Randall Croom

Randall Croom

Assistant Professor of Management

Dr. Randall Croom worked in private industry in product management for a life sciences company and in distribution management for a Fortune 100 retailer after completing undergraduate and graduate work at the Sybil C. Mobley School of Business and Industry at Florida A&M University.

  • PhD, management, University of Florida
  • M.BA, management and marketing concentrations, Florida A&M University
  • BS, management, Florida A&M University

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Course Sampling

  • Evidence-Based Management
  • Advanced Leadership Development
  • Equity and Inclusion
  • Enduring Questions
  • Principles of Management

Areas of Expertise

  • Organizational Behavior
  • Optimism

Biography

Prior to doctoral studies, Dr. Randall Croom worked in private industry in product management for a life sciences company and in distribution management for a Fortune 100 retailer after completing undergraduate and graduate work at the Sybil C. Mobley School of Business and Industry at Florida A&M University. His primary research interests include investigating how individual differences, especially personality, influence human performance.

Secondarily, Croom is also interested in performance management, personal development, career management, personnel selection, compensation, and a wide variety of other areas of management research. The recipient of the KPMG PhD Project Promising Young Educator Award, Croom is passionate about innovation in instruction and helping students connect theory to practice.

Research

  • Intersection of entrepreneurship and individual differences
  • Bias and decision making in organizations
  • Ethics in organizations
  • Personality
  • Leadership
  • Organizational attraction and selection

Publications

  • Tucker, R., & Croom, R. M. (2021). A xenophilic perspective of social entrepreneurship. Journal of Business Venturing Insights.
  • Tucker, R., Croom, R. M., & Bacq, S. (2019). Feeling your pain, pursuing my gain: Assessing status-striving, empathy, and social entrepreneurship intent. Journal of Business Venturing Insights.
  • Croom, R. M., Vogel, A. T., Campbell, E. A., & Zambelli, L. (2019). Not Afraid: Mitigating Fear of Failure In Entrepreneurial Entry Decisions. Journal of Business and Entrepreneurship, 30(2), 13-27.
  • Croom, R. M., & Miller, C. D. (2018). Mompreneurship as a Path to Work-Life Harmony: Role Conflict as an Antecedent for Entrepreneurial Activity. Journal of Business and Entrepreneurship.
  • Tucker, R. L., Croom, R. M., & Marino, L. (2017). In or Out: Narcissism and Entrepreneurial Self-Efficacy and Intrapreneurial Intentions. Journal of Business and Entrepreneurship.