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Ashley Roccapriore

PhD Candidate in Business, University of Tennessee

Ashley Yerves Roccapriore received a Bachelor of Science degree in Entrepreneurship and Family Business from Auburn University, and a Master’s Degree in Marketing and a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Texas, at Dallas. She attended the University of Tennessee to pursue a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Strategy, Entrepreneurship, and Organizations in the Haslam College of Business. Her research focuses on how stakeholders make decisions about entrepreneurs that enable them to obtain the resources they need to start, grow, and sustain their ventures, as well as how firm and investment failure, interpersonal relationships, and context influence both stakeholder and entrepreneur decision making. Following graduation, she will start her new position as an assistant professor in Entrepreneurship at Auburn University.


  • –present
    PhD Candidate, University of Tennessee


    University of Tennessee, Strategy, Entrepreneurship, & Organizations