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
D.B.A. in Management, Witten Herdecke University, 2007
M.Sc. in Management, Leipzig Graduate School of Management, 2003

Areas of Expertise

  •  Institutional practices 
  •  Trust
  •  Organizational routines/capabilities
  •  Market cognition
  •  Collaboration between individuals and between organizations (e.g., strategic alliances)

Selected Publications

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

Schilke, Oliver, Gunnar Wiedenfels, Malte Brettel, & Lynne G. Zucker. Forthcoming. "Interorganizational trust production contingent on product and performance uncertainty." Socio- Economic Review.

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

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