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Tim Holcomb

Director, Institute for Entrepreneurship, Endres Associate Professor Fellow & Associate Professor

Management & Entrepreneurship


Profile

Academic Background

  • Ph.D., Texas A&M University
  • M.B.A., University of Louisiana at Monroe
  • B.B.A., University of Louisiana at Monroe
  • Graduate Certificate in Strategic Leadership: Business and Public Policy, The George Washington University
  • Graduate Certificate in International Entrepreneurship, Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota
  • Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship Theory, Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western University

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Farmer School of Business Endres Associate Professor Fellow, 2019-present
  • Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Director of the Institute for Entrepreneurship, 2018-present.
  • Associate Professor and Endowed Cintas Chair in Entrepreneurship, 2014-2018.
  • The Jim Moran Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship, Florida State University, 2010-2014.
  • Executive Director, The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship, Florida State University, 2010-2013.
  • Assistant Professor, Florida State University, 2007-2010.
  • Research Associate, Texas A&M University, 2003-2007.
  • Senior Vice President, Flextronics International Ltd., 2001-2003.
  • Founder, President and COO, Telcom Global Solutions, 1999-2001.
  • Associate Partner, Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting), 1986-1999.
  • Current Board Memberships: ReliaQuest, OROS, Cerkl, mIQroTech, Cloverleaf, Apex Sports

Selected Publications

  • Smith, B. R. & Holcomb, T.R. (in-press). Innovating on and beyond campus: Entrepreneurship at Miami University. In C. H. Matthews (Ed.), Annals of Entrepreneurship Education & Pedagogy 2018, 3rd Edition. Northampton, MA: Edwin Elgar Publishing.
  • Holmes, R. M., Hoskisson, R. E., Kim, H., Wan, W. P., Holcomb, T. R. (2018). The many Janus faces of business groups: A review, critique, and future research agenda for international strategy. Journal of World Business.
  • Steinbach, A., Holcomb, T. R., Devers, C. E., Cannella, A. A., & Holmes, R. M. (2017). Top management team incentive heterogeneity, strategic investment behavior, and performance: A contingency theory of interest alignment. Strategic Management Journal.
  • Lin, N., N., Devinney, T. M., & Holcomb, T. R. (2017). Examining managerial preferences and choices: The role of value creation and value appropriation drivers in strategic outsourcing. Long Range Planning.
  • DeGhetto, K., Sutton, A., Holcomb, T. R., & Holmes, R. M. (2015). It's who you know and what you do: How SMEs from emerging economies capitalize on founder ties to create bargaining power with foreign multinational alliance partners. In T. K. Das (Ed.), Research in Strategic Alliances: Strategic Alliances for SME Development. New York: Information Age Publishing.
  • Holmes, R. M., Bromiley, P., Devers, C. E., Holcomb, T. R., & McGuire, J. B. (2011). Management theory applications of prospect theory: Accomplishments, challenges, and opportunities. Journal of Management, 37(4), 1069-1107.
  • Holcomb, T. R., Combs, J. G., Sirmon, D. G., & Sexton, J. (2010). Modeling levels and time in entrepreneurship research: An illustration with growth strategies and post-IPO performance. Organizational Research Methods, 13(2), 348-389.
  • Holcomb, T. R., Holmes, R. M., & Connelly, B. (2009). Making the most of what you've got: Managerial ability as a source of resource value creation. Strategic Management Journal, 30(5), 457-485.
  • Certo, S. T., Holcomb, T. R., & Holmes, R. M. (2009). IPO research in management and entrepreneurship: Moving the research agenda forward. Journal of Management, 35(6), 1340-1378.
  • Holcomb, T. R., Ireland, R. D., Holmes, R. M., & Hitt, M. A. (2009). Architecture of entrepreneurial learning: Exploring the link among heuristics, knowledge, and action. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 33(1), 167-192.
  • Collins, J., Holcomb, T. R., Certo, S. T., Hitt, M. A., & Lester, R. H. (2009). Learning by doing: Cross-border mergers and acquisitions. Journal of Business Research, 62(12), 1329-1334.
  • Holcomb, T. R., & Hitt, M. A. (2007). Toward a model of strategic outsourcing. Journal of Operations Management, 25(2), 464-481.
  • Morrow, J. L., Sirmon, D. G., Hitt, M. A., & Holcomb, T. R. (2007). Creating value in the face of declining performance: Firm strategies and organizational recovery. Strategic Management Journal, 28(3), 271-283.Earlier version of this paper awarded the SMS Best Conference Paper Prize and received the Honorable Mention SMS Best Conference Paper Award.
  • Certo, S. T., Holmes, R. M., & Holcomb, T. R. (2007). The influence of people on the performance of IPO firms. Business Horizons, 50(4), 271-276.
  • Holcomb, T. R., Hitt, M. A., Ireland, R. D., & Certo, S. T. (2007). Resources, industry membership, and firm performance: The role of capability configurations in value creation for IPO-stage new ventures. In Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, 27(13), 467-483. Awarded the Irene M. McCarthy Award for Best Paper on the Topic of High Technology at the 2007 Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference.
  • Devers, C. E., Holcomb, T. R., Holmes, R. M., & Cannella, A. A. (2006). Inside the black box: The contrasting effects of TMT long-term incentives on interest alignment. In Academy of Management Proceedings, 1, HH1-HH6.
  • Holcomb, T. R., Holmes, R. M., & Hitt, M. A. (2006). Diversification to achieve scale and scope: The strategic implications of resource management for value creation. In J. A. C. Baum, S. Dobrev, & A. van Witteloostuijn (Eds.), Advances in Strategic Management: Ecology and Strategy. Vol. 23 (pp. 549-587). Oxford, U.K.: JAI - Elsevier Science.
  • Cannella, A. A., & Holcomb, T. R. (2005). A multi-level analysis of the upper-echelons model: Planting seeds for future research. In F. Dansereau, & F. J. Yammarino (Eds.), Research in Multi-level Issues: Multi-level Issues in Strategy and Methods. Vol. 4 (pp. 263-273). Oxford, U.K.: JAI - Elsevier Science.
  • Cannella, A. A., & Holcomb, T. R. (2005). A multi-level analysis of the upper-echelons model. In F. Dansereau, & F. J. Yammarino (Eds.), Research in Multi-level Issues: Multi-level Issues in Strategy and Methods. Vol. 4 (pp. 197-238). Oxford, U.K.: JAI - Elsevier Science.

