Faculty Profile for Dr. Josh Daspit

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Dr. Josh Daspit
Associate Professor — Department of Management
MCOY 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 and medium-sized enterprises. 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 articles published 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 for Family Business Review and for Journal of Family Business Strategy. He also serves as the Social Media Editor of Family Business Review and is on the editorial review boards of Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Journal of Family Business Management, and 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. Also in 2021, 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 and medium-size enterprises

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • 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
  • Fang, H. (Chevy), Chrisman, J. J., Daspit, J. J., & Madison, K. (2022). Do nonfamily managers enhance family firm performance? Small Business Economics, 58, 1459-1474 (Quality: "A+”, Impact Factor: 8.164, ABDC: A; CABS: 3). https://doi.org/doi.org/10.1007/s11187-021-00469-6
  • Su, Y. (Emma), & Daspit, J. J. (2022). Knowledge management in family firms: A systematic review, integrated insights, and future research opportunities. Journal of Knowledge Management, 26(2), 291-325 (Quality: "A+”, Impact Factor: 8.182, ABDC: A; CABS: 2). https://doi.org/10.1108/JKM-08-2020-0658
  • Madison, K., Daspit, J. J., & Marrett, E. G. (2021). Does knowing ‘who knows what’ matter for family firm innovation? Insights from transactive memory systems theory. Family Business Review, 34(2), 168-192. (Quality: "A+”, Impact Factor: 9.848, ABDC: A; CABS: 3). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0894486520912879

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 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.
  • Zavattaro, Staci M. (Co-Principal), Carter, Rachel (Co-Principal), Daspit, Joshua Joseph (Supporting). Improving agritourism marketing and branding in Mississippi, Southern Risk Management Education Center of the University Arkansas funded by United States Department of Agriculture, State, $49144. (Funded: September 2015 - October 2016). 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
Family Enterprise Research Conference (Academic Program)
June 2020-May 2021