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graduate: Faculty

Paul Fouts, PhD
Titles:
  • Dean Ageno School of Business
  • Professor
Department:
Business , Undergraduate
Campus:
San Francisco
  • 415-442-7026

Paul Fouts has been with GGU since 1995, recently serving as the Interim Dean for the Ageno School of Business. He served as Associate Dean of the school and as a Professor of Management for more than a decade, where he taught several of the University's leading strategic business, management, and technology-focused classes. He ís 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.

RESEARCH INTERESTS AND 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 AND 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

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Outstanding Service Award, 2009