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. Forthcoming. "A micro-institutional inquiry into resistance to environmental pressures." Academy of Management Journal.

Schilke, Oliver, & Fabrice Lumineau. Forthcoming. "The double-edged effect of contracts on alliance performance." Journal of Management.

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.

Response to Commentary:

Reimann, Martin, Oliver Schilke, Ryne Estabrook, & Karen S. Cook. 2018. "Reply to Goldfarb et al.: On the heritability and socialization of trust and distrust." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115(10), E2151–E2152.

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.

Response to Commentary:

Schilke, Oliver, Martin Reimann, & Karen S. Cook. 2016. "Reply to Wu and Wilkes: power, whether situational or durable, decreases both relational and generalized trust." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113(11), E1418.

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.

Professional Associations

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


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