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Douglas Lainson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Business Administration

Office Phone: (951) 343-4316
Office Location: BUS 216
Office Hours: By Appointment

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Political Economy Claremont Graduate University: School of Politics & Economics 2014
Ph.D. Management Claremont Graduate University: Drucker School of Management 2014
M.B.A. Entrepreneurship Biola University 2005
B.A. English Literature/Political Science Loma Linda University 1989
  • Courses Taught

    MBA Capstone (BUS 598)
    MBA Strategy (BUS 547)
    MBA Global Business Management (BUS 545)
    MBA Marketing Management (MKT 530)
    MBA Managerial Ethics (BUS 520)
    Business Policy & Strategy (BUS 485)
    Consumer Behavior (MKT 458)
    Quantitative Business Analysis (BUS 440)
    Leadership in Organizations (BUS 435)
    Entrepreneurial Opportunity Analysis (BUS 361)
    Management w/ Biblical Foundation (BUS 337)
    International Business (BUS 334)
    Principles of Marketing (MKT 333)
    Business Statistics (BUS 315)
    Macroeconomics (BUS 218)

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    Strategic Management & Corporate Performance
    Shared Leadership
    Game Theory
    Spatial Bargaining Models

  • Teaching Experience at Institutions Other than CBU

    Azusa Pacific University
    Belhaven College
    Biola University
    La Sierra University
    Riverside Community College

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    Lainson, Douglas. "Help! I’m a Senior, Get Me Out of Here: A Study of Satisfaction/Maintenance Factors in Higher Education Correlated to Class Standing." Diss. Claremont Graduate University, 2014. Print.

    Lainson, Douglas. "Herzberg and Higher Education." Mustang Academic Conference. Las Vegas, Journal Presentation. 2013.

    Lainson, Douglas & Kriewaldt, Genena. "Tracking Ionizing Radiation: How We Solve a Significant Problem." Annual Western Conference, Adventist Health West, CA. Conference. 2011.

    Lainson, Douglas & Kriewaldt, Genena. "Is Radiation Tracking Possible in Pediatric Patients?” Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, PA. Conference. 2010.

    Lainson, Douglas. “Understanding the American Entrepreneurial Spirit.” Chamber of Commerce. Jackson, MS. Keynote. 2006

    Working Papers:

    Lainson, Douglas & Abdollahain, Mark. "The Strategic Animal: A Spatial Bargaining Model for Analyzing Strategic Decision Making."

    Lainson, Douglas & Johnson, C. Neal. "The Paradox of Business as Mission (BAM) Companies: Efficacy within the Roles of Mature Christian and Mature Business Leader as CEO."


    "Outstanding Faculty of the Year." La Sierra University. 2010-11

    "Best of Inland Empire - Kitchens & Stone." 2007

    "Business Man of the Year." NRCC Business Advisory Council. 2005

    American Advertising Federation Award (ADDY):
    Direct Marketing Award - Kitchens & Stone. 2006
    Corporate Identity Award - Kitchen & Stone. 2005
    Direct Marketing Award - Biola MBA Campaign. 2004

    American Marketing Association Award (AMA):
    Silver - Circle of Care Campaign, Loma Linda Medical Center. 1990

  • Church Membership & Activities

    EV Free - Fullerton


    “Jesus Christ & Coca-Cola: A Biblical Look at Business as Mission”
    La Sierra University Chapel - 2010
    Norwalk Fellowship Church - 2011

  • Community Service & Involvement

    Rotary International ('09 + )
    Board of Directors, RADCO Industries ('12 + )
    Board of Directors, RadTrak, Inc. ('10-'12)
    Board of Advisors, School of Business, La Sierra University ('08-'11)

  • Interests & Hobbies

    Married with three children
    Enjoy Architecture & Design, RVing, Photography
    Licensed California General "B" Contractor

  • Personal Philosophy

    “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” - Mark Twain