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Congratulations to the 2019 Academic Award Recipients
June 07, 2019

ne of the hallmarks of FFI is its ongoing commitment to advance the field both through publishing, practice, and research. In April, we were pleased to announce the 2019 FBR Award Recipients and last week we announced the 2019 Achievement Award Recipients. Today, we celebrate more outstanding contributions to the field by announcing the 2019 Academic Award Recipients. These awards will be presented at the Miami conference, October 23-25.

Best Doctoral Dissertation Award
This award is given to encourage and recognize outstanding academic achievement in the field of family business study.
The 2019 award-winning paper is:
Innovation Management in Small and Medium-Sized Family Firms: The role of family-induced differences in attitudes and decision models by Jasper Brinkerink for Maastricht University. Jasper is currently a postdoctoral researcher at Free University of Bozen-Bolzano.
Jasper Brinkerink
Maastricht University
Best Unpublished Research Paper Award
The Best Unpublished Research Paper Award is awarded annually after a blind peer review of all submissions.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 2019 award-winning paper is:
Family Ties That Bind: How emotion and family system dynamics preserve socioemotional wealth
The authors are:
David S. Jiang
Georgia Southern University
Franz W. Kellermanns
University of North Carolina-Charlotte
WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management
Timothy P. Munyon
University of Tennessee
M. Lane Morris
University of Tennessee
An Honorable Mention is awarded to:
Tonic or Toxin? Investigating the Adoption of “Professional” Practices in Family Firms
The authors are:
Matthias Waldkirch
EBS University
Leif Melin
Jönköping University
Mattias Nordqvist
Jönköping University
Thanks to the 2019 Academic Award Committees
Best Doctoral Dissertation
Dianne H.B. Welsh, chair
University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Sami Alwuhaibi
King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM)

Francesco Barbera
The University of Adelaide

Miriam Bird
University of St. Gallen

Erick Chang
Arkansas State University

Julio DeCastro
IE Business School

Alfredo DeMassis
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano/Lancaster University

Hanquing Fang
Mississippi State University

Ercilia Garcia-Alvarez
Universitat Rovira i Virgili

David Jiang
Georgia Southern University

Denise Kenyon-Rouvinez
International Institute for Management Development (IMD)

Izabela Koładkiewicz
Kozminski University

Michael Meeks
Louisiana State University Shreveport

Nava Michael-Tsabari
Tel Aviv University 

Caroline Minialai
CESEM HEM/Averroes E-Learning

Ken Moores
Bond University

Lucia Naldi
Jönköping University

Pankaj Patel
Villanova University 

Alain Praet
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven), Brussels Campus

Ignacio Requejo
Universidad de Salamanca 

Tarja Römer-Paakkanen
Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences

Elmarie Venter
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University 

Thomas M. Zellweger
University of St. Gallen

Best Unpublished Research Paper
Nadine Kammerlander, chair
WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management

Kincy Madison
Oklahoma State University

Marc van Essen
University of South Carolina
Dates to Remember
NYC Regional Committee event | 4:30PM to 7:30PM
Host: Trusted Family, 1177 Avenue of the Americas, 7th fl., New York City
Program: The Paradigm Shift in Addiction Treatment: Implications for Families, Businesses, and their Family Enterprise Advisors
Email if you have not received an invitation
Last day to submit a case for the Family Enterprise Case Competition
view details
Last day to submit proposals for the 4th Review Issue of Family Business Review (FBR)
view details
London Regional event | 4:30PM to 7:30PM
Host: KPMG LLP, 15 Canada Square, London, England
Program: Master Class with Dr. Kris Verburgh, author of The Longevity Code and keynote speaker at the FFI Global Conference
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In 1992, to further enhance its multidisciplinary and global approach to family enterprise advising, consulting, and research, FFI began to establish awards for professional achievement.

Today there are four: Richard Beckhard Practice AwardBarbara Hollander AwardInterdisciplinary Award, and International Award. These prestigious awards are the pinnacles of achievement in the field, and we are pleased to announce this year’s recipients. All awards will be presented at the FFI Global Conference at the Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay in October.