School of Business Faculty

Paul Collins

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Paul Collins

EDUCATION
Ph.D. 1986  Sociology (Occupations and Organizations), Rutgers University
M.A. 1976 Sociology, University of Oklahoma
B.A. 1974 Sociology, University of Oklahoma

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Technology and Innovation Management, Organization Theory and Design, Connectivity, Distributed Teams, Innovation Adoption and Implementation, Organizational Change, Knowledge Management, Work and Occupations

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS
1997 - Associate Professor, Management and Organizations, UW Bothell School of Business
1990 - 1997 – Assistant Professor, Management and Organizations, UW Seattle School of Business
1985 - 1990 – Assistant Professor, Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management, Krannert School of Management, Purdue University

VISITING APPOINTMENTS
2011 –  Visiting Professor, Faculty of Economics, University of Torino, Torino Italy.
2005 / 2008 – Visiting Scholar, Department of Management and International Business, University of Auckland Business School, Auckland New Zealand.
2003 – Visiting Scholar, Ehime University, Matsuyama, Japan.
2001 – Visiting Scholar, National Institute of Science and Technology Policy (NISTEP), Tokyo, Japan.

AWARDS
Graduate School Research Fellowship, University of Washington, 1995.
Best Paper in Organization and Management Theory, Academy of Management, 1992.
Honorable Mention Paper in Technology and Innovation Management, Academy of Management, 1992.
John W. Riley, Jr. Prize in Sociology, Rutgers University and John Wiley Press, 1983.

RESEARCH FUNDING (SELECTED)
Sociotechnical Designs for 2020 R&D Enterprises: Accelerating Innovation by Emergently Leveraging Global Distributed Knowledge, Human Capital, and Digital Assets,” Fondation CIGREF (Paris), 2013. $51,000

Connectivity and Distributed Team PerformanceUniversity of Auckland Research Grant (Co-Principal Investigator with Darl Kolb, University of Auckland), 2007-2011. $40,000

Knowledge and the Survival of Manufacturing Plants,” Graduate School Fund, The Graduate School, University of Washington (16 awards granted yearly, University-wide competition), 1995. $9,000

Effective Organization Structure and Change Implementation Strategies for the Factory of the Future,” (with Cynthia Lengnick-Hall), Computer Integrated Design, Manufacturing, and Automation Center (CIDMAC), School of Engineering, Purdue University, 1984. $125,000

Socio-technical Determinants of Process Innovation,” Dissertation research funded by National Science Foundation, Center on Productivity and Innovation, Rutgers University, and Center for Innovation, University of Maryland, 1981-83. $25,000

BOOKS
Sociotechnical Designs for 2020 R&D Enterprises: Accelerating Innovation by Emergently Leveraging Global Distributed Knowledge, Human Capital, and Digital Assets, Paris: SpringerBriefs in Information Systems (with Ann Majchrzak, forthcoming).

ARTICLES  / BOOK CHAPTERS (PEER REVIEW, SELECTED)
States of Connectivity: New Questions and New Directions” (with Darl Kolb and Arran Caza), Organization Studies, 33 (2), 2012.

Innovation in Distributed Teams: The Duality of Connectivity Norms and Human Agency“ (with Darl Kolb), In Julia Richardson and Clare Kelliher (Eds.), New Ways of Organizing Work: Developments, Perspectives and Experiences. London: Routledge (2012).

Managing Personal Connectivity: Finding Flow for Regenerative Knowledge Creation” (with Darl Kolb), Chapter 6 in Pauleen, D.J. & Gorman, G. (eds.) Personal Knowledge Management: Individual, Organizational and Social Perspectives. Gower Publishing, UK ( 2011).

Requisite Connectivity: Finding Flow in a Not-So-Flat World,” (with Darl G. Kolb, E. Allan Lind), Organizational Dynamics, 37 (2): 181-189, 2008.

Early Simultaneous Influence of Manufacturing Across Stages of the Product Development Process:  Impact on Time and Cost,” (with Frank Hull), International Journal of Innovation Management, 2003, 6 (1), 1-24.

Flexibility and Standardization: Test of a Contingency Model of Product Design-Manufacturing Integration,” (with Jeffrey K. Liker and Frank M. Hull), The Journal of Product Innovation Management, 1999, 16 (2): 248-267.

Programmable Automation and the Locus of Decision-making Power,” (with Lori Verstegen Ryan and Sharon Matusik), Journal of Management, 1999, 25 (1): 29-53.

