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.


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