College of Business Mississippi State University

Faculty & Staff

Dr. James J. Chrisman, Ph.D.
  • Dr. James J. Chrisman, Ph.D.
  • Professor of Management
  • Julia Bennett Rouse Endowed Professorship in Management
  • Department Chairperson, Department of Management and Information Systems
  • Director, Center of Family Enterprise Research
  • jchrisman@business.msstate.edu
  • 308A
  • Office: 662.325.1991
  • Department: 662.325.3928
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  • Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Georgia, Strategic Management
  • MBA, Bradley University, Finance
  • BBA, Western Illinois University, Finance
  • Associates of Arts, Illinois Central College, Business Administration

Recent Publications

2017
  • "Governance mechanisms and family firms", with J. H. Chua, I. Le Breton-Miller, D. Miller, and L. P. Steier, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 2017, vol. 42.
  • "How family involvement influences organizational change ", with J. Kotlar, Journal of Change Management, 2017.
  • "Nonfamily employees in family firms: A review and future research agenda.", with William Tabor, Kristen Madison, and James Vardaman, Family Business Review, 2017.
  • "The impact of incentive compensation on labor productivity in family and non-family firms ", with S. Devaraj and P. C. Patel, Family Business Review, 2017, vol. 30, p 119-136.
  • "The mindset of editors and reviewers", with Pramodita Sharma and Jess H. Chua, Family Business Review, 2017, vol. 30, p 211-218.
  • "The pursuit of international opportunities in family firms: Generational differences and the role of knowledge-based resources", with Hanqing Fang, Josip Kotlar, Esra Memili, and Alfredo De Massis, Global Strategy Journal, 2017.
  • "Internationalization of publicly traded family firms: A transaction cost theory perspective and longitudinal analysis", with Esra Memili, Kaustav Misra, and D. H.B. Welsh, International Journal of Management and Enterprise Development, 2017, vol. 16, no. 1/2, p 80-108.
  • "Mentoring in family businesses: Toward an understanding of commitment outcomes", with Andrew J. Dhaenens, Laura Marler, and James Vardaman, Human Resource Management Review, 2017.
  • "Industry and information asymmetry: The case of the employment of non-family managers in small and medium-sized family firms ", with Hanqing Fang, Esra Memili, and Christopher Penney, Journal of Small Business Management, 2017, vol. 55.
2016
  • "Beyond socioemotional wealth: Taking another step toward a theory of the family firm", with Daniel T. Holt, Management Research, The Journal of the Iberoamerican Academy of Management, 2016, vol. 14, p 279-287.
  • "Development of a socioemotional wealth importance (SEWi) scale for family firm research", with Bart Debicki, Franz Kellermanns, Allison Pearson, and Barbara Spencer, Journal of Family Business Strategy, 2016, vol. 7, p 47-57.
  • "Family firm challenges in intergenerational wealth transfer ", with J. C. Carr, J. H. Chua, and L. P. Steier, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 2016, vol. 40, no. 6, p 1197-1208.
  • "Management processes and strategy execution in family firms: From 'what' to 'how' ", with J. H. Chua, A. De Massis, T. Minola, and S. Vismara, Small Business Economics, 2016, vol. 47, p 719-734.
  • "Strategic renewal and firm performance: Implications of incremental versus radical change after environmental upheavals. ", with E. Scifres and Esra Memili, In, Handbook of Research on Corporate Entrepreneurship, Zahra, S.. Neubaum, D.O., and Hayton, J.C. (Eds.). Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, UK, 2016, p 175-202.
  • "Does size matter? The moderating effects of firm size on the employment of non-family managers in privately held family SMEs", with Hanqing Fang, Robert Randolph, and Esra Memili, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 2016, vol. 40, p 1017-1039.
  • "Examining family firm succession from a social exchange perspective: A multi-phase, multi-stakeholder review", with Josh Daspit, Daniel T. Holt, and Rebecca Long, Family Business Review, 2016, vol. 29, p 44-64.
