Published as a refereed journal since 1988, Family Business Review (FBR) is the leading scholarly publication devoted exclusively to exploration of the dynamics of family-controlled enterprise, including firms ranging in size from the very large to the relatively small. 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. In addition, the journal publishes interdisciplinary research on families of wealth, family foundations and offices. The journal covers areas such as but not limited to the following:
- Succession planning
- Impact of family dynamics on managerial behaviors
- Estate and tax planning
- Liquidity issues
- Financial management
- Generation and gender issues
- Internationalization and Globalization of family enterprises
- Organizational structures
- Strategic planning and organizational changes in family firms
In order to continually expand the topical reach of the field and FBR, the editorial team is particularly interested in and encourages submissions using different theoretical and empirical lenses to examine the following topics that deeply impact family enterprises around the world:
- Advising and advocacy of family firms
- Heterogeneity and differences between family enterprises – public vs. private firms, large vs. small etc.
- Behavioral issues related to family enterprises such as trust, loyalty, conflict, identity, goals, values, motivation, commitment, leadership, emotions
- Addiction in family firms
- Family dynamics influencing family enterprises
- Family roles and relationships
- Law & family business
- Non-economic and economic outcomes
- Philanthropy and the family enterprise
Family Business Review (FBR) provides a scholarly forum to publish conceptual, theoretical and empirical research aimed to advance the understanding of family enterprise around the world. FBR publishes insightful articles that address issues at the interface of family and business systems. It is not tied to any particular discipline, methods, or topics.
Published since 1988, Family Business Review is an SSCI listed refereed journal devoted exclusively to exploration of the dynamics of family enterprise. Its interdisciplinary forum captures the insights of professions from diverse fields such as accounting, behavioral sciences, entrepreneurship, finance, management, family business and family wealth consulting, law and public policy.
|Donald O. Neubaum||Florida Atlantic University, USA|
|Keith H. Brigham||University of Oklahoma, USA|
|Cristina Cruz Serrano||IE Business School, Spain|
|Josh Daspit||Texas State University, USA|
|Alfredo De Massis||Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy|
|Peter Jaskiewicz||University of Ottawa, Canada|
|Nadine Kammerlander||WHU Otto-Beisheim School of Management, Germany|
|Josip Kotlar||Politecnico di Milano, Italy|
|Evelyn Micelotta||University of Ottawa, Canada|
|Mattias Nordqvist||Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden|
|Philipp Sieger||University of Bern, Switzerland|
|Sara Davis||Kennesaw State University, USA|
|Sarah Burrows||Queen's University in Kingston, Canada|
|Michael Carney||Concordia University, Canada|
|James J. Chrisman||Mississippi State University, USA|
|W. Gibb Dyer Jr.||Brigham Young University, USA|
|Eileen Fischer||York University, Canada|
|Luis Gomez-Mejia||Arizona State University, USA|
|R. Duane Ireland||Texas A & M University, USA|
|G. T. Lumpkin||University of Oklahoma, USA|
|Leif Melin||Jönköping International Business School, Sweden|
|Danny Miller||HEC Montreal, Canada|
|Becky Reuber||University of Toronto, Canada|
|Pramodita Sharma||University of Vermont, USA|
|Shaker Zahra||University of Minnesota, USA|
|Ivan Lansberg, 1988-1993|
|Kelin E. Gersick, 1990-1993|
|Max S. Wortman Jr., 1993-1995|
|Joseph H. Astrachan, 1995-2008|
|Pramodita Sharma, 2008-2017||University of Vermont, USA|
|Tyge Payne, 2018-2020||Texas Tech University, USA|
|Jan-Philipp Ahrens||University of Mannheim, Germany|
|Matt Allen||Babson College, USA|
|Thomas H. Allison||Texas Christian University, USA|
|Unai Arzubiaga||University of the Basque, Spain|
|Kevin Au||Chinese University of Hong Kong, China|
|Yannick Bammens||Maastricht University, Netherlands|
|Frank Barbera||Toronto Metropolitan University, Canada|
|Sami Basly||Paris Nanterre University, France|
|Fabian Bernhard||EDHEC Business School, France|
|Cristina Bettinelli||University of Bergamo, Italy|
|Joern Block||Universität Trier, Germany|
|Tim Blumentritt||Kennesaw State University, USA|
|Isabel C. Botero||University of Louisville, USA|
|Jasper Brinkerink||Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy|
|Chris Broberg||Wichita State University, USA|
|M. Katiuska Cabrera-Suarez||Universidad de Las palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain|
|Andrea Calabrò||IPAG Business School, France|
|Giovanna Campopiano||Lancaster University, UK|
|Donella Caspersz||The University of Western Australia, Australia|
|Erick Chang||Arkansas State University, USA|
|Hsiang-Lan Chen||National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology, Taiwan|
