FFI Awards
Academic Awards
Best Doctoral Dissertation

Award Recipients

2021

Nathaniel Hammond, Towards a theory of legacy: The proposal, development, and validation of a family legacy orientation scale

2020

Mira Bloemen-Bekx, Enriching the Early Phases of the Succession Process: An Explanation of the Role of Social Mechanisms in Business Families

2019

Jasper Brinkerink, Innovation Management in Small and Medium-Sized Family Firms: The role of family-induced differences in attitudes and decision models

2018

Jeroen Neckebrouck, The Effects of Ownership Heterogeneity on the Governance of Private Firms: Insights from family firms and private equity

2017

David Jiang, The Family Ties That Bind: Essays That Examine and Extend the Microfoundations of Socioemotional Wealth Theory

Hanqing Fang, Strategic Persistence, Dominant Strategy and Firm Performance in Publicly Traded Family Firms

2016

Joshua Nacht, The Role of the Family Champion

2015

Miriam Bird, The Impact of the Family on Entrepreneurial Outcomes: The role of social embeddedness

2014

Francesco Barbera, Financing Firm Size and Productive Efficiency: The effect of family ownership

2013

Nadine Kammerlander, Organizational Adaptation to Discontinuous Technological Change: The Effects of Family Influence and Organizational Identity

2012

Best Qualitative Dissertation: Annette Rahael for Co-CEOs: An Exploratory Case Study of Shared Leadership in a Family Owned and Operated Business

Best Quantitative Dissertation: Esra Memili for Control-enhancing Corporate Governance Mechanisms: Family versus Non-family Publicly Traded Firms

2011

Ignacio Requejo Puerto, Corporate Governance in Family Firms: Effects of family control on firm value and corporate financial decisions

Honorable Mention: Fabian Bernhard Psychological Ownership in Family Business

2010

Wayne Jeremy Irava, Familiness Qualities, Entrepreneurial Orientation and Long-term Performance Advantage

2009

Sami Alwuhaibi, A Cultural Perspective on the Impact of Family and Society on the Competitive Advantage of Organizations and Nations

2008

Stephanie Brun de Pontet, Using Theories of Control and Self-regulation to Examine the Leadership Transition Between a Parent and Child in Family-Owned Business

2007

Alain Praet, Large Blockholders: Do family firms differ from others? Evidence from the Belgian stock market

Honorable Mention: Chris Graves Venturing Beyond the Backyard: An examination of the internationalization process of Australian small-to-medium sized family-owned manufacturing enterprises

Honorable Mention: Begona Pereira-Otero Family Business vs. Non-Family Business: A status and dynamic analysis of their differences, from characteristics and elements of the strategic process

2006

Naomi Birdthistle, Ph.D., Small Family Businesses as Learning Organisations: An Irish study

Honorable Mention: Thomas Zellweger Risk, Return and Value in the Family Firm

2005

Alberto Gimeno, Performance in the Family Business: A causal study of internal factors and variables

2004

Annika Hall, Strategising in the Context of Genuine Relations

2003

Elmarie Venter, The Succession Process in Small and Medium-Sized Family Businesses in South Africa

2002

Mark L. Hoelscher, The Relationship Between Family Capital and Family Business Performance: Collaboration and conflict as moderators

2001

Denise Kenyon-Rouvinez, Patterns in Serial Business Families: Theory building through global case study research

1998

Daphna F. Raskas

Honorable Mention: Pramodita Sharma Determinants of the satisfaction of the primary stakeholders with the succession process in family firms

1997

Daphna F. Raskas

Jeffrey D. Swartz, Towards a Model of Justice in Ownership Succession: An exploratory study of the intergenerational transfer of family business ownership

1996

Michael Wakefield, Antecedents of Conflicts in Family Firms: An empirical study

1995

Marilyn Elaine Fuss-Reineck, Home to Business and Business to Home: Role carry-over between spouses and family businesses

1994

Christopher Eckrich

1993

Susan T. Ferkany, For the Money: Building business in Monterrey, Mexico

1992

Kevin Seymour, Inter-Generational Relationships in the Family Firm: The effect on leadership succession

