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Justin Craig, Ph.D.Craig__200x300


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Justin Craig, Ph.D. is a consultant with The Family Business Consulting Group. His areas of advisory expertise include issue-selling by next-generation family members, business and family governance, and the use of strategy measurement and management tools, such as the Balanced Scorecard, in family firms.

He is also a Clinical Professor of Family Enterprises and Co-Director of the Center for Family Enterprises at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.

Justin's research focuses on the strategy, function, management and performance of multi-generational family enterprises and those who lead and steward them. He is especially interested in the behavioral aspects of the family and, increasingly, the business family-influenced drivers of socio-economic impact. Before Kellogg, he held faculty positions at Northeastern University in Boston, Bond University in Australia (where he co-directed the globally renowned Australian Centre for Family Business) and Oregon State University. 

Today he works closely with family business leaders and advisors, and has trained and presented to members of family firms from most business sectors (technology, consumer goods, manufacturing, retail and many others) and countries worldwide, including the United States, Columbia, Mexico, England, Ireland, Finland, South Africa, China, South Korea, Pakistan, India, Dubai, New Zealand and his home country Australia.


  • Governance
  • Strategy
  • Next Generation Development


Justin completed undergraduate degrees in Business and Psychology (with Honors) at Griffith University, a Master's degree in Counseling and a Ph.D. in Behavioral Science at Bond University.



Craig, Justin B. and H. Lee. 2013. Family and business stewardship in a third generation South Korean family business. Journal of Small Business Innovation.

Craig, Justin B., C. Dibrell and R. P. Garrett. 2014. Examining relationships among family influence, family culture, flexible planning, innovativeness and performance. Journal of Family Business Strategy.

Davis, W., C. Dibrell, Justin B. Craig and J. Green. 2013. The Effects of Goal Orientation and Client Feedback on the Adaptive Behaviors of Family Enterprise Advisors. Family Business Review

Neubaum, D. O., C. Dibrell and Justin B. Craig. 2012. Balancing natural environment concerns of internal and external stakeholders in family and non-family businesses. Journal of Family Business Strategy.

Craig, Justin B. and C. Salvato. 2012. The distinctiveness, design, and direction of family business research: Insights from management luminaries. Family Business Review.

Kraus, S., S. Mark, Justin B. Craig and C. Dibrell. 2012. Family firms and entrepreneurship: Contradiction or synonym?. Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship. 

Additonal research by Justin>>

  • Trust and Stewardship
  • Servant Leadership
  • Innovation in the F-Suite
  • Learning Family Business
  • Governing the Family Enterprise
  • The Family Firm Difference

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