Borje Saxberg

Borje Saxberg

Professor Emeritus of Management

PhD, University of Illinois, 1958
MS, University of Illinois, 1953
BS, Oregon State University, 1952
BA, Swedish School of Business Administration, Finland, 1950

Management of organizational creativity and innovation, design of organization structure, management of scientists and engineers.

Positions Held
At the University of Washington since 1957
Visiting professor at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France (1970-71)
Visiting associate professor at Syracuse University (1961)

Current Research
Management of creativity and innovation in a bureaucracy.

Honors and Awards
Leavey Award for Excellence in Private Enterprise Education (1995)
PhD Students Professor Exemplar (1963)
Ford Foundation Faculty Study Fellowship (1960-61)

Academic Service
Founding Director Program in Entrepreneurship and Innovation (PEI) (1990-1995)
Chairman of the Department of Management and Organization (1972-76, 1989-93)
Chairman of UW Faculty Senate (1981-82)
Secretary-treasurer of the Western Academy of Management (1975-84)
Visiting professor at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France (1970-71)
Associate Dean of graduate programs (1967-70)

Selected Publications
Managing High Technology, R.W. Mar and W.T. Newell (eds.), Elsevier Science Publishers, 1985.

"Isolates and Deviants in the United States and Japan: Productive Nonconformists or Costly Troublemakers?" with J. Hanke, Comparative Social Research, Vol. 8, 1985.

"The Action Research Model Applied to the Management of Interdisciplinary Research in University and Industrial Settings," R & D Management, Vol. 15, No. 1, 1985.

Personality and Leadership Behavior, with H.P. Knowles, Addison-Wesley, 1971.

Selected Consulting Experience
Rolls-Royce Limited and Short Brothers (UK), development training for managers of engineers and scientists.
Boeing, executive development and education

Contact Information

Office:309 Mackenzie Hall

Mailing Address

Foster School of Business
University of Washington
Box 353200
Seattle, WA 98195-3200

"Creativity and innovation in the global market provide the core of competitive advantage, but natural creativity comes from reviving the child in us. To gain this advantage in the bureaucracy requires the simultaneous existence of parallel organizations - one for execution and control, and one for creativity and innovation."