Joseph H. Astrachan

Joseph Astrachan is Emeritus Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship at Kennesaw State University, where he previously served as Executive Director of the Cox Family Enterprise Center. He is a Family Business Fellow with the Smith Family Business Initiative at Cornell University, visiting scholar at Germany’s Witten/Herdecke University, the Institut für Finanzdienstleistungen, Luzern Switzerland, and Affiliated […]

Craig Aronoff

USA Co-founder and principal of The Family Business Consulting Group, Inc., Craig Aronoff is a leading consultant, speaker, writer and educator in the family business field. As the founder of the Cox Family Enterprise Center and current professor emeritus at Kennesaw State University in Marietta, GA, Craig invented and implemented the membership-based, professional-service-provider sponsored Family […]

Christine Blondel

France Christine Blondel is Adjunct Professor of Family Business at INSEAD. She co-directs the Family Enterprise Challenge, INSEAD four-day educational programme for family businesses. She advises several business families, serves on boards of traded family-influenced companies and regularly speaks in conferences. She coordinated INSEAD activities in the field of family firms from their creation in […]

Jim Chrisman

USA 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 […]

Jess Chua

Canada Dr. Jess Chua has been a faculty member of the Haskayne School of Business since 1979 and is a Professor of Finance and Family Business Governance. Jess received his PhD in Finance from the University of Michigan, his MS in chemical engineering from Syracuse University, and his BS in chemical engineering from the University […]

Guido Corbetta

Italy Guido Corbetta is Full Professor of Strategic Management and AIdAF – EY Professor of Strategic Management  in Family Business. Senior faculty member of the SDA Bocconi Strategic and Entrepreneurial Management Department. Member of the editorial committee of Journal of Management Studies and the research applied board of Family Business Review. Fellow of IFERA (International Family Enterprise Research Academy) […]

Sharon Danes

USA Sharon M. Danes currently works at the Department of Family Social Science, University of Minnesota Twin Cities. Sharon does research in Sociological Theory. Their most recent publication is ‘Business-Owning Families: Challenges at the Intersection of Business and Family.’

John Davis

USA Dr. Davis is a globally recognized pioneer and foremost authority on family enterprise, family wealth, leadership, and succession. Since the 1970s, he has served as an academic, advisor, author and speaker in the family enterprise field. For decades, his insights, advice, lectures and writing have helped to develop leaders, professionalize businesses, strengthen families, and […]

Rik Donckels

Belgium Rik Donckels is professor emeritus at the KU Brussels. He was also managing director of Cera and is co-founder of the Institute for Family Business.

Miguel Gallo

Spain Miguel Angel Gallo is professor emeritus in the Department of Strategic Management at IESE Business School He earned his doctorate in engineering from the E.T.S.I.I. Barcelona. He has widespread professional experience, having served on the boards of management of prominent firms such as AVANCO, ANESIN, Widewall Investments and Grupo Senda (Mexico). He is president […]