George Shinkle

AGSM Fellow, Associate Professor

School of Management - PhD, Purdue University | MBA, Ball State University | BSc Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University


George Shinkle's research investigates strategic goal setting, strategic agility, strategy development, and strategy implementation - particularly in turbulent environments. George has dedicated much of his international business and academic career to understanding and analysing the strategic management of organisations. He facilitates courses in the AGSM Executive MBA and Executive Education programs. ​He integrates years of real-world experience with academic theory to provide relevant, yet evidence-based perspectives. George publishes in top tier journals, has been recognised for outstanding facilitation in AGSM programs, received the 2019 ANZAM Innovative Management Educator of the Year Award, and has received a prestigious 3-year ARC Research Award.

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About George

George Shinkle is an Associate Professor in the School of Management, UNSW Business School. He joined the Business School from Purdue University, where he received his PhD after successful careers in industry and business consulting. He is known for his ability to bring real-world context into the classroom.t.

George's research targets the nexus between strategic management and organisation theory - encompassing economic institutional theory, strategic choice theory, and aspirations (organisational goal-setting). George studies cross-country contexts to enlighten these topics. His research has been published in the Journal of International Business Studies, the Journal of World Business the Strategic Management Journal, the Journal of Business Venturing, the Journal of Business Ethics, Organizational Dynamics, and the Journal of Management.

George possesses a broad range of technical, management, and consulting experience from around the globe. Prior to beginning his doctoral studies, George worked at Ball Corporation, General Motors Corporation, and co-founded an international management and strategy consulting firm, Direction Associates, Inc. He has held engineering, manufacturing, customer liaison, program management, and business management positions. He was awarded the prestigious Boss Kettering Award and has three patents. He has co-authored a practitioner book on lean techniques in management.

He has consulted numerous businesses globally (America, Europe, Africa, and Asia). He has facilitated group activities on numerous topics including strategic planning, technology planning, competence assessment, lean manufacturing, lean management, and strategy implementation. He has coordinated numerous problem solving teams and collaborative groups and he has coached executives on leadership and strategy implementation.

George's academic degrees are a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University, an MBA from Ball State University, and a Ph.D. in Strategic Management from the Krannert Graduate School of Management at Purdue University.