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Phone: 206-543-1390
Fax: 206-543-3968

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

Resolve disputes and differences outside the court system. Both parties will win more and lose less.

Philip Kienast

Associate Professor Emeritus of Human Resource Management


PhD Michigan State University (1972)
MA Michigan State University (1966)
BA University of Notre Dame (1963)

Current Research

Role of skill tests in predicting career success, Impact of competition on value creation in negotiations

Positions Held

At the University of Washington, 1970-2011
Visiting professor at Banff Management Center in Alberta and at the University of Utah
Research associate at Brookings Institution, 1968-1970

Selected Publications

  1. Theory and Research in Conflict Management
    Book:Rahim, M.A., (1990). The Effect of Payoff Matrix Induced Competition on the Creation of Value in Negotiation. Greenwood Publishing Group pp. 77-85.
  2. The Effects of Lottery Incentive Programs on Performance
    Journal Article:Evans, K.M., Kienast, P., & Mitchekk, T.R., (1988). Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, Vol. 9(2), pp. 113-135.
  3. The Practice of Collective Bargaining
    Book:Beal, E., Wickersham, E., & Kienast, P.K., (1986). Irwin
  4. Employing Conjoint Analysis in Making Compensation Decisions
    Journal Article:Kienast, P., MacLachlan, D., McAlister, L., & Sampson, D., (1983). Personnel Psychology, Vol. 36(2), pp. 301–313.


American Arbitration Association and Federal Mediation Service, arbitrator and mediator

Honors and Awards

Fulbright Fellowship (1977) as senior research scholar at the Foundation for Business Administration in Delft, Netherlands

Academic Service

Associate Dean of the Undergraduate Program, 1992-1999