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Randal Franz

Professor of Management

Email: rfranz@spu.edu
Phone: 206-281-2729
Office: McKenna Hall 203

Education: BA, CSU, Sacramento, 1982; MA, CSU, Sacramento, 1985; AM, Stanford University, 1988; PhD, Stanford University, 1991. At SPU since 1991.

Randal S. Franz is co-founder of the Center for Faithful Business and professor of management in the School of Business, Government, and Economics. Dr. Franz received his PhD and AM degrees from Stanford University. He is an organizational sociologist with specialties in organizational behavior and design.

Dr. Franz’s recent research focuses upon the topic of corporate social responsibility and society’s changing expectations for institution of business. He has consulted in the health care, law enforcement, software, and aerospace industries. His work has been published in the Journal of Global Responsibility; Journal of Management Inquiry; Journal of Management, Spirituality & Religion; Business & Professional Ethics Journal; Journal of Management Education; Small Group Research; the American Compensation Association News; and Washington CEO magazine

Selected Publications

  • Franz, R.S. & Lee, D. (2017) “Global institution of business? Comparing Role-of Business Expectations in USA, South Korea, Hong Kong, and Singapore” in Dimensional Corporate Governance: An Inclusive Approach. Edited by Nicholas Capaldi, Samuel O. Idowu and René Schmidpeter.

  • Wong, K.L, Baker, B. & Franz, R.S. (2015) “Business education as formation” in Christian Scholar’s Review. 45(1): 4-24.

  • Franz, R.S. (2014) “An exercise in theological imagination: Missing constructs and management implications” in Journal of Biblical Integration in Business. 17(1): pp. 43-58.

  • Franz, R.S. & Petersen, H.L (2012). "Role of Business: A Portfolio Model of Corporate Social Responsibility" in Journal of Global Responsibility. (3)1: pp. 83–10.

Please view Dr. Franz's CV (PDF) for additional publications.

Randy Franz

Why I Teach at SPU

Randal Franz, Professor of Management

"I love the students at SPU, and I want to be part of influencing the next generation of business leaders who will shape the world of commerce into a more just, humane, and sustainable system."