Dr Joe Astrachan, Executive Director, Cox Family Enterprise Center

Cox Family Enterprise Center On Thursday, September 23rd we extend a warm welcome to Dr. Joseph Astrachan, Executive Director of the Cox Family Enterprise Center, housed within the Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University. 

Last week, Dr. Astrachan led the opening session of the 2010 Executive MBA for Families in Business and he will share the highlights of that first week and provide further insight on this year’s program.

This is a great opportunity to hear from one of the top authorities globally on family-owned businesses, Joe will share his insights on the issues that are top-of-mind to family businesses as they weather this recession and we will discuss the many programs offered by the Cox Family Enterprise Center and how you can take advantage of this invaluable resource that is right in our own back yard.

Our guest:

Dr. Joseph H. Astrachan, Executive Director, Cox Family Enterprise Center

Dr Joe Astrachan

Joe Astrachan is Wachovia Eminent Scholar Chair of Family Business, Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship, executive director of the Cox Family Enterprise Center, and a founder of the internationally accredited Executive MBA for Families in Business at the Coles College of Business, Kennesaw State University near Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

In addition he is Distinguished Research Chair of Family Business at Loyola University Chicago’s Business School. Astrachan is editor of the scientific publication the Journal of Family Business Strategy (an Elsevier title) and past editor Family Business Review. He is also editor of the Family Business Casebook Annual which publishes the best in teaching and educational family business cases.

Astrachan has received multiple awards for his research and service from family business, entrepreneurship, management, and research oriented associations. He is author or coauthor of more than ten books including the much acclaimed Communication and Conflict in Family Business (with Kristi S. McMillan, Director of the Cox Family Enterprise Center) and Mechanisms to Assure Family Business Cohesion: Guidelines for Family Business Leaders and Their Families (with Dr. Torsten Pieper, research fellow at Cox Family Enterprise Center). Astrachan has been active in the development of the field, having been a founder of several recognized programs including the International Family Enterprise Research Academy. He currently serves as Chairman of Family Enterprises USA and on the Executive Committee of Family Business Network International.

In addition to his non-profit board service, he serves on the boards of five privately-owned family businesses and comes from a family business background. His extended family has owned businesses ranging from container and tanker shipping to pharmaceuticals. Astrachan earned his B.A., M.A., M. Phil., and Ph.D. degrees at Yale University.

Dr. Joseph Astrachan, Cox Family Enterprise Center, Coles College of Business, Kennesaw State University, 1000 Chastain Road. Box 4900, Kennesaw, GA 30144  Phone: 770-423-6045  Email: jastrach@kennesaw.edu

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