Teaching interests

Having taught at the University of Arizona, UCLA, as well as at several universities abroad, I am qualified to teach undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and executive courses on organizational behavior & management, entrepreneurship, technology innovation, strategy, and international management, among other topics.

I currently teach an undergraduate- and a PhD-level class on Organizational Theory at the University of Arizona's Eller College of Management. Previously, I have assisted in teaching an undergraduate-level Entrepreneurship class for the Department of Sociology at UCLA. In addition, I have independently instructed courses in English-language master’s and undergraduate programs abroad. For instance, I have designed and taught several graduate-level classes on International Management and Innovation & Organizational Creativity at Technical University Munich's Center for Technology in Society (Germany) beginning in 2007. I taught a doctoral-level course on Market-Oriented Strategy at Tecnológico de Monterrey's EGADE Business School (Mexico). Finally, I taught an undergraduate-level Entrepreneurship class at RWTH Aachen University's School of Business and Economics (Germany). 

Teaching interests:

  • Organizational theory
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Technology innovation
  • Strategy
  • International management



Schilke, Oliver, Martin Reimann, & Karen S. Cook. 2021. "Trust in social relations." Annual Review of Sociology, 47, 239-259.

Structural obfuscation

Schilke, Oliver, & Gabriel Rossman. 2018. "It's only wrong if it's transactional: moral perceptions of obfuscated exchange." American Sociological Review.

Legitimacy processes

Haack, Patrick, Oliver Schilke, & Lynne G. Zucker. 2021. "Legitimacy revisited: disentangling propriety, validity, and consensus." Journal of Management Studies.