Oliver Schilke

Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations
Assistant Professor of Sociology (by courtesy)


Ph.D. in Sociology, UCLA, 2014
M.A. in Sociology, UCLA, 2010
Ph.D. in Management (Dr. rer. pol.), Witten Herdecke University, 2007
M.Sc. in Management (Diplom-Kaufmann), HHL – Leipzig Graduate School of Management, 2003

Areas of Expertise

  •  Trust 
  •  Organizational routines/capabilities
  •  Institutional theory
  •  Social cognition
  •  Collaborations (including strategic alliances)

Recent Journal Publications

Schilke, Oliver, & Gabriel Rossman. Forthcoming. "It’s only wrong if it’s transactional: Moral perceptions of obfuscated exchange." American Sociological Review

Schilke, Oliver, & Han Jiang. Forthcoming. "Embeddedness across governance modes: is there a link between pre-merger alliances and divestitures?" Academy of Management Discoveries.

Schilke, Oliver. 2018. "A micro-institutional inquiry into resistance to environmental pressures." Academy of Management Journal, 61(4), 1431-1466.

Schilke, Oliver, & Fabrice Lumineau. 2018. "The double-edged effect of contracts on alliance performance." Journal of Management, 44(7), 2827-2858.

Schilke, Oliver, Songcui Hu, & Constance Helfat. 2018. "Quo vadis, dynamic capabilities? A content-analytic review of the current state of knowledge and recommendations for future research.” Academy of Management Annals, 12(1), 390-439.

Reimann, Martin, Oliver Schilke, & Karen S. Cook. 2017. "Trust is heritable, whereas distrust is not." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 114(27), 7007-7012.

Schilke, Oliver, Gunnar Wiedenfels, Malte Brettel, & Lynne G. Zucker. 2017. "Interorganizational trust production contingent on product and performance uncertainty." Socio- Economic Review, 15(2), 307-330.

Schilke, Oliver, & Karen S. Cook. 2015. "Sources of alliance partner trustworthiness: integrating calculative and relational perspectives." Strategic Management Journal, 36 (2), 276–297.

Schilke, Oliver, Martin Reimann, & Karen S. Cook. 2015. "Power decreases trust in social exchange." Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 112(42), 12950-12955.

Schilke, Oliver. 2014. "Second-order dynamic capabilities: how do they matter?" Academy of Management Perspectives, 28(4), 368-380.

Rossman, Gabriel, & Oliver Schilke. 2014. "Close, but no cigar: the bimodal rewards to prize-seeking." American Sociological Review, 79(1), 86-108.

Schilke, Oliver. 2014. "On the contingent value of dynamic capabilities for competitive advantage: the nonlinear moderating effect of environmental dynamism." Strategic Management Journal, 35(2), 179-203.

Schilke, Oliver, Martin Reimann, & Karen S. Cook. 2013. "Effect of relationship experience on trust recovery following a breach." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110(38), 15236-15241.

Schilke, Oliver, & Karen S. Cook. 2013. "A cross-level process theory of trust development in interorganizational relationships." Strategic Organization, 11(3), 281-303. 

Professional Associations

  • Academy of Management
  • American Sociological Association
  • Strategic Management Society


  • Journal of Management, Editorial Board
  • Journal of Trust Research, Editorial Board
  • Strategic Organization, Editorial Board