Rick Franza

Dean

Rick Franza

Dean

Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

James M. Hull College of Business

Bio

Dr. Richard M. Franza is Senior Associate Dean of the Coles College of Business. Dr. Franza's primary areas of expertise are Operations Management (OM), Management of Technology (MOT), and Project Management.

Education

  • Ph.D., Business Administration and Ma Georgia Institute of Technolog, 1997

  • MBA, Business Admin, Mgmt and Opera Duke University, 1983

  • BS, Mathematics, General University of Notre Dame, 1981

Awards & Honors

  • 2014 Academic Leadership for Entrepreneurs Oxford Center for Entrepreneurs, 2014

  • Executive Leadership Institute (ELI) University System of Georgia (USG), 2010

  • Foundation Prize Kennesaw State University, 2008

  • Chancellor's Customer Service Award University System of Georgia, 2007

  • Regional Leadership Institute Atanta Regional Commission, 2007

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • BUSA 1105

    Intro. to Business

Teaching Interests

Operations Management, Management of Technology, Project Management, Process Improvement, Supply Chain Management

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Systems Considerations for Adopting Just in Time Production, 2016
    Other
  • ERP Implementation Failures: A Case Study & Analysis, 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Technology Transfer Contracts Between R&D Labs and Commercial Partners: Choose Your Words Wisely, 2012
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Kaizen Blitz, 2012
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • “Evaluating the Return on Investment for Department of Defense to Private Sector Technology Transfer”, 2009
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Process Improvement, Technology Transfer, New Product Development, Intersection between Operations and Marketing

Professional Service

  • International Journal of Six Sigma and Competitive Advantage - Journal 2008 - Present

    Role: Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
  • European Journal of Operational Research - (Journal) 2007 - Present

    Role: Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
  • Decision Sciences (Journal) - Decision Sciences Institute 2007 - Present

    Role: Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
  • Asian Pacific Management Review - Journal 2007 - Present

    Role: Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
  • International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialization 2006 - Present

    Role: Editor, Journal Editor