James Combs
University of Central Florida

James G. (Jim) Combs (PhD, Louisiana State University) is the Della Phillips Martha Schenck Chair of American Private Enterprise at the University of Central Florida, and a Visiting Professor at the University of Ottawa. Jim’s research interests are primarily in the areas of franchising, family business, research synthesis, and corporate governance, and appears in journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice, and Organizational Research Methods. Jim has served as an Associate Editor at the Academy of Management Journal and Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice. He has served on the Executive Committees of the Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship divisions of the Academy of Management, and as President of the Southern Management Association (SMA) where he is also a Fellow.