About & Bio

Thomas H. Allison ([email protected]) is an assistant professor of entrepreneurship in the Carson College of Business at Washington State University. A former entrepreneur, he received his PhD from the University of Oklahoma. His research centers on entrepreneurial finance; novel forms of entrepreneurial resource acquisition, including crowdfunding; and the effects of narrative and rhetoric on investment decisions. His work has been published in Academy of Management Journal, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Family Business Review, Journal of Business Venturing, Leadership Quarterly, and Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. He is a member of the Journal of Business Venturing Board of Review, and has served as a guest editor for a special issue of Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice on Crowdfunding, published in 2017. He is a member of the Carson College Assurance of Learning committee, an advisor to the WSU Entrepreneurship Club, and is a WSU Faculty LGBTQ Ally and Trans* Ally.

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