Faculty Profile

Joseph Astrachan

Joseph Astrachan Ph.D.

Professor
Wells Fargo Eminent Scholar Chair of Family Business
Management & Entrepreneurship
  • PhD - Yale University, New Haven, CT
  • MPHIL - Yale University, New Haven, CT
  • MA - Yale University, New Haven, CT
  • BA - Yale University, New Haven, CT
jastrach@kennesaw.edu
470-578-6621
House 3495-207

Research Interest
  • Family business: governance
  • Dynamics
  • Finance
  • Strategy
  • Goal setting
  • Operations
  • Marketing
  • Internationalization
  • Ownership
Teaching Areas
  • Family business: governance
  • Dynamics
  • Guidance
  • Strategy
  • Goal setting
  • Operations
  • Marketing
  • Internationalization
  • Ownership
Publications
  • The persistence of multi-family firms: Founder imprinting, simple rules, and monitoring processes
  • Work-family issues in family business - Pertinent aspects and opportunities for future research
  • The OODA loop: A new strategic management approach for family business
  • Corporate Venturing in Family Business: The Effects on the Family and its Members
  • Using and Abusing Family Business Research
Presentations
  • Strong Family Values Make Strong Family Businesses
  • EY Strategic Growth Forum - Achieving innovation, growth and sustainability: strategies of entrepreneurial family business
  • EY Strategic Growth Forum - To brand or not to brand as a Family Business
  • Family Business Network Global Summit - Positive Outcomes from Family Conflicts
  • Family Firm Institute Global Conference - The People’s Impact: What government should do for family enterprise and why
Awards and Honors
  • 2013 KSU Coles Distinguished Professor Award - An Award for excellence in all three areas of teaching, scholarship, and professional service and has received national or international recognition for his or her contributions. - March
  • International Award - Outstanding achievement in furthering the understanding of family business issues which occur between two or more countries. - September
  • Best Paper 2008 - With T. Pieper, D. Pieper and J. Hair - March
  • University of Alberta Award - Finalist
  • Best Paper Award - Strategic Planning in Family Business: A powerful training tool for the next generation, Family Business Research and its State of the Art: The Italian Community Meets the World. - June

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