Francisco L. Roman

Prof. Francisco L. Roman, DBA is the current Executive Director of RVR Center for Corporate Social Responsibility. He is the Associate Dean of Research and Publications and a core faculty of Asian Institute of Management (AIM) Washington SyCip Graduate School of Business. He specializes in Social Responsibility and Governance in Asian Family Corporations, Competitiveness and Cluster Development, Entrepreneurship, International Business Strategy and Agribusiness, General Management and Corporate Strategy, Scenario Planning and Consumer Foods Marketing.

He serves as the Director of Luzon Development Bank, Director of Limcaoco Foundation and Director of El Trio Food Corporation. He is also the Editorial Advisor of Asian Case Research Journal of National University of Singapore.

Prof. Roman has written and/or supervised over 400 cases and notes on a wide range of functions—strategy, marketing and organization, and topics—agribusiness, entrepreneurship, family firms and CSR and Governance. The bulk of the cases are on strategy at the industry and corporate levels, under different environments or conditions, such as governance for family firms, small and medium scale entrepreneurship as well as market strategies for large conglomerates, for for-profit companies and NGOs, agribusiness and manufacturing industries. He was a contributor or co-author in five books, on “Management in Developing Countries”, on “Small Enterprise Development in the Third World”, on the “Philippine Mutual Fund Industry”, and on “Family Corporations in Transition” and “Governance in Family Corporations”. He contributed to two books on Corporate Social Responsibility in the Philippines, “Doing Good in Business Matters”, and in a book on Governance in the Philippines, “The Power to Govern”. He also sits on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Asian Case Research Journal of the National University of Singapore and the International Journal of Independent Research Studies in Malaysia.

Prof. Roman completed his Doctorate in Business Administration at the Harvard Business School, in International Business, a field that studies multi-national enterprises, with a sub-specialization in Agribusiness in developing countries. He graduated from the Ateneo University with a BA in Economics and an MBA. He completed is MA in Economics from the University of Hawaii, East West Center. He received certificates from the International Teachers’ Program (ITP) at the Centre D’Enseignement Superieur Des Affaires, France, and from the German Foundation for International Development as a Lecturer on Competition Policy.