Honors & Awards

  • Farmer School of Business Endres Associate Professor Fellow (2019-present)
  • Finalist, Startup and Venture Capital Catalyst of the Year for the State of Ohio, VentureOhio (2019).
  • Member, VentureOhio Venture Watch List and Entrepreneur of the Year Award Selection Committee (2019-present).
  • Elected Member, Executive Committee, Entrepreneurship (ENT) Division, Academy of Management (2019-present).
  • Member, Cincy Magazine Cincinnati Emerging Entrepreneur Award and Entrepreneur Hall of Fame Selection Committee (2018-present).
  • Finalist, Southwest Ohio Startup Mentor of the Year Award, The Greater Cincinnati Venture Association (GCVA) (2017).
  • Miami University Associated Student Government (ASG) Outstanding Professor Award Nominee (2017).
  • Southwest Ohio Startup Mentor of the Year Finalist, The Greater Cincinnati Venture Association (GCVA) (2017)
  • Miami University Faculty Teaching Commendation, Center for Teaching Excellence (2015, 2017).
  • Editorial Board Memberships: Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research (2017-present), Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice (2011-present), Journal of Management (2010-present), Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal (2008-present).
  • Member, Board of Reviewers, Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC). 2017-present.
  • Member (Elected), Executive Committee, Business Policy and Strategy (BPS) Division, Academy of Management (2011-2014).
  • SMS Best Conference Paper Award Finalist, Strategic Management Society, 2006, 2013, 2014
  • Kauffman Foundation Junior Faculty Fellowship in Entrepreneurship Research Finalist, Kauffman Foundation, 2009
  • Irene M. McCarthy Award for Best Paper on the Topic of High Technology, Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, 2007
  • Mays Business School Dean's Award for Outstanding Research, Texas A&M University, 2007
  • SMS Best Conference Paper Award, Strategic Management Society, 2005
  • University of Louisiana at Monroe Outstanding Alumnus Award, The University of Louisiana at Monroe, 2005
  • Outstanding Alumnus Award, Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, 2001, 1990

