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The Best Unpublished Research Paper Award is awarded annually after a blind, peer review of all submissions. Papers may be on any topic of relevance to the understanding and appreciation of family firms and/or family firm advisors. The manuscript should not have been accepted for publication at the time it is submitted for the award. The winning article must be submitted to FBR for publication consideration. FBR will use an expedited review process to evaluate the submission.

Award Amount: $2,500 



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If you are submitting a paper for consideration, please:

  • upload your completed unpublished research paper as requested on the form. Include the author's name, address, phone and email address on the title page only.
  • submit paper in PDF format.
  • Submission Deadline: The deadline for submissions for awards is April 15 of the award year. PLEASE NOTE: Only one submission per author.

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Nominees will be notified of the decision in writing by June 1 of the submission year. Winners are expected to be present at the FFI annual conference to receive the award. Implicit in the awards submission is a commitment, if a winner, to be available to judge this category twice in the subsequent three years. This ensures a consistency of quality and faireness of the process by having experienced judges.



Award Recipients

2016


Jim Chrisman, Srikant Devaraj, Pankaj C. Patel The Impact of Employee Profit Sharing on Firm Productivity in Family and Non-Family Firms
Honorable Mention:
Robert S. Nason, David Gras The Impact of Household Health Events on Family Economic Activity in Indian Slums

2015      

Cristina Bettinelli, Manisha Singal, John Davis The Roles of Boards in Family Businesses: Grounded research and new findings

2014      

Jan-Philip Ahrens and Michael Woywode for Heroes of the Green Room: Post succession restructuring and corporate performance in family firms

2013

     

Cinzia Dessi, Michela Floris, Nadine Kammerlander, Alessandra Murru for Breaking with or Adhering to ‚ÄčTradition? Path Dependence and Innovation in Italian Family-Owned WIneries

2012


Nava Michael-Tsabari, Rania Labaki and Ramona Zachary for The Cluster Paradigm Updating the Circle Paradigm: The Family Firm and Entrepreneurial Activities Across Generations

2011

 

 

 

Lucia Naldi, Mattias Nordqvist, Thomas Zellweger, Knowledge Resources and Performance: The moderating role of family involvement in strategy processes

2010

 

 

 

Pankaj Patel, Kimberly Eddleston, Franz Kellermanns, Family Firm Commitment and Performance: A moderated mediation analysis

2009

 

 

 

Isabelle Le Breton-Miller, Danny Miller, Richard Lester, Stewardship or Agency? A social embeddedness reconciliation of conduct and performance in public family businesses

2008




James Chrisman, Jess Chua, Franz W. Kellermanns, Thomas M. Zellweger, Family Firm Valuation by Family CEOS: The role of socioemotional value

2007




Danny Miller, Isabelle le Breton-Miller, Richard H. Lester, Albert A. Canella, Jr., To Reap or To Sow? Governance, strategy and performance in family versus founder businesses

2006




Belen Villalonga, Ph.D., Raffi Amit, Ph.D., Benefits and Costs of Control-Enhancing Mechanisms in U.S. Family Firms

2005




Annika Hall, Mattias Nordqvist, Professional Management in Family Business Contexts: Meanings and implications

2004




Reginald Litz, Understanding the Family Firm Through Metaphor: An alternative strategy for defining the family business

2003




Pramodita Sharma, S. Manikutty, Shedding of Unproductive Resources in Family Firms: Role of family structure and community culture

2002




Pramodita Sharma, Greg Irving, Four Shades of Family Business Successor Commitment: Motivating factors and expected outcomes

2001




Ercilia Garcia-Alvarez, Jordi Sintas-Lopez, Values and Successors: A founder's legacy of different psychosocial and business blends

2000




Reginald Litz, Robert Kleysen, Your Old Men Shall Dream Dreams; Your Young Men Will See Visions: A conceptualization of of innovation in family firms

1999




Pramodita Sharma, Jess Chua and James Chrisman, Succession Planning and Its Dimensions in Family Firms: An empirical evidence

1998




Barbara Murray

1997




Susan F. Moon, Anisa M. Zvonkovic, Wives' Perspectives on Their Involvement in Commercial Fishing as a Family Business: Constructing a fishing family

1996




Daniel McConaughy, Founding Family-Controlled Firms: Operations, financing and value

1995




Ivan Light

1994




Barbara Dunn

1992




Steven D. Goldberg, Bill Wooldridge, Self-Confidence and Dominance/Control: An alternative perspective for succession in family business

1991




Richard Guzzo

1990




Cynthia Iannarelli

1989




Stewart Malone, Selected Correlates of Business Continuation Planning in the Family Business


 

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