1991

Johannes Welsch, An Exploratory Investigation of the Impact of Family Ownership and Involvement on the Management Succession Process in Large Industrial Firms: The human resource management perspective

1990

Wendy Handler

1989

Colette Dumas, Daughters in Family-Owned Businesses – An applied systems perspective

Best Unpublished Research Paper

Award Recipients

2021

Eric Clinton, Colm O’Gorman, Dawn R. DeTienne, and Catherine M. Faherty, How emotion-laden considerations affect the paths of longstanding imprints in family firms

Honorable Mention: Fabian Bernhard, Should the next generation show that they are proud? Experimental studies on the outside perspective of expressed pride in family businesses

2020

Zografia Bika and Simy Joy, Contextualizing institutional logics: The difference that the “social class” context makes in “family logic” scripts development and their enactment in Scottish family businesses

2019

David S. Jiang, Franz W. Kellermanns, Timothy P. Munyon, M. Lane Morris, Family Ties That Bind: How emotion and family system dynamics preserve socioemotional wealth

2018

Kristen Madison, Kimberly A. Eddleston, Franz W. Kellermanns, Gary N. Powell, Kinship and Sex in Family Firms: Who Reciprocates the CEO’s Altruistic Behavior?

Honorable Mention: Morten Bennedsen, Sterling Huang, Hannes F. Wagner, Stefan Zeume, Family Firms and Labor Market Regulation

2017

Patricio Duran, Pascual Berrone, Luis Gomez-Mejia, Pursey Heugens, Tatiana Kostova, Marc van Essen, The Family-Legitimizing Environment: A key determinant of family-controlled firms’ prevalence, strategy, and profitability

Honorable Mention: Marjan Houshmand, Marc-David Seidel, Dennis Ma, Overcoming Time Compression Diseconomies of Organizational Emergence Through Family Business Work

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 Tradition? 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

Honorable Mention: Jess H. Chua, Franz Kellermanns, James J. Chrisman, Zhenyu Wu Family Involvement as Social Capital in Debt Financing of New Ventures

Honorable Mention: Justin Craig, Vicki Bitsika Using Valued Outcomes Analysis to Explain Potentially Disruptive Individual Behavior in Family Business: An Exploratory Study

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

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

Honorable Mention: Cathleen Folker, Ritch L. Sorenson, Gender Differences in Business Owners: A test of the cooperative network orientation model

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

1990

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

Achievement Awards

Richard Beckhard Practice Award

Award Recipients

2021

Kathy Wiseman

2020

Kathryn McCarthy

2019

Ian Macnaughton

2018

Kirby Rosplock

2017

Drew Mendoza

2016

John Davis

2015

Jared Kaplan

2014

The Center of Entrepreneurial Families (CEFEM)

2013

Marion McCollom Hampton

2012

Nancy Drozdow

2011

Peter Leach

2010

Leslie Dashew

2009

James Olan Hutcheson

2008

Jane Hilburt-Davis and Jeffrey Rothstein (posthumously)