Areas of Expertise

  • New venture formation, funding, and growth
  • Resource management theory
  • Managerial human capital, behavioral decision theory, and judgmental decision-making

Biography

Dr. Tim R. Holcomb is an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship, a Farmer School of Business Endres Associate Professor Fellow, and Director of the John W. Altman Institute for Entrepreneurship in the Farmer School of Business at Miami University. Tim previously held The Jim Moran Professor of Entrepreneurship and served as executive director of The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship at Florida State University. While at Florida State, he helped raise $100M to establish the nation's largest interdisciplinary entrepreneurship school, the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship. Tim earned his Ph.D. in strategic management and entrepreneurship from the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University, and he earned his bachelor's degree in accounting and information systems and his MBA from the University of Louisiana at Monroe.

Dr. Holcomb has 85 refereed publications, including 7 FT50 journals articles and 53 refereed conference proceedings. His research interests include resource management and human capital theory, behavioral decision theory and judgmental decision-making, and venture formation, funding, and growth. Tim's research appears in leading journals and has earned awards from the Academy of Management, the Strategic Management Society, the Kauffman Foundation, and Babson College. He currently serves on editorial boards for three FT50 journals: Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, and Journal of Management. He also serves on the Board of Reviewers for the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference and was elected to serve a 3-year term on the Executive Committee of the Entrepreneurship Division in the 21,000 member Academy of Management. Previously, he served on the Research Committee of the Entrepreneurship and Organization Management & Theory Divisions and was elected to serve a 3-year term on the Executive Committee of the Strategy Division in 2011.

Dr. Holcomb has more than 30 years of strategy consulting, international business, and startup experience, including work in the U.S. and more than 25 countries. He has founded eight startups, raising more than $20 million in venture funding for those companies. Tim began his professional career at Accenture in strategy, where he consulted with Fortune 100 companies for thirteen years. He later founded Telcom Global Solutions (TGS) and two related operating companies and served as President and COO. At Telcom, he built a $30M services business with more than 250 employees that helped companies such as AT&T, Telefonica, Vodafone, Telia, and Telefonica design, build, and run their fixed and mobile networks in ten countries before exiting in a sale of the company to Flex (formerly Flextronics), a Fortune 500 firm. He later served as senior vice president at Flex, where he established and ran Flex's Network Services Division, growing revenues to $800M with 8,000 employees in 2 years.

Dr. Holcomb has advised more than 200 startups and high growth companies, helping companies raise $50 M in early-stage venture and growth equity funding. He currently holds board positions with four funded companies: ReliaQuest, a global co-managed cybersecurity services leader, OROS, a leading fabric technology company, Cerkl, a personalized communications platform, and mIQroTech, a pipeline monitoring technology company. He was a Finalist for the Startup and Venture Capital Catalyst of the Year Award for the State of Ohio in 2019 given annually by VentureOhio and a Finalist for the Southwest Ohio Startup Mentor of the Year Award in 2017 given annually by The Greater Cincinnati Venture Association (GCVA).

Specialties: Resource Management, Business Model Innovation, Growth Strategy, Venture Capital

Courses

  • FALL 2019
  • ESP 401 A TR 8:30AM-9:50AM 2046 FSB
Tim Holcomb

Contact Information

Office Hours

  • Fall 2019
  • TR 10:00AM-12:00PM
  • or by appointment

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