Profiles of Leaders, Followers and Laggards in Programmable Automation Adoption,” IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 1996, 43 (3): 285-296.

Composite Forms of Organization as a Strategy for Concurrent Engineering Effectiveness,” (with Frank M. Hull and Jeffrey K. Liker), IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 1996, 43 (2): 133-142.

Limits of Multiple Group Membership In R&D Project Groups,” (with Philippe H. R. Byosiere and Mary Correa), Hitotshubashi Journal of Commerce and Management, 1995, 30 (1): 47-61.

The Impact of Knowledge on the Survival of American Manufacturing Plants” (with Jerald Hage, Frank Hull & Jay Teachman), Social Forces, 1993, 72 (1): 223-246.

Variables Affecting Pharmacists' Willingness to Accept Third-party Prescription Contracts: A Conjoint Analysis” (with Sheryl L. Szeinbach, Steve W. Schondelmeyer, & Holly L. Mason), Journal of Health Care Marketing, 1990, 10 (3): 45-50.

Organizational and Technological Predictors of Change in Automaticity” (with Jerald Hage & Frank M. Hull), Academy of Management Journal, 1988, 31 (3): 512-543.

Implications of Computer Aided Design for Work and Performance” (with Donald C. King), Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 1988, 24 (2): 173-190.

A Framework for Analyzing Technical Systems in Complex Organizations” (with Jerald Hage & Frank M. Hull), Pp. 81-100 in Samuel Bacharach and Nancy DiTomaso (Eds.), Research in Sociology of Organizations, 1988, V6. Greenwich, CT: JAI Press.
 
High-Technology Batch Production Systems:  Woodward's Missing Type” (with Frank Hull). Academy of Management Journal, 1987, 30 (4): 786-797.

Technology and Span of Control: Woodward Revisited” (with Frank Hull), Journal of Management Studies, 1986, 23 (2): 173-194.

A Quantitative Assessment of Changes in Work Activities Resulting from Computer-Assisted Design” (with Ann Majchrzak & David Mandeville), Behavior and Information Technology, 1986, 5 (3): 259-271.

PROCEEDINGS (PEER REVIEW, SELECTED)
Loosening the Gordian Knot:  Technological Innovation, Occupational Inertia and Change,” Pp. 170-174 in J.L. Wall and L.R. Jauch (Eds.), 1992, Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings.

Programmable Automation and the Locus of Decision-making Power” (with Lori Verstegen), Pp. 364-368 in J.L. Wall and L.R. Jauch (Eds.), 1992, Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings.

PRESENTATIONS AT RESEARCH CONFERENCES (PEER REVIEW, SELECTED)
2013 “Hyper-connectivity: How Choice, Responsiveness Norms and Technology Do (and Don’t) Matter,” (with Darl Kolb), Organization Communication and Information Systems (OCIS) Division, Academy of Management Annual Meetings.

2012 “Requisite Connectivity in Distributed Teams Engaged in Exploitative and Explorative Innovation,” (with Darl Kolb), All-Academy Symposium on Connectivity and Disconnectivity in Contemporary Work Arrangements, Academy of Management Annual Meetings.

2012 “Adaptive Leadership and Performance in Distributed Teams: Addressing ‘Wicked’ Environments,” (with Young Hun Ji, Darl Kolb, Arran Caza), Organizational Behavior Division, 2012 Academy of Management Annual Meetings.

2011 “Innovation in Distributed Teams: The Duality of Connectivity Norms and Human Agency“ (with Darl Kolb), Cross-division Symposium on New Ways of Organizing Work: Developments, Perspectives and Experiences (Human Resources, Organizational Communication and Information Systems, and Organizational Behavior Divisions). Organizers: Julia Richardson and Clare Kelliher, Academy of Management Annual Meetings.

2009 “Creative Connectivity: Finding Flow for Regeneration and Innovation” (with Darl Kolb), 25th European Group and Organization Studies (EGOS) Colloquium, Barcelona.

2007 “In Search of Requisite Connectivity” (with Darl Kolb and Allan Lind), Second International Conference on Management of Globally Distributed Work, Bangalore, India.

2004  “A Replication and Extension of the Composite Model of Concurrent Engineering Effectiveness” (with Frank Hull), Academy of Management Annual Meeting, New Orleans.

PRESENTATIONS (INVITED, SELECTED)
2011  “Embracing the Innovation Paradox,” Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California.