|Francesco Chirico||Macquarie University, Australia|
|Jess J. Chua||Unviersity of Calgary, Canada|
|Hsi-Mei Chung||I-Shou University, Taiwan|
|Eric Clinton||Dublin City University, Ireland|
|Andrea Colli||Bocconi University, Italy|
|Christina Constantinidis||ESG UQAM, Canada|
|Rafel Crespi-Cladera||Universidad des les Illes Balears, Spain|
|James H. Davis||Utah State University, USA|
|Alexandra Dawson||Concordia University, Canada|
|Bart Debicki||Towson University, USA|
|Julia DeGroote||WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management, Germany|
|Dianna Dempsey||MacEwan University, Canada|
|Cinzia Dessi||University of Cagliari, Italy|
|Rocki-Lee DeWitt||University of Vermont, USA|
|Clay Dibrell||University of Mississippi, USA|
|Marleen Dieleman||National University of Singapore, Singapore|
|Kimberly A. Eddleston||Northeastern University, USA|
|Paula Englis||Berry College, USA|
|Robert Evert||US Air Force Academy, USA|
|Hanqing "Chevy" Fang||Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA|
|Patrick Raymund James Garcia||Macquarie University, Australia|
|Elena Giovannoni||Royal Holloway University of London, UK|
|Luca Gnan||Università degli studi di Roma Torvergata, Italy|
|Sanjay Goel||University of North Dakota, USA|
|Ana Gonzalez||Grand Valley State University, USA|
|Chris Graves||The University of Adelaide, Australia|
|Vipin Gupta||California State University, San Bernardino, USA|
|Walter Hendriks||Hasselt University, Belgium|
|Josh Wei-Jun Hsueh||Jönköping International Business School, Sweden|
|David Jiang||Elon University, USA|
|Ranjan Karri||University of Illinois, Springfield, USA|
|Franz W. Kellermanns||University of North Carolina, Charlotte, USA|
|Alexander Kessler||WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria|
|Dmitry Khanin||Alfaisal University, Saudi Arabia|
|Roland E. Kidwell||Florida Atlantic University, USA|
|Oskar Kowalewski||IESEG School of Management, France|
|Rania Labaki||EDHEC School of Business, France|
|Eddy Laveren||University of Antwerp, Belgium|
|Isabelle Le Breton-Miller||HEC Montreal, Canada|
|Max Leitterstorf||Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, Germany|
|Yan Ling||Oakland University, USA|
|Rebecca Long||Mississippi State University, USA|
|Kristen Madison||Oklahoma State University, USA|
|Raj Mahto||University of New Mexico, USA|
|Curtis Matherne||The University of Southern Mississippi, USA|
|Pietro Mazzola||IULM University, Italy|
|Alexander McKelvie||Syracuse University, USA|
|Michele Medina-Craven||Mississippi State University, USA|
|Esra Memili||University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA|
|Nava Michael-Tsabari||Tel Aviv University, Israel|
|Alessandro Minichilli||Bocconi University, Italy|
|Vincent Molly||KU Leuven, Belgium|
|Curt Moore||Oklahoma State University, USA|
|Ken Moores||Bond University, Australia|
|Donata Mussolino||University of Naples Federico II, Italy|
|Mervi Niskanen||University of Eastern Finland, Finland|
|Pankaj Patel||Villanova University, USA|
|John Perry||Wichita State University, USA|
|Torsten M. Pieper||University of North Carolina, Charlotte, USA|
|Shameen Prashantham||China Europe International Business School, China|
|Amedeo Pugliese||University of Padua, Italy|
|Mia Raynard||University of British Columbia, Canada|
|Melanie Richards||TUM School of Management, Germany|
|J. Kirk Ring||Louisiana Tech University, USA|
|Paul Robson||Royal Holloway University of London, UK|
|Matt Rutherford||Oklahoma State University, USA|
|Carlo Salvato||Bocconi University, Italy|
|Andrea Santiago||Asian Management University, Philippines|
|Shruti Sardeshmukh||University of South Australia, Australia|
|Elke Schroeder||Ludwigsburg University of Education, Germany|
|William Schulze||University of Utah, USA|
|Salvatore Sciascia||Università Cattaneo – LIUC, Italy|
|Jeremy S. Short||University of North Texas, USA|
|Manisha Singal||Virginia Tech, USA|
|Ritch L. Sorenson||University of St. Thomas, USA|
|Lloyd Steier||University of Alberta, Canada|
|Tensie Steijvers||Hasselt University, Belgium|
|Alex Stewart||Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada|
|Lori L. Tribble||Clemson University, USA|
|Elmarie Venter||Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa|
|Wim Voordeckers||Hasselt University, Belgium|
|Mattias Waldkirch||EBS Business School, Germany|
|Justin W. Webb||University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA|
|William Worthington||Baylor University, USA|
|Zhenyu Wu||University of Manitoba, Canada|
|Kai Xu||University of Texas at San Antonio, USA|
|Andy Yu||University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, USA|
|Thomas Zellweger||University of St. Gallen, Switzerland|
MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION / SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
FBR is open to many different formats and styles of presentation, as long as the article is focused on issues at the interface of family and business systems.
