Transeo Academic Awards
The Transeo Academic Awards highlight and reward research papers dedicated to SME transfer. SME transfer refers to the sale or the acquisition of small and medium-sized enterprises. According to the recommendations of the European Commission, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) refer to enterprises employing fewer than 250 persons with an annual turnover not exceeding 50 million euro, and/or an annual balance sheet total not exceeding 43 million euro.
The three laureates were rewarded on 24th and 25th May 2012 during the second edition of Transeo Conference in Spa, Belgium. Opportunity was given to the laureates to present their researchs in the front of professional experts in SME transfer.
Mrs Susanne Durst (University of Liechtenstein) for "The succession process for small and medium-sized enterprises: do intangible assets matter?"
Mr Francesco Chirico (Jönköping University, Sweden), Mrs Pramodita Sharma (University of Vermont, USA) and Mr Carlo Slavato (Bocconi University, Italy) for "A farewell to the business: championing exit and continuity in entrepreneurial family firms" (could not attend to the event)
Mrs Christina Constantinidis (CRP Henri Tudor, G.D. Luxemburg) and Mrs Teresa Nelson (Simmons College, USA) for "Integrating succession and gender issues from the perspective of the daughter of the family enterprise: a cross-national investigation"
Prices were given by Mr. Bernard Jehin, vice-president of Transeo AISBL, Pr. Lex Van Teeffelen (University of Utrecht, The Netherlands) and Pr. Jerzi Cieslik (Kozminski University, Poland)