further information: https://think.taylorandfrancis.com/special_issues/embracing-biosphere-supporting-humanity/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=JPG15743&utm_term=post?utm_source=TFO&utm_medium=cms&utm_campaign=JPG15743
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FROM FAMILY ENTREPRENEURSHIP TO FAMILY ENTREPRENEURING Nantes, 12-13 October 2020 The Chair Family Entrepreneurship and Society of Audencia Business School and the Group Entrepreneurship Society Transformations of University of Quebec in Montréal invite you to the 3rd Paper Development Workshop Series in Family Entrepreneurship KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Jenny HELIN  Alistair ANDERSON  William B. GARTNER Jenny Helin is Senior lecturer at the Department of Business Studies, Uppsala University, Sweden Alistair Anderson is Distinguished Professor at the Management School of Lancaster University, UK William B. Gartner is the Bertarelli Foundation Distinguished Professor of Family Entrepreneurship at Babson College, USA   ABOUT THE WORKSHOP SERIES Audencia Business School hosts an annual Paper Development Workshop on family entrepreneurship, and the school is among the international leaders in this emerging area of scholarship. The Chair Family Entrepreneurship and Society launched this Paper Development Series in Family Entrepreneurship in 2017. After a first edition on ‘Family entrepreneurship writing workshop’ (2017) and a second edition on ‘Theorizing family entrepreneurship’ (2018), we are happy to announce the third edition of this series of research workshops organized in collaboration with the Group Entrepreneurship Society Transformations of University of Quebec in Montréal (GEST ESG UQAM), at Montréal. GEST is a research center of the University of Québec in Montréal’ School of Management (ESG UQAM) which addresses entrepreneurial practices, identities and discourses in marginalized contexts and for minorized people. It aims at participating to a change for a new inclusive and fruitful relation between entrepreneurship and social transformations and then addressing the dark side of entrepreneurial practices. The GEST members challenge theoretical assumptions and consider entrepreneuring in a process perspective. Scientific committee : Miruna Radu-Lefebvre, Professor of Entrepreneurship, Head of the Chair Family Entrepreneurship and Society, Audencia Business School Christina Constantinidis, Professor of Entrepreneurship, School of Management of the University of Quebec in Montréal Olivier Germain, Full Professor, School of Management of the University of Québec in Montréal Vincent Lefebvre, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship, Head of the Entrepreneurship education, Audencia Business School TOPIC OF THE 2020 PAPER DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP For several decades, the fields of entrepreneurship and family business developed as separate knowledge domains (Holt, Pearson, Payne, & Sharma, 2018; Zahra & Sharma, 2004). Recently, the field of family entrepreneurship (Neubaum, 2018; Payne, 2018; Short, Sharma, Lumpkin, & Pearson, 2016) emerged at the intersection of family, entrepreneurship, and family business. While there has been an increasing interest in combining the distinct academic fields of entrepreneurship and family business (Aldrich & Cliff, 2003; Anderson, Jack & Drakopoulou Dodd, 2005), the early stages of creation of family businesses in entrepreneurial families (Alsos, Carter & Ljunggren 2014) and the emergence of entrepreneurial behaviours, identities and projects in the context of family businesses are underdeveloped areas of inquiry. We would like to invite the authors interested in submitting to the special issue « From Family Entrepreneurship to Family Entrepreneuring » of the International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior and Research (https://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/call_for_papers.htm?id=8869) to present their work-in-progress to the Guest editors - Miruna Radu-Lefebvre, Olivier Germain and William B. Gartner during the Paper Development Workshop which will take place on October 12th and 13th 2020 in Nantes, France. The special issue and the Paper Development Workshop aim to draw attention to the emergence and becoming of family businesses and the actualizing of entrepreneurial behaviours, identities and projects in already existing family businesses. For this Paper Development Workshop, we call for papers addressing the topic of family entrepreneuring with a focus on processes and practices relative to how business family members, couples and families do entrepreneurship. Steyaert (2007, p. 453) coined the notion of entrepreneuring to call for more processual inquiries in the field of entrepreneurship. Entrepreneuring is a processual, material, and relational phenomenon (Champenois, Lefebvre, & Ronteau, 2019; Hjorth, 2014; Hjorth & Reay, 2018) leading to the creation of new organizations (Gartner, 1993; Johannisson, 2011). We recognize that “familiness” does not always pre-exist entrepreneurial practices but also emerges through the process of entrepreneuring. We call for more processual inquiries in the field of family entrepreneurship, within an ontology of becoming (Chia, 1995). We think that this perspective of combining entrepreneuring and family business is unexplored and requires further theoretical and empirical explorations. Indicative list of anticipated (but not exclusive) topics : - How processes and practices of entrepreneuring occur in the context of enterprising families and family businesses? - What are the tensions arising between what already exists and the emergence of newness in the context of enterprising families and family firms? - How the various kinds of processual approaches in entrepreneuring (see Steyaert, 2007) can highlight various dimensions of family entrepreneuring? - How the familiness emerges – as a family becoming – through the entrepreneuring process rather than pre-exists the organization creation in a non-reified perspective? - What are the sub-processes and practices involved in family entrepreneuring? How to deal with the complexity of possible intersections of multiple sub-processes and multiple practices in the succession process (succeeding) and family entrepreneuring? - Which practices and