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Paul Skilton

Management, Information Systems, and Entrepreneurship

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Education

  • PhD (W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University)
  • MBA (Wallace E. Carroll Graduate School of Management, Boston College)
  • BA (University of California at Santa Cruz)

Paul Skilton

Dr. Skilton is an associate professor in the Department of Management, Information Systems and Entrepreneurship and resident at the WSU Tri-Cities campus where he teaches graduate and undergraduate strategic management courses and serves as the Faculty MBA director. Dr. Skilton's research is concerned with the management of innovation and change and particularly the question of how structural characteristics of economic systems hinder or facilitate innovation and adaptive change. His current work is focused on the effects of position in competition networks on product innovation and organizational change and on the ecologies of institutional entrepreneurship systems. He has published nearly 50 articles, many in leading journals, including the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, and Journal of Supply Chain Management. Dr. Skilton is currently a member of editorial boards for the Journal of Operations Management and Journal of Supply Chain Management and was formerly on the board of the Academy of Management Journal. Dr. Skilton has earned several honors for reviewing, including best reviewer for the Journal of Operations Management and a Best Paper award from Journal of Supply Chain Management.

Research Interests

competitive positioning
innovation
institutional change
network and systems theory
sustainability

Teaching Interests

management of innovation
strategic management
supply chain management

Journal Articles

  • Paul Skilton, Jill Purdy Authenticity, Power, and Pluralism: A Framework for Understanding Stakeholder Evaluations of Corporate Social Responsibility Activities Business Ethics Quarterly, 2017
  • Paul Skilton, Ednilson Bernades Competition network structure and product market entry Strategic Management Journal, 2015
  • Yusoon Kim, Thomas Choi, Paul Skilton Buyer-supplier embeddedness and patterns of innovation International Journal of Operations & Production Management, 2015
  • Paul Skilton Value Creation, Value Capture and Supply Chain Structure: Understanding Resource-Based Advantage in a Project-Based Industry Journal of Supply Chain Management, 2014
  • Paul Skilton, Z. Wu Governance Regimes for Protected Geographic Indicators: Impacts on Food Marketing Systems Journal of Macromarketing, 2013
  • William Nganje, Paul Skilton Food risks and type I & II errors International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, 2011
  • Paul Skilton Getting the reader to "I get it!": Clarification, differentiation and illustration Journal of Supply Chain Management, 2011
  • Paul Skilton, Kevin Dooley The effects of repeat collaboration on creative abrasion Academy of Management Review, 2010
  • Paul Skilton Does the human capital of teams of natural science authors predict citation frequency? Scientometrics, 2009
  • Paul Skilton Knowledge based resources, property based resources and supplier bargaining power in Hollywood motion picture projects Journal of Business Research, 2009
  • Paul Skilton, Jessica Robinson Traceability and normal accident theory: How does supply network complexity influence the traceability of adverse events? Journal of Supply Chain Management, 2009
  • Paul Skilton, Jesus Bravo Do social capital and project type vary across career paths in project-based work?: The case of Hollywood personal assistants Career Development International, 2008
  • Paul Skilton, David Forsyth, Otis White Interdependence and integration learning in student project teams: Do team project assignments achieve what we want them to? Journal of Marketing Education: JME/Cosponsored by the Western Marketing Educators Association and Marketing Division and Business Research Division, University of Colorado, Boulder, 2008
  • Paul Skilton Similarity, familiarity and access to elite work in Hollywood: Employer and employee characteristics in breakthrough employment Human Relations, 2008
  • Paul Skilton A comparative study of communal practice: Assessing the effects of taken-for-granted-ness on citation practice in scientific communities Scientometrics, 2006
  • Donald Conlon, Frederick Morgeson, Gerry McNamara, Robert Wiseman, Paul Skilton Examining the impact and role of special issue and regular journal articles in the field of management Academy of Management Journal, 2006
  • Paul Skilton Portable integration expertise and its implications for organizational flexibility and knowledge management International Journal of Organizational Analysis, 2003
  • Paul Skilton, Kevin Dooley Technological knowledge maturity, innovation and productivity International Journal of Operations & Production Management, 2002
  • Robert Wiseman, Paul Skilton Divisions and differences exploring publication preferences and productivity across management subfields Journal of Management Inquiry, 1999
  • Robert Wiseman, Paul Skilton Divisions and differences: Exploring publication preferences and productivity across management sub-fields Journal of Management Inquiry, 1999
  • Kevin Dooley, Paul Skilton, John Anderson Process knowledge bases: Understanding processes through cause and effect thinking Human Systems Management, 1998

    Books/Book Chapters

    • Book Chapter Paul Skilton Community and advantage in the effects industry
    • Book Chapter Paul Skilton Varieties of cooperative strategy in project based organizing: The case of international motion picture co-production
    • Book Chapter Paul Skilton Contextualizing the relationship between competitive advantage and communal practice: The case of the visual effects industry
    • Book Chapter Paul Skilton, Bob Wiseman, Bill Glick, A Rahim Managing for impact in business research programs: Scope and collaboration
    • Book Chapter Paul Skilton, Vicki Smith-Daniels Evaluating the capability formation potential of integrated project teams

      Presentations

      • Steven Andrew Creek, Arrvvind Sahaym, Paul Skilton How Does Network Centrality Affect Firm Performance in Emerging Markets?

        Conference Proceedings

        • Paul Skilton, E. Bernardes, M. Li, Steven Creek Cooperation And Competition Networks The Academy of Management
        • Paul Skilton, Jesus Bravo "Employment Transition Intention: Opportunity, Personality and the Perception of Risk" The Academy of Management
        • Paul Skilton, Jill Purdy Institutional complexity and the authenticity of corporate social responsibility initiatives Best Paper Proceedings of the 2014 Academy of Management Meeting
        • Paul Skilton, L. Mahony, T. Rimac Regulatory Institutional Entrepreneurship: The USDA and the Promotion of Regional Food Hubs The Academy of Management
        • Paul Skilton Supply Chain governance in a creative industry: Offshore sourcing of special and visual effects Academy of Management 2008 Annual Meeting: The Questions We Ask, AOM 2008
        • Paul Skilton Standardizing special effects: Population level learning in project based production Proceedings of the OLKC7 Conference
        • Paul Skilton The performance implications of shared experience across creative project teams Proceedings of the OLKC conference (University of Warwick)
        • Paul Skilton All periphery, all the time: What citation analysis tells us about knowing and learning in science? Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Organizational Learning and Knowledge: A Passion for Learning, University of Trento
        • Paul Skilton Producing Projects, Assembling Teams: Evidence of Learning among Hollywood Producers Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Organizational Learning and Knowledge Management: New Directions, Lancaster University
        • Paul Skilton Learning to be situated: Portable integration expertise and its implications for organizational flexibility and knowledge management Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Organizational Learning and Knowledge Management: New Directions, University of Western Ontario
        • Paul Skilton Portable integration expertise as the foundation of flexible integration capability: A meso theory Proceedings of the Midwest Academy of Management Meetings
        • Vicki Smith-Daniels, Paul Skilton Rethinking the design of student project teams: Balancing cost and learning Proceedings of the Decision Sciences Institute Conference
        • Vicki Smith-Daniels, Paul Skilton Accomplishing important objectives in new product development teams: Dynamic team capability or self-fulfilling prophecy? Proceedings of the Decision Sciences Institute Conference
        • Vikas Anand, Paul Skilton Organizational transactive memory systems and firm performance Proceedings of the Institute for Applied Business Management