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Leif Melin receives lifetime achievement award

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Leif Melin receives lifetime achievement award

The Family Enterprise Research Conference starts today, and during the conference Leif Melin, Professor at Jönköping International Business School, will receive the FERC Lifetime Influence and Impact Award for his immense work in family business research.

The award is the highest form of peer recognition in family business studies, and is presented to individuals who have provided distinguished leadership over a number of years toward the growth and development of family business research. Through dedicated efforts, Leif Melin has enabled the entry and the career progression of many scholars into the field

Leif Melin is Professor Emeritus of Strategy and Organisation at Jönköping. International Business School, Jönköping University, and in 2005 founded the successful Center for Family Enterprise and Ownership (CeFEO) that today engage over 30 researchers and PhD students.

The selection committee said they were impressed by the scope of his work for family firms and family firm research over his career, as well as the strong support in 25 nomination letters from scholars from all over the world. The letters emphasized Leif Melin’s impact as a researcher and academic leader on the growth and development of the academic field of family business studies. Particularly, they stressed his successful mentoring and supervising of many young colleagues over the years.

For more information please contact
Leif Melin; or +46 708 85 64 46

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Jönköping University Foundation is one of three independent institutions of higher education in Sweden offering postgraduate programmes. It is characterised by focused profiles, internationalisation, an entrepreneurial spirit and collaboration with surrounding society. Research and education are carried out at four schools: Jönköping International Business School, School of Education and Communication, School of Engineering and School of Health and Welfare. Jönköping University has some 10,000 registered students, 725 employees and a turnover of approximately SEK 800 million.

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