Benjamin N.B. Alexander

Associate Professor

Contact Information

Phone: 805-756-5305
Office Location: 003-445

Dr. Benjamin N.B. Alexander is an Associate Professor of Management, as well as the MBA program director, at the Orfalea College of Business at Cal Poly. He received his Ph.D. from the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University and his M.A. from George Mason University. Prior to becoming an academic, Ben worked at Marriott International and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. He has also volunteered extensively in Cambodia, Israel, and the United States.

Ben’s research focuses on stakeholder management, collective action, research methods, and entrepreneurial ecosystems. His interest in how organizations navigate their responsibilities to different stakeholders has motivated projects on social entrepreneurship, family firms, and business education in a variety of industries and countries. His research has been published in outlets including the Journal of Business Research, Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management, the Wiley Handbook of Entrepreneurship, and Academic-Practitioner Relationships.