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Paul Godfrey

Department Chair and William and Roceil Low Professor of Business Strategy,
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Paul C. Godfrey currently serves as the William and Roceil Low Professor of Business Strategy in the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University. His groundbreaking research has enhanced understanding of the economic benefits to businesses that engage in corporate social responsibility activities. His research has appeared in top academic journals, including the Academy of Management Review, the Strategic Management Journal, and the Journal of Business Ethics. He is the author of two textbooks, two trade books, and has co-edited several academic books.


  • PHD, Strategic Management, University of Washington, 1994
  • MBA, Management, Marketing, University of Washington, 1989
  • Bachelor of Science, Political Science, University of Utah, 1983

Selected Publications

  • "Clean: Lessons from Ecolab's century of positive impact", John Wiley And Sons, Hoboken, NJ, 2023
  • "Ethics in Business: An integrated approach", Edition 1st, John Wiley and Sons, Hoboken, NJ, 2022
  • "The biotech living and the walking dead", Nature Biotechnology, Springer, New York, NY, 2020
  • "Strategic Risk Management: New Tools for Competitive Advantage in an Uncertain Age", Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Oakland, CA, 2020
  • "Strategic Management: Concepts and Tools for Creating Real World Strategy", John Wiley & Sons, 2015
  • "More than Money: the five types of capital that create wealth and eliminate poverty", Stanford University Press, Palo Alto, CA, 2013
  • "The Relationship Between Corporate Social Responsibility and Shareholder Value: An Empirical Test of the Risk Management Hypothesis", Strategic Management Journal, Volume 30, Pages 425-445, Wiley Interscience, 2009
  • "The relationship between corporate philanthropy and sharehdolder wealth: A risk management perspective", Academy of Management Review, Volume 29, 2005


  • Marriott School Teaching Award, Marriott School of Management, 2013


  • German

Administrative Assignments

  • Department Chair — 2022–0

BYU Citizenship

  • Global MBA Operating Committee — Committee/Council Chair — July 2020–0
  • Executive MBA Operating Committee — Committee/Council Chair — September 2016–September 2019
  • Strategy Group Leader — Section Head — August 2011–0
  • Ballard Center for Economic Self-Reliance — Other — June 2005–0

Professional Citizenship

  • Academy of Management, Editorial Review Board Member, July 2017–0


  • Society for Banking Executives — Serve as academic advisor and presenter to professional development organization for banking executives. — September 2021–0
  • Habitat for Humanity of Utah County — March 2013–December 2014
  • Dine, Inc. — September 2006–December 2012
  • New Moon Media — Other: Work with start-up digital advertising agencya and web development firm. Help thier clients plan web and business strategies. — January 2000–December 2000
  • Steiner Corporation — November 1999–December 2000