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Orfalea College of Business

Benjamin Alexander

Benjamin Alexander

Management and HR Concentration Co-Coordinator

Office 03-445
Phone 805-756-5305

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Management, HR and Information Systems

Assistant Professor of Management

Benjamin Alexander

Dr. Benjamin Alexander is an assistant professor of management in 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.

Ben’s research focuses on social entrepreneurship, corporate social responsibility and organizational institutionalism. In particular, he explores for-profit organizations that incorporate core social objectives and the legal structures designed to accommodate these multi-faceted firms. His interest in the institutional forces with which organizations contend has also yielded studies of family firms as well as the broader interface between business, business education and society.

Ben’s professional experience, prior to becoming an academic, includes both multi-national corporations and a governmental organization. He has also volunteered extensively in Cambodia and Israel, as well as in the United States.


  • Ph.D., Management, Tulane University
  • M.A., Industrial/Organizational Psychology, George Mason University
  • B.S., Psychology, Tufts University


  • Assistant Professor of Management, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Talent Management Consultant, Marriott International, Bethesda, MD

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