Australian Centre for Family Business founding director, Professor Ken Moores, has been appointed Guest Editor for the Family Business Review Special Issue on accounting in family firms. Professor Moores was an obvious choice for guest editor as prior to his role as professor of family business he was a professor of accounting, and has published widely in both disciplines.
Published since 1988, Family Business Review is an interdisciplinary scholarly forum to publish conceptual, theoretical and empirical research aimed to advance the understanding of family enterprise around the world.
Research to date has revealed that family firms differ significantly from their non-family counterparts on relevant dimensions. Despite growing evidence about differentials in terms of performance definitions, performance perceptions, performance drivers and actual performance outcomes, surprisingly little attention has been devoted to the multifaceted accounting dimensions of these issues in family firms.
By addressing these and other related issues we hope to extend knowledge on family firms and to stimulate greater integration of organizational and accounting research in the field. Equally this special issue aims at contributing to the accounting discipline based on insights gained from research conducted within the context of family firms.
The special issue seeks a range of articles at different levels of analysis, including: individual, family, firm, stakeholder group, contextual and institutional factors, with both conceptual and empirical papers welcome, as well as studies carried out with different methodological approaches.
The Special Issue on accounting in family firms will be published in September 2010.