2021 RIFC | ISoF Eminent Franchising Scholar Award Recipient

Jim Combs Receives Inaugural RIFC | ISoF Eminent Franchising Scholar Award  


Dr. James Combs

James Combs

James Combs, Ph.D., one of the most well-known and prolific scholars in franchising,  graciously accepted the invitation to be named the first “Rosenberg International Franchise Center | ISoF Eminent Franchising Scholar” at the 34th Annual ISoF Conference (held virtually) in May. Jim is the Della Phillips Martha Schenck Chair of American Private Enterprise & Professor of Management at the University of Central Florida.

He has served as an Associate Editor for the Academy of Management Journal and Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice. He is a past President of the Southern Management Association where he is also a Fellow. Jim‘s research 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.