Kenneth S. Anderson


Dean and Professor of Management

Ken joined the SBA faculty in 1986.

B.B.Ad.: Gonzaga University 1981
M.B.A.: Gonzaga University 1982
Ph.D.: University of Nebraska 1988

Brief Biography

Ken begins his 29th year as a faculty member in the School of Business Administration at Gonzaga University in the fall of 2014. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in management and human resource management. After transferring from Los Angeles Harbor Junior College Ken played two years of basketball at Gonzaga University where he received his his B.B.Ad. (1981) and M.B.A. (1982). He earned his Ph.D. in business administration from the University of Nebraska (1988). Ken has co-authored articles appearing in Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Business Ethics, Business & Society, and Organizational Dynamics. He has extensive consulting experience, particularly in the areas of negotiation, arbitration and employment law. He served as Associate Dean of the School of Business Administration from June 2009 to May 2013 and was Acting Dean during the fall 2012 semester. He was appointed Interim Dean effective January 1, 2014.

Selected Publications

Creating a sustainable competitive advantage: A resource-based organizational analysis of the Gonzaga University men's basketball program, (Kenneth S. Anderson & Eddy Birrer) Journal of Sport Administration & Supervision , 2011, 3(1), 10-21. Published online).

Trust and recruiting: An extension of the means-end model of decision making, (Kenneth S. Anderson, Molly B. Pepper & Molly H. Anderson) paper presented at the 2011 Western Decision Sciences Institute Meeting, Portland, OR.

Corporate entrepreneurship, gender, and credibility: An exploratory study, (Molly Pepper & Kenneth S. Anderson) Marketing Management Journal, 2009, 19(2), 139-146.

The interactive effects of positive affect and conscientiousness on strain, (Kelly L. Zellars, Pamela L. Perrewe, Wayne A. Hochwarter & Kenneth S. Anderson) Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 2006, 11, 281-289.

Life cycles, entrepreneurs, and stakeholders: The negotiation of legitimacy, (Matthew Rutherford, Neil Tocher, Paul Buller and Kenneth S. Anderson) paper presented at the 2006 Western Academy of Management Meeting, Long Beach, California.

The selection of an arbitrator: A human resource management perspective, (Kenneth S. Anderson) Preventive Law Reporter, 2005, 22, 4, 4-7.

When ethics collide: Managing conflicts across cultures, (Paul F. Buller, John J. Kohls & Kenneth S. Anderson) Organizational Dynamics, 2000, 28, 4, 52-66.