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.
The 2024 Best Article Award is generously sponsored by Lansberg Gersick Advisors (LGA).
Ali Azouz, Nicolas Antheaume, and Brigitte Charles-Pauvers, Looking at the Sky: An Ethnographic Study of How Religiosity Influences Business Family Resilience
Honorable Mention: Vittoria Magrelli, Paola Rovelli, Carlotta Benedetti, Ruth Überbacher, and Alfredo De Massis, Generations in Family Business: A Multifield Review and Future Research Agenda
Yasaman Gorji, Michael Carney, and Rajshree Prakash, Celebrity Couples as Business Families: A Social Network Perspective
Honorable Mention: Kai Bormann, Sabrina Backs, and Christina Hoon, Organizational Ambidexterity in Family-Managed Firms: The role of family involvement in top management
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
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
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
Daniel Holt, Kristen Madison, Franz W. Kellermanns, Variance in Family Members’ Assessments: The importance of dispersion modeling in family firm research
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
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
Nava Michael-Tsabari, Rania Labaki, and Ramona Kay Zachary, Toward the Cluster Model: The Family Firm’s Entrepreneurial Behavior Over Generations
Guido Corbetta, Carlo Salvato, Transitional Leadership of Advisors as a Facilitator of Successors’ Leadership Construction
Alex Stewart, Michael Hitt, Why Can’t a Family Business Be More Like a Non-Family Business?
Cristina Bettinelli, Boards of Directors in Family Firms: An Exploratory Study of Structure and Group Processes, June 2011
Jorn Block, Family Management, Family Ownership, and Downsizing: Evidence from S&P 500, June 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
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