Family Firm Institute Announces 2020 Academic Award Recipients from India, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom

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The Family Firm Institute (FFI) has announced the recipients of the 2020 Academic Awards. These awards will be presented at the FFI Conference in October.

The mission of FFI is to be the most influential global network of thought-leaders in the field of family enterprise. FFI provides research-based learning and relevant tools for advisors and consultants, academics and family enterprise members to drive success.

Best Doctoral Dissertation Recipient
Mira Bloemen-Bekx, Hasselt University, for "Enriching the Early Phases of the Succession Process: An Explanation of the Role of Social Mechanisms in Business Families." Mira is currently the dean of the School of Facility Management at Hanze University for Applied Sciences.

This award is given to encourage and recognize outstanding academic achievement in the field of family business study.

Best Unpublished Research Paper Recipients
Zografia Bika, University of East Anglia, and Simy Joy, Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode, for "Contextualizing institutional logics: The difference that the 'social class' context makes in 'family logic' scripts development and their enactment in Scottish family businesses."

The Best Unpublished Research Paper Award is awarded annually after a blind peer review of all submissions.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.

About FFI: The mission of FFI is to be the most influential global network of thought-leaders in the field of family enterprise. We provide research-based learning and relevant tools for advisors and consultants, academics and family enterprise members to drive success. Professionals, educators and researchers, as well as family enterprise members from across the globe, belong to FFI. Together they create the oldest and most prestigious multidisciplinary association for family enterprise academics and professionals in the world.

FFI’s quarterly journal Family Business Review (FBR) is a crucial part of FFI’s mission to provide research to its network of advisors, consultants, and academics in the family enterprise field. FBR is the leading scholarly publication devoted exclusively to exploration of the dynamics of family-controlled enterprise. FBR is focused not only the entrepreneurial founding generation, but also on family enterprises in the 2nd and 3rd generation and beyond, including some of the oldest companies in the world.

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