Family Business ResearchLeading Research

Our faculty are accomplished researchers: Ralph Katz and Marc Meyer have both won the coveted “Holland Award” from the Industrial Research Institute (Katz for his work on managing R&D teams and Meyer for his work on product platforms and corporate innovation); Kimberly Eddleston is a Family Owned Business Institute Scholar for her work on family firms and careers; Daniel McCarthy is a “top three” scholar in his studies of entrepreneurship in Eastern and Central Europe; Fredrick Crane with numerous textbooks and publications is an authority in the marketing of new products and services and the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the Academy of Business Education.  Gordon Adomdza, Tucker Marion, and Cheryl Mitteness are our junior faculty, all performing path-breaking research in innovation, corporate venturing, and venture finance.

Family Business Concentration

Kimberly Eddleston

Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation


entrepreneurship, family business, managerial careers