  • "Family governance at work: Organizing for new product development in family SMEs", with A. De Massis, J. Kotlar, F. Frattini, and M. Nordqvist, Family Business Review, 2016, vol. 29, p 189-213.
2015
  • "A closer look at socioemotional wealth: Its flows, stocks, and prospects for moving forward", with J. H. Chua and A. De Massis, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 2015, vol. 39, p 173-182.
  • "A note on family influence and the adoption of discontinuous technologies in family firms", with Hanqing Fang, A. De Massis, and J. Kotlar, Journal of Product Innovation Management, 2015, vol. 32, p 384-388.
  • "Entrepreneur", with Franz Kellermanns, Wiley Encyclopedia of Management: Volume 3, Entrepreneurship. Wiley-Blackwell, 2015.
  • "Entrepreneurship", with Daniel T. Holt, Wiley Encyclopedia of Management: Volume 3, Entrepreneurship. Wiley-Blackwell., 2015.
  • "Governance challenges in family businesses and business families", with L. P. Steier and J. H. Chua, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 2015, vol. 39, p 1265-1280.
  • "Succession planning", with P. Sharma and J. H. Chua, Wiley Encyclopedia of Management: Volume 3, Entrepreneurship. Wiley-Blackwell, 2015.
  • "The ability and willingness paradox in family firm innovation", with J. H. Chua, A. De Massis, F. Frattini, and M. Wright, Journal of Product Innovation Management, 2015, vol. 32, p 310-318.
  • "The impact of small- and medium-sized family firms on economic growth", with Esra Memili, Hanqing Fang, and A. De Massis, Small Business Economics, 2015, vol. 45, p 771-785.
2014
  • "Ability and willingness as sufficiency conditions for family-oriented particularistic behavior: Implications for theory and empirical studies", with A. De Massis, J. Kotlar, and J. H. Chua, Journal of Small Business Management, 2014, vol. 52, p 344-364.
  • "Family enterprise and context", with M. Wright, J. H. Chua, and L. P. Steier, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 2014, vol. 38, p 1247-1260.
  • "Management succession in family business", with Rebecca Long, Sage Publications, 2014, p 249-268.
  • "Non-family managers, family firms, and the winner’s curse: The influence of non-economic goals and bounded rationality", with Esra Memili and Kaustav Misra, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 2014, vol. 38, p 1103-1127.
  • "Risk abatement as a strategy for R&D investments in family firms ", with P. C. Patel, Strategic Management Journal, 2014, vol. 34, p 617-627.
2013
  • "Aurum Furniture and In-Law Management. ", with Daniel T. Holt, J. H. Chua, Shanan Litchfield, and V. Jones, Case Research Journal, 2013, vol. 33, no. 2, p 41-54.
  • "Firm religiosity, bounded stakeholder salience, and stakeholder relationships in family firms ", with H. Fang, R. Van de Graaff Randolph, and Tim Barnett, Journal of Management Spirituality and Religion, 2013, vol. 10, p 253-270.
  • "New venture and family business teams: Understanding team formation, composition, behaviors, and performance", with L. Schjoedt, E. Monsen, Allison Pearson, and Tim Barnett, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 2013, vol. 37, p 1-15.
  • "The influence of family goals, governance, and resources on firm outcomes", with P. Sharma, L. P. Steier, and J. H. Chua, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 2013, vol. 37, p 1249-1261.
  • "The propensity to use non-family manager incentive compensation in SME family firms", with Esra Memili, Kaustav Misra, and Erick Chang, Journal of Family Business Management, 2013, vol. 3, no. 1, p 62-80.
  • "What can drive successful entrepreneurial firms? An analysis of the Inc. 500 companies", with Erick Chang, Esra Memili, and D. H.B. Welsh, Journal of Small Business Strategy, 2013, vol. 22 , no. 2, p 27-49.
