University of Southern California

Michael Coombs
Associate Professor of Clinical Management and Organization

USC Marshall School of Business
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0808

PhD, University of Southern California; MPA, BA, BS, Brigham Young University


Michael Coombs specializes in strategic management, individual and organizational development, globalization, and negotiation. He is the recipient of the Outstanding Young Man of America and of the U.S. Navy Achievement Medal. He has consulted for a variety of organizations, including ARCO Transportation Company and The Aerospace Corporation.


Meeting Consumer Demand for Anytime, Anywhere, Any Device Media Consumption in a Digital World 2012
HP: Managing Talent in Turbulent Global Markets 2011
Case Study: The Walt Disney Company 2010
Case Study: Nestle Corporation 2009
Case Study: The Los Angeles Times: 2008 2008
Case Study - The Target Corporation: GO International 2007
Immersive Simulation - of business practices and dilemmas in contrasting firms. 2006
Case Study - Executive Charter Jet Services 2006
Case Study - Strategic Alliances and Mergers within the Pharmaceutical Industry. 2005
Case Study - Intellectual Property and Digital Piracy 2004
Decision Style and New Venture Success: An Analysis of INC. 500 and YPO Executive's Environments 1990
Mergers and Acquisitions: Managing the Emotional Issues 1988
Bridging the Individual - Organizational Career Expectation Gap: A Long - Term Perspective on Career Stage Models in Engineering Careers 1987
Fit Between Career Concepts, Corporate Culture and Engineering Productivity and Morale 1983
Review of "The Skilled Negotiator" by Kathleen Reardon