BBus BPsych(Hons) MCouns PhD 

Dr Craig is the Co-Director of the Australian Centre for Family Business (ACFB) at Bond
University in Australia where he is also an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and
Family Business. His PhD in Behavioural Science, Masters Degree in Counselling and
Psychology Honours Degree all explored challenges faced by individuals involved in either
a current or future ownership capacity in a family-controlled business. His subsequent
family business and entrepreneurship research, which has examined a wide range of topics
including individual valued outcomes that drive behaviour, transgenerational
entrepreneurship, strategy, innovation, governance, public policy, branding, and
managerial attitudes towards the natural environment, has appeared in leading
international academic journals. He leads the entrepreneurship and family business group
of scholars and instructors at Bond University and teaches subjects at undergraduate and
graduate levels. Dr Craig has also jointly developed Bond University’s Executive MBA in
Family Business and is engaged with the family business practitioner community through
his work with Family Business Australia (FBA), where he has jointly developed and
delivers the FBA Family Business Directors’ Course and the Strategic Planning for Family
Business Leaders Course. Dr Craig serves as an Associate Editor of the leading family
business journal, Family Business Review (FBR), and on the editorial board of the Journal
of Family Business Strategy (JFBS) and Journal of Management and Organizations (JMO) as
well as on the global board of the Successful Transgenerational Entrepreneurship
Practices (STEP) international research project. He works with the family business
advisor community, primarily BDO and KPMG, in various research and skills development
capacities in Australia and New Zealand. Dr Craig restricts his consulting activity to
working with a select group of family businesses in the ACFB Learning Community



Family business wealth and knowledge transfer (with Keith Duncan, Frank Barbera, Manuel Eberhard, and Marina Skinner), Faculty of Business Publications (2013)

“Knowledge transfer is the key to successful wealth transfer”

After years of creating the building...


The evolving role of organisational and personal networks in international market venturing (with Manuel Eberhard), Journal of World Business (2013)

In a study of 1304 Australian manufacturing industry SMEs, we investigate the relationships among networking...


Family firms and entrepreneurship: Contradiction or synonym? (with Sascha Kraus, Clay Dibrell, and Stefan Mark), Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (2012)

Extract: This Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (JSBE) Special Issue was motivated by increasing...


The distinctiveness, design, and direction of family business research: Insights from management luminaries (with Carlo Salvato), Family Business Review (2012)

In this article, the authors contribute to the 25th anniversary edition of Family Business Review...


Balancing natural environmental concerns of internal and external stakeholders in family and non-family businesses (with Donald O. Neubaum and Clay Dibrell), Journal of Family Business Strategy (2012)

While researches have long suggested that firms must be attentive to their key stakeholders, the...



Understanding family enterprise: A book of readings (with Ken Moores) (2011)

This collection of papers, written over a span of about 16 years by researchers associated...


Stars under the Southern Cross: The untold stories of Queensland family businesses (with Noel J. Lindsay), Stars under the Southern Cross: The untold stories of Queensland family businesses (2001)

This book, a Centenary of Federation celebration project, contains many Queensland family business stories that...


Book Chapters

Stewardship behaviour as governance in family businesses (with Clay Dibrell and Donald Neubaum), Contemporary issues in corporate governance (2011)


To demonstrate the potential of stewardship behavior in the governance of family businesses, we introduce...


The Belcher family gain legitimacy in a new industry: Sailing into the unknown (with Wayne Irava and Ken Moores), Family enterprise in the Asia Pacific: Exploring transgererational entreneurship in family firms (2011)


This chapter documents the challenges that entrepreneurial family businesses
face in gaining legitimacy in a new...


The Deague family: Learning entrepreneurship through osmosis (with Wayne Irava and Ken Moores), Family enterprise in the Asia Pacific: Exploring transgenerational entrepreneurship in family firms (2011)


In this chapter, we introduce the idea of learning entrepreneurship by
osmosis. Drawing from the experiential...


Twin brothers in arms learn the family business (with Wayne Irava and Ken Moores), Family enterprise in the Asia Pacific: Exploring transgenerational entrepreneurship in family firms (2011)


In this case, Moores and Barrett’s (2002) family business learning and life cycle framework has...


Observe, experience and integrate: Enhancing professional development using international study tours (with Li-Anne Woo, Titan Liu, and Timothy Kiessling), Innovations in teaching and learning: Approaches to professional development from across the disciplines (2010)

This chapter provides evidence of the positive benefits associated with adopting an international study tour...


Conference Papers

Intrapreneurship in multi-generational family businesses (with Robert P. Garrett and Clay Dibrell), Family Business Australia (FBA): Family business research & education symposium (2011)

Drawing from the agency and stewardship theory literature, this conceptual work explores the role of...


Stewardship climate scale: Measurement and an assessment of reliability and validity (with Clay Dibrell, Donald O. Neubaum, and Christopher H. Thomas), 71st Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AOM). West meets East: Enlightening, balancing, transcending (2011)

Building on the seminal work of Davis, Schoorman, and Donaldson (1997), using a three study...


Strategic planning and flexibility: Governance control mechanisms in family and non-family firms (with Clay Dibrell and Donald O. Neubaum), 11th Annual IFERA World Family Business Research conference (2011)

We examine governance systems within the contexts of family and non-family owned firms. Specifically, we...



OVERCOMING THE LIABILITY OF THEORETICAL NEWNESS: THE CASE FOR STEWARDSHIP THEORY (SUMMARY) (with Clay Dibrell and Donald Neubaum), Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research (2010)

To overcome stewardship theory’s liability of newness, we introduce a validated and reliable measure for...



Championing family business issues to influence public policy: Evidence from Australia (with Ken Moores), 9th International Family Enterprise Research Academy (IFERA) world family business research conference: Global perspectives on family business developments: Theory - practice - policy (2009)

This paper proposes a strategy for the family firm sector to gain the attention of...




An investigation and behavioural explanation of family businesser functioning, Theses (2004)

This research investigated the causes of behavioural difficulties among family businessers in two studies. Study...