June 18, 2021
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Congratulations to the 2021 Academic Award Recipients
June 18, 2021
June 18, 2021

ne of the hallmarks of FFI is its ongoing commitment to advance the field both through publishing, practice, and research. Today, we celebrate outstanding contributions to the field by announcing the 2021 Academic Award recipients. These awards will be presented at the FFI Conference in October.

Best Doctoral Dissertation Award
This award is given to encourage and recognize outstanding academic achievement in the field of family business study.
The 2021 award-winning Dissertation is:
Towards a theory of legacy: The proposal, development, and validation of a family legacy
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by Nathaniel Hammond for Mississippi State University.
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Nathaniel Hammond
Mississippi State University
The 2021 Best Dissertation Award is generously sponsored by FFI Board member Heinz-Peter Elstrodt.
Best Unpublished Research Paper Award
The Best Unpublished Research Paper Award is awarded annually after a blind peer review of all submissions.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 2021 award-winning paper is:
How emotion-laden considerations affect the paths of longstanding imprints in family firms by Eric Clinton, Colm O’Gorman, Dawn R. DeTienne, and Catherine M. Faherty.
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Eric Clinton
Dublin City University
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Colm O’Gorman
Dublin City University
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Dawn R. DeTienne
Colorado State University
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Catherine M. Faherty
Dublin City University
Honorable Mention is awarded to the paper Should the next generation show that they are proud? Experimental studies on the outside perspective of expressed pride in family businesses by Fabian Bernhard.
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Fabian Bernhard
Thanks to the 2021 Academic Award Committees
Best Doctoral Dissertation
Dianne H.B. Welsh, chair
University of North Carolina Greensboro

Claudia Binz Astrachan
Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts

Francesco Barbera
Ryerson University

Massimo Baù
Jönköping International Business School

Miriam Bird
TUM School of Management

Mira Bloemen-Bekx
Hanze University of Applied Sciences

Isabel Botero
University of Louisville

Alfredo De Massis
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Julio DeCastro
IE Business School

Kajsa Haag
Jönköping International Business School

Peter Jaskiewicz
University of Ottawa

Izabela Koładkiewicz
Kozminski University

Cintya Catalina Lanchimba Lopez
Escuela Politécnica Nacional

Orlando Llanos Contreras
Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción

Michael Meeks
Louisiana State University Shreveport

Tommaso Minola
University of Bergamo

Lucia Naldi
Jönköping International Business School

Pankaj Patel
Villanova University

Julia Vincent Ponroy
IPAG Business School

Ritch Sorenson
University of St. Thomas

Elmarie Venter
Nelson Mandela University

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
Previous Edition
June 11, 2021

FFI on Monday is back! This time as a Summer School, featuring a wide variety of topics and presenters for your ongoing professional education. The series will begin on July 12 and continues every Monday through August 30. All webinars are one hour and begin at 10:00AM Eastern Time. A sincere thank you to the FFI thought leaders who have stepped forward to offer this limited series of complimentary webinars to our members and colleagues around the world. Feel free to forward this link to colleagues, clients, researchers, students or any other interested parties.

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