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. His research is in the field of entrepreneurship where he studies family businesses, minority businesses, and small businesses. At Texas State, he is the director of the SCALEUP program, which is a university-wide initiative to increase the growth of minority businesses.

He has over 40 publications in outlets such as California Management Review, Corporate Governance, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Family Business Review, Human Resource Management Review, Journal of Business Research, and Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal.

Dr. Daspit serves as an Associate Editor and the Social Media Editor for Family Business Review. He previously served as an Associate Editor for Journal of Family Business Strategy. Additionally, he is on the editorial boards of Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Journal of Family Business Management, and several other journals.

He has been recognized as a Family Owned Business Institute Research Scholar, and in 2020, he was recognized as the Best Advisor internationally for the Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization along with co-advisor, Dr. Corey Fox. In 2021, Dr. Daspit was honored with a Presidential Award for Excellence at Texas State University. In the same year, he was recognized as one of the "Top 40 Under 40" LGBT leaders in the United States and Canada.

Prior to joining 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. In addition to his current research, teaching, and service, he is an active entrepreneur.

Teaching Interests

Entrepreneurship, strategic management, family business

Research Interests

Entrepreneurship; family business; minority business; small business

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Daspit, J. J., Chrisman, J. J., Skorodziyevskiy, V., Davis, S., & Ashton, T. (n.d.). Researching family firm heterogeneity: A guide to identifying firm-level categorical and variational differences. In The Field Guide to Family Business Research. Edward Elgar. Retrieved from https://www.e-elgar.com/shop/usd/field-guide-to-family-business-research-9781800884137.html
  • Daspit, J. J., Fox, C. J., & Findley, S. K. (2023). Entrepreneurial mindset: An integrated definition, a review of current insights, and directions for future research. Journal of Small Business Management, 61(1), 12-44 (Quality: "A+", Impact Factor: 4.544, ABDC: A; CABS: 3). https://doi.org/10.1080/00472778.2021.1907583
  • Daspit, J. J., Wan, M., Konopaske, R., Anderson, S., & López, O. S. (2022). Insights on minority business growth: A report on the growth-related challenges experienced by minority-owned businesses in Texas (p. https://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/16430). San Marcos, Texas, United States: Texas State University. Retrieved from https://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/16430
  • Madison, K., Moore, C., Daspit, J. J., & Nabisaalu, J. (2022). Against the odds, women can still be powerful innovators. Entrepreneur & Innovation Exchange (p. https://eiexchange.com/content/against-the-odds-women-can-still-be-powerful-innovators). Retrieved from https://eiexchange.com/content/against-the-odds-women-can-still-be-powerful-innovators
  • Madison, K., Moore, C., Daspit, J. J., & Nabisaalu, J. (2022). The influence of women on SME innovation in emerging markets. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 16(2), 281-313 (Quality: "A+”, Impact Factor: 9.289, ABDC: A; CABS: 4) https://doi.org/10.1002/sej.1422. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1002/sej.1422

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: 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
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Best Global Chapter Advisor (co-advisor with Dr. Corey Fox), Collegiate Entrepreneur's Organization. November 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
Associate Editor
Family Business Review
Associate Editor
Journal of Family Business Strategy
2020-December 31, 2022
Family Enterprise Research Conference (Academic Program)
June 2020-May 2021