Dr. Fang's research primarily focuses on family firms, entrepreneurship, and strategic management. His works have appeared or are forthcoming in journals such as Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Product Innovation Management, among others. He has received several best paper awards in conferences such as the U.S. Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) conference, Family Enterprise Research Conference (FERC) conference, and others.
He received the Family Firm Institute (FFI) Best Dissertation Award in 2017, and the Outstanding Reviewer Award for Family Business Review journal in 2018. He is the Family Owned Business Institute (FOBI) scholar -in-residence in 2019-2020. In 2019, he was recognized as the 5th most productive and cited scholar in the area of family business innovation, by Aparicio et al. ( Innovation in family firms: A holistic bibliometric overview of the research field. European Journal of Family Business, 9(2), 71-84).
Dr. Fang serves in the Editorial Review Broad for Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Family Business Review, and Journal of Family Business Strategy.
Selected Peer-Review Journal Publications (full vitae available upon request):
Fang, H., Kulraj, S., Kim, T.W., Marler, L., Chrisman, J.J. (Forthcoming). Family business research in Asia: Review and future directions. Asia Pacific Journal of Management.
Fang, H., Chrisman, J.J., & Holt, D. T. (Forthcoming). Strategic persistence in family business. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice.
Fang, H., Chrisman, J.J., Daspit, J.J., & Madison, K. (Forthcoming, online first). Do nonfamily managers enhance family firm performance? Small Business Economics.
Fang, H., Chrisman, J.J., Memili, E., & Tang, L. (2021). Narrow-framing and risk preferences in family and non-family firms. Journal of Management Studies. 58(1): 201-235.
Fang, H., Siau, K.L., Memili, E. & Dou, J. (2019). Cognitive antecedents of family business bias in investment decisions: A commentary on Risky decisions and the family firm bias: An experimental study based on prospect theory. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice . 43(2), 409-416.
Fang, H., Kotlar, J., Memili, E., Chrisman, J. J., & De Massis, A. (2018). The pursuit of international opportunities in family firms: Generational differences and the role of knowledge-based resources. Global Strategy Journal, 8(1), 136-157.
Memili, E., Fang, H. Koc, B., Yildirim-Oktem, O., & Sonmez, S. (2018). Sustainability practices of family firms: The interplay between family ownership and long-term orientation. Journal of Sustainable Tourism , 26(1), 9-28.
Chen, S., Fang, H., MacKenzie, N. G., Carter, S., Chen, L., & Wu, B. (2018). Female leadership in contemporary Chinese family firms. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 35(1), 181-211.
Fang, H., Memili, E., Van de Graaff Randolph, R. & Chrisman, J.J. (2016). Does size matter? The moderating effects of firm size on the employment of non-family managers in privately-held family SMEs. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 40(5), 1017-1039.
Chrisman, J. J., Fang, H., Kotlar, J., & De Massis, A. (2015). A note on family influence and the adoption of discontinuous technologies in family firms. Journal of Product Innovation Management, 32(3), 384-388.
Kotlar, J., Fang, H., De Massis, A., & Frattini, F. (2014). Profitability goals, control goals, and the R&D investment decisions of family and nonfamily firms. Journal of Product Innovation Management , 31(6), 1128-1145.
Kotlar, J., De Massis, A., Frattini, F., Bianchi, M., & Fang, H. (2013). Technology acquisition in family and nonfamily firms: A longitudinal analysis of Spanish manufacturing firms. Journal of Product Innovation Management, 30(6), 1073-1088.