Calling for Papers on Process and Variance Methods in Family Business Research!

pen-and-paper-1454441Family Business Review is currently accepting proposals for a Special Issue entitled “Process and Variance in Family Business Research.” This Special Issue will be guest edited by Jon C. Carr of Texas Christian University, G. Tyge Payne of Texas Tech University and Allison W. Pearson of Mississippi State University.

The journal seeks manuscripts that (1) summarize key challenges about the application of methods in the family business domain, (2) develop and/or demonstrate ways to resolve current challenges, and (3) discuss the implications of methodological changes on the field. The primary goal of this Special Issue is to feature articles that substantially enhance methodological practices within family business studies and thereby increase the confidence in and relevance of research findings.

Appropriate topics for the special include, but are not limited to:

  • FBR_C1_revised authors color.inddDevelopment and validation of key family business constructs (e.g., socioeconomic wealth, familiness)
  • Development and demonstration of particularly relevant research designs, measurement approaches, and analytical techniques to family business phenomena
  • Application of methods utilized in other fields (e.g., psychology, sociology, anthropology) to the family business context
  • The treatment of multilevel issues and designs within family businesses
  • The integration between family business theories and methodological approaches

The editors of this special issue invite authors to submit proposals to develop manuscripts suggesting improvements in process and variance methods in family business research. Due date for proposals is September 1, 2015. Both conceptual and empirical papers are welcome. All papers will undergo the standard double-blind review process and must meet the standards of Family Business Review. All articles published in this Special Issue must make a significant contribution to research methods in family business.

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About Cynthia Nalevanko, Editor, SAGE Publishing

Founded in 1965, SAGE is the world’s leading independent academic and professional publisher. Known for our commitment to quality and innovation, SAGE has helped inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students across a broad range of subject areas. With over 1500 employees globally from principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC, and Melburne, our publishing program includes more than 1000 journals and over 900 books, reference works and databases a year in business, humanities, social sciences, science, technology and medicine. Believing passionately that engaged scholarship lies at the heart of any healthy society and that education is intrinsically valuable, SAGE aims to be the world’s leading independent academic and professional publisher. This means playing a creative role in society by disseminating teaching and research on a global scale, the cornerstones of which are good, long-term relationships, a focus on our markets, and an ability to combine quality and innovation. Leading authors, editors and societies should feel that SAGE is their natural home: we believe in meeting the range of their needs, and in publishing the best of their work. We are a growing company, and our financial success comes from thinking creatively about our markets and actively responding to the needs of our customers.

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