2012
  • "A comparison of the impact of counseling assistance and entrepreneurship education on new venture performance", with W E McMullan, John Kirk Ring, and Daniel T. Holt, Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, 2012, vol. 1, p 63-83.
  • "An agency theoretic analysis of value creation through management buy-outs of family firms. ", with J. H. Chua, L. P. Steier, M. Wright, and D'Lisa McKee, Journal of Family Business Strategy, 2012, vol. 3, p 197-206.
  • "Family Business Studies: An Annotated Bibliography", with A. De Massis, P. Sharma, and J. H. Chua, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2012, p 360 pp..
  • "Family control and family firm valuation by family CEOs: The importance of intentions for transgenerational control", with T. M. Zellweger, Franz Kellermanns, and J. H. Chua, Organization Science, 2012, vol. 23, no. 3, p 851-868.
  • "Family firms' professionalization: A resource-based view and institutional theory perspective", with H. Fang, Esra Memili, and D. H.B. Welsh, Small Business Institute Journal, 2012, vol. 8, no. 2, p 12-34.
  • "Family involvement and the use of corporate governance provisions protecting controlling versus non-controlling owners", with Esra Memili and Kaustav Misra, Journal of Leadership, Accountability and Ethics, 2012, vol. 9, no. 3, p 11-27.
  • "Family involvement, family influence, and family-centered non-economic goals in small firms. ", with J H Chua, Allison Pearson, and Tim Barnett, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 2012, vol. 36, p 267-293.
  • "Sources of heterogeneity in family firms: An introduction", with J. H. Chua, L. P. Steier, and S. B. Rau, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 2012, vol. 36, p 1103-1113.
  • "Variations in R&D investments of family and non-family firms: Behavioral agency and myopic loss aversion perspectives", with P. C. Patel, Academy of Management Journal, 2012, vol. 55, no. 4, p 976-997.
  • "25 years of Family Business Review: Reflections on the past and perspectives for the future", with P. Sharma and K. Gersick, Family Business Review, 2012, vol. 25, p 5-15.
  • "The adolescence of family firm research: Taking stock and planning for the future ", with E. Gedajlovic, M. Carney, and Franz Kellermanns, Journal of Management, 2012, vol. 38, p 1010-1037.

Recent Presentations

2017
  • "How does diversification strategy differ among different types of family firms?", with Emma Su, 77th Meeting of the Academy of Management, Atlanta, GA, 2017.
  • "The “familization” of the professional family firm: A theoretical recruiting framework", with Will Tabor, 77th Meeting of the Academy of Management, Atlanta, GA, 2017.
  • "Competitive advantages of multi-family firm based on distinctive aspects. Family Enterprise Research Conference", with Taewoo Kim, Family Enterprise Research Conference, Ashville, NC, 2017.
  • "Servant leadership: Righting the wrongs of injustice in the family firm", with Will Tabor and Laura Marler, Southern Management Association, St. Pete Beach, FL, 2017.
2016
  • "The impact of employee profit sharing on firm productivity in family and non-family firms (BEST UNPUBLISHED PAPER AWARD) ", with S. Devaraj and P. C. Patel, Family Firm Institute, Miami, FL, 2016.
  • "Family firm research: Toward a theory of the family firm", Mid-South Management Research Consortium, Mississippi State, MS, 2016.
2015
  • "Implications of nonfamily participation in family firms: Buffers of inferior firm performance", with Hanqing Fang, Josh Daspit, and Z. Li, Family Enterprise Research Conference, Burlington, VT, 2015.
2014
  • "Generational differences and international diversification in family firms", with Esra Memili, Hanqing Fang, J. Kotlar, and A. De Massis, Academy of Management, Vancouver, BC, 2014.
  • "Socioemotional wealth and internationalization of family firms", with Bart Debicki, Barbara Spencer, and Allison Pearson, Academy of Management, Philadelphia, PA, 2014.
