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Todd H. Chiles

Associate Professor Emeritus
Office Hours: 
Monday: 12:00 pm-12:00 pm
Wednesday: 12:00 pm-12:00 pm

A member of the Academy of Management and the Strategic Management Society, Professor Chiles teaches strategizing, organizing and enterprising, as well as research methods. His teaching has been recognized as an O'Brien Teaching Excellence Award finalist. His research interests are in entrepreneurship, organization and process theory, and their intersection. His work in these areas explores processes such as novelty creation and commercialization, industry emergence and evolution, and market order and upheaval. His research has been funded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and has appeared in leading scholarly journals such as Academy of Management Review, Organization StudiesJournal of Management Studies, and Organization Science. Prior to academe, he worked eight years in new product development as an R&D engineer, project manager, market planner, and competitive strategist in organizations ranging from large multinationals to medium-size spinoffs to small firms.


Ph.D. University of Oregon, 1996.


Journal Articles

Gupta, V. K., Chiles, T. H., and McMullen, J. S. (2016). "A process perspective on evaluating and conducting effectual entrepreneurship research." Academy of Management Review, 41(3): 540-544.

Nair, A., Yan, T., Ro, Y. K, Oke, A., Chiles, T. H., and Lee, S-Y. (2016). “How environmental innovations emerge and proliferate in supply networks: A complex adaptive systems perspective.” Journal of Supply Chain Management, 52(2): 66-86. (Special Topic Forum Editors: Gideon Markman and Daniel Krause).

Chiles, T. H., Elias, S. R. S. T. A., Zarankin, T. G., and Vultee, D. M. (2013). “The kaleidic world of entrepreneurs: Building and grounding a metaphor for creative imagination.” Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management, 8(3): 276-307. (Special Issue Editors: Ann Cunliffe and Karen Locke).

Chiles, T. H., Tuggle, C. S., McMullen, J. S., Bierman, L., and Greening, D. W. (2010). "Dynamic creation: Extending the radical Austrian approach to entrepreneurship." Organization Studies, 31(1): 7-46.

Chiles, T. H., Vultee, D. M., Gupta, V. K., Greening, D. W., and Tuggle, C. S. (2010). "The philosophical foundations of a radical Austrian approach to entrepreneurship." Journal of Management Inquiry, 19(2): 138-164.

Chiles, T. H., Gupta, V. K., and Bluedorn, A. C. (2008). "On Lachmannian and effectual entrepreneurship: A rejoinder to Sarasvathy and Dew." Organization Studies, 29(2): 247-253.

Chiles, T. H., Bluedorn, A. C., and Gupta, V. K. (2007). "Beyond creative destruction and entrepreneurial discovery: A radical Austrian approach to entrepreneurship." Organization Studies, 28(4): 467-493.

Chiles, T. H., Meyer, A. D., and Hench, T. J. (2004). "Organizational emergence: The origin and transformation of Branson, Missouri's musical theaters." Organization Science, 15(5): 499-519.

Chiles, T. H. (2003). "Process theorizing: Too important to ignore in a kaleidic world." Academy of Management Learning & Education, 2(3): 288-291.

Chiles, T. H. and Meyer, A. D. (2001). "Managing the emergence of clusters: An increasing returns approach to strategic change." Emergence, 3(3): 58-89.

Chiles, T. H. and Choi, T. Y. (2000). "Theorizing TQM: An Austrian and evolutionary economics interpretation." Journal of Management Studies, 37(2): 185-212.

Chiles, T. H. and McMackin, J. F. (1996). "Integrating variable risk preferences, trust, and transaction cost economics." Academy of Management Review, 21(1): 73-99.

Elias, S. R. S. T. A., Chiles, T. H., Duncan, C. M., and Vultee, D. M. (forthcoming). “The aesthetics of entrepreneurship: How arts entrepreneurs and their customers co-create aesthetic value.” Organization Studies. (Special Issue Editors: Daniel Hjorth, Antonio Strati, Elke Weik, and Sarah Drakopoulou Dodd).

Book Chapters

Horner, S. V., Chiles, T. H., and Lam, L. W. (2007). "Entrepreneurship in the experience economy: The evolution of the Hard Rock Cafe." In R. A. Ajami & M. M. Bear (eds.), The Global Enterprise: Entrepreneurship and Value Creation: 137-165. New York: Routledge Press.

Chiles, T. H., Elias, S. R. S. T. A., and Li, Q. (2017). “Entrepreneurship as process.” In A. Langley and H. Tsoukas (eds.), The Sage Handbook of Process Organization Studies: 432-450. London: Sage Publications.