Faculty Profile for Dr. Josh Daspit

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Dr. Josh Daspit
Associate Professor — Department of Management
McCoy College of Business 524
phone: (512) 245-2571

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Joshua J. Daspit, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Management and the Dean Paul R. Gowens Excellence Professor in Business at Texas State University. He specializes in entrepreneurship research, focusing on family firms and small businesses.

Dr. Daspit has over 40 scholarly publications. His work has appeared in numerous well-known outlets, such as California Management Review, Corporate Governance, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Family Business Review, Human Resource Management Review, Journal of Business Research, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, and others.

He serves as an Associate Editor for Family Business Review and previously held a similar role for the Journal of Family Business Strategy. Additionally, he is on the editorial boards of Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, Journal of Family Business Strategy, Journal of Family Business Management, and several other academic journals.

Dr. Daspit is focused on conducting relevant research and applying insights to help businesses. To this end, Dr. Daspit serves as the Director of SCALEUP, a university-wide program at Texas State with the goal of helping small businesses grow. Additionally, as a Research Fellow, he worked with the university's Translational Health Research Center to launch an awards program recognizing small businesses across Texas.

Dr. Daspit is also passionate about helping students. In 2020, he received international recognition as "Best Advisor," along with co-advisor Dr. Corey Fox, for working with the Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization. In 2021, he was honored with a Presidential Award for Excellence at Texas State University. That same year, he was recognized as a "Top 40 Under 40" LGBTQ leader in North America, an honor given to those demonstrating excellent leadership and making noteworthy contributions.

Before entering academia, Dr. Daspit worked as a senior consultant for an international consulting firm and served as Director of Community Affairs for a member of the United States Congress. He founded a business in 2017 and currently works with various organizations through his consulting work and community engagement.

Teaching Interests

Entrepreneurship, family business, small business

Research Interests

Entrepreneurship, family business, small business

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Daspit, J. J., Chrisman, J. J., Skorodziyevskiy, V., Davis, S., & Ashton, T. (2023). Researching family firm heterogeneity: A guide to identifying firm-level categorical and variational differences. In K. H. Brigham & G. T. Payne (Eds.), The Field Guide to Family Business Research (pp. 46–60). Edward Elgar. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.4337/9781800884144.00010
  • Daspit, J. J., Madison, K., Nordqvist, M., & Sieger, P. (2024). Advancing family firm research: The importance of multilevel considerations. Family Business Review, 37(1), 4–17. https://doi.org/10.1177/08944865241232455
  • Sanchez-Ruiz, P., Elizondo, B. N., & Daspit, J. J. (2024, March 14). Social capital. In C. Howorth & A. Discua Cruz (Eds.), Elgar Encyclopedia of Family Business (pp. 394–397). United Kingdom: Edward Elgar. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.4337/9781800888722.ch98
  • Sanchez Ruiz, P., Pidduck, R. J., Phillips, D., Daspit, J. J., & Holt, D. T. (2024). From modesty to market: Shareholder reactions to humility rhetoric in family & nonfamily firms under media scrutiny. Small Business Economics. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11187-024-00878-3
  • Skorodziyevskiy, V., Chandler, J. A., Chrisman, J. J., Daspit, J. J., & Petrenko, O. V. (2023). The family business CEO: A review of insights and opportunities for advancement. Journal of Small Business Management. https://doi.org/10.1080/00472778.2023.2284912

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Dean Paul R. Gowens Excellence Professor in Business, McCoy College of Business. January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2024
  • Award / Honor Recipient: 2023 McCoy College of Business Achievement Award for Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activities, McCoy College of Business. August 2023
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Presidential Award for Excellence in Service, Texas State University. 2021
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Teaching Award of Honor, Texas State Alumni Association. 2020
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Texas State University Presidential Distinction Award for Scholarship, Texas State University. 2020

Selected Grants

  • Daspit, Joshua J. (Principal), Wan, Min (Co-Principal), Anderson, Sidney Thomas (Co-Principal), Konopaske, Arthur R (Co-Principal), Lopez, Omar S (Co-Principal). Understanding and addressing the lagging growth of Hispanic-owned businesses, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Private / Foundation / Corporate, $406682. (Submitted: February 23, 2022, Funded: January 1, 2023 - December 31, 2025). Grant.
  • Daspit, Joshua Joseph, Konopaske, Arthur R. SCALEUP: Sustainable cultivation and advancement of local enterprises for underserved populations, Program supported by Texas State University Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. External funding for Phase I provided by Frost., Private / Foundation / Corporate, $25000. (Submitted: October 2020, Funded: November 1, 2021 - November 30, 2022). Grant.
  • Daspit, Joshua Joseph, Ramachandran, Indu. Understanding the innovation paradox in family firms: How family involvement and goals affect explorative and exploitative innovation, Research Enhancement Grant, Texas State University, Texas State University, $16000. (Funded: May 2019 - May 2020). Grant.
  • Daspit, Joshua Joseph. Faculty development research grant, McCoy College of Business, Texas State University, $4000. (Funded: May 2019 - August 2019). Grant.
  • Oswald, Sharon, Hill, Eric, Pornovets, Mike, Daspit, Joshua Joseph, McRae, Ken. Mississippi State University Boots to business (B2B): Module 1 revenue readiness program, Federal, $824102. (Funded: 2017 - 2018). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Editorial Review Board Member
Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice
Undergraduate Advisor
Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization
August 2019-Present
Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching Selection Committee
November 1, 2023-2026
Special Issue, Family Business Review (5th Review Issue)
August 2021-January 2024
Associate Editor
Family Business Review