James Richardson, Ph.D.

James Richardson is Associate Professor of Management at the Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawaii at Manoa where he teaches entrepreneurship and strategy. Recent research projects have looked at social networks around venture capital in China, international variation in institutional support for entrepreneurship, and business models in strategy execution. He has published articles in Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, and other leading management journals. He received his PhD from the Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania, an SM in operations research from MIT, and a BA from the University of Hawaii. An avid surfer, he lives on the North Shore of Oahu where he runs Surflight Hawaii, a surfboard manufacturer based on a patented high performance soft surfboard technology.

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All About the Benjamins

GM was once the leading global automaker with a presence in all of the major and emerging markets. But CEO Mary Barra has decided to ditch low profit-margin markets like India and Russia to focus on more profitable markets and invest in being a leader in new technologies.

MBA Programs Tout Entrepreneurship

Strong demand from students has many business schools, including a number of top ones, offering entrepreneurship-focused MBA programs. But few MBA graduates start businesses, and recruiters may be less interested in such students.

BMW to Staff: Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid

Despite record profits, BMW is perceived to be falling behind in the fast changing world of electric cars, self-driving vehicles, and robo-taxis. So the company's CEO is putting employees through a day-long session to raise awareness of the challenges and to instill fear of falling behind.

Whole Foods Market’s Identity Crisis

Whole Foods Market CEO John Mackey’s new book, The Whole Foods Diet, furthers his mission to improve people’s health through diet. But investors are concerned about a lack of action to reverse a sales slump and falling stock price.

How Much Is a Miracle Worth?

In order to price its new cure for a rare form of child blindness, Spark Therapeutics Inc. is trying to determine how much people are willing to pay for sight. Insurers are trying to figure out how to pay for such "miracle" cures.