The 2011 FBR Best Paper Award Goes to…

Family Business Review (FBR) announced that Jörn Block, TechnischeUniversität München, was announced the winner of the 2011 Best Paper award for his article entitled “Family management, family ownership, and downsizing: Evidence from S&p 500 Firms,” which appeared in the June 2010 issue.

The Judging Panel commented that “this article is a most interesting study with wide appeal to scholars in strategic management and family business. The panel appreciated the focus on social identity and agency theory driving the research, as well as the author’s usage of an impressive sample.”

Honorable mention goes to Carlo Salvato, Bocconi University, and Ken Moores, Bond University, for their guest editorial entitled “Research on Accounting in Family Firms: Past Accomplishments and Future Challenges,” which appeared in the September Special issue of FBR on Accounting in Family Firms.

“The panel found this to be a thorough review of an interesting and important area. It presents a clear and well organised coverage of accounting issues and family firms which will be of great value to current and future scholars in the field.”

These articles, among others, can also be found in FBR’s Editor’s Choice Collections.

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