Rebecca Long PhD

 Rebecca Long PhD


  • Professor of Management

Office: (662) 325-2419



  • Ph D, Organization Theory, Louisiana State University, 1992
  • MBA, Human Resource Management, University of Southern Mississippi, 1987
  • BBA, Human Resource Management, University of Southern Mississippi, 1986


Book, Chapter

  • Management succession in family business. Ed. P. Sharma, L. Melin, M. Nordqvist. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. 249-268. 2014
  • Why Study the Complexity Sciences in the Behavioral and Social Sciences? . complexity in Organization Studies. Ed. Johannessen & Kuhn. SAGE. 2012

Journal Article

  • How Familiness Affects Innovation Outcomes via Absorptive Capacity: A Dynamic Capabilities Perspective of the Family Firm. Journal of Family Business Strategy. Volume 10, Issue 2, Pages 133-143. 2019
  • The emergence of bifurcation bias from unbalanced families: Examining HR practices in the family firm using circumplex theory. Human Resource Management Review. Volume 28, Issue 1, Pages 18-32. 2018
  • A strategic management perspective of the family firm: Past trends, new insights, and future directionsJournal of Managerial Issues. Volume 29, Issue 1, Pages 6-29. 2017
  • Examining family firm succession from a social exchange perspective: A multi-phase, multi-stakeholder review. Family Business Review. Volume 29, Pages 44-64. 2016
  • Mitigating moral hazard in entrepreneurial networks: Examining structural and relational social capital in East Africa. Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice. Volume 38, Issue 6, Pages 1343-1350. 2014
  • Vision and exchange in intra-family succession: Effects on procedural justice climate among non-family managers. Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice. Volume 36, Pages 1207-1225. 2012
  • Social Exchange in Building, Modeling, and Managing Family Social Capital. Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice. Volume 35, Issue 6, Pages 1229-1234. 2011
  • Ethics in the Family Firm: Cohesion through Reciprocity and Exchange. Business Ethics Quarterly. Volume 21, Issue 2, Pages 287-308. 2011
  • Determinants of faculty research productivity in information systems: An empirical analysis of the impact of academic origin and academic affiliation. Scientometrics. Volume 78, Issue 2, Pages 231-260. 2009
  • The Crux of the Method: Assumption in Ordinary Least Squares and Logistic Regression. Psychological Reports. Volume 103, Pages 430-434. 2008
  • Self-Organization in Career Systems: A View from Complexity Science. M@n@gement. Volume 5, Issue 1, Pages 63-88. 2002
  • The 'Qualitative' Versus 'Quantitative' Debate: A Question of Metaphorical Assumptions?. International Journal of Value-Based Management. Volume 13, Pages 189-197. 2000
  • A Hierarchical Perspective on Dislocations in Emergent Structures. International Journal of Management. Volume 16, Issue 1, Pages 120-129. 1999
  • The Problem of Prediction and Control in Theoretical Diversity: The Promise of the Complexity Sciences. Journal of Management Inquiry. Volume 8, Issue 1, Pages 17-31. 1999
  • Why Study the Complexity Sciences in the Behavioral and Social Sciences. Human Relations. Volume 52, Issue 4, Pages 439-462. 1999
  • An Analysis of the Relationship Between Indicators and Predictors of Tie Strength. Psychological Reports. Volume 83, Issue 2, Pages 1459-1470. 1998
  • Internal Labor Markets: Labor-Process and Market-Power Effects. Advances in Industrial and Labor Relations. Volume 8, Pages 183-206. 1998
  • Research Productivity of Graduates in Management: Effects of Academic Origin and Academic Affiliation. Academy of Management Journal. Volume 41, Pages 704-714. 1998
  • The Generalized Linear Model: Loglinear Modeling in Managerial Research. Organizational Research Methods. Volume 1, Issue 2, Pages 223-247. 1998
  • Logistic Regression: The Generalized Linear Model in the Social Sciences. Psychological Reports. Volume 85, Issue 66, Pages 37-47. 1997
  • A Comparison of Loglinear Modeling and Logistic Regression in Managerial Research. Journal of Management. Volume 22, Issue 2, Pages 339-357. 1996
  • A Firm-Level Analysis of Employee Attrition. Group and Organization Management. Volume 18, Issue 4, Pages 482-499. 1993
  • The Measurement and Conceptualization of Career Stages. Journal of Career Development. Volume 17, Issue 2, Pages 153-166. 1991
  • Type A Status: Birth Order and Gender Effects. Individual Psychology. Volume 46, Issue 3, Pages 365-373. 1990


Oral Presentation

  • "From bricolage to scale development: Measuring the family and its enterprise." Family Enterprise Research Conference, FERC, Delray Beach, FL. 2020
  • "Entrepreneurial Teams and Venture Funding: The Social Capital of Teams Altering the Pecking Order Hypothesis." Southern Management Association, Southern Management Association, Savannah, GA. 2014


  • "Leveraging SEW for recruitment success: The role of applicant career goals in staffing the family firm." Southern Management Association, Southern Management Association, Virtual. 2020
  • "Does having a family CEO matter for innovation? A capability perspective of managerial configuration and orchestration." Southern Management Association, Southern Management Association, Lexington, KY. 2018
  • "Trust your trainer? The effects of stigma, social distance, and authoritarianism on perceived trustworthiness." Southern Management Association, Southern Management Association, Lexington, KY. 2018
  • "Understanding familiness in organizational networks: Social capital and ambidexterity in family business groups." Family Enterprise Research Conference, , Portland, Oregon. 2014
  • "The absorptive capacity of familiness: Group and firm-level capabilities in the family firm." Family Enterprise Research Conference, Family Enterprise Research Conference, Viña del Mar, Chile. 2013


  • "The Preservation of SEW and Family Firm Talent Acquisition: A Curse or a Blessing." Family Enterprise Research Conference, Family Enterprise Research Conference, Burlington, Vermont. 2019