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Haas School of Business
Senior Lecturer (Continuing)


  • PhD, Organizational Behavior, Aston University
  • MSc, Industrial Administration, Aston University
  • BA with Honors, Sociology & Social Administration, Hull University

Positions Held

  • At Haas since 1986
  • 2009 – present, Advisory Board, Center for Teaching Excellence, Haas School of Business
  • 2006 – present, Faculty Director, Center for Executive Education, Haas School of Business
  • 1995 – present, Senior Lecturer, Haas School of Business
  • 1986 – 1995, Lecturer, Haas School of Business
  • 1984 – 1988, Research Associate, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
  • 1982 – 1984, Postdoctoral Fellow & Visiting Scholar, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University

External Service and Assignments

  • Member of the Board of Directors, FormFactor, Inc.
  • Director, Pedagogy, Inc.
  • Advisory Director, Securitas Capital
  • Member, Advisory Board: Institute for Growth & Innovation, Icarian, Kadiri, Green Border, Mercer Tech
  • Advisor and executive educator for global and high tech companies in the US and Europe

Current Research and Interests

  • Enterprise adaptation & flexibility
  • Organizational innovation for globalization
  • Impact of technology on organizational design
  • Orchestrating geo-distributed teams
  • Leading multi-cultural knowledge workers

Selected Papers and Publications

  • Super-Flexibility for Knowledge Enterprises: A Toolkit for Dynamic Adaptation, Second Edition. Springer, 2010.
  • “Nurturing Learning Partnerships,” in Learning Journeys Re-Visited, edited by B. Kaye et al. DavisBlack Publishing, 2009.
  • “Leading Global Knowledge Workers,” in Global Talent: An Anthology of Human Capital Strategies for Today’s Borderless Enterprise_ (Revised)._ Washington, DC: Human Capital Institute, 2008.
  • Super-Flexibility for Knowledge Enterprises.  Springer, 2005.
  • “Leading High Tech Knowledge Workers.” PKU Business Review (Beijing University) 20, no. 3 (2006).
  • “Organizing for Strategic Flexibility” in M. Goldsmith (Ed.) The Leadership Frontiers, Financial Times, Prentice-Hall, 2002.
  • “Nodal Organizational Designs in Silicon Valley,” in H. Osterle & R. Winter (Eds.), Business Engineering, Springer-Verlag, 2000.
  • “Flexible Recycling & High Technology Entrepreneurship” in M. Kenney (Ed.), Understanding Silicon Valley, Stanford University Press, 2000.
  • “Nurturing Learning Partnerships” in Goldsmith, Kaye & Shelton (Eds.) Learning Journeys, Davies-Black Publishing, 2000.


  • International Business: Organizational Innovation for Global Companies, EWMBA 258A
  • Statoil Project Executive Program
  • New Manager Boot Camp for Scientists and Engineers
  • Top Tech Program
  • The CIO Institute
  • Product Management Program

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