Winners of the 2013 JIBSCeFEO Family Business Thesis Award

For the second consecutive year, the Centre for Family Enterprise and Ownership (CeFEO) at Jönköping International Business School has presented its Family Business Thesis Award.

The awarded theses are Bachelor and Master theses on family business topics written by JIBS students during autumn 2012 and spring 2013. A jury consisting of professors from CeFEO have evaluated the work and chosen the winners.

1st Prize

“Just like a marriage? Success factors in the relationship between the non-family CEO and the owner family”. (Master thesis).

Authors: Martin Steffan Pinhack and Mattias Christian Waldkirch

Supervisor: Assistant Prof. Annika Hall

Motivation: "The thesis deals with an interesting subject of relevance for family firms. It is solid and well written, and it provides important insights by supporting theories with a valid use of quotation in a deep case study in the context of family firms".

2nd Prize

“After the ground stopped shaking: socioemotional wealth and social capital in post-disaster recovery of small business”. (Master thesis).

Authors: Rocky Adiguna and Abshir Sharif

Supervisor: Associate Prof. Lucia Naldi

Motivation: "The thesis is ambitious and well written, and presents a valid statistical analysis. It challenges different theories and introduces an interesting new theoretical model to discuss small family firms re-start after a natural disaster".

3rd Prize

“A cultural extension on familiness. A case study on Spendrups Bryggeri AB”. (Bachelor thesis).

Authors: Anders Erikson, Jonatan Ovall, Arvid Scheller

Supervisor: Associate Prof. Anders Melander

Motivation: "The thesis present a solid theoretical framework in the family business literature. It is interesting and well written, and it provides a good qualitative research approach based on a very deep interview process".

These awards have been made possible through a donation from Henry and Sylvia Toft Foundation, with the purpose of supporting the development and dissemination of knowledge of family owned firms.