University of Southern California

Philip Birnbaum-More
Professor of Management and Organization

USC Marshall School of Business
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0808

PhD, University of Washington; BA, UC-Berkeley


Phil Birnbaum-More specializes in competitive strategy formulation and implementation, especially in high technology firms in global markets. He has published three books on R&D management and organization design and more than 100 articles in scholarly and practitioner journals. He served as associate editor of the IEEE Transactions in Engineering Management and on the editorial board of the Academy of Management Review, Human Relations, and the Journal of High Technology Management. Business Week twice named Professor Birnbaum-More as one of the top faculty members at Marshall. Before joining USC, he was on the faculty at Indiana University.


Ideation in Emergent Teams: A Laboratory Study 2014
Reprint of: The effect of multi-knowledge individuals on performance in cross-functional new product development teams 2012
Transcending Knowledge Differences in Cross-Functional Teams 2012
Practices to Improve Group Creativity: a Longitudinal Field Investigation 2011
Final Report: Reciprocal Learning in Problem-Solving Teams: A Multi-method Investigation of Knowledge Bridging in Emergent Groups 2010
The Use of Transformative Devices to Facilitate the Emergence of Knowledge Collaboration in Cross-Boundary Temporary Groups. Workshop on Digital Innovation 2008
Knowledge Configuration in New Product Development Team and Performance 2002
Case: Sharp-Xerox Stratgic Alliance in Personal Copiers (A): Forming the Business Alliance, (B): The Golden Years, (C): The Digital Transition, and (D): Postscript 2002
Factors Influencing New Product Development in High-Tec Industry: A Cross-National Study 2001
Culture context, and structure: A test on multinational banks in Hong Kong 1998
Organization structure of multinational banks in Hong Kong from a culture-free perspective 1998
The Current State of Organization Theory: Weed Patch or Well Tended Garden? 1997
Time to Market in OA Industries. 1997
Case: Competitive Strategy in Deregulated Telecommunications 1996
Effective Structuring of Product Development Projects in U.S. High Technology Firms. 1995
Case: AT&T's Acquisition of McCaw Cellular 1995
Case: Competitive Dynamics in Laser Printers 1984-93 1995
Comment on C. Antonelli. Generic Versus Localized Knowledge: A Model of Technical Choice 1995
Innovation timing advantages: Sources and applications. 1995
New Product Development Throughput Time: the Japanese Portion of a Cross-National Study. 1995
Technology Awareness and Competitive Advantage. (Chapter 2) 1995
Managing the Globalization of Industrial Research: Observation from japanese and U.S. automotive and Electronic Industries. 1994
Culture Context, and Structure: A Test on Multimational banks in Hong Kong 1994
New Product Development: A Multinational Comparison and Perspective 1994
Understanding the Sources of Innovation Timing: An Empirical Test of Three Theories 1994
Achieving High Performance Through Interfunctional Knowledge Creation and Synthesis: The case of product development 1993
Effective Structuring of Product Development Groups in U.S. Firms: An Information Processing Perspective 1993
Competitive Timing and Cycle Time in New Product Development 1992
Case: The Spreadsheet Software Sector and Microsoft's Excel 1992
Case: The Computer Graphics Sector and Intergraph 1991
Competitive Advantage and the Basis of Competition 1991
Discovering the Basis of Competition in Thirteen Industries 1990
International Research Management: Studies in Interdisciplinary Methods from Business, Government, and Academia 1990
Competing with Cycle Time in the Worldwide DRAM Market 1990
Competing with Technology in Ethical Pharmaceuticals 1989
Management Values in Hong Kong and The People's Republic of China 1989
Competitive Strategy in the Plain Paper Copier Industry 1988
Competitive Advantage and the Basis of Competition: Semiconductors, Specialty, Chemicals, and Diesel Engines 1988
The Behavioral Science of Leadership: An Interdisciplinary Japanese Research Program 1988
Coping with Environmental and Market Forces Impacting High Technology Industry in the 1990's 1988
Competitive Advantage and the Basis of Competition 1987
Interdisciplinary Analysis and Research: Theory and Practice of Problem-Focused Research and Development 1987
Cultural Values of Managers in the People's Republic of China and Hong Kong 1985
Impact of Culture on organizational Structure of Banks in Hong Kong 1985
A Reexamination of the Relationships Among Supervisory Ratings of Job Characteristics, Job Incumbents' Task Perceptions, and Work Satisfaction: Evidence from Hong Kong 1984
Strategic Management of Technology 1984
Organization Structure: Culture Free or Culture Bound 1984
Strategic Management of Industrial Technology: A Review of the Issues 1984
Firm Attributes Associated with Inward Foreign Licensing by U.S. Firms 1983
Methods Used in a Cross-Cultural Study of Multinational Banks in Hong Kong 1983
Interconnecting Cycles, Intertwining Uncertainties: A General Management Perspective on Technology Strategy 1983
Strategic Management of Technology: A Review of the Issues 1983
Modern Management Techniques for Engineers and Scientists 1983
Predictors of Long-Term Research Performance 1983
Organizational Responses to Regulation: A Comparison of High Technology Industrial and Research University Response 1982
The Organization and Management of Interdisciplinary Research: A Progress Report 1982
Industrial Response Patterns to Health and Safety Regulation: A Resource Dependