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College of Business presents Dr.
James Chrisman during Entrepreneurship Week
Feb. 15, 2008 --
Dr. James J.
Chrisman, one of the most recognized scholars in entrepreneurship and
family business, is the featured speaker for Entrepreneurship Week,
Spring 2008, presented by Arkansas State University’s College of
Business. Chrisman will deliver a
presentation entitled "Management
Succession in Family Firms" on Monday, Feb. 25, at 11:30 a.m. in the
Student Union Auditorium. Dr. Chrisman’s visit to ASU is sponsored by
the College of Business and the Department of Management and Marketing.
Dr. Chrisman will provide a broad discussion of the literature regarding
the succession process, successor attributes, succession satisfaction
and performance, and factors that prevent intra-family succession, based
on his research conducted to date. Students in the courses Family
Business Management and Strategic Management (section 002) in the
College of Business are inviting the ASU community (students, faculty,
visitors, and friends) to attend this important presentation.
This event will be the highlight of the different activities that the
students are organizing to spread the message that entrepreneurship is
not just about creating new businesses, it’s a way of living.
Entrepreneurship has permeated society, generating important
consequences such as job creation, innovation, new products and
services, and economic growth and development.
Since the majority of the business entities operating worldwide tend to
be family-owned and/or demonstrate a substantial involvement of families
in the ownership and management of businesses, Dr. Chrisman’s
presentation provides relevant and interesting information for a broader
Dr. James J. Chrisman is a professor of management and director of the
Center of Family Business Research at Mississippi State University. He
also holds an appointment at the University of Alberta, Canada, serves
as editor for Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, one of the leading
journals in the entrepreneurship field, and organizes every year the
Theories of Family Enterprise Conference.
Dr. Chrisman is one of the most recognized researchers in family
business, entrepreneurship, and strategic management. His definitions of
family business and corporate entrepreneurship serve as a reference for
researchers in the field. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed
journal articles, and has edited books and conference presentations. His
research has been published in outlets such as the Academy of Management
Review, the Journal of Business Venturing, the Academy of Management
Executive (now the Academy of Management Perspectives), the Journal of
International Business Studies, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice,
the Journal of Small Business Management, and Family Business Review.
Furthermore, he is a consultant for several Small Business Development
Centers throughout the country and he provided testimony to the House of
Representatives, 109th Congress, Committee on Small Business, about the
performance of the SBDC program in the United States.
Prior to joining Mississippi State University, Chrisman has held
academic positions at the University of Calgary, Louisiana State
University, and the University of South Carolina. A fellow for the U.S.
Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, he has served on
editorial boards of several management and entrepreneurship journals. He
obtained his doctoral degree in Strategic Management from the University
of Georgia, an MBA in Finance from Bradley University, and a BA in
Finance from Western Illinois University.
Currently, he is collaborating with ASU's Dr. Erick P.C. Chang, a
faculty member in the Management and Marketing Department in the College
of Business, on research projects that include family business, Hispanic
entrepreneurs, and the antecedents and consequences of new venture
creation in American counties.
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