College of Business Mississippi State University

Faculty & Staff

  • Rebecca G. Long, Ph.D.
  • Assoc Dean, Grad School/Prof
  • Associate Dean, Graduate School
  • 302L
  • Office: 662.325.7014
  • Department: 662.325.3928


  • Ph.D., Louisiana State University, Organization Theory
  • MBA, University of Southern Mississippi, Human Resource Management
  • BBA, University of Southern Mississippi, Human Resource Management

Recent Publications

  • "The emergence of bifurcation bias from unbalanced families: Examining HR practices in the family firm using circumplex theory", with Josh Daspit, Kristen Madison, and Tim Barnett, Human Resource Management Review, 2017.
  • "Examining family firm succession from a social exchange perspective: A multi-phase, multi-stakeholder review", with Josh Daspit, Daniel T. Holt, and James Chrisman, Family Business Review, 2016, vol. 29, p 44-64.
  • "Management succession in family business", with James Chrisman, Sage Publications, 2014, p 249-268.
  • "Mitigating moral hazard in entrepreneurial networks: Examining structural and relational social capital in East Africa", with Josh Daspit, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, 2014, vol. 38, no. 6, p 1343-1350.
  • "A social exchange perspective on the ethical context in family firms. Organizational Ethics and Job-Related Well-Being", with Tim Barnett, , 2012.
  • "Vision and exchange in intra-family succession: Effects on procedural justice climate among non-family managers", with Tim Barnett and Laura Marler, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, 2012, vol. 36, p 1207-1225.
  • "Why Study the Complexity Sciences in the Behavioral and Social Sciences? complexity in Organization Studies", with K. M. Mathews and M. C. White, SAGE, 2012.

Recent Presentations

  • "Understanding familiness in organizational networks: Social capital and ambidexterity in family business groups", with Zonghui Li and Josh Daspit, Family Enterprise Research Conference, Portland, Oregon, 2014.
  • "The absorptive capacity of familiness: Group and firm-level capabilities in the family firm", with Josh Daspit, Family Enterprise Research Conference, ViƱa del Mar, Chile, 2013.