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Blakley Davis

Associate Professor

Area: Management and Entrepreneurship

  • Snead Hall
  • 301 W. Main Street
  • Box 844000
  • Richmond, VA, 23284-4000
  • Office: B4203


  • Entrepreneurship
  • Crowdfunding
  • Early Stage Resource Acq


  • Entrepreneurship
  • My primary area of interest includes early-stage resource acquisition (particularly in non-traditional contexts such as crowdfunding). I also have secondary interests in terms of institutional and individual-level influences on the entrepreneurship process.


Published Intellectual Contributions
Book Chapter
  • Morris, M. H., Davis, B. C., Mills, A., Pitt, L. F., Berthon, P. (2013). Opportunities and the Entrepreneurial Marketer. In Entrepreneurial marketing: Global perspectives (1 ed., vol. 1, pp.127-146). Bingley: Emerald Group .
Journal Article
  • Allison, T., Anglin, A., Davis, B. C., Oo, P., Seyb, S., Short, J., Wolfe, M. (2022). Standing out in a crowd of victim entrepreneurs: How entrepreneurs' language-based cues of personality traits affect public support. Journal of Small Business Management .
  • Allison, T. H., Warnick, B. J., Davis, B. C., Cardon, M. (2022). Can you hear me now? Engendering passion and preparedness perceptions with vocal expressions in crowdfunding pitches. (3 ed., vol. 37, pp.106193). Journal of Business Venturing . DOI: doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusvent.2022.106193
  • Davis, B. C., Warnick, B., Anglin, A., Allison, T. (2021). Gender and Counterstereotypical Facial Expressions of Emotion in Crowdfunded Microlending . (6 ed., vol. 45, pp.1339-1365). Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. DOI: doi.org/10.1177/10422587211029770
  • Warnick, B., Davis, B. C., Allison, T., Anglin, A. (2021). Express Yourself: Facial Expression of Happiness, Anger, Fear, and Sadness in Funding Pitches. (4 ed., vol. 36). Journal of Business Venturing . DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusvent.2021.106109
  • Scheaf, D. J., Davis, B. C., Webb, J. W., Coombs, J. E., E, G., M, J. (2018). Signals' Flexibility and Interaction with Visual Cues: Insights from Crowdfunding . (vol. 33, pp.720-741). Journal of Business Venturing. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusvent.2018.04.007
  • Allison, T. H., Davis, B. C., Webb, J. W., Short, J. C. (2017). Persuasion in Crowdfunding: An Elaboration Likelihood Model of Crowdfunding Performance. (6 ed., vol. 32, pp.707-725). Journal of Business Venturing. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusvent.2017.09.002
  • Davis, B. C., Hmieleski, K. M., Webb, J. W., Coombs, J. E. (2017). Funder's Positive Affective Reactions to Entrepreneurs' Crowdfunding Pitches: The Influence of Perceived Product Creativity and Perceived Entrepreneurial Passion. (1 ed., vol. 32, pp.90-106). Journal of Business Venturing. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusvent.2016.10.006
  • Allison, T. H., Davis, B. C., Short, J. C., Webb, J. W. (2015). Crowdfunding in a Prosocial Microlending Environment: Examining the Role of Intrinsic Versus Extrinsic Cues. (1 ed., vol. 39, pp.53-73). Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice. DOI: etap.12108