Dr. Frank Schultz is a faculty member in the Economic Analysis and Policy, and Organizational Behavior and Industrial Relations Groups of the Walter A. Haas School of Business at the University of California Berkeley. Dr. Schultz received his B.A. in Accounting from the University of Washington, his MBA in Finance/General Management from the University of Michigan and his Ph.D. in Strategic Management from the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Schultz’ research examines the determinants of successful and unsuccessful strategic decision making by Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) with his dissertation research being nominated as a finalist for the Best Dissertation Award from the Academy of Management’s Business Policy and Strategy division. His most recent research concerns the role of expertise in organizations and how individuals and organizations can improve their performance by engaging in Deliberate Practice. Highlights of his forthcoming book on Deliberate Practice were presented in a recent research forum for business executives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Additional advance previews of how organizations and individuals can enhance their performance outcomes through Deliberate Practice are available to organizations on a limited as-requested basis.
Dr. Schultz’ teaching background is extensive and diverse. He has taught in the Executive Education, Executive MBA, Weekend MBA, Evening MBA, Full-Time MBA and undergraduate programs in business schools including the Walter A. Haas School of Business at the University of California Berkeley, the Eli Broad Graduate School of Management at Michigan State University, the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, and the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, as well as the Advisory Board Company’s Physician Leadership Academy. His teaching has included courses in Strategic Leadership, Strategic Management, Advanced Competitive Analysis, Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Statistics, and Sales Force Management.
Prior to pursuing his Ph.D., Dr. Schultz worked for Fortune 500 companies such as IBM, Chevron and Pillsbury as well as two entrepreneurial ventures of his own. His diverse corporate functional experience in areas such as accounting, finance and marketing and the challenges associated with integrated these functional perspectives has generated his interest in research, teaching and consulting in the areas of Strategic Management, Leadership, Strategic Decision Making and Deliberate Practice. As a result of his experience in these areas, he has also completed numerous consulting engagements with a variety of large and small companies such as a national home builder, a global food manufacturer, a Swiss multinational manufacturer, an internet startup and various healthcare systems.