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Angela Randolph

  • Assistant Professor
Academic Division: Entrepreneurship


Dr. Angela 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 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 Interest / Expertise


Awards & Honors

  • 2021 — Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Award, Babson College
  • 2020 — Best Paper Award, Academy of Management and the Kauffman Foundation
  • 2017 — Best Teaching Case Award, USASBE
  • 2015 — Doctoral Student Teaching Award, Rawls College of Business
  • 2010 — College of Business Fellowship, Texas Tech University
  • 2010 — Provost Fellowship, Texas Tech University


  • Degree Courses 2023

  • Degree Courses 2022



Journal Articles

  • Randolph, A.F., Hinojosa, A., Randolph-Seng, B. (in press). Prejudice at Work: What We Understand and What We Still Need to Learn . Management Decision. Emerald Publishing.
  • Randolph, A.F., Greenberg, D., Simon, J.K., Gartner, W.B. (2022). Exploring differences in the antisocial behaviors of adolescent rule-breaking that affect entrepreneurial persistence. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior and Research. Vol: 28, Issue: 2, Page: 471-499.
  • Kelley, D.J., Majbouri, M., Randolph, A.F. (2021). Black Women Are More Likely to Start a Business than White Men. Harvard Business Review (Digital Edition). Issue: May 11, 2021. link
  • Nobin, T., Randolph, A.F., Marin, A. (2019). A network view of entrepreneurial cognition in corporate entrepreneurship contexts: A socially situated approach. Management Decision. Vol: 58, Issue: 7, Page: 1331-1354.
  • 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. Emerald Group Publishing.
  • 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. Vol: 28, Issue: 6, Page: 1076-1093. Emerald Publishing Limited.
  • 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. Vol: 10, Issue: 3, Page: 215-252. Routledge.

Book Chapters

  • Randolph, A.F. (2021). Seated Bucket Ball: Teaching entrepreneurship, Volume 2: A practice-based approach. Edward Elgar Publishing.

Conference Proceedings

  • Randolph, A.F., Simon, J.K., Greenberg, D., Gartner, W.B. (2020). Rule Breaking, Gender, Social Status and Entrepreneurial Persistence.
  • Marin, A., Hinojosa, A., Randolph-Seng, B., Randolph, A.F. (in press). Why Do Good Teams Fail? Toward A Theory of Team Action Identification.
  • Sulkowski, A.J., Randolph, A.F., Luippold, B.L., Bailey, J. (2017). The Rail Trail Flatbread Company Case. United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE).
  • Simmons, S.A., Maldonado, T., Randolph, A.F. (2016). The Social Capital of Serial Entrepreneurs: Using Lessons of Humility to Build not Burn It.


  • Interdisciplinary and Collaborative Research using GEM Data Kelley, D. Shay, J. Majbouri, M. Erzurumlu, S. Brush, C. Randolph, A. , . Babson Research Day, Babson College (2022)
  • Do parenting styles during adolescence influence subsequent adolescent behavior Randolph, A. Jno-Charles, A. Gartner, W. Family Entrepreneurship Research (FERC) Online Conference, ONLINE (2021)
  • Inclusion, Gender, Race & Class in Entrepreneurship Randolph, A. Babson Academy Presents The One Hour Entrepreneurship Educator, Virtual (2020)
  • Pitch and she shall receive: The opportunity to pitch erases the gender gap in VC Balachandra, L. Randolph, A. Simon, J. Academy of Management , Virtual (2020)
  • Rule breaking, gender, social status and entrepreneurial persistence Randolph, A. Simon, J. Greenberg, D. Gartner, W. Academy of Management Meeting, ONLINE (2020)
  • Family Structure, Work Attitudes and Entrepreneurship: A Study of Gender Simon, J. Randolph, A. Chen, S. Brush, C. Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference , Babson Park, MA (2019)
  • Ask and she shall receive: The influence of women’s ability to ask for capital on the gender gap in VC funding Balachandra, L. Randolph, A. Diana International Research Conference, Babson Park, MA (2019)
  • Why Do Good Teams Fail? Toward A Theory of Team Action Identification Marin, A. Hinojosa, A. Randolph-Seng, B. Randolph, A. Academy of Management Annual Conference, Chicago (2018)
  • Beyond capital: Early life societal pressure, rule breaking, and future entrepreneurial careers Randolph, A. Simon, J. Greenberg, D. Babson College Entrepreneurial Research Conference (BCERC), Waterford, Ireland (2018)
  • Ask and she shall receive: Exploring how high growth women entrepreneurs’ opportunity to ask influences outcomes Balachandra, L. Randolph, A. Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Waterford, Ireland (2018)
  • Rule breaking, status, and entrepreneurial status Randolph, A. Simon, J. Babson Faculty Research Day, Wellesley, MA (2018)
  • Learning by doing: Does working at a school-based enterprise lead to self-employment? Randolph, A. Simon, J. US Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Conference - Emerging Research Track, Los Angeles, CA (2018)
  • Women Entrepreneurship Faculty and their Academic Careers Brush, C. Cardon, M. Edelman, L. Randolph, A. Terjesen, S. Academy of Management Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA (2017)
  • Perception of Opportunity Novelty and New Venture Creation Randolph, A. Balachandra, L. Bailey, J. United States Association for Small Business & Entrepreneurship (USASBE), Philadelphia, PA (2017)
  • The Rail Trail Co. Sulkowski, A. Randolph, A. Luippold, B. Bailey, J. United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Philadelphia, PA (2017)
  • Does Humility Burn or Build the Social Capital of Serial Entrepreneurs Simmons, S. Randolph, A. Maldonado, T. Academy of Management, Anaheim, CA (2016)
  • Women Academics in Entrepreneurship PDW Brush, C. Randolph, A. 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. Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Bodo, Norway (2016)
  • Impact of Individual Characteristics and Context on Opportunity Development Randolph, A. Brigham, K. 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. 2014 Southern Management Association Annual Meeting, Savannah, GA (2014)
  • Risk and Uncertainty in Entrepreneurial Opportunity Novelty Randolph, A. 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. 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. 2012 Southern Management Association Annual Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, FL (2012)