Kincy Madison Assistant Professor School of Entrepreneurship 435 Business Building Stillwater Campus 405-744-7798 (Phone)


Ph D, University of TennesseeOrganizations & Strategy2014
MS, Auburn UniversityHuman Resources Management1996
BS, Auburn UniversityBusiness Administration1995


W. Tabor, J. J. Chrisman, Kristen Madison & J. M. Vardaman. (2018). "Nonfamily members in family firms: A review and future research agenda.". Family Business Review. 31 (1), 54-79.

B. Mathias, S. Soloman & Kristen Madison. (2017). "After the harvest: A stewardship perspective on entrepreneurship and philanthropy". Journal of Business Venturing, 32 (4), 385-404.

Kristen Madison, F. W. Kellermanns & T. P. Munyon. (2017). "Coexisting agency and stewardship governance in family firms: An empirical investigation of individual-level and firm-level effects.". Family Business Review.

J. Linlin, Kristen Madison, F. W. Kellermans, T. R. Crook & J. Xi. (2017). "Entrepreneurial team composition characteristics and new venture performance: A meta-analysis.". Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 41 (5), 743-771.

Kristen Madison, J. J. Daspit, K. Turner & F. W. Kellermanns. (2017). "Family firm human resource practices: Investigating the effects of professionalization and bifurcation bias on performance". Journal of Business Research.

J. J. Daspit, Kristen Madison, T. Barnett & R. G. Long. (2017). "The emergence of bifurcation bias from unbalanced families: Examining HR practices in the family firm using circumplex theory.". Human Resource Management Review.

D. T. Holt, Kristen Madison & F. W. Kellermanns. (2017). "Variance in family members’ assessments: The importance of dispersion modeling in family firm research". Family Business Review. 30 (1), 61-83.

O. Ahlers, A. Hack, Kristen Madison, M. Wright & F. W. Kellermanns. (2016). "Is it all about money? Affective commitment and the difference between family and non-family sellers in buyouts.". British Journal of Management. 28 (2), 159-179.

Kristen Madison, D. T. Holt, F. W. Kellermanns & A. L. Ranft. (2016). "Viewing family firm behavior and governance through the lens of agency and stewardship theories.". Family Business Review. 29 (1), 65-93.

Kristen Madison. (2014). "Attribution theory in the organizational sciences: The road traveled and the path ahead.". Academy of Management Perspectives, 28 (2), 128-146.

Kristen Madison, R. R. Runyan & J. L. Swinney. (2014). "Strategic posture and performance: Revealing differences between family and nonfamily firms". Journal of Family Business Strategy. 5 (3), 239-251.

Kristen Madison & F. W. Kellermanns. (2013). "Is the spiritual bond bound by blood? An exploratory study of spiritual leadership in family firms.". Journal of Management, Spirituality & Religion. 10 (2), 159-182.

Kristen Madison, A. A. Armenakis, H. S. Field & D. R. Norris. (2012). "Other organizations are doing it, why shouldn’t we? A look at downsizing and organizational identity through an institutional theory lens.". Journal of Change Management. 12 (2), 165-188.

Book Chapters

W. Tabor, Kristen Madison, J. J. Daspit & D. T. Holt. "The Heterogeneity of Family Firm Ethical Cultures: Current Insights and Future Directions. In Family Firms’ Heterogeneity (Memili, E. & Dibrell, C.)". Palgrave: (Forthcoming).

Kristen Madison, Z. Li & D. T. Holt. (2016). "Agency Theory in Family Firm Research: Accomplishments and Opportunities. In Family Business Companion; Hoy, F., & Kellermanns, F. W., eds.". Routledge:

Editorial and Review Activities

Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice
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Family Business Review
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