Warren Boeker

Warren Boeker

Professor of Management
Douglas E. Olesen/Battelle Endowed Chair

PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1987
BS, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, 1978

Competition, corporate strategy, entrepreneurship, international business.

Positions Held
At the University of Washington since 1998
Visiting professor at London Business School (1996-98)
Associate Professor at Columbia University (1991-96)
Assistant Professor at Columbia University (1987-91)

Honors and Awards
Dean's Entrepreneurship Research Award (2003)
Global EMBA Excellence in Teaching Award (2003)
Core Teaching Team of the Year for Spring (2000)

Academic Service
Past editorial board member of:

Administrative Science Quarterly
Academy of Management Journal
Academy of Management Review
Strategic Management Journal
Journal of Business Venturing

Past chair of the Academy of Management's Organization and Management Theory Division

Selected Publications
"Parent Firm Effects on Founder Turnover: Parent Success, Founder Influence, and Founder Tenure," with B. Fleming, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Vol. 4, 2010, pp. 252-267.

“Old Technology Meets New Technology: Alliance Formation Between Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Firms,” with Frank Rothaermel, Strategic Management Journal, Vol. 29, January, 2008, pp. 47-77.

“New Venture Evolution and Managerial Capabilities,” with Robert Wiltbank, Organization Science, Vol. 16, March-April 2005, pp. 123-133.

"Bringing Managers into Theories of Multimarket Competition: CEOs and the Determinants of Market Entry,” with John Stephan, Peter Murmann, and Jerry Goodstein, Organization Science, Vol. 14, July-August 2003, pp. 403-421.

Selected Consulting Experience

Novartis and Merck, strategy development
General Electric, managing innovation
Microsoft, implementation of strategy

Contact Information

Office:567 Paccar Hall

Mailing Address

Foster School of Business
University of Washington
Box 353226
Seattle, WA 98195-3226

"Digitalization, deregulation, information technology and globalization are dramatically reshaping the economic landscape and leading to a proliferation of new economic entities: virtual organizations, net-based commerce, global consortia, etc. These changes - much like the move from an agrarian to an industrial economy a century ago - will create incredible opportunities for wealth creation in the near future."