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FFI Family Business Research Awards at INEKA and EURAM 2019
August 02, 2019

n February, the FFI board of directors voted to further extend its awards program to include both the European Academy of Management (EURAM) and Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Knowledge Academy (INEKA). These awards were presented on FFI’s behalf by FFI Fellow Dianne Welsh in Verona, Italy (INEKA) and FFI organizational member Massimo Bau in Lisbon, Portugal (EURAM) in June.

Recipients receive a cash prize, a complimentary FFI membership for one year, and a complimentary registration to the FFI annual global conference in Miami in 2019. Winners are encouraged to submit the award-winning paper to Family Business Review (FBR) for publication consideration. Congratulations to all.

INEKA: FFI Best Paper Award
Effects of Family Involvement on the Monitoring of CEO Compensation
Antonio-José Carrasco-Hernández, University of Murcia, Spain; Ignacio Danvila-del-Valle, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain; Gregorio Sánchez-Marín, University of Murcia, Spain
Antonio-José Carrasco-Hernández
Ignacio Danvila-del-Valle
Gregorio Sánchez-Marín
Authors Ignacio Danvila-del-Valle and Gregorio Sánchez-Marín with FFI Fellow Dianne Welsh at the INEKA awards ceremony.
A two-step evaluation process that included the INEKA review team making a first-round determination of the four finalists. The FFI Award Selection Committee chose the final winner. Selection Committee members were FFI board member Fabian Bernhard, FFI Fellow Dianne Welsh, and FFI president Judy Green.
Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Knowledge Academy (INEKA) membership expresses a researcher’s continuous focus on innovation and knowledge processes. Academy members recognize the need to contribute with useful theory on why superior innovations are often initially rejected by users who would benefit the most from their adoption. INEKA is a global organization that welcomes scholars seeking to acquire a deep understanding of innovation and knowledge theory and practice.
EURAM Family Business Research Strategic Interest Group: FFI Best Paper Award
Performance Below Aspirations as an Antecedent of Succession Planning in Family Firms: The relationship between socioemotional and financial wealth
Eddy Laveren, Antwerp University; Nadine Lybaert, Hasselt University; Tensie Steijvers, Hasselt University; Ine Umans, Hasselt University; Wim Voordeckers, Hasselt University
Eddy Laveren
Nadine Lybaert
Tensie Steijvers
Ine Umans
Wim Voordeckers
Massimo Bau and Claudia Binz Astrachan (center) with authors Ine Umans and Eddy Lavern at the EURAM awards ceremony.
A two-step evaluation process included SIG session chairs doing a pre-selection of qualified papers with the EURAM Family Business SIG officers and FFI board member Fabian Bernhard making the final selection of the award winner.
The European Academy of Management is a learned society founded in 2001. It aims at advancing the academic discipline of management in Europe. With members from 49 countries in Europe and beyond, EURAM has a high degree of diversity and provides its members with opportunities to enrich debates over a variety of research management themes and traditions.
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