Best Unpublished Research Paper Award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The Best Unpublished Research Paper Award is awarded annually after a blind, peer review of all submissions.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

For a paper to be eligible for consideration, the author(s) must adhere to the following guidelines:

  • All materials must be submitted in English and as PDFs.
  • All required fields on the online submission form must be completed and uploaded as directed.
  • All materials submitted must redact all references that would allow for the identification of the author or authors.
  • Submission deadline: The deadline for submissions for awards is April 1, 11:59pm, Eastern Daylight Time.

Applicants will be notified of the decision in writing by June 15 of the submission year. Winners are expected to be present at the FFI annual conference to receive the award.