Rick Martinez

Richard J. Martinez, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor, Management
Assoc. Dean, College of Business and Entrepreneurship
Unit: Management
Location: Tigerville, SC

“Far above the millions that come and pass away tower the pioneers, the men whose deeds and ideas cut out new paths for mankind. For the pioneering genius, to create is the essence of life. To live means for him to create.” --Ludwig von Mises, Human Action: A Treatise on Economics
  • Teaching & Education

    You will learn with me when taking courses in Business, Leadership, Management, Innovation, and Strategy.


    • B.S. Political Science, Arizona State University
    • M.B.A. (MIS Concentration), Baylor University
    • Ph.D. Strategic Management, Texas A&M University
  • Professional Experience

    My experience includes six years working on nuclear power plants in the U.S. Navy. I have been teaching at University level for 24 years.

  • Articles Published
    • Martinez, R.J. (2020). Leadership in the Image of God. Christian Business Review, Vol. 9 (Fall 2020), pp. 61-72.
    • Martinez, R.J. (2016). From the Image of God to “We are God”: Babel Revisited. Christian Business Review, Vol. 5 (Fall 2016), pp. 49-58.
    • Martinez, R.J., Rogers, R., Yancey, G., & Singletary, J. (2010). The Role of Spiritual Capital and Community in Amish Enterprises. Journal of Biblical Integration in Business, Vol. 13, pp. 175-181.
    • Martinez, R.J., Rogers, R., Yancey, G., & Singletary, J. (2010). Spiritual Capital in Modern Organizations. Journal of Biblical Integration in Business, Vol. 13, pp. 158-174.
    • Martinez, R.J. (2007). From Data to Love: Teaching Management of Knowledge Assets in the Christian Business Classroom. Christian Business Academy Review, Vol. 2(1): 19-32.
    • Norman, P.M, Artz, K.A., & Martinez, R.J. (2007). Does It Pay to be Different? Competitive Non-Conformity under Different Regulatory Regimes. Journal of Business Research, Vol. 60, No. 11, (2007), pp. 1135-1143.
    • Martinez, R.J. (2006). What’s Wrong with the Christian Business Faculty Association? (Editor’s Perspective introduction article). Journal of Biblical Integration in Business, Fall Issue: 1-9.
    • Martinez, R.J. (2006). Book Review of Globalization and the Good, by Peter Heslam (Editor). Journal of Markets and Morality, 8(2): 549-552.
    • Martinez, R.J. & Artz, K.A. 2006. An Examination of Firm Slack and Risk-taking in Regulated and De-regulated Airlines. Journal of Managerial Issues, 18(1): 11-31.
    • Martinez, R.J. (2004). Out of the Comfort Zone: Responding to VanderVeen’s Radical, Reformed Christian Rejoinder. Journal of Biblical Integration in Business, Fall Issue: 14-17.
    • Martinez, R.J. & Norman, P.M. (2004). Whither Reputation: How do Different Stakeholders Affect a Firm’s Overall Reputation? Business Horizons, 47(5): 25-32.
    • Martinez, R.J. (2004). Defining and developing a space for business scholarship in the Christian academy. Christian Scholar’s Review, XXXIV:1 (Fall, 2004), pp. 55-73.
    • Martinez, R.J. (2003). Teaching Strategic Management from a Christian perspective. Journal of Biblical Integration in Business, Fall Issue: 69-98.
    • Palich, L.E. & Martinez, R.J. (2003). Baylor in Cuba: New Program Opens up Baylor’s Horizon. Spotlight on Study Abroad, pg. 9.
    • Martinez, R.J. (2002). Turning Dimes into Dollars: The Business of Pornography. Christian Reflection: A Series in Faith and Ethics, 5: 17-23.
    • Martinez, R.J. & Levitas, E. (2002). The Valuation of Goods: A Resource-based Perspective. International Journal of Organizational Analysis, 10(1): 76-97.
    • Martinez, R.J. & Dacin, M.T. (1999). Efficiency motives and normative forces: Combining transaction cost and institutional logic. Journal of Management, 25: 75-96.
    • Eden, L., Levitas, E. & Martinez, R.J. (1997). The production, transfer, and spillover of technology: Comparing large and small multinationals as technology producers. Small Business Economics, 9: 53-66.
    • Alexander, J., Blackley, T., Chen, L., Ubben, D., Economou, J., Luis, S., & Martinez, R.J. (1997). Telefenos de Mexico (case). In M. A. Hitt, R. D. Ireland, & R. E. Hoskisson (Eds.), Strategic Management: Competitiveness and Globalization, (2nd edition) St. Paul, Minnesota: West Publishing (pp. C.621 – C.639).
  • Awards Received

    Among first group of faculty to be designated Distinguished Professor at NGU

  • My Story

    Having grown up in a broken family with no history of college or higher education, I have been blessed by God with a passion for learning and building. By God’s grace, I “grew up” in the military and began college at 24. I didn’t stop for a long time, and I am thrilled to be serving this ministry in Christ-centered higher education. I am amazed at God’s design for humans, organizations, societies, and everything in between. I want to explore that in my teaching, my writing, and my interactions with students.

    Favorite Course to Teach:

    “Innovative Technologies Past, Present & Future” (Combines my love of Innovation with my love of History!)

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