Paul Fouts, PhD

Title(s):
Professor
Dean Emeritus, Ageno School of Business
School(s):
Business, Undergraduate
415-442-7026
Campus(es):
San Francisco
Paul Fouts

Dr. Paul Fouts served as Dean of the Ageno School of Business from 2011 to 2016. He has been with GGU since 1995, previously serving as an Associate Dean of the school and a Professor of Management. Dean Fouts has taught several of the University's leading strategic business, management, and technology-focused classes. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the Moskowitz Prize for outstanding research in socially responsible corporate performance, International Journal of Commerce and Management's Emerald Literati Best Paper of the Year Award and Golden Gate University's Outstanding Service Award and Outstanding Scholarship of Teaching Award.

Fouts' research on competitive strategies, corporate environmental performance, profitability, resource-based perspectives, technology and integrated manufacturing planning and control topics has been published in numerous research journals, including the International Journal of Commerce and Management and Academy of Management Journal. He has presented on several business-related topics at business and management conferences across the country including the Strategic Management Society Summits and Meetings and the Western Organization and Management Teaching Conferences.

After receiving his PhD in management at the University of Oregon, Fouts began his two-decade long academic career at Sonoma State University in 1991. Prior to his academic career, he spent nearly 20 years in business leadership roles focused on marketing, merchandising and product line planning, development and buying at companies including Hewlett-Packard, Buckley & Associates / Marin Mountain Bikes, Jane Klein, Inc., Circa Corporation, and Topps & Trowsers.


COURSES TAUGHT

DBA 806
Strategy and International Business
DBA 822
Economics for Managers
DBA 853
Management of Innovation and Technology
MGT 210
Management Theory and Communication
MGT 362
Developing Strategies for Competitive Advantage
EMBA 325
Management and Communications

RESEARCH INTERESTS & AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

  • Inter-organizational Relations and Cooperative Strategy Global Strategy
  • Management of Innovation and Technology
  • Organizational Learning
  • Change and Strategic Performance
  • Corporate Environmentalism

EDUCATION

  • BA, (Dramatic Art) University of California, Berkeley
  • MBA, (Management) Sonoma State University
  • PhD, (Management) University of Oregon

PROFESSIONAL & TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • 1996 - Present: Full-time Faculty, Golden Gate University
  • New Product Lab, Hewlett-Packard
  • General Manager, Marin Mountain Bikes
  • VP Marketing, Circa Corporation
  • Buyer, Topps & Trowsers

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS


HONORS & AWARDS

  • Outstanding Service Award, 2009