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Susan Coombes

Associate Professor

Area: Management and Entrepreneurship

  • Snead Hall
  • 301 W. Main Street
  • Box 844000
  • Richmond, VA, 23284-4000
  • Office: B4201


  • Entrepreneurship
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Nonprofits


  • Entrepreneurship,
    Social Entrepreneurship and NPOs,
  • Entrepreneurship,
    Social Entrepreneurship and NPOs,


Published Intellectual Contributions
Journal Article
  • Hadani, M., Aksu, B., Coombes, S. M. (2021). Fifteen minutes of fame? The impact of media visibility and media reputation on the relationship between corporate political activity and government contract awards. . (1 ed., vol. 7, pp.57-84). Academy of Management Discoveries. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5465/amd.2018.0064)
  • Pollack, J. M., Nagy, B., Rutherford, M., Murphy, P. J., Coombes, S. M. (2019). Risk tolerance, legitimacy, and perspective: Navigating biases in social enterprise evaluations. . (4 ed., vol. 9, pp.751-785). Entrepreneurship Research Journal. DOI: DOI: 10.1515/erj-2017-0093
  • Rutherford, M., Tocher, N., Pollack, J., Coombes, S. M., (2016). Proposing a financial legitimacy threshold in new ventures: A multi-method investigation.. (6 ed., vol. 41, pp.751-785). Group and Organization Management. DOI: DOI: 10.1177/1059601116669632
  • Hadani, M., Coombes, S. M. (2012). Complementary relationships between corporate philanthropy and corporate political activity: An exploratory study of political marketplace contingencies.. (6 ed., vol. 54, pp.859-881). Business & Society. DOI: DOI: 10.1177/0007650312463691
  • Hadani, M., Coombes, S. M., Das, D., Jalajas, D. (2012). Finding a good job: Academic network centrality and early occupational outcomes in management academia. (vol. 33, pp.723-739). Journal of Organizational Behavior. DOI: 10.1002/job.788
  • Coombes, S. M., Morris, M., Allen, J. A., Webb, J. W. (2011). Behavioral Orientations of Nonprofit Boards as a Factor in Entrepreneurial Performance: Does Governance Matter?. (vol. 48, pp.829-856). Journal of Management Studies. DOI: 10.1002/job.788
  • Murphy, P. J., Coombes, S. M. (2009). A model of social entrepreneurial discovery. (vol. 87, pp.325-336). Journal of Business Ethics. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-6486.2010.00956.x
  • Morris, M. H., Coombes, S. M., Allen, J., Schindehutte, M. (2007). Antecedents and outcomes of entrepreneurial and market orientations in a non-profit context.. (4 ed., vol. 13, pp.12-39). Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies. DOI: 10.1177/10717919070130040401
  • Morris, M., Miyasake, N., Watters, C., Coombes, S. M. (2007). The dilemma of growth: Understanding venture size choices of women entrepreneurs. (vol. 44, pp.221-244). Journal of Small Business Management. DOI: 10.1111/j.1540627X.2006.00165.x
Media Contributions
  • Phys.org.Rise and grind: The growing gig economy and its impact on the American workforce
    https://phys.org/news/2019-06-gig-economy-impact-american-workforce.html?fbclid=IwAR2YQNh9IIySXTEJnXV1WjoPS2bo97SbfnmMHndNTk3jaU5o96CRdK1Pw14. (June 4, 2019).
  • VCU News.Rise and grind: The growing gig economy and its impact on the American workforce https://www.news.vcu.edu/article/Rise_and_grind_The_growing_gig_economy_and_its_impact_on_the411111111111 . (June 3, 2019).