  • "Into the maze of family business definitions: A quest for common ground (BEST PAPER AWARD)", with J. Kotlar, A. De Massis, and J. H. Chua, International Family Enterprise Research Academy , Lappeenranta, Finland, 2014.
  • "The impact of the prevalence of small-to-medium sized family-owned firms on economic growth (BEST PAPER IN TRACK)", with Hanqing Fang, Esra Memili, and A. De Massis, USASBE Meeting, U.S., 2014.
2013
  • "Does size matter? Family ownership, succession intentions and employment of non-family managers", with Esra Memili and Robert Randolph, Academy of Management , Orlando, FL, 2013.
  • "Family ownership and firm performance", with Hanqing Fang, Esra Memili, and J. Kotlar, Academy of Management , Orlando, FL, 2013.
  • "Family ownership dispersion, nonfamily managers and firm productivity in SMEs", with Hanqing Fang and Esra Memili, Academy of Management , Orlando, FL, 2013.
  • "Family ownership, succession intentions, and professionalization (BEST POSTER AWARD)", with Hanqing Fang, Esra Memili, Robert Randolph, and Tim Barnett, Family Enterprise Research Conference, Chile, 2013.
  • "First and later generation family owners and international diversification: A longitudinal analysis of U.S. publicly-traded family firms ", with Esra Memili, Hanqing Fang, J. Kotlar, and A. De Massis, Family Enterprise Research Conference, Chile, 2013.
  • "Family involvement and publicly-traded family firm performance: The mediating role of corporate governance provisions", with Esra Memili, Hanqing Fang, J. Kotlar, and A. De Massis, International Family Enterprise Research Academy, , 2013.
2012
  • "Family succession and employment of non-family managers. ", with H. Fang, Esra Memili, R. Van de Graaff Randolph, and Tim Barnett, Academy of Management, Boston, MA, 2012.
  • "The structural effects of foreign ventures on domestic entrepreneurship", with H. Fang and Esra Memili, Academy of Management, Boston, MA, 2012.
  • "Internationalization of publicly traded family firms: A transaction cost theory perspective and longitudinal analysis", with Esra Memili, Kaustav Misra, and D. H. Welsh, Family Enterprise Research Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 2012.
  • "Performance heterogeneity in family versus non-family firms: A state-level empirical analysis ", with H. Fang and Esra Memili, Family Enterprise Research Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 2012.
  • "Family firms' professionalization: A resource-based view and institutional theory perspective. ", with H. Fang and Esra Memili, International Family Enterprise Research Academy, Bordeaux, France, 2012.
  • "Family firm's professionalization by industry", with H. Fang and Esra Memili, Small Business Institute Meeting, U.S., 2012.
  • "Firm religiosity, bounded stakeholder salience, and stakeholder relationships in family firms (BEST PAPER HONORABLE MENTION IN DIVISION)", with H. Fang, R. Van de Graaff Randolph, and Tim Barnett, USASBE Meeting, U.S., 2012.
  • "Foreign venture presence and domestic entrepreneurship: A macro level study", with H. Fang and Esra Memili, USASBE Meeting, U.S., 2012.
  • "The prevalence of family firms by industry: A transaction cost theory perspective and longitudinal analysis", with H. Fang and Esra Memili, USASBE Meeting, U.S., 2012.
  • "Does Age Matter? Family Ownership, Succession Intentions, and Firm Performance in Small to Medium Sized Family Firms", with H. Fang and Esra Memili, Southern Management Assocation Meeting, Ft Lauderdale, FL, 2012.
  • "Development of a scale to measure the importance of socioemotional wealth in family firms (BEST PAPER IN TRACK)", with Bart Debicki, Franz Kellermanns, and Allison Pearson, Southern Management Association Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 2012.
  • "Development of a Scale to Measure the Importance of Socioemotional Wealth", with Barbara Spencer, Bart Debicki, and Allison Pearson, Southern Management Association, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 2012.