Angela Randolph

Assistant Professor

Academic Division: Entrepreneurship
781-239-5187

Bio

Dr. Angela Randolph joins the Entrepreneurship Division at Babson College as an Assistant Professor in the fall of 2015. Professor Randolph’s initial interest in entrepreneurship was inspired by working with entrepreneurs as they developed and grew their businesses. Her areas of expertise and research interests include entrepreneurship, cognition, and poverty. Professor Randolph’s primary area of research focuses on opportunity development – the cognitive and behavioral process by which nascent entrepreneurs identify, evaluate, and pursue entrepreneurial opportunities. Her secondary area of research focuses on the effects of individual characteristics and situational context on cognition, particularly as it pertains to perception and information processing. Professor Randolph’s dissertation examined how an individual characteristic, hypomanic personality, interacts with external information to influence nascent entrepreneurs’ cognitions and actions during the opportunity development process. Professor Randolph has a Ph.D. from the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University, an MBA from the College of William and Mary, and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Virginia. Prior to entering the Ph.D. Program at Texas Tech University, she enjoyed a diverse career working for private and public companies, including Pepsi Bottling Group and Wachovia Bank. Some of her previous professional experience includes new venture start-ups, consulting social and commercial ventures, consulting large organizations in treasury management practices, evaluating potential business acquisitions, and process improvement.

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D, Texas Tech University
  • MBA, The College of William and Mary
  • BS, University of Virginia

Academic Interests

Entrepreneurship

Awards & Honors

  • 2015 - Doctoral Student Teaching Award, Rawls College of Business
  • 2010 - College of Business Fellowship, Texas Tech University
  • 2010 - Provost Fellowship, Texas Tech University
  • 2002 - Business School Merit Scholarship, The College of William and Mary
  • 1994 - University Achievement Award, University of Virginia
  • 1994 - Virginia Engineering Foundation Scholar, University of Virginia

Courses

Degree Courses 2016-2017

  • CXD 1201: BABSON EPS DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE

Degree Courses 2015-2016

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Randolph-Seng, B., Cogliser, C.C., Randolph, A.F., Scandura, T.A., Miller, C.D., Smith-Genthôs, R. (2016). Diversity in leadership: Race in leader-member exchanges. Leadership & Organization Development Journal
  • Hansen, H., Randolph, A., Chen, S., Robinson, R.E., Marin, A., Lee, J.H. (2015). Institutional judo: how entrepreneurs use institutional forces to create change. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 28(6), 1076-1093.
  • Mitchell, R., Robertson, R.E., Marin, A., Lee, J.H., Randolph, A.F. (2013). Spiritual identity, stakeholder attributes, and family business workplace spirituality stakeholder salience. Journal of Management, Spirituality & Religion, 10(3), 215-252.

Presentations

  • Perception of Opportunity Novelty and New Venture Creation
    Randolph, A., Balachandra, L., Bailey, J. Perception of Opportunity Novelty and New Venture Creation United States Association for Small Business & Entrepreneurship (USASBE), Philadelphia, PA (2017)
  • The Rail Trail Co.
    Sulkowski, A., Randolph, A., Luippold, B., Bailey, J. The Rail Trail Co. United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Philadelphia, PA (2017)
  • Does Humility Burn or Build the Social Capital of Serial Entrepreneurs
    Randolph, A. Does Humility Burn or Build the Social Capital of Serial Entrepreneurs Academy of Management, Anaheim, CA (2016)
  • Women Academics in Entrepreneurship PDW
    Brush, C., Randolph, A. Women Academics in Entrepreneurship PDW Academy of Management, Anaheim, CA (2016)
  • Will I or Won't I: The interaction of personality and task type on the opportunity development process
    Randolph, A., Brigham, K. Will I or Won't I: The interaction of personality and task type on the opportunity development process Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Bodo, Norway (2016)
  • Impact of Individual Characteristics and Context on Opportunity Development
    Randolph, A., Brigham, K. Impact of Individual Characteristics and Context on Opportunity Development 2014 Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, London, Ontario, Canada (2014)
  • Diversity in leadership: Race in leader-member exchanges
    Randolph-Seng, B., Cogliser, C., Randolph, A., Miller, C., Smith, K. Diversity in leadership: Race in leader-member exchanges 2014 Southern Management Association Annual Meeting, Savannah, GA (2014)
  • Risk and Uncertainty in Entrepreneurial Opportunity Novelty
    Randolph, A. Risk and Uncertainty in Entrepreneurial Opportunity Novelty 2013 Southern Management Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA (2013)
  • Desperate Poverty, Corruption, and Entrepreneurship with Ethics
    Mitchell, R., Mitchell, J., Lee, J., Randolph, A. Desperate Poverty, Corruption, and Entrepreneurship with Ethics 2012 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Boston, MA (2012)
  • Institutional Judo: Institutional work and effectuation
    Hansen, H., Robinson, R., Marin, A., Randolph, A., Chen, S., Lee, J., Wu, D. Institutional Judo: Institutional work and effectuation 2012 Southern Management Association Annual Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, FL (2012)