April 23, 2021
Prepared Exclusively for FFI Members
Meet the Editors of Family Business Review
April 23, 2021
April 23, 2021

n its thirty-plus-year history, the Family Business Review (FBR) has had a series of distinguished editors. As an FFI member, you may be familiar with many of them: Ivan Lansberg, Kelin Gersick, Max Wortman, Joseph Astrachan, Pramodita Sharma, G. Tyge Payne, and currently Donald O. Neubaum.

An enormous amount of work goes into publishing a scholarly journal, and we are pleased to highlight this year’s team. With thanks for all the efforts that have helped secure FBR’s current impact factor of 5.212, its ranking as 22 out of 152 in the Business Category for Journal Citation Report (Clarivate Analytics 2020), and more than 155,000 downloads of FBR articles that occurred in 2020!

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Donald O. Neubaum, Editor, is a DeSantis Distinguished Professor in Management and Entrepreneurship in the College of Business at Florida Atlantic University. His research interests include issues of ownership and governance and how they relate to innovation and corporate entrepreneurship, family businesses, and ethics/social responsibility. He will become an FFI Fellow in October.

Read his latest editorial, “The Centrality of Family,” co-authored with G. Tyge Payne.

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Keith H. Brigham, Associate Editor, is professor of entrepreneurship, C.S. Trosper Chair, and Director of the Tom Love Division of Entrepreneurship and Economic Development at the University of Oklahoma. His research focuses on entrepreneurial cognition, temporal orientation, and family business. He received FBR’s Excellent Reviewer Award in 2009, 2012, and 2016.

Read his December 2019 editorial, “Socioemotional Wealth (SEW): Questions on Construct Validity,” co-authored with G. Tyge Payne.

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Cristina Cruz Serrano, Associate Editor, is professor of entrepreneurship and family business at IE Business School in Madrid. Born into a family business, she dedicates most of her teaching and research to studying organizations in which a family group is present and has an influence in strategic decision making. Cristina became an FFI Fellow in 2020.
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Josh Daspit, Associate Editor, is an assistant professor of management at Texas State University. His research interest is in entrepreneurship, and he focuses on issues related to family businesses, innovation, and social dynamics.
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Alfredo De Massis, Associate Editor, is full professor of entrepreneurship & family business and director of the Center for Family Business Management at the Free University of Bolzano where he is also the Leader of the Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Management Department. He co-directs family business research projects at Lancaster University Management School, UK. He has received Honorable Mention for the FBR Best Article Award.
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Daniel Holt, Associate Editor, is associate professor in the Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute at Louisiana State University. He and his co-authors received the 2018 FBR Best Article Award.

Read his February 2020 editorial “The Adulthood of Family Business Research Through Inbound and Outbound Theorizing,” co-written with Peter Jaskiewicz, Donald O. Neubaum, and Alfredo De Massis.

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Peter Jaskiewicz, Associate Editor, is full professor and University Research Chair in Enduring Entrepreneurship at the University of Ottawa where he conducts quantitative and qualitative research on entrepreneurship and family business. Peter currently serves on the FFI Best Dissertation Awards committee and was formerly the committee chair for the FFI Best Unpublished Research Paper Award. He will become an FFI Fellow in October.

Read the September 2020 editorial co-written by Peter Jaskiewicz, “Managing Traditions: A critical capability for family business success.”

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Nadine Kammerlander, Associate Editor, is full professor of family business at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management. She has several years of working experience with McKinsey & Company and advised several international companies active in the semiconductor and automotive industry in their product development processes and strategy. She has received the FFI Best Unpublished Paper, Best Doctoral Dissertation, and FBR Outstanding Reviewer awards from FFI. She is currently the chair of the Best Unpublished Research Paper Awards Committee and will become an FFI Fellow in October.

Read her December 2020 article, “Organizational Ambidexterity in Family-Managed Firms: The role of family involvement in top management,” co-written with Holger Patzelt, Judith Behrens, and Christian Röhm.

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Josip Kotlar, Associate Editor, is associate professor of strategy and family business at the School of Management of Politecnico di Milano. His research is at the intersection of strategy, entrepreneurship, and innovation, and his work focuses primarily on family businesses. In 2017, he received the FBR Outstanding Reviewer Award. Josip currently serves on the FFI Nominating Committee.
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Evelyn Micelotta, Associate Editor, is associate professor of management at the University of Ottawa. She has received the FFI Outstanding Reviewer Award in 2016 and in 2019 was named an Excellent Reviewer. Her research interests include institutional maintenance and change, family business, and sociocultural dynamics in entrepreneurial settings.
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Mattias Nordqvist, Associate Editor, is professor in business administration at Stockholm School of Economics. His research and teaching focus on entrepreneurship, strategic renewal, and governance in closely-held private companies, in particular family businesses. He has received the FFI Best Unpublished Research Paper Award and Honorable Mention for the FBR Best Article Award. An FFI Fellow, he will give a keynote presentation at the October 23, 2021, FFI post-conference at Cambridge Judge Business School.

Read his June 2020 article, “Literature, Fiction, and the Family Business,” co-written with William B. Gartner.

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Philipp Sieger, Associate Editor, is associate professor for strategic entrepreneurship at the University of Bern, where he is the co-director of the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship. His main research and teaching interests in the context of entrepreneurship and family firms are strategic/corporate/nascent entrepreneurship, long-term success, and succession. He is also the CEO of the GUESSS Project (Global University Entrepreneurial Spirit Students’ Survey).
Publication of Family Business Review is made possible, in part, by a generous contribution from Resource Management, Inc.

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This week, we recognize the Q1 2021 GEN graduates receiving Dual Certificates in Family Business Advising and Family Wealth Advising (CFBA/CFWA) and graduates receiving Advanced Certificates (ACFBA and/or ACFWA).

These individuals, coming from across the globe and across the disciplines, have accessed and completed programs of curated content and research-based resources with their peers and a highly skilled faculty, developing a global network of fellow students who advise and study multi-generational families.

Please join us in congratulating their outstanding achievement.

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