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James G. Combs
University of Central Florida
15Publications
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#1Michelle L. Zorn (AU: Auburn University)H-Index: 4
#2Kaitlyn DeGhetto (UD: University of Dayton)H-Index: 4
Last.James G. Combs (UCF: University of Central Florida)H-Index: 4
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Research Summary Boards of directors make high‐stake decisions that involve hiring, compensating, and dismissing CEOs. Building on theory about choice‐supportive bias and escalation of commitment, we theorize that “hiring directors” (directors who were present during a CEO's hiring) will display choice‐supportive bias and escalate commitment to poorly performing CEOs. Primary data from 73 directors indicate that directors are indeed biased toward CEOs they help hire. Archival data from S&P 1500 ...
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#1Peter Jaskiewicz (U of O: University of Ottawa)H-Index: 15
#2James G. Combs (UCF: University of Central Florida)H-Index: 4
Last.David J. Ketchen (AU: Auburn University)H-Index: 56
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#1Christopher R. Penney (UNT: University of North Texas)H-Index: 3
#2James G. Combs (UCF: University of Central Florida)H-Index: 4
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#1Paresha N. Sinha (University of Waikato)H-Index: 3
#2Peter Jaskiewicz (U of O: University of Ottawa)H-Index: 15
Last.James G. Combs (UCF: University of Central Florida)H-Index: 4
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#2Peter Jaskiewicz (U of O: University of Ottawa)H-Index: 15
Last.James G. Combs (UCF: University of Central Florida)H-Index: 4
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Transgenerational control intention (TCI) is a pivotal characteristic of many family firms. Yet, it remains unclear whether TCI benefits family-firm performance by instilling a long-term view, or hurts performance by fueling harmful socioemotional wealth (SEW) goals. We posit that it depends who pursues it. When faced with TCI, family managers are known to suffer from cognitive biases that, we submit, do not similarly apply to nonfamily managers. Thus, only family managers harm performance when ...
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#1James G. Combs (UCF: University of Central Florida)H-Index: 4
#2T. Russell Crook (UT: University of Tennessee)H-Index: 20
Last.Andreas Rauch (USYD: University of Sydney)H-Index: 19
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Early meta‐analyses in management research sought primarily to resolve seemingly conflicting findings by estimating a relationship’s population‐level effect size. Since then, management researchers have adopted increasingly sophisticated approaches that permit new theorizing, testing and comparing sophisticated models, and identifying boundary conditions. We summarize three of these approaches – i.e., qualitative meta‐analysis (QMA), meta‐analytic structural equation modeling (MASEM), and meta‐a...
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#1Alessandro Giudici (City University London)H-Index: 4
#2James G. Combs (UCF: University of Central Florida)H-Index: 4
Last.Brett R. Smith (Miami University)H-Index: 13
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Social entrepreneurs increasingly use franchising to scale social value. Tracey and Jarvis described how social franchising is like commercially-oriented franchising, but noted critical challenges ...
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#1William E. Gillis (USA: University of South Alabama)H-Index: 5
#2James G. Combs (UCF: University of Central Florida)H-Index: 4
Last.Xiaoli Yin (CUNY: City University of New York)H-Index: 4
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Abstract Franchising is a key entrepreneurial growth strategy, but a well-known downside is franchisee free-riding. Drawing upon alliance capabilities research, we describe franchise management capabilities and suggest that they are one way franchisors reduce free-riding and thus enhance performance. We also submit that these capabilities are especially helpful for “plural form” franchisors who own outlets in parallel with franchisees. Using a sample of 229 franchisors, we show that franchise ma...
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#1Christopher R. Penney (University of North Texas at Dallas)H-Index: 3
#2James G. Combs (UCF: University of Central Florida)H-Index: 4
Last.Jennifer C. Sexton (WVU: West Virginia University)H-Index: 4
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Purpose Theory predicts that balancing exploratory and exploitative learning (i.e., ambidexterity) across alliance portfolio domains (e.g. value chain function, governance modes) increases firm performance, whereas balance within domains decreases performance. Prior empirical work, however, only assessed balance/imbalance within and across two domains. The purpose of this study is to determine if theory generalizes beyond specific domain combinations. The authors investigated across multiple dom...
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#2Peter JaskiewiczH-Index: 15
Last.James G. CombsH-Index: 4
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Governance research paints a bleak picture regarding the organizational consequences of shareholder agreements (SAs). These legally binding contracts contain management and ownership provisions wherein participating shareholders agree to collude in a pre-determined manner. Research shows that SAs concentrate shareholders’ power and entrench shareholders, thereby aggravating principal-principal agency conflicts and hurting firm performance. In this paper, we develop theory to suggest a boundary c...
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