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Application Deadline: September 30, 2016

Please send application materials to:                        

Judy Green, President, Family Firm Institute                                                 

ONLY electronic applications will be accepted


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Family Business Review (FBR) invites applications for the position of Editor. The individual selected will become Editor-Elect of the FBR on January 1, 2018 and will begin accepting manuscripts with June 2018 as his/her first issue of responsibility. The new Editor’s term will be from January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2020. The new Editor will be responsible for the June 2018 issue. Owned by the Family Firm Institute and published by SAGE, Family Business Review (FBR) provides a scholarly forum to publish conceptual, theoretical and empirical research aimed to advance the understanding of family enterprise around the world. FBR publishes insightful articles that address issues at the interface of family and business systems. It is not tied to any particular discipline, methods, or topics.

Published since 1988, Family Business Review is the fourth highest-ranking Business journal in the Journal Citations Report®, with an impact factor of 5.528.  Its interdisciplinary forum captures the insights of professions from diverse fields such as accounting, behavioral science, entrepreneurship, finance, management, family business and family wealth consulting, law and public policy.

Desired qualifications for the Editor include:

·       A strong record of scholarly contributions, including contributions to family enterprise research, reflected in publication in scholarly journals and presentations at professional conferences

·       Evidence of a strong network of scholars in other disciplines of business

·       The ability to articulate and operationalize a vision for the journal that sustains and builds upon its visibility, legitimacy and scholarliness

·       The ability to inspire creativity and enthusiasm in an editorial team, editorial board and authors, and the ability to mentor authors

·       Demonstrated experience with the editorial process (as editor, associate editor, editorial board member, or guest editor of a Special Issue)

·       Superb organizational and project management skills, including the ability to meet deadlines and work as part of a team as a team leader

·       A level of computer literacy sufficient to manage a web-based manuscript submission and tracking system

·       An advanced degree in management/organizational studies, full professor rank at an accredited institution, and a working familiarity with family enterprise research

·       The ability to effectively manage the working relationship with SAGE (FBR’s publisher) and the Family Firm Institute (FBR’s owner) and to be sympathetic towards FFI’s efforts to bridge research and practice


Applications should be submitted by September 30, 2016 and include three items:


1) A letter that addresses how the applicant meets the selection criteria

2) A current curriculum vita

3) A one-page vision statement for the journal


Applicants who have been selected for a short list of potential candidates will be required to submit—upon request—a letter of institutional support from the applicant’s dean and/or provost reporting evidence of institutional support and commitment via release time and administrative support.


Upon appointment, the editor will participate in a comprehensive editorial orientation conducted by the publisher.  A stipend is provided.  Please note that it is the policy of the journal that the editor not publish refereed articles in FBR during his/her tenure.


For more information, please contact:                    

Lloyd Steier, FBR Search Committee Chair


Please send application materials to:                       

Judy Green, President, Family Firm Institute


ONLY electronic applications will be accepted





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