The Best Unpublished Research Paper Award is awarded annually after a blind, peer review of all submissions.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. The manuscript should not have been submitted to a journal at the time it is submitted for the award. Manuscripts should not be more than 45 typed double-spaced pages, all inclusive, (using 12-point Times New Roman font and one-inch/2.5 cm margins). Researchers are not allowed to submit more than one paper as first author (per year). The winners are encouraged to submit the award-winning paper to FBR (or equal journal) for publication consideration.