Economics, Law, and International Business — Business Administration — Executive MBA — Public Administration
James  Shaw

James Shaw


Professor Shaw focuses on cutting-edge research in the fields of labor economics and the economics of competitive advantage.  He is presently conducting research tying these dynamics to the prospective demand for managerial talent in the private, public and non-profit sectors.

Dr. Shaw has consulted in the fields of management and economics in both the public and private sectors since 1979.  He has authored books and articles on the regulatory economics and strategic management of the telecommunications industry.


Ph.D., Political Science, Managerial Science, University of Nevada, NV
M.A., Communications, Stanford University, CA
M.S., Resource Economics, University of Nevada, NV
M.A., Political Science, University of Nevada, NV
A.B., Political Science, Economics, University of San Francisco, CA

Courses Offered
  • The following courses represent the last 3 years of teaching and do not represent the current course offerings.

The following list is a selection of recent publications and does not represent the entire body of research.

Telecommunications Deregulation & the Information Economy, Boston, MA, Artech House, 2001

Strategic Management in Telecommunications, Boston, MA, Artech House, 2000

Telecommunications Deregulation, Boston, MA, Artech House, 1997

"Wireless Communications and Technology Substitution," Technology Futures Journal, Dallas, TX, 1997

Honors and Awards

Recipient of EMBA Outstanding Teaching Award, USF, 2009, 2010, 2013


Director, Business Economics programs, USF, 2009 - 2013

Adjunct Professor, Executive MBA program, USF, 2007 - present

Chair, Department of Public Management, USF, 1995 - 1998

Director, Masters of Public Administration program, USF, 1989 - 1994

James Shaw, University of San Francisco School of Management