Advisory Panel

Accounting & Taxation

Larry Walther, Ph.D., CPA, CMADavid George Vequist IV, Ph.D.

Business Fundamentals

Ralph W Flanary, MBA, CFEThomas Coe

Business Strategy

James Richardson, Ph.D.

Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

Bob Cohen, MBA


Brian Kench, Ph.D.Derek Abrams


Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.


Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D.

Information Technology

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D.

International Business

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.

Operations Management

James J. Stewart, DScPedro M. Reyes, Ph.D.

Org Behavior & HR

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D.

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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The Tall and Short of Horizontal and Vertical Mergers

Even though such vertical mergers are usually of less concern to antitrust regulators, the Justice Department may sue to block the proposed $85 billion merger of AT&T Inc. and Time Warner Inc. AT&T is looking to show that the opposition is politically motivated based on Trump’s tweets against the deal and against Time Warner’s CNN.

How To Catch Amazon

Amazon’s AWS dominates cloud services with more than five times the revenue of number two Microsoft. But there is lots of growth ahead, and the competition is getting some traction, especially with customers like Wal-Mart who view Amazon as a competitor.

Electric Vehicles: EVs From Tesla and GM May Start Losing Their Tax Credits

Federal and state tax credits have been supporting the growth of the electric vehicle (EV) market, making EVs more competitive with lower cost gasoline cars. Whether the federal credits are ended in the proposed tax reform or they simply phase out as planned in the current law, EV makers will soon have to face a competitive challenge.

Apple Has Big Plans for Your Little Screen

Apple wants to stick with family-friendly fare as it produces $1 billion of original streaming TV content next year. But its first two shows fell flat, and some in Hollywood are questioning Apple’s direction or even whether it has a strategy.

The Japan That Can't Keep Up

Japanese manufacturers have been able to survive with premium prices in an increasingly competitive global market because of their reputation for quality and reliability. Recent scandals such as fake quality data at Kobe Steel are putting that reputation at risk.