Joe Hair: Adventurer, Scholar, Innovator, Family Man

  • Torsten M. PieperEmail author
  • Joseph H. Astrachan


Joseph (Joe) Hair has advanced thought in multiple fields and had significant impact on businesses. In particular, he revolutionized the worlds of marketing and research methods through his writing and research. His accomplishments as a scholar are countless, as reflected by an impressive publication record and numerous disciples who call Joe their mentor and friend. Through his forward-thinking and great talent, Joe has also helped reform traditional doctoral education by creating a highly innovative alternative model enabling executives and business professionals to leverage their practical expertise and supplement it with the skills needed to conduct theoretically grounded and scientifically rigorous research to prepare them effectively for teaching and research positions in academia and industry. This chapter provides a brief summary of Joe’s accomplishments with an emphasis on his leadership and mentorship in doctoral education. No account of Joe’s accomplishments would be complete without addressing what a wonderful family man he is who never ceases to inspire others.


Research methods Mentoring Innovation Doctoral programs 


  1. Hair, J. F., Black, W. C., Babin, B. J., & Anderson, R. E. (2019). Multivariate data analysis (8th ed.). Andover: Cengage.Google Scholar
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  4. Hair, J. F., Hult, G. T. M., Ringle, C., & Sarstedt, M. (2017b). A primer on partial least squares structural equation modeling (PLS-SEM) (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.Google Scholar
  5. Hair, J. F., Sarstedt, M., Ringle, C. M., & Gudergan, S. P. (2018). Advanced issues in partial least squares structural equation modeling (1st ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.Google Scholar
  6. Lamb, C. W., Hair, J. F., & McDaniel, C. (2013). Marketing (12th ed.). Cincinnati, OH: Cengage Learning.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ManagementThe Belk College of Business, University of North Carolina at CharlotteCharlotteUSA
  2. 2.Smith Family Business Initiative, SC Johnson College of Business, Cornell UniversityIthacaUSA

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