BA with Honors, Sociology & Social Administration, Hull University
MSc, Industrial Administration, Aston University
PhD, Organizational Behavior, Aston University
At Haas since 1986
1995 – present, Senior Lecturer, Haas School of Business
2006 – present, Faculty Director, Center for Executive Education, Haas School of Business
2009 – present, Advisory Board, Center for Teaching Excellence, 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.