FFI On Friday | April 27, 2018

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Extending the Field Through Research Collaborations

Some weeks ago, we featured our publisher SAGE and the many ways it extends the reach of FFI’s flagship scholarly journal, Family Business Review throughout the world.

Today, we feature three research collaborations that enhance the FFI presence globally, create a systematic way to evaluate our GEN program, and nurture the next generation of academics and practitioners.

EURAM: FFI Family Business Research Awards at EURAM 2018

The Family Firm Institute is pleased to present two awards at the European Academy of Management (EURAM) conference in Reykjavik, Iceland, in June 2018. These awards, presented as part of the EURAM Family Business Research Special Interest Group submissions, are Best Quantitative Paper Award and Best Qualitative Paper Award. Each award will be selected by the appropriate EURAM committee with the final decision in each category reviewed in advance by a member of the FFI board. In 2018, the FFI board member reviewing the selections and presenting the award will be Fabian Bernhard.

The award-winner papers will each come with a prize of a one-year membership in FFI, complimentary registration to the FFI 2018 conference in London in October, and a cash prize of €500.

Massimo Bau

Fabian Bernhard

Dianne Welsh

Thanks to Massimo Bau, chair of EURAM’s Family Business Research Special Interest Group, for coordinating this effort and to FFI Fellow Dianne Welsh, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, for chairing the FFI Academic Awards Task Force that created these awards in conjunction with FFI board member Fabian Bernhard.

FECC at the University of Vermont: Case Committee

The Grossman School of Business at the University of Vermont (UVM), in collaboration with the Family Firm Institute, invites submissions of family enterprise cases for the 2019 Family Enterprise Case Competition (FECC).

For use by both undergraduate and master’s students during the competition, the cases can be based on field research, secondary sources, or a fictional situation. The cases should concentrate on issues and dilemmas unique to family enterprises, such as trans-generational entrepreneurship, succession planning, governance, non-family members as key employees, family crises, next-generation issues, sibling relations, or professionalization of a family enterprise.

Authors of selected cases for 2019 will be notified by September 1, 2018. They will be invited to serve on a judging panel at the 2019 FECC and will be recognized at the Gala Dinner. They will also receive a one-year membership in FFI and a complimentary registration to the 2019 FFI annual global conference in Miami.

Pramodita Sharma

Elle Hansen

David Bentall

Mette Bellari

Thanks to FFI Fellow Pramodita Sharma, UVM and to the FFI Selection Committee, FFI Fellow Elle Hansen, chair, REGENERATION; FFI Fellow David Bentall, Next Step Advisors, and Mette Bellari, CFBA, Ernst & Young Norway.

University of Northumbria – Research Project on Family Business Education

This project, which will launch in May, will survey graduates of the FFI Global Education Network (GEN) project since its inauguration in late 2012. The survey will evaluate students’ satisfaction with the CFBA and CFWA programs and gather data on how earning these certificates is enhancing their practice. Directed by Anthony Devine, who is both a GEN faculty member and a senior lecturer in finance and accounting at University of Northumbria, the survey and its results will be presented at the FFI annual global conference in London in October.

Anthony Devine

Dates to remember

May 23

Q2 GEN enrollments close

June 11

London Regional Meeting – Park Plaza Riverbank
5:30PM – 7:30PM

July 1

Deadline for case study submissions for FECC