Charles Hill

Charles Hill

Professor of Management and Organization
Hughes M. and Katherine G. Blake Endowed Professor in Business Administration

PhD, University of Manchester 1983
BS, University of Manchester 1979

Strategy, international business, micro-economics

Positions Held
At the University of Washington since 1988
Assistant professor, Michigan State University (1986-88)
Visiting professor, Texas A&M (1985-86)
Lecturer, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (1983-86)

Current Research
Strategy in industries best by rapid technological change
Strategy making in the face of uncertainty and complexity

Honors and Awards
Charles E. Summer Outstanding Teaching Award (2008)
MBA Core Professor of the Quarter for Autumn (2007)
TMMBA Excellence in Teaching Award (2003, 2006, 2007, 2008)
MBA Elective Professor of the Quarter for Autumn (2003)
Dean's Entrepreneurship Research Award (1999)
Wells Fargo Faculty Award (1997)
EMBA Excellence in Teaching Award (1994-97, 2007)
Burlington Northern Foundation Achievement Award for Scholarship (1990)

Academic Service
Consulting editor of the Academy of Management Review (1993-96).

Selected Publications
International Business: Competing in the Global Market Place, Sixth Edition, McGraw-Hill, 2005.

Strategic Management: An Integrated Approach, with G.R. Jones, Sixth Edition, Houghton Mifflin, 2004.

"The Performance of Incumbent Firms in the Face of Radical Technological Change," with F.T. Rothaermel, Academy of Management Review, Vol. 28, No. 2, 2003, pp 257-277.

"Tacit Knowledge as a Source of Competitive Advantage in the NBA," with S. Berman and J. Down, Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 45, No. 1, 2002, pp. 13-32.

Selected Consulting Experience
Consulting clients have included:

ATL (now part of Philips Medical Systems)
B.F. Goodrich
Seattle City Light
Thompson Financial Services

Contact Information

Office:518 Paccar Hall

Mailing Address

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

"Countries differ in their cultures, political systems, economic systems, legal systems, and levels of economic development. Despite all the talk about the emerging global village and despite the trends toward globalization of markets and production, many of these differences are very profound and enduring."