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Vice Provost Candida Brush Co-Authors Award Winning Paper

Candida Brush

Vice Provost of Global Entrepreneurial Leadership Candida Brush’s co-authored paper, “Why do family firms strive for nonfinancial goals? An organizational identity perspective”, Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, 2013, was recently selected for the Emerald Citations of Excellence 2016.

Each year Emerald Group Publishing awards certificates to highly cited papers relating to the areas of Business Management, Finance, Accounting, Economics and Marketing – subjects in which Emerald itself has proudly published journals for nearly 50 years.

The selection process made by Emerald Group Publishing editorial experts is based initially on the citations being given to papers published in a previous year (in this case 2013), but the judging panel also take into account the content of the papers themselves in terms of novelty, inter-disciplinary interest and relevancy in today’s world. While high academic and research standards are a pre-requisite, these selections are of course ultimately subjective, but they are also a reflection of the high quality of work published in 2013.

Vice Provost Brush

Candida Brush is the Franklin W. Olin Chair in Entrepreneurship, Vice Provost of Global Entrepreneurial Leadership and Faculty Research Director of the Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship at Babson. She holds an honorary doctorate in Business and Economics from Jonkoping University, Sweden, and is a visiting adjunct at the Nordlands University Graduate School of Business in Bodo, Norway.

Professor Brush is well known for her pioneering research in women’s entrepreneurship. She conducted the first and largest study of women entrepreneurs in the early 1980s, resulting in one of the earliest books on the topic. Her continued research catalyzed studies and dissertations worldwide. With four other researchers she founded the Diana Project, a research consortium investigating women’s access to growth capital internationally. With her four co-researchers, she was named the 2007 recipient of the FSF – Swedish Research Foundation International Award for Outstanding Research Contributions in the Field of Entrepreneurship.