The Babson College Bertarelli Family Award has congratulated the 2020 Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC) Award recipient for the best paper about Family Entrepreneurship for the paper entitled:
Navigating CEO Succession Conflicts:
Social Skills As Paradox Management Tools
and co-authored by Hedi YEZZA, Didier CHABAUD, Céline BARREDY and Miruna RADU-LEFEBVRE.
The novelty of this study is to approach conflict management in family business succession through a longitudinal lens, thus revealing how different types of conflicts are managed with a process perspective. Drawing on the longitudinal study of four Tunisian family businesses, we show how varying succession conflicts arise and evolve over time, and how they are managed by successors. Based on our five-year longitudinal investigation, we empirically highlight and theorize the moderator role of the successor’s social skills in effectively managing succession conflicts in family business. comments Miruna RADU-LEFEBVRE
The award’s amount is $1000 and will be presented at the 2021 BCERC. This prize will be split equally amongst the authors.
The 2021 BCERC is sponsored by the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany, on June 9-12, 2021. The award presentations will take place on June 11, 2021. The Babson College Bertarelli Family Award will be presented at the dinner following the reception.
The BCERC (Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference), founded by Babson College in 1981, is considered by many to be the premier entrepreneurship research conference in the world. The Entrepreneurial Research Conference was established to provide a dynamic venue where academics and real-world practitioners, through spirited dialogue, could link theory and practice. Each year, the conference attracts more than 350 entrepreneurial scholars who come to hear the presentation of more than 220 papers.