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Business Administration
Professor of Management

Was born in Baltimore, Maryland and worked in the finance as a banker and investment analyst before entering higher education. I entered higher education as a way to teach and support  students, especially first-generation ones to improve their work, career opportunities.

Ph.D. University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 1994

M.B.A. Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration, 1982

B.A. Swarthmore College, 1978

Present: Professor of Business Administration Division
University of Hawai‘i–West O‘ahu

2004-2008: Associate Professor
University of Baltimore, Merrick School of Business

2002-2004: Associate Professor
Johns Hopkins University, School of Professional Studies in Business and Education

1993-2002: Assistant Professor/Associate Professor
University of Rhode Island, College of Business Administration

Administrative Positions:

2008-2010 and 2013-2015: Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
University of Hawai‘i–West O‘ahu

2004-2008: Associate Provost
University of Baltimore

2002-2004: Chair and Program Director
Johns Hopkins University

University of Hawai‘i–West O‘ahu
Taught in the Division from 2011-2013 and 2015-Present

  • Managing Change in Organizations
  • Organizational Change Management
  • Introduction to Business
  • Global Management and Organizational Behavior
  • Strategic Planning
  • Senior Practicums/Senior Projects

University of Baltimore

  • Undergraduate: International Management

Johns Hopkins University
Graduate courses:

  • Emerging Markets: Developing and Transitional Economies
  • Thesis/Research Methods
  • Directed Field Work Seminar

University of Rhode Island

  • International Business
  • Strategic Management
  • International Business Theory (honors seminar)
  • Organizational Theory and Management


  • International Business
  • E-Business Strategy
  • Strategic Management

Doctoral Seminar:

  • International Business Theory

Referred Book, Chapters, and Articles

Chapman, S. & Randall, L. (2012). A New Process Model for Curriculum Development in Business Education. The Business Review, Cambridge, vol. 20, no.1: 9-16.

Randall, L. (2012). Transforming a University: A Study of Process Leadership. Academy of Educational Leadership, vol 16, no. 2:1-20.

Jaya, P., Randall & Olinsky. (2010). Identity and Communication Style: The Case of the Asian Indian Worker. Insights to a Changing World, issue 1.

Randall, L. & Coakley, C. (2007). Applying adaptive leadership to successful change initiatives in academia. Leadership and Organization Development Journal, 28,4: 325-335.

Randall, L & Jaya, P. (2006). Using grounded theory to unravel complex and context-rich business environment: A study of the Russian manager and business environment. Journal of East West Business, vol.12, issue 2/3: 7-37.

Chapman, S. & Randall, L. (2006, November). Adaptive leadership and transformative learning: A case study of leading part-time faculty. In Wergin, J. F. (Ed.), Leadership in Place. Bolton, MA: Anker Publishing.

Coakley, L. &  Randall, L.  (2006) Orchestrating change at the departmental level: Applying the process of adaptive leadership. Academic Leadership, vol. 4, issue 2. (

Randall, L. (2001). Reluctant capitalists: Russia's journey through market transition. New York: Routledge Press.

Randall, L. (2000). An institutional theory approach to understanding Former Soviet managers’ joint venture expectations. International Journal of Management, 17 (2), 247-256.

Coakley, L., Graves, W., & Randall, L. (1998). Leadership behavior in Russian defense  organizations: The role of context and culture.  In T. Scandura & M. Serapio (Eds.), Research in International Business and International Relations, vol. 7, (pp. 67-80). Stamford, Connecticut: JAI Press, Inc.

Randall, L., & Coakley, L. (1998). Building successful partnerships in Russia and Belarus: The impact of culture on strategy. Business Horizons, March/April, 15-22.

Coakley, L., Graves, W., & Randall, L. (1997). Transition to a market economy or preservation of a socialist base?: Defense conversion in Russia and Belarus. Journal of East-West Business, 3 (4), 87-106.

Coakley, L., Graves, W., & Randall, L. (1997). The pivotal role of the state in Russian defense conversion: A management perspective. Kennan Institute Occasional Paper Series, 267, 1-20.

Randall, L., & Coakley, L. (1996). Defense conversion in the Former Soviet Union:

The influence of culture on the strategic management process. In   J. Sedaitis (Ed.), Commercializing High Technology: East and West, (pp.167-180). Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield.

Referred Conference Proceedings

  • Randall, L. (2011). Meeting Constituent Needs by Changing Mission and Structure of Higher Education Institutions. Allied Academies International Internet Conference Proceedings, volume 13: 48-52.
  • Randall, L. &  Jaya, P. (2005). Educating the Russian manager for the Global Economy.” In International Eastern Academy of Management Conference Proceedings.
  • Jaya, P. & Randall, L. (2004). Diaspora, Globalization and Identity: In between worlds? In SCOS (Standing Conference on Organizational Symbolism) Conference Proceedings.
  • Jaya, P. & Randall, L. (2003). Globalization and the Individual: Identity-Communication Relationship. In International Eastern Academy of Management Conference Proceedings.
  • Pashtenko, V. & Randall, L. (1999, September). Firm-level tactics for dealing with government influence in post-planning economies: An international joint venture brief. In Academy of International Business Western Regional Conference Proceedings.
  • Pashtenko, V. & Randall, L. (1999, March). Government Suasion and the international joint venture: The case for a firm-level perspective. In Northeast Decision Sciences Annual Meeting Proceedings.
  • Coakley, L., Graves, W., & Randall, L. (1996, August). Newly emerging conditions on effective leadership in Russian defense enterprises.  In the Proceedings of International Association of Management.
  • Randall, L., & Coakley, L. (1995, May). Defense conversion in the Former Soviet Union: Culture and the strategic management process. In the Proceedings of the Center for International Security and Arms and Control, Stanford University.
  • Randall, L., Robinson, A., & Tolstaya, A. (1994, August). Continuous improvement: Lessons from the life and death of the Soviet rationalization proposal system: 1931-1992. In the Proceedings of the Academy of Management. Received the John F. Mee Best Paper Award.
  • Mzamo, M., & Randall, L. (1991, June). Environmental turbulence and strategic preference: The perceptions of North American and South African corporate executives. Proceedings of the International Eastern Academy of Management.
  • Randall, L. (1991, May). Transaction costs, strategy, or personal satisfaction for Goslow Corporation: Teaching the relationship between efficiency and bankruptcy through the "eyes” of illustrious theorists. In the Proceedings of the Eastern Academy of Management.