Fabian Bernhard

Associate Professor

Family Business Chair Research Associate

Main contributions

Journal of Business Research (2022), Review of Managerial Science (2022), Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing (2021), European Management Journal (2021), Family Business Review (2020), Entreprises et histoire (2018), Academy of Management Learning & Education (2015)

Discipline: Comportement organisationnel
Faculty: Management & Humanities
Expertise: Emotional dynamics in family businesses, moral emotions, Education and preparation of next generational family business leaders, Psychological ownership, Commitment, Social identity, and their influence on the decision-making process in family businesses


Fabian Bernhard, Ph.D, is Associate Professor of Management and a member of the EDHEC Family Business Center. He studied business administration at the University of Mannheim in Germany. A subsequent scholarship led him to the University of Oregon from where he graduated with an MBA. After working several years at a large, international consulting company in New York, he returned to academia in 2007. During the following years as a PhD student at the European Business School (EBS) and the WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management in Germany, he developed the ideas of his book on Psychological Ownership in Family Businesses. After having completed his doctoral degree in 2011, he was a research Professor at INSEEC Business School in Paris and an adjunct Professor at the Family Enterprise Center (FEC) at Stetson University of Florida in the US. Fabian Bernhard's current topics of interest revolve around the intersection of organizational behavior, organizational psychology, and family business research. In particular, Fabian is interested in the emotional dynamics in family businesses, moral emotions (such as shame and guilt), the education and preparation of next generational family business leaders, as well as all kinds of attachment to the family business, such as psychological ownership, commitment, social identity, and their influence on the decision-making process in family businesses.

Publications of Fabian Bernhard

01.07.2022 - Article in a peer reviewed journal

Designing AI implications in the venture creation process

Fabian Bernhard

International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research, July 2022

27.06.2022 - EDHEC publication

Travailler dans une entreprise familiale : plus de flexibilité mais plus de surmenage

Fabian Bernhard

EDHEC Family Business, EDHEC VOX, June 2022

15.06.2022 - Article in a non peer reviewed journal

Family emotions can drive business decisions

Fabian Bernhard, Rania Labaki

Entrepreneur & Innovation Exchange, Volume _, May 2022, Pages 1 - 2

25.05.2022 - EDHEC publication

Colère, fierté, culpabilité, regret… quel rôle jouent les émotions dans les entreprises familiales ?

Rania Labaki, Fabian Bernhard

EDHEC Family Business, EDHEC VOX, May 2022

15.02.2022 - Article in a peer reviewed journal

Dealing with knowledge hiding to improve innovation capabilities in the hotel industry: the unconventional role of knowledge-oriented leadership

Fabian Bernhard, Donate Mario, Gonzales-Mohino Miguel, Appio Francesco

Journal of Business Research, Volume 144, February 2022, Pages 572 - 586

Derniers articles EDHEC Vox


Anger, pride, guilt, regret… what role do emotions play in family firms?

  • Rania Labaki , Associate Professor, Family Business Chair Director
  • Fabian Bernhard , Associate Professor

After Milken, Keating, Madoff, Kerviel... New paths to ethical practice in the Finance industry

  • Peter G. Szilagyi , Professor
  • Aziza Laguecir , Professor
  • Fabian Bernhard , Associate Professor