James J. Chrisman (Ph.D., University of Georgia) is a Professor of Management and Director of the Center of Family Enterprise Research at Mississippi State University. He holds a joint appointment as a Research Fellow at the University of Alberta and is also a Fellow of the U.S. Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship and the International Family Enterprise Research Academy. His research interests include family business, entrepreneurship, and strategic management. Jim has published approximately 130 articles in refereed journals on those subjects. In addition, he has conducted approximately 500 studies of the Small Business Development Center program and has presented that work at U.S. Congressional Hearings.