Charles Snow

Professor Emeritus of Business Administration
Department: Management and Organization
Office: 428 Business Building
Phone: 814-865-1789
Fax: 814-863-7261
Member of Faculty Since: 1974


Professor Snow is a native Californian who has been at Penn State since 1974. During his career, he has taught students and executives in the United States and in more than 25 countries in Europe, Asia, and South America. He has been a visiting professor at The Amos Tuck School (Dartmouth College), Norwegian School of Management, and University of Oregon. Currently, he is a Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne and a Visiting Researcher at the Interdisciplinary Center for Organizational Architecture at the University of Aarhus, Denmark. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Management and is listed in the Who's Who in the Management Sciences, Great Writers on Organizations, and The IEBM Handbook of Management Thinking. During March-June 2012, he will be the Fulbright-Hall Chair in Entrepreneurship at the Vienna University of Economics and Business.

Current Research

Professor Snow is currently working in two research areas: collaborative innovation and organization design. He will teach a course on innovation management at Vienna University in 2012 and will speak on the topic of collaborative innovation at universities in Finland, Russia, and other European countries. He is the Founding Co-Editor of a new open access journal, the Journal of Organization Design, and in that capacity he is performing a variety of activities to publish the inaugural issue in February 2012. 


Innovation Management, Organization Design, New Organizational Forms

Publication List

Charles C. Snow and Scott A. Snell, "Strategic Human Resource Management", Oxford Handbook of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, December 2010,

Raymond E. Miles, Grant Miles, Charles C. Snow, Oystein D. Fjeldstad, and Christopher Lettl, "Designing Organizations to Meet 21st Century Opportunities and Challenges", Organizational Dynamics, Spring 2010,

Charles C. Snow, Oystein D. Fjeldstad, Christopher Lettl, and Raymond E. Miles, "Organizing Continuous Product Development and Commercialization: The Collaborative Community of Firms Model", Journal of Product Innovation Management, Winter 2010,

Wayne S. DeSarbo, Peter Ebbes, Duncan K.H. Fong, and Charles C. Snow, "Revisiting Customer Value Analysis in a Heterogeneous Market", Journal of Modeling in Management, Winter 2010,

Raymond E. Miles, Grant Miles, Charles C. Snow, Kirsimarja Blomqvist, and Hector Rocha, "The I-Form Organization", California Management Review, Summer 2009,

Oystein D. Fjeldstad, Charles C. Snow, Raymond E. Miles, and Christopher Lettl, "The Architecture of Collaboration: Organizing Resources Among Large Sets of Actors", Strategic Management Journal, Summer 2009,

Media Mention

RETROSPECTIVE: Raymond Miles and Charles Snow's Organizational Strategy, Structure, and Process,  Academy of Management Executive


Journal of Organization Design

Strategic Management Journal


Postdoctoral Fellowship, Organizational Research Training Program, Stanford University, 1973

Ph.D., Business Administration, University of California, Berkeley, 1972

B.S., Business Management, San Diego State University, 1967


MGMT 471, Strategic Management

MGMT 301H, Principles of Management (Honors)

MGMT 100, Principles of Management (Non-Business Students)