Paul Friga , PhD

Clinical Associate Prof of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Chief Strategy Officer & Co-Founder, Academic Benchmarking Consortium, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Kenan-Flagler Business School , Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Dr. Paul N. Friga is a Clinical Associate Professor at the Kenan-Flagler School of Business at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he teaches courses in management consulting and strategy. He served on the UNC Faculty Athletics Committee, UNC CIBER Operations Committee, and was a Senior Advisor Committee of the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise. He is also the Director of the STAR and STAR Global Programs – overseeing approximately 35 semester long consulting projects with MBAs and Undergraduates. He is a faculty advisor in the UNC Global Immersion Electives Program with past visits to China, India and the United Arab Emirates. He researches strategic decision-making, knowledge transfer, intuition, management consulting processes and entrepreneurship and has presented at numerous conferences throughout the world. He is the recipient of the UNC Chapman Family Undergraduate Teaching Award (2017), the IU Trustee Teaching Award (2008), IU Kelley School of Business Innovative Teaching Award (2006), and the UNC Kenan-Flagler Ph.D Teaching Award (2001). He co-founded and served as the first chair of the Strategic Management Society’s Strategy Teaching Community. He offers an annual AACSB Seminar to faculty and administrators as part of the Curriculum Development for Experiential Learning Program – in the US and abroad. He also serves on the Saint Francis University Board of Trustees. He is the Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Academic Benchmarking Consortium which provides benchmarking data and analytics in higher education.

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