Published: September 15, 2006
The Entrepreneur & Family
Business Program at the John H. Sykes College of Business has been named the
winner of the Family Firm Institute’s 2006 Interdisciplinary Award. The award
recognizes outstanding achievement in the advancement of interdisciplinary
services to business families.
The award will be formally presented at
an awards luncheon in San Francisco on Thursday, Oct. 26. It is presented each
year to an individual or organization engaged in providing or advocating an
interdisciplinary approach to the delivery of professional services to family
Other criteria include exemplary success in using an
interdisciplinary approach demonstrated by a case study or detailed account of
the work or significant contribution to the promotion of an interdisciplinary
approach through writing, teaching or prominent involvement with professionals
in promoting interdisciplinary practice.
Past academic winners include
the University of St. Thomas Center for Family Enterprise and the Cambridge
(England) Center for Creative Enterprise.
UT’s Entrepreneur & Family
Business Program was created in 2001, and is best known for its statewide
Florida Family Business of the Year Award, now in its sixth year. The program
has helped produce three national Family Business of the Year winners, and
provides educational programs to family businesses and professionals across
Florida. It has conducted several research studies and surveys on issues
important to family businesses, and led the way in having a Florida Family
Business Day proclaimed each year by Gov. Bush.
For more information
about the program or the award, call Jennifer Brucker at (813) 253-6221 x 3782.