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 receiving a distinguished teaching award at Purdue University's Krannert School of Management.
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, 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.