processes are at work to maintain the familiness of organizations in the unstable flow of action(s)? - From a methodological perspective, how to study and write about family entrepreneuring? - How should multiple cultural, social and economic contexts be accounted for and included in the study of family entrepreneuring? - How the various anthropological approaches of family forms (e.g., monoparental families, LGBTQ+ families, etc.) are embedded in practices and processes of entrepreneuring? - How do the processes of entrepreneuring intersect with the doing of gender in enterprising families? - How doing (social) identity work within family businesses can be understood as an entrepreneuring process and practice within an ontology of becoming (and relating)? - How can we study, problematize and challenge family entrepreneuring in a critical perspective? STRUCTURE OF THE WORKSHOP The Paper Development Workshop will be held in Nantes over two full days, October 12-13, 2020. The workshop will include keynote lectures, reading workshops and paper development sessions. ABSTRACT/PAPER SUBMISSION Please note that the aim of this Paper Development Workshop is to enable authors improve their manuscripts before submission to the special issue but also to discuss emerging ideas and research projects. As a consequence, two types of Abstracts can be submitted to the workshop : • Extended Abstracts of 3000 words (including references and appendices) presenting the purpose of the paper, the theoretical background, the research gap, the methodological approach (in empirical papers), the main findings and expected contributions. • Short Abstracts of 1500 words (including references and appendices) presenting the research topic, a tentative theoretical background and research gap, and the (collected or to be collected) empirical material. All those are interested to attend the workshop should submit either an extended or a short abstract by July 31, 2020 to mradu@audencia.com. Authors will be notified of acceptance or otherwise by August 15, 2020. Full working papers of about 10-15 pages are due for September 13, 2020 for the authors who would like to receive a written feedback from the Guest editors. Participation to the Paper Development Workshop does not guarantee publication in the special issue and submission to the special issue is not restricted to Paper Development Workshop participants.   Double track PDW The program comprises two different tracks. The Full Paper Track will enable those authors who already developed an advanced paper to discuss the paper in detail with the guest editors and the other participants. A Short Paper Track will give the opportunity to PhD students and other authors who recently began to develop research on family entrepreneuring or who plan to do so in the following months to further develop their work. • Full paper track The authors who submit a full paper before September 13th will be able to take part to the Full paper track. The Full paper track will include a detailed discussion of the paper by full paper track participants and written feedback from guest editors. • Short paper track The authors who will not be able to submit a full paper before September 13th will take part to the Short paper track. The short paper track will include discussion with the short paper track participants and oral feedback from guest editors. IMPORTANT DATES July 31, 2020: Abstract submission deadline (to mradu@audencia.com) August 15, 2020: Notification of acceptance September 1, 2020: registration to abordas@audencia.com (no registration fee) September 13, 2020: Full paper submission deadline (to mradu@audencia.com; optional, connected to receiving written feedback from IJEBR Guest editors) October 12-13, 2020: Paper Development Workshop. REFERENCES Aldrich, H. E., & Cliff, J. E. (2003). The pervasive effects of family on entrepreneurship: Toward a family embeddedness perspective. Journal of business venturing, 18(5), 573-596. Alsos, G. A., Carter, S., & Ljunggren, E. (2014). Entrepreneurial families and households. The Routledge Companion to Entrepreneurship London: Routledge, 165-177. Anderson, A. R., Jack, S. L., & Drakopoulou Dodd, S. (2005). The role of family members in entrepreneurial networks: Beyond the boundaries of the family firm. Family Business Review, 18(2), 135-154. Chia, R. (1995). From Modern to Postmodern Organizational Analysis. Organization Studies, 16, 579–604. Champenois, C., Lefebvre, V., & Ronteau, S. (2019). Entrepreneurship as practice: systematic literature review of a nascent field. Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, 1-32. Gartner, W. B. (1993). Words lead to deeds: Towards an organizational emergence vocabulary. Journal of business venturing, 8(3), 231-239. Helin, J. (2011), Living moments in family meetings : A process study in the family business context, PhD dissertation, Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Center for Family Enterprise and Ownership. https://hj.diva-portal.org/smash/record.jsf?pid=diva2%3A410092&dswid=-20 Helin, J., Jabri, M. (2015). Family business succession in dialogue: The case of differing backgrounds and views. International Small Business Journal 34 (4), 487-505 Hjorth, D. (2014). Entrepreneuring as organisation-creation. In R. Sternberg & G. Krauss, Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurship and Creativity (pp. 97–121). Edward Elgar Publishing. Hjorth, D., & Reay, T. (2018). Moving Entrepreneurially Ahead. Organization Studies, 39, 7–18. Holt, D., Pearson, A., Payne, G., & Sharma, P. (2018). Family business research as a boundary-spanning platform, Family Business Review, 31(1), 14-31. Johannisson, B. (2011). Towards a practice theory of entrepreneuring. Small Business Economics, 36, 135–150. Neubaum, D. (2018). Family business research: Roads travelled and the search for unworn paths, Family Business Review, 31(3), 259-270. Payne, G. (2018). Reflections on family business research: Considering domains and theory, Family Business Review, 31(2), 167-175. Short, J., Sharma, P., Lumpkin, G., & Pearson, A. (2016). Oh, the places we’ll go! Reviewing past, present, and future possibilities in family business research, Family Business Review, 29(1), 11-16. Zahra, S., & Sharma, P. (2004). Family business research: A strategic reflection, Family Business Review, 17(4), 331-346.