Faculty & Staff Directory

iconiconiconiconNameThomas AllisonImageThomas AllisonFirstnameThomasLastnameAllisonOffice Phone817-257-6435
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Position:Associate Professor of EntrepreneurshipDepartment:Entrepreneurship and Innovation DepartmentOffice:Neeley 3357Role:FacultyEducation
  • Ph.D. Oklahoma
Areas of Expertise / Research
  • Crowdfunding
  • Entrepreneurial Resource Acquisition
  • Non-verbal Expression in Entrepreneurial Pitches
  • Entrepreneurial Narratives
Work Experience
  • Former Entrepreneur, 5 years
Courses Taught
  • Raising Entrepreneurial Capital
  • Entrepreneurial Opportunity Recognition
  • Entrepreneurial Leadership
Key Publications
  • Pollack JM, Maula M, Allison TH, Renko M, Günther CC. 2019. Making a Contribution to Entrepreneurship Research by Studying Crowd-Funded Entrepreneurial Opportunities. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. https://doi.org/10.1177/1042258719888640
  • Anglin AH, Short JC, Ketchen DJ, Allison TH, McKenny AF. 2019. Third-Party Signals in Crowdfunded Microfinance: The Role of Microfinance Institutions. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice.. https://doi.org/10.1177/1042258719839709
  • Oo P, Allison TH, Sahaym A, Juasrikul S. 2019. User entrepreneurs’ multiple identities and crowdfunding performance: Effects through product innovativeness, perceived passion, and need similarity. Journal of Business Venturing, [in press]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusvent.2018.08.005
  • Anglin AH, Short JC, Drover W, Stevenson RM, McKenny AF, Allison TH. 2018. The power of positivity? The influence of positive psychological capital language on crowdfunding performance. Journal of Business Venturing, 33(4): 470-492. doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusvent.2018.03.003
  • Baid C, Allison TH. Forthcoming. How crowdfunding deals get done: signaling, social capital, and communication perspectives. In A Parhankangas, C Mason, & H Landström (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Crowdfunding. Cheltenham, UK/Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar.
  • Srivastava S, Oo P, Sahaym A, Allison TH. 2018. Kickstart OR Jumpstart? Understanding Women Entrepreneurs’ Crowdfunding Performance. In PG Greene & CG Brush (Eds.), A Research Agenda for Women and Entrepreneurship: Identity through aspirations, behaviors, and confidence: pp. 207-220. Cheltenham, UK/Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar. doi: 10.4337/9781785365379.
  • Allison TH, Davis BC, Webb JW, Short JC. 2017. Persuasion in Crowdfunding: An Elaboration Likelihood Model of Crowdfunding Performance. Journal of Business Venturing, 32(6): 707-725. doi: 10.1016/j.jbusvent.2017.09.002
  • McKenny AF, Allison TH, Ketchen DJ, Short JC, Ireland RD. 2017. How Should Crowdfunding Research Evolve?: A Survey of the Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice Editorial Board. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 41(2): 291-304. doi: 10.1111/etap.12269 [Editorial]
  • Short JC, Ketchen DJ, McKenny AF, Allison TH, Ireland RD. 2017. Research on Crowdfunding: Reviewing the (Very Recent) Past and Celebrating the Present. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 41(2): 149-160. doi: 10.1111/etap.12270 [Special Issue Introduction]
  • Plummer LA, Allison TH, Connelly BL. 2016. Better together? Signaling interactions in new venture pursuit of initial external capital. Academy of Management Journal, 59(5): 1585-1604. doi: 10.5465/amj.2013.0100
  • Baur JE, Ellen BP, Buckley MR, Ferris GR, Allison TH, McKenny AF, Short JC. 2016. More than One Way to Articulate a Vision: A Configurations Approach to Leader Charismatic Rhetoric and Influence. The Leadership Quarterly, 27(1): 156-171. doi: 10.1016/j.leaqua.2015.08.002
  • Allison TH, Davis BC, Short JC, Webb JW. 2015. Crowdfunding in a Prosocial Microlending Environment: Examining the Role of Intrinsic Versus Extrinsic Cues. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 39(1): 53–73. doi: 10.1111/etap.12108
  • Allison TH, McKenny AF, Short JC. 2014. Integrating time into Family Business Research: Using random coefficients modeling to examine temporal influences on family firm ambidexterity. Family Business Review, 27(1), 20-34. doi: 10.1177/0894486513494782.
  • Allison TH, McKenny AF, Short JC. 2014. Entrepreneurial rhetoric and business plan funding: an empirical examination. In RP Hart (ed), Communication and Language Analysis in the Corporate World, pp. 21-35. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi: 10.4018/978-1-4666-4999-6.ch002
  • Anglin AH, Allison TH, McKenny AF, & Busenitz LW. 2014. The Role of Charismatic Rhetoric in Crowdfunding: An Examination with Computer-Aided Text Analysis. In JC Short (Ed.), Social Entrepreneurship and Research Methods: Research Methodology in Strategy and Management Volume 9: pp. 19-48. New York: Emerald Group Publishing Limited. doi: 10.1108/S1479-838720140000009010
  • Chandler GN, Broberg JC, Allison TH. 2014. Customer Value Propositions in Declining Industries: Differences between Industry Representative and High-Growth Firms. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 8(3): 234–253. doi: 10.1002/sej.1181
  • Allison TH, McKenny AF, Short JC. 2013. The effect of entrepreneurial rhetoric on microlending investment: An examination of the warm-glow effect. Journal of Business Venturing, 28(6): 690-707. doi: 10.1016/j.jbusvent.2013.01.003