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UT Program Selected for Family Firm Institute Award

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 businesses.

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.