2009 “Requisite Connectivity and Team Performance: Initial Findings from a Global Study” (with Darl Kolb), Fuqua School of Business, Duke University.

2009 “Organizing for Innovation,” Guest Lecturer, Management of Innovation, Executive MBA, Eli Broad College of Business, Michigan State University.

2009 “Toward Innovation Systems That Matter” (with Frank Hull), Conference on Revitalizing Innovation in America, Eli Broad College of Business, Michigan State University, Strategy Research Institute and Society for Concurrent Product Development (co-sponsors), MSU Executive Education Center.

2009 “Requisite Connectivity and Team Performance: Initial Findings from a Global Study” (with Darl Kolb), Microsoft Research, Cambridge, England.

2009 “Requisite Connectivity and Team Performance: Initial Findings from a Global Study” (with Darl Kolb), Judge School of Business, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England.

2008 “Finding Connective Flow in Distributed Product Development Teams” (with Darl Kolb), Department of Management and International Business, University of Auckland Business School.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Ph.D.: Sociological Models of the Firm (UWS); Organization Theory and Design (Purdue), Research Methods in Organization Studies (Purdue)

MBA: Creativity and Innovation (UWB), Technology and Innovation Management (UWB), Organization Design (Purdue; UWS), Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation (Purdue; UWS)

Executive Education: Organizations and Innovation (Vertafore), Management of Change (Tacoma Public Utilities), Organization Design and Technology Implementation (FAA), Management of Innovation (Purdue)

Undergraduate: Creative and Innovative Management (UWB), Management of Organizations (UWB), Managing Innovation (UWB), Essentials of Venturing (UWB/ELC), Organizational Behavior (Purdue)

UNIVERSITY SERVICE (SELECTED)

UW Bothell School of Business
Co-Chair, Task Force on Faculty Governance, School of Business, 2013
Co-Chair, Task Force on Revising the Charter for The Entrepreneurship Center, 2011
Chair, Committee on Entrepreneurship Concentration, 2010
Co-Chair, Faculty Personnel Committee, 2007-08
Chair, MBA Admissions Committee, 2006-08
Chair, Undergraduate Admissions Committee, 2005-06
Chair, Task Force on Assessment of Student Learning, 2004

UW Bothell
Director Business Administration Program, Search Committee, 2008-09
Task Force on Technology and Teaching Innovation, 2008-09
Task Force on Academic Integrity, 2003-04
Senator, UW Faculty Senate, 2002-03,2006-08
Chancellor and Dean of UWB, Search Committee, 1998-99
Chair, General Faculty Organization, 1998-99
Vice-Chair, General Faculty Organization, 1997-98
Chair, Faculty Council on Promotion and Tenure, 1998-99
Building Advisory Committee (New Campus), 1998-99
Chair, Worthington Distinguished Faculty Award Committee, 1997-99

UWS
Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Founding Member), 1993-95

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE (SELECTED)

Associate Editor, Organization Communication and Information Systems (OCIS) Division, Academy of Management Annual Meetings, 2013.

Conference Co-organizer (with Frank Hull & John Miller): Conference on Revitalizing Innovation in America, Eli Broad College of Business, Michigan State University, Strategy Research Institute and Society for Concurrent Product Development (co-sponsors), MSU Executive Education Center, 2009.

Conference Co-organizer (with Frank Hull & Jerry Kardas): Conference on Cost-effective Innovation, Strategy Research Institute and Society for Concurrent Product Development (co-sponsors), Boston University Executive Education Center, 2007.

Executive Committee (elected position), Technology and Innovation Management Division, Academy of Management, 1994-96.

AD HOC REVIEWER
Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Journal of Operations Management, Journal of Work and Occupations
Management Science, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal

RESEARCH AND CONSULTING PARTNERSHIPS
Applied Materials, Cummins Engine (Technical Services Center), DaimlerChrysler, Ingersoll-Rand, Intel, Konica, Logitech, Lucent Technologies (Wireless Division), Microsoft, Mitsubishi Materials, Motorola (Corporate R&D / Digital Networks), NEC, Novellus Systems, Philips Health Care, Purdue University (Business Services Division), PwC, Rolls-Royce Corporation (Aerospace), Siemens Corporation (USA), Stanley Works, Steelcase, Sun Microsystems, U.S. Army Research, Development & Engineering Center (ARDEC), Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates.