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Birnbaum-More, Philip H.

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Professor, Department of Management & Organization
Marshall School of Business
Office: HOH714
Phone: (213) 740-0744

Professor Philip H. B. More is widely known for his research on strategy implementation in international contexts, particularly in services and high technology industries. This work focuses on strategy formulation in fast cycle and regulated industries and how these strategies are implemented through structure and organizational processes.  He is currently finishing a manuscript documenting 10 years of research, Managing Technology Strategically in the Pacific Rim: A Cross-National Comparison of the U.S., Japan, and Korea.

A former visiting scholar at Seoul National University (1996) and Tokyo University (1992), Prof. Phillip H. B. More has also received a Fulbright-Hays fellowship from the U.S. Government for research in Hong Kong and from the National Science Foundation for his dissertation (1981-2). In 2001 he was named one of the top scholars in the world on management in greater China by the Journal of Business Research.


  • Ph.D. (Business, Engineering), University of Washington, 1975
  • B.A. (Psychology, Math), University of California, Berkeley, 1965

Selected Publications:

  • Park, M. H., Lim, W. J., Birnbaum-More, P. H. (2008). The effect of multi-knowledge individuals on performance in cross-functional new product development teams. To appear in Journal of Product Innovation Management, 24.
  • Chung, I. K., Kwak, S., Birnbaum-More, P. H. (2001). Factors Influencing New Product Development in High-Tec Industry: A Cross-National Study. Management Information Research (in Korean), 11, 63-89.
  • Birnbaum-More, P. H., Wong, G.Y. Y. (1998). Organization structure of multinational banks in Hong Kong from a culture-free perspective. In Pugh, D. (Ed.), Classic Research in Management Series: The Aston Programme Volume II (ch. 16). Aldershot.
  • Wong, G. Y. Y., Birnbaum-More, P. H. (1998). Culture context, and structure: A test on multinational banks in Hong Kong. In Pugh, D. (Ed.), Classic Research in Management Series: The Aston Programme - Volume II (ch. 21). Aldershot.
  • Birnbaum-More, P. H., Wong, G.Y. Y., Nils-Goran, O. (1995). Managerial Values in the People's Republic of China and Hong Kong. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 26(2), 255-273.
  • Wong, G. Y. Y., Birnbaum-More, P. H. (1994). Culture Context, and Structure: A Test on Multimational banks in Hong Kong. Organization Studies, 15(1), 99-123.
  • Birnbaum-More, P. H. (1991). Competitive Advantage and the Basis of Competition. In Sai, F. (Ed.), Comparative Advantage Studies Under Economic Openness. Beijing.
  • Birnbaum-More, P. H., Farh, J. L., Wong, G.Y. Y. (1986). The Job Characteristics Model in Hong Kong. Journal of Applied Psychology, 71(4), 598-605.
  • Birnbaum-More, P. H., Wong, G.Y. Y. (1985). Organization Structure of Multinational Banks in Hong Kong from a Culture-Free Perspective. Administrative Science Quarterly, 30(2), 262-277.

Honors and Awards:

  • Invited Member of the International Association of Chinese Management Research Group, Chinese University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong. (2002).
  • Top Management Scholar of Greater China (#14 in World), Journal of Business Research. (1978 - 2001).
  • Research Directory of Hong Kong Studies, University of Hong Kong Centre of Asian Studies. (1996).