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Fredric M. Jablin Doctoral Dissertation Award

Deadline: 15 May 2020

The ILA is pleased to partner with the Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond on the Fredric M. Jablin Doctoral Dissertation Award. This award is given annually to a scholar whose doctoral dissertation research, while on any topic and from any discipline, demonstrates substantial insights and implications for the study of leadership. The award was established to honor and celebrate the life of Dr. Fredric M. Jablin (1952-2004).

The Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond endeavors to further scholarship and educate students and others for and about leadership through curricula, events and programs. The International Leadership Association is the global network for all those who practice, study, and teach leadership. The ILA promotes a deeper understanding of leadership knowledge and practices for the greater good of individuals and communities worldwide.

2020 Call For Submissions and Application

Eligibility

Submission Instructions

Interested parties should complete the online application, which is available here.

Please send each item as a separate PDF file attachments to jepsonaward@richmond.edu.

Please DO NOT send the dissertation. The award committee will contact the finalists by the end of May to request a full dissertation chapter.


2019 Winner Fredric M. Jablin Doctoral Dissertation Award

The Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond endeavors to further scholarship and educate students and others for and about leadership through curricula, events and programs. The International Leadership Association is the global network for all those who practice, study, and teach leadership. The ILA promotes a deeper understanding of leadership knowledge and practices for the greater good of individuals and communities worldwide.

Catherine M. Faherty

Congratulations to Catherine M. Faherty, Postdoctoral Fellow, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University; and winner of the 2019 Fredric M. Jablin Doctoral Dissertation Award for her dissertation Bound by Blood in the Family Firm? Examining the Effects of Trusting and Feeling Trusted in the Family Firm Top Management Team.

Abstract: This presentation will share findings from a dissertation integrating the organizational trust and family firm literatures to examine the effects of trusting and feeling trusted in family firms - that is, enterprises that are significantly influenced by members of the same family. Primary matched triadic data from chief executive officers (CEOs), family top management team (TMT) members, and non-family TMT members from 79 family firms demonstrate that trusting in, and feeling trusted by, the CEO has important benefits for performance. In addition, results indicate that family TMT members feel more trusted by the family CEO, and perceive him/her as more trustworthy, than non-family TMT members do.