Roland Burgman

Clinical Associate Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
4006
Clinical Assoc Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
4006

Biography

Roland is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship in the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.

He has been an adjunct professor/faculty at the Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame and the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO and acted as a faculty for IESE Business School, University of Navarra, the Stockholm School of Economics and the University of California Berkeley – all for these institutions’ EMBA, MBA and custom programs (including Volvo Finance Academy and Novartis University).

His areas of expertise are in value-based management, strategic growth management, financial economics, corporate governance, and strategic marketing planning and customer loyalty and engagement. 

Roland has extensive Board experience having had the role of Chairman, Deputy Chairman, Audit Committee Chair and executive and non-executive director for publicly listed and private companies.  He currently has two Board roles as chairman working with startup company CEOs both ranked in Inc. Magazine’s 500 Fastest Growing Companies in America.  He also sits on two Advisory Boards – one in Russia and one in China.

He is a member of the Foresight Coaching Partnership, an organization that coaches CEOs and senior executives and has been an independent Research Fellow for Accenture’s Institute for High Performance.

Roland has presented at national and international forums on topics relating to shareholder value creation and corporate reporting with an emphasis on intangibles reporting including those organized by the United Nations, the OECD, MITI (Japan) and the AICPA.  A paper on corporate reporting he co-authored won the Outstanding Paper Award for the Journal of Intellectual Capital in 2008.  A paper on the use of TSR as a performance measure and its use in long term incentive compensation published in the Rotman International Journal of Pension Management was in the top ten download list for Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN) in 2012.

Roland has degrees from various Australian universities; a B. Agricultural Economics, a M. Commerce Marketing (Honors) and a Dip. Treasury Management.  He has a PhD in Strategic Management (minor Marketing) from Purdue University, winning the GE/Strategic Management Society Award for Outstanding Research for his dissertation.  He has a Fulbright Award and received the John W. Teets Award for Outstanding Graduate Teaching at ASU in 2017.

He is a past Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and in the U.S., a past Member of the National Association of Corporate Directors and a past Certified Fraud Examiner.

Prior to joining ASU, Roland engaged in advisory work through his own company focusing on strategic growth management and in particular on strategy and structure issues which require identifying, measuring, valuing and managing and reporting on the organization’s value drivers.

Typical projects focused on the determining the drivers of value creation and value recognition by investors, and link between investor outcome performance metrics like TSR, CFROIC and ROIC and enterprise value expressed in terms of current value and future value and the drivers of value in terms of archetypal strategies – growth, scale, operations and finance. The identification of valued strategies and their value drivers (Value Driver Trees) leads to an assessment of their competitive sustainability and generally, to an evaluation of both strategy and structure.  The formulation and practical implementation of key value creation changes was central to the firm’s advisory work.  A number of the tools and analytic procedures his firm developed to gain insight into market valuations have been patented.  A complement to the firm’s advisory work has been in voluntary corporate reporting with projects for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and United Nations Statistical Division (UNSD).

Education

  • Ph.D. Strategic Management, Purdue University. Winner of the GE/Strategic Management Society Award for Outstanding Research for his dissertation.
  • Dip. Treasury Management, Monash University, Australia
  • M. Commerce (Honors), University of New South Wales, Australia
  • B. Agricultural Economics, University of New England, Australia 

Research Interests

Roland has presented at national and international forums on topics relating to shareholder value creation and corporate reporting with an emphasis on intangibles reporting including those organized by the United Nations, the OECD, MITI (Japan) and the AICPA. A paper on corporate reporting he co-authored won the Outstanding Paper Award for the Journal of Intellectual Capital in 2008. A paper on the use of TSR as a performance measure and its use in long term incentive compensation published in the Rotman International Journal of Pension Management was in the top 10 download list for Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN) in 2012.

Courses

Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
WPC 480Capstone Course
MGT 493Honors Thesis
Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
WPC 480Capstone Course
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
WPC 480Capstone Course
MGT 591Seminar
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
WPC 480Capstone Course
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
WPC 480Capstone Course
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
WPC 480Capstone Course
MGT 591Seminar
MGT 593Applied Project
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
WPC 480Capstone Course
MGT 586Basics of Strategic Leadership
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
WPC 480Capstone Course
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
WPC 480Capstone Course
MGT 591Seminar
MGT 593Applied Project
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
WPC 480Capstone Course
MGT 586Basics of Strategic Leadership
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
WPC 480Capstone Course
MGT 589Strategic Management
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
WPC 480Capstone Course
MGT 593Applied Project
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
WPC 480Capstone Course
MGT 588Strategic Leadership
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 589Strategic Management
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
WPC 480Capstone Course
MGT 593Applied Project

Consulting

Roland Burgman is the founder and CEO of AssetEconomics, Inc., a New York-based value based management consulting firm with clients in the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific. The firm’s advisory work is focused on strategic growth management and in particular on strategy and structure issues which require identifying, measuring, valuing and managing and reporting on the organization’s value drivers.

Typical projects focus on the determining the drivers of value creation and value recognition by investors, and link between investor outcome performance metrics like TSR, CFROIC and ROIC and enterprise value expressed in terms of current value and future value and the drivers of value in terms of archetypal strategies – growth, scale, operations and finance. The identification of valued strategies and their value drivers (Value Driver Trees) leads to an assessment of their competitive sustainability and generally, to an evaluation of both strategy and structure. The formulation and practical implementation of key value creation changes is central to the firm’s advisory work. A number of the tools and analytic procedures the firm has developed to gain insight into market valuations have been patented.

The firm’s clients include major international publicly listed companies as well as so-called small caps, private family companies – both large and small, co-operatives and Government agencies. In addition, the firm’s advisory work has covered all sectors including financial services, and resources and utilities. A complement to the firm’s advisory work is the work it does is the area of voluntary corporate reporting (investor relations).

Professor Roland is a partner of Organizational Capital Partners, an advisory firm concentrating on performance measurement and management; including pay-for-performance.  He is also a member of the Foresight Coaching Partnership, an organization that coaches senior executives including CEOs.

Board

Professor Burgman has extensive board experience having had the role of Chairman, Deputy Chairman, Audit Committee Chair and executive and non-executive director for publicly listed and private companies. He currently has two board roles as chairman working with startup company CEOs. Both of these companies were ranked in Inc. Magazine’s 500 Fastest Growing Companies in America in 2012.