Please follow the guidance below when preparing your manuscript for submission:
- Articles accepted, published, or submitted for publication consideration elsewhere, cannot be submitted to FBR for publication consideration.
- Authors should notify any prior online or in-print distribution of their articles upon submission, including any distribution as a conference paper or working paper.
- Manuscripts should not be more than 40 typed double spaced pages, all inclusive, using 12-point Times New Roman font and one-inch (2.5 cms) margins.
- All documents submitted should be Microsoft Word files. Please remember to number the pages and use APA guidelines.
- Two documents are to be submitted:
CONTACT INFORMATION DOCUMENT that includes the following:
- Title of the article
- Names and primary affiliations of the author(s)
- Authors' telephone numbers and e-mail addresses
- An abstract of no more than 100 words
- A maximum of 5 key words indicating content of the article
MAIN DOCUMENT that includes the following:
- Title of the article
- An abstract of no more than 100 words
- A maximum of 5 key words indicating content of the article
- Article - Text, References, Figures, Tables, Appendices (max. 40 double spaced pages all inclusive).
- All Figures and Tables should be placed at the end of the document, one per page, numbered consecutively (one series for tables, one for figures). The position of each table should be indicated in the text (e.g., “Insert Table 2 about here”)
PLEASE NOTE: To facilitate the anonymize review process, please ensure that information about authors does not appear in the MAIN DOCUMENT.
6. For publication consideration in FBR, please submit manuscripts to the editor electronically online at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/fbr.
Authors are responsible for obtaining necessary written permission from publisher or copyright holder for reproduction of figures and tables and for extensive text quotations. If an article contains material reproduced from other sources, the necessary written permission must accompany the manuscript.
CITATIONS AND REFERENCES:
Citations in the text are by author(s) name/s followed by year in parenthesis. The reference list should be typed alphabetically using the following style:
Barnes, L.B. (1988). Incongruent hierarchies: Daughters and younger sons as company CEOs, Family Business Review, 1(1): 9-21.
Gersick, K.E., Davis, J.A., McCollom-Hampton, M., & Lansberg, I. (1997). Generation to Generation: Life cycles of the family business. Boston: Harvard Business School Press.
Chapter in an edited book
Memili, E., Eddleston, K.A., Zellweger, T.M., Kellermanns, F.W., & Barnett, T. (2010). The importance of looking toward the future and building on the past: entrepreneurial risk taking and image in family firms. In A.Stewart, G.T.Lumpkin, & J.A.Katz (Eds.), Advances in Entrepreneurship, Firm Emergence and Growth: Entrepreneurship and Family Business (Volume 12, pp. 3-29). Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing.
Selection of articles for publication is made by the Editor who relies primarily on the recommendations of the Associate Editors, members of the Editorial Review Board and other qualified reviewers using a double ‘anonymize’ review process. Reviewers’ comments are made available to the authors. The recommendation letter of the editor responsible for each manuscript and all reviews received are made available to the reviewers.
Submissions considered inappropriate for the journal’s mission or insufficiently developed will be returned to the authors without going through the formal review process. All decisions are final.
To increase their chances of going through the review process and publication, authors are strongly recommended to seek peer review prior to submitting their manuscripts to FBR. The editorial by Justin Craig on ‘Desk Rejection’ (FBR 2010, December issue, 23(4): 306-309) shares in some detail the process used by FBR for desk rejections and strategies authors can use to avoid it.
Authors of accepted manuscripts will be sent an email prompting them to log in to Manuscript Central and sign a copyright form granting the publisher the right to copyedit, publish, and copyright the material.
FBR editors are responsible for reviewing the copyediting for each issue and will only contact authors if clarification is needed. Copyedited manuscripts will not be returned to authors.
POLICY ON PUBLISHING OF ARTICLE/S BY FBR'S EDITORS DURING THEIR TERM AS EDITOR:
Since 2009, the following policy has been in place:
* The Editor-in-Chief will not publish any article during his/her term. Exceptions are editorials, annual reviews, and introduction to special issues co-edited by this individual.
* All other members of the editorial team may submit their articles for publication consideration in FBR during their term as associate / assistant editors. The submitted papers will be subjected to the usual anonymize peer review process and outcome determined by the reviewers / action editors reactions.
For additional information on submissions to FBR, please email the FBR team at firstname.lastname@example.org
As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process Sage is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a unique and persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher, even those who share the same name, and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities, ensuring that their work is recognized.
The collection of ORCID iDs from corresponding authors is now part of the submission process of this journal. If you already have an ORCID iD you will be asked to associate that to your submission during the online submission process. We also strongly encourage all co-authors to link their ORCID ID to their accounts in our online peer review platforms. It takes seconds to do: click the link when prompted, sign into your ORCID account and our systems are automatically updated. Your ORCID iD will become part of your accepted publication’s metadata, making your work attributable to you and only you. Your ORCID iD is published with your article so that fellow researchers reading your work can link to your ORCID profile and from there link to your other publications.
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