Joseph Picken, PhD

Clinical Professor
Organizations, Strategy and International Management
PhD, The University of Texas at Arlington, 1995
MBA, Dartmouth College, 1966
BA, Dartmouth College, 1965
Executive Education
Management of Innovation
BPS 6310 Strategic Management
OB 6301 Organizational Behavior
Certificate Entrepreneurial Development Series
Certificate Strategic Leadership

ENTP 6370 Entrepreneurship
ENTP 6378 Managing the Emerging Enterprise
ENTP 6380 Entrepreneurial Marketing
ENTP 6385 Entrepreneurial Business Strategies
ENTP 6390 Business Model Innovation
ENTP 6392 Entrepreneurship in the Social Sector
ENTP 6395 Seminar – Topics in Entrepreneurship
ENTP 6398 The Entrepreneurial Experience

Strategic Management
BPS 6310 Strategic Management

Organizational Behavior
Cohort MBA Teamwork & Leadership Skills
OB 6301 Organizational Behavior
OB 6231 Power & Politics in Organizations
OB 6321 Principles of Leadership
Current / Recent Research
Competitor identification/competitor intelligence
Leveraging human capital
Awards and Recognition
Runner-up, 1996 Academy of Management Business Policy and Strategy Best Dissertation Award
Professional Organizations
Academy of Management
Strategic Management Society
Financial Executives Institute
Dr. Picken has been a member of the faculty of the School of Management at The University of Texas at Dallas since 2001. He serves as the Executive Director of the Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at UT Dallas (IIE) and teaches graduate courses in Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Strategic Management and Organizational Behavior. From 1997-2001, Dr. Picken taught at Southern Methodist University. Over the past ten years, Dr. Picken and his colleagues at UT Dallas have built a leading academic program in innovation and entrepreneurship with more than 1000 students currently enrolled in 18 graduate and undergraduate courses. In October 2009, the Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship was recognized as one of the top programs in the nation by the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers, complementing the 2008 recognition as a Tech Titan for outstanding leadership in support of the North Texas technology community. The Institute’s Innovation Opportunity Camp for high school students was a Finalist in both 2010 and 2011 in the competition for the Tech Titan of the Future award. He is the author with Gregory Dess of two books, Mission Critical: The Seven Strategic Traps that Derail Even the Smartest Companies (Irwin/McGraw Hill, 1997) and Beyond Productivity: How Leading Companies Achieve Superior Performance by Leveraging Their Human Capital (AMACOM Books, 1999). He has published numerous articles in trade and professional journals. Dr. Picken’s business and consulting career spans more than 30 years. He has held CEO or COO positions in two NASDAQ companies, served as CFO of major operating units of several Fortune 200 corporations, and has led two initial public offerings and several successful turnarounds. His industry experience includes electronics and heavy equipment manufacturing, transportation, aviation services, equipment leasing, computer hardware/software and government contracting. Dr. Picken has headed his own management consulting firm since 1986. Joseph C. Picken & Associates provides strategy, marketing, operations management and turnaround management consulting services to firms across a broad range of manufacturing and service industries. The firm focuses primarily on the unique challenges of emerging growth firms in high technology industries. Over the past 23 years, the firm has successfully completed more than 80 consulting engagements for more than 60 clients.
Published Works
List of Published Works