Associate Professor and Alumnus Win Best Paper Award

Keith Brigham and Andy Yu receive an award from the Academy of Management for their paper and research in family business.

Keith Brigham

Keith Brigham is an associate professor of management in the Rawls College of Business.

A Rawls College of Business associate professor and a recently graduated doctoral student received an award for their paper looking on family business research.

Keith Brigham, an associate professor of management, and Andy Yu, who received his doctorate in business administration in Aug. 2009, and two other authors, G.T. Lumpkin and Ritch L. Sorenson, wrote “A Numerical Taxonomy of Family Business Outcomes: Ten Years of DV’s in Family Business Research.”

The Best Paper award was presented at the 2009 Academy of Management (AOM) annual meeting by the Entrepreneurship Division and included a cash award.

The annual meeting was held in Chicago in August with more than 10,000 AOM members in attendance. The academy is a leading professional association for scholars dedicated to creating and spreading knowledge about management and organizations.

Brigham’s research interests include entrepreneurship, cognition and decision making, family business, technology transfer and managing growth. His research articles have been published in journals such as the Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice and The Leadership Quarterly.

Rawls College of Business

The Rawls College of Business accounts for about 25 percent of Texas Tech graduates.

The college has a full-time teaching staff of roughly 100 in five departments: accounting, finance, information systems and quantitative science, management and marketing.

Andy Yu

Alumnus Andy Yu received his doctorate in Aug. 2009 from the Rawls College of Business.

The college offers an accredited weekend MBA for Working Professionals program.

Dedicated to connecting students, alumni and employers, the Career Management Center assists Rawls College students with their transition to the world-of-work, and supplies prospective employers with top-notch candidates, ready to make an immediate contribution.


Keith Brigham is an associate professor of management in the Rawls College of Business. View his profile in our online Experts Guide.

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