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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