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John Kraft

John B. Hall Chair
Full Professor

(352) 294-7564



John Kraft is former Dean of the Warrington College of Business, the Heavener School of Business, the Fisher School of Accounting, and the Hough Graduate School of Business at the University of Florida from July 1990 to July 2020. Prior to becoming Dean at Florida, John Kraft was Dean of the College of Business at Arizona State University.    

John Kraft has a B.S. in Mathematics from St. Bonaventure University and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Economics from the University of Pittsburg.  He is the author of over 100 research articles, books and monographs.


  • PhD - Economics, University of Pittsburgh, 1971
  • MA - Economics, University of Pittsburgh, 1970
  • BS - Mathematics, St. Bonaventure University, 1966

Research Interests

  • Strategic Management
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In The News

Last 3 years

Courses Taught

  • Capstone Project (MAN6900)
  • Global Strateg Manage (MAN6636)
  • Global Strateg Manage (MAN6637)
  • International Entrep (ENT6930)
  • Intl Entrepreneurship (ENT6930)
  • Special Topics (GEB6930)
  • Strategic Decision Making (GEB6930)
  • Strategic Decision Making (GEB6930)
  • Strategic Entrepr (ENT6930)
Last 3 years

Phd Students Advised

  • Mark Wardell — Current
  • Matt Walman — Current
  • Pamela Zavala — Current
  • Pamela Zavala — Current
  • Dave Reed — 2023
  • David Reed — 2023
  • Alexander Silva — 2022
  • Sarah Fisher — 2022
  • Brenda Lugano — 2021
  • Lisa Stedman-Falls — 2020
Last 5 years

Professional Service

  • Board of Advisors, Aarhus Business School — 2013 to Present
  • Board of Advisors, University of Pittsburgh - Board of Vistors — 2018 to Present
  • Chairperson, AACSB Accreditation — 2021
  • Board of Directors, University of Florida Research Foundation — 2013 to 2020
  • Chairperson, AACSB — 2020
  • Chairperson, AACSB — 2019
  • Board of Advisors, Association of American Universities - Affinity Group — 2013 to 2018
  • Board of Advisors, Universtiy of Florida Finance Committee — 2013 to 2018
Last 5 years

Case Publications

  • case: Airbus Overcomes Obstacles in a Volatile Commercial Aviation Market; Geely China's Automobile competitor
    Status: In Preparation; Not Yet Submitted
    Authors: John Kraft, arthur kraft
  • Case and Instructors manual ; Hyundai Motors: Major Player in Automobile manufacturing- luck or deliberate moves
    Status: Accepted
    Published Year: 2023
    Authors: John Kraft, arthur kraft
  • Changing Nature of Retailing : Challenges Facing Walmart; Starbucks 2022, the Third Act; Boeing Civil Aviation and Supply Chain Challenges; Aldi, Lidl, and Trader Joe's: Disruptors in the Grocery Industry; Women Participation in the Workforce: The power Behind Economic Growth; Haier From a Struggling Chinese Manufacturer of Refrigerators to a Global Brand; The Ryanair Paradox;
    Status: Working Paper
    Authors: John Kraft, arthur kraft

Contact Details

University of Florida
Warrington College of Business
Finance, Insurance and Real Estate Department
Bryan Hall 218

(352) 294-7564