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Faculty & Staff

Dr. James J. Chrisman, Ph.D.

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

2019
  • "Social structures, social relationships, and family firms", with T. Zellweger, J. H. Chua, and L. P. Steier, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 2019, vol. 43.
2018
  • "Family business research (2006-2013): Most influential theories and articles", with Dustin Odom, Erick Chang, P. Sharma, and L. P. Steier, In Palgrave Handbook of Heterogeneity among Family Firms. E. Memili & C. Dibrell (Eds.) Palgrave, 2018, p 41-67.
  • "Mentoring in family businesses: Toward an understanding of commitment outcomes", with Andrew J. Dhaenens, Laura Marler, and James Vardaman, Human Resource Management Review, 2018, vol. 28, p 46-55.
  • "Reflections on family firm goals the assessment of performance", with J. H. Chua, A. De Massis, and H. Wang, Journal of Family Business Strategy, 2018, vol. 9, p 107-113.
  • "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, 2018, no. 8, p 136-157.
  • "Governance as a source of family firm heterogeneity ", with Josh Daspit, P. Sharma, Allison Pearson, and R. V. Mahto, Journal of Business Research, 2018, vol. 84, p 293-300.
  • "Governance mechanisms and family firms", with J. H. Chua, I. Le Breton-Miller, D. Miller, and L. P. Steier, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 2018, vol. 42, no. 2, p 171-186.
  • "How family involvement influences organizational change ", with J. Kotlar, Journal of Change Management, 2018.
  • "Nonfamily employees in family firms: A review and future research agenda.", with William Tabor, Kristen Madison, and James Vardaman, Family Business Review, 2018, vol. 31, p 54-79.
2017
  • "Conceptual foundations: Community-based enterprise and community development ", with A. M. Peredo, In Entrepreneurial Neighborhoods. van Ham, M., Reuschke, D., Kleinhans, R. Mason, C., and Syrett, S. (Eds.) Edward Elgar, 2017, p 151-178.
  • "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.
  • "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.
  • "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, p 632-648.
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, 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.

Recent Presentations

2018
  • "Defining the multi-family firm: Types, characteristics, competitive advantages, and strategies ", with T. Kim and Kristen Madison, Southern Management Association, St. Pete Beach, FL, 2018.
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.
  • "Exploring effectual logic in family venture creation", with Dustin Odom, Family Enterprise Research Conference, Ashville, NC, 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.