Several studies and reports have consistently identified CeFEO as one of the leading research environments in Europe and among the top three environments globally in the area of ownership and family business studies.
Relatedly, a large part of the research output that has placed JIBS high in multiple rankings stems from CeFEO. This fact is corroborated by the recent ranking of entrepreneurship research published in Journal of Small Business Management. In this article, the authors particularly underline JIBS’s strength in family business research as a main reason for JIBS’s high ranking – 1st in Europe and 2nd worldwide (Xu, Chen, Fung and Chan, 2017). Recent assessments by Jönköping University library regarding the research production at JIBS also shows that many of JIBS’s research publications in respected international outlets originate from scholars associated with CeFEO.
 See for instance: 1) Nordforsk: Comparing research at Nordic higher education institutions using bibliometric indicators: Covering the years 1999-2014, Policy Paper 4/2017; 2) Xu, N., Chen, Y., Fung, A. and Chan, K. C. (2017), Contributing Forces in Entrepreneurship Research: A Global Citation Analysis. Journal of Small Business Management. doi:10.1111/jsbm.12367; 3) Matherne III, C. E., Debicki, B. J., Kellermanns, F. W., & Chrisman, J. J. (2013). Family business research in the new millennium: an assessment of individual and institutional. Handbook of research on family business, Sage Publications; 4) Debicki, B. J., Matherne III, C. F., Kellermanns, F. W., & Chrisman, J. J. (2009). Family business research in the new millennium: An overview of the who, the where, the what, and the why. Family Business Review, 22(2), 151-166.
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