SherRhonda Gibbs

Associate Professor

Dr. SherRhonda Gibbs is an Associate Professor of Management at the University of Southern Mississippi. Her research interests span both entrepreneurship and organizational behavior. Her primary research areas involve entrepreneurial opportunity recognition, ethnic-minority and women entrepreneurs, informal entrepreneurship, affect, work-life balance and career choice. She joined the faculty in 2008 and teaches courses in entrepreneurship and organizational behavior.

Her work has been published in the Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, the Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Advances in Developing Human Resources, and Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal, among others. Dr. Gibbs is an active member of the Academy of Management, and currently sits on the board of the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE), the preeminent organization for entrepreneurship educators and researchers. She is serial entrepreneur with an eye for spotting great business opportunities. She has been recognized for her research contribution by the Allied Academies.

Selected Publications

Lane, F., and Gibbs, S. R. (forthcoming, May 2015). “Work Life Policy and Performance Outcomes in Human Resources: a Propensity Score Analysis”, Advances in Developing Human Resources, 17(2).

Gibbs, S. R. (2014). “The Bitter Truth: a Comparative Analysis of Black Male and Black Female Entrepreneurs,” Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship. 19(1), 18 pages.

Singh, R., and S. R. Gibbs (2014). “Opportunity Recognition Processes of Black Entrepreneurs,” Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, 26(6), 643-649.

Gibbs, S. R., Mahone, C., and M.E.S. Crump. (2014). “A Framework for Informal Economy Entry: Socio-Spatial, Necessity-Opportunity, and Structural-Based Factors,” Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal, 20(2): 61-111.

Professional Affiliations

  • Academy of Management

Honors & Awards

  • BAC Service Award
  • Distinguished Research Award - Allied Academies
  • Graduate Certification in Technology Transfer and Commercialization from California State University - San Bernardino