Moriah Meyskens

Moriah Meyskens
Phone: (619) 260-7702
Office: Alcala Park West - Coronado 107

Clinical Professor of Management

  • PhD, Florida International University, International Business and Marketing
  • MBA, New York University, Management
  • BA, University of California Los Angeles, Economics and Latin American Studies

Moriah Meyskens is clinical professor of management in the University of San Diego School of Business, where her areas of interest lie in entrepreneurship, strategy and international business with a particular focus on social entrepreneurship, bottom of the pyramid, corporate social responsibility, green-techs, business planning and partnership research.

At USD, Meyskens teaches classes in strategy, entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship and small business management. She is the co-faculty advisor of the microfinance club, and actively assists with the Social Innovation Challenge and entrepreneurship initiatives on campus.

Meyskens has published several book chapters, GEM reports and peer-reviewed articles in Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Small Business Economics, the Journal of Social Entrepreneurship and the Journal of Enterprising Culture. She has more than eight years professional experience in finance and microfinance. She actively presents her work at different conferences including the Academy of Management, Babson and IABS. She is the co-founder of the annual professional development workshop at AOM on content analysis (since 2008).

She holds a PhD from Florida International University, where her dissertation focused on the role of partnerships in nascent social ventures. She also conducted post-doctoral work at Babson College. Meyskens completed her bachelor’s degree at UCLA and her MBA at NYU. She speaks Spanish and Portuguese fluently.

Areas of Expertise

social entrepreneurship, bottom of the pyramid, partnerships, green-techs, crowdfunding, microfinance, corporate social responsibility

Selected Publications

  • Yang, R., Meyskens, M., Zheng, C., Hu, L. (2015) Social entrepreneurial intentions: China vs. United States - Is there a difference?, International Journal of Entrepreneurship & Innovation , 16(4), 253-267.
  • Moss, T., Neubaum, D., Meyskens, M. (2015) The effect of virtuous and entrepreneurial orientations on microfinance lending and repayment: A signaling theory perspective, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, 39(1), 27-52.
  • Meyskens, M., Bird, L. (2015) Crowdfunding and value creation, Entrepreneurship Research Journal, 5(2), 155-166.
  • Schneper, W., Meyskens, M., Soleimani, A., Celo, S., He, W., Leartsuraat, K. (2015) Organizational drivers of corporate social responsibility: Disentangling substance from rhetoric., SAM Advanced Management Journal, 80.1(2), 20-32.
  • Smith, B., Meyskens, M., Wilson, F. (2014) Should we stay or should we go? ‘Organizational’ relational identity and identification in social venture strategic alliances, Journal of Social Entrepreneurship, 5(3), 295-317.