Welcome Toft Visiting Professor Kimberly Eddleston

Kimberly A. Eddleston will visit CeFEO as Toft Visiting Professor from March 23-March 28, 2014.

This is her second visit. The first one was during Spring Semester, 2013.

During her stay she will give a CeFEO Research Seminar entitled 'A Signaling based view of dark favor frequency in Transition Economies', and also teach in the course Family Business Development.


Kimberly A. Eddleston is an associate professor of Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the D’Amore-McKim School of Business Northeastern University, where she holds the Walsh Research Professorship, and the Daniel and Dorothy Grady Research Fellowship. She is also a research fellow at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland and the Toft
Professor at Jönköping International Business School. Professor Eddleston received her Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut and her graduate degree from Cornell University and Group ESSEC. Her research focuses on family businesses and the careers of entrepreneurs and managers. Professor Eddleston serves on the editorial board of multiple journals including the Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice and Family Business Review and serves as an associate editor of the Journal of Family Business Strategy. She has held several leadership
roles in various associations and currently serves two positions at the Academy of Management – Division Chair Elect of the Careers Division and Chair of the Early Career Development Consortium of the Entrepreneurship Division. She is also serving as Past-President Elect of the Family Business Interest Group of the U.S. Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE). Professor Eddleston has won multiple awards for her research including best paper awards from the Family Firm Institute, Diana International Conference on Women’s
Entrepreneurship, USASBE, Journal of Small Business Management, and the Academy of Management. Her research has appeared in journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of International Business Studies,Academy of Management Perspectives, Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Vocational Behavior and Journal of Management Studies.