2007

Kelin Gersick

2006

Dennis Jaffe

2005

Michael G. Shulman

2004

Renato Tagiuri

2003

François M. de Visscher

2002

Fredda Herz Brown

2001

Miguel Gallo

2000

Joseph Astrachan

1999

Stephen L. McClure

1998

David E. Bork

1997

Craig E.Aronoff

1996

Ernesto Poza

1995

Ivan Lansberg

1994

John L.Ward

1992

Richard Beckhard

Barbara Hollander Award

Award Recipients

2021

Jeremy Cheng

2020

Rania Labaki

2019

Dianne H.B. Welsh

2018

Caro Rock

2017

Danny Miller, Isabelle Le Breton-Miller

2016

Carlo Salvato

2015

Kenneth Moores

2014

Kim Schneider Malek

2013

Ann Dugan

2012

Carmen Bianchi

2011

Pramodita Sharma

2010

Lloyd Steier

2009

Frank Hoy

2008

Judy L. Green

2006

Greg McCann

2005

Salo Grabinsky

2004

Panikkos Poutziouris

2003

Cynthia Iannarelli

2002

Joyce Brockhaus

2001

David Pistrui

2000

Dirk Jungé

1999

Karen L.Vinton

1998

Paul Karofsky

1997

Patricia Frishkoff

1996

Fredda Herz Brown

1995

Kathy Wiseman

Interdisciplinary Award

Award Recipients

2021

Christian Stewart

2020

Andrew Hier

2019

Patricia Angus

2018

Andrew Keyt

2017

Christine Blondel

2016

Greg McCann

2015

Austin Family Business Program at Oregon State University

2014

Denise Kenyon-Rouvinez

2013

Ellen Frankenberg

2012

Glenn Ayres

2011

J. Joseph Paul

2010

Larry Hause

2009

Pitcairn

2008

Bonnie Brown Hartley

2007

Florence Kaslow

2006

University of Tampa Entrepreneur and Family Business Center

2005

Frank Schneider

2004

Dean R. Fowler

2003

Henry Krasnow

2002

Judith Trepeck

2001

Kenneth McCracken

2000

Cambridge Center for Creative Enterprise

1999

University of St.Thomas–Center for Family Enterprise

International Award

Award Recipients

2021

IMD Global Family Business Center

2020

Successful Transgenerational Entrepreneurship Practice (STEP) Project

2019

STEP and the STEP Business Families Special Interest Group

2018

El Agamy Family

2017

Dennis Jaffe

2016

Judy Green

2015

Guillermo Salazar

2014

Mark Evans

2013

Chinese University of Hong Kong

2012

Leif Melin

2011

Panikkos Poutziouris

2010

Ernesto Poza

2009

Joseph H. Astrachan

2008

Randel Carlock and Wendel International Centre for Family Enterprise at INSEAD

2007

Josianne Fahed Sreih

2006

Matti Koiranen

2005

Joyce & Robert Brockhaus and Albert Jan Thomassen

2004

Marta Vago

2003

Instituto de la Empresa Familiar

2002

Anthony Bogod and Peter Leach

2001

Bocconi University Family Business Program and Loyola University Chicago Family Business Center

2000

Barbara Murray

FBR Awards

Best Article

Award Recipients

2021

Nancy B. Kurland, Sara Jane McCaffrey, Community Socioemotional Wealth: Preservation, succession, and farming in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Honorable Mention: Nadine Kammerlander, Holger Patzelt, Judith Behrens, Christian Röhm, Organizational Ambidexterity in Family-Managed Firms: The role of family involvement in top management

Honorable Mention: Hong Qiu, Mark Freel, Managing Family-Related Conflicts in Family Businesses: A Review and Research Agenda

2020

Linda Murphy, Jolien Huybrechts, Frank Lambrechts, The Origins and Development of Socioemotional Wealth Within Next-Generation Family Members: An Interpretive Grounded Theory Study

Honorable Mention: Sabine Rau, Viktoria Schneider-Siebke, Christina Günther, Family Firm Values Explaining Family Firm Heterogeneity

Honorable Mention: Melanie Richards, Nadine Kammerlander, and Thomas Zellweger, Listening to the Heart or the Head? Exploring the “Willingness Versus Ability” Succession Dilemma

2019

Francesco Barbera, Isabell Stamm, Rocki-Lee DeWitt, The Development of an Entrepreneurial Legacy: Exploring the role of anticipated futures in transgenerational entrepreneurship

Honorable Mention: Inés Herrero, How Familial Is Family Social Capital? Analyzing Bonding Social Capital in Family and Nonfamily Firms

2018

Daniel Holt, Kristen Madison, Franz W. Kellermanns, Variance in Family Members’ Assessments: The importance of dispersion modeling in family firm research

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?

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

Outstanding Reviewer

Award Recipients

2021

Josh Wei-Jun Hsueh

2020

David Jiang

2019

Emanuela Rondi

2018

Hanqing Fang

2017

Josip Kotlar

2016

Evelyn Micelotta

2015

Francesco Barbera

2014

Nadine Kammerlander

2013

Aaron McKenny

2012

Alessandro Minichilli

2011

Justin Webb

2010

Andy Yu