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Charles Hill
Office: 538
Phone: 206-543-4867
Fax: 206-685-9392

Curriculum vitae:

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.

Charles Hill

Professor Emeritus of Management and Organization


PhD University of Manchester (1983)
BS University of Manchester (1979)

Academic Expertise

competitive strategy
mergers and acquisitions
strategic alliances

Current Research

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

Positions Held

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

Selected Publications

  1. International Business: Competing in the Global Market Place
    Book:Hill, C.W.L., (2005). McGraw-Hill
  2. Strategic Management: An Integrated Approach
    Book:Hill, C.W.L, & Jones, G.R., (2004).
  3. The Performance of Incumbent Firms in the Face of Radical Technological Change
    Journal Article:Hill, C.W.L., & Rothaermel, F.T., (2003). Academy of Management Review, Vol. 28(2), pp. 257-274.
  4. Tacit Knowledge as a Source of Competitive Advantage in the NBA
    Journal Article:Berman, S.L., Down, J., & Hill, C.W.L., (2002). Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 45(1), pp. 13-32.
  5. Stakeholder Agency Theory
    Journal Article:Hill, C.W., & Jones, T.M., (1992). Journal of Management Studies, Vol. 29(2), pp. 131-154.


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

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, 1994-1997, & 2007
Burlington Northern Foundation Achievement Award for Scholarship, 1990

Academic Service

Consulting editor of the Academy of Management Review, 1993-1996