Fabian Bernhard

Associate Professor

Professor and Researcher in Family Business and Psychology

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: Family Business
Faculty: Management & Humanities
Expertise: -->Leadership and Management -->Business Psychology -->Research on Emotions -->Family Business


Prof. Dr. Fabian Bernhard is a Professor of Management and Psychology and is part of the Family Business Center at EDHEC Business School in Paris, Lille, Nice and London. He is a research fellow for family business at the University of Mannheim and for psychology at the University of Frankfurt in Germany. Equipped with the insights from his own family's business, Fabian Bernhard worked several years for a renowned financial consulting company in New York. In his academic work he specializes in the emotional dynamics in businesses, the preparation of next generational leaders, and the psychological attachment to the family business. His articles have been published in various academic and practitioner outlets as well as in the public media. Fabian Bernhard is a recipient of several honors and awards for his work on family businesses, such as the best dissertation honorable mention by FFI at Harvard University. Since 2014 he has been serving on the editorial boards of the Family Business Review (FBR) and the Journal of Family Business Strategy (JFBS). Since 2017 he has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Family Firm Institute (FFI) in Boston.

Publications of Fabian Bernhard

07.03.2023 - EDHEC publication

3 questions to Fabian Bernhard on gender and family businesses

Fabian Bernhard

EDHEC Family Business, EDHEC VOX, March 2023

01.09.2022 - Chapter publication

The effects of work culture on women’s career advancement, exemplified by a comparison between the Netherlands and the United States

Fabian Bernhard, Ashley Hoek

Palgrave Macmillan, London, September 2022

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

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