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Best Article Award recognizes the best article published in FBR in the previous calendar year. It is given to recognize and celebrate the strongest contribution in FBR, highlighting FBR's pioneering and anchoring role in the field of family business studies. Winners will be judged by a committee of three people from the FBR Editorial Advisory Board.

Award Amount: $2,500



Award Recipients


2017 Olivier Meier, Guillaume Schier, The Early Succession Stage of a Family Firm: Exploring the role of agency rationales and stewardship attitudes

Honorable Mention: Alfredo De Massis, Josip Kotlar, Federico Frattini, Jim Chrisman, Mattias Nordqvist, Family Governance at Work: Organizing for new product development in family SMEs

2016 Trish Reay, Jane Glover, Sustaining the Family Business with Minimal Financial Rewards: How do Family Farms Continue?

Honorable Mention:
Yannick Bammens, Anita Van Gils, Guy Notelaers, Implications of Family Business Employment for Employees' Innovative Work Involvement

2015 Nava Michael-Tsabari, Rania Labaki, and Ramona Kay Zachary, Toward the Cluster Model: The Family Firm's Entrepreneurial Behavior Over Generations

2014 Guido Corbetta, Carlo Salvato, Transitional Leadership of Advisors as a Facilitator of Successors' Leadership Construction
2013 Alex Stewart, Michael Hitt, Why Can't a Family Business Be More Like a Non-Family Business?

2012 Cristina Bettinelli, Boards of Directors in Family Firms: An Exploratory Study of Structure and Group Processes, June 2011

2011 Jorn Block, Family Management, Family Ownership, and Downsizing: Evidence from S&P 500, June 2010

2010 Jeremy Short, Tyge Payne, Keith Brigham, Tom Lumpkin, Christian Broberg, Family Firms and Entrepreneurial Orientation in Publicly Traded Firms: A comparative analysis of the S&P 500 , March 2009

Honorable Mention:
Hsiang-Lan Chen, Wen-Tsung Hsu, Family Ownership, Board Independence, and R&D Investment

Honorable Mention:
Teresa Rothausen, Management Work - Family Research and Work - Family Fit: Implications for Building Family Capital in Family Business

2009 Salvatore Sciascia, Pietro Mazzola, Family Involvement in Ownership and Management: Exploring nonlinear effects on Performance

Honorable Mention: Jose Allouche, Bruno Amann, Jacques Jaussaud, Toshiki Kurashina, The Impact of Family Control on the Performance and Financial Characteristics of Family versus Nonfamily Businesses in Japan: A matched-pair investigation

Honorable Mention:
Annalisa Prencipe, Garen Markarian, Earnings Management in Family Firms: Evidence from R & D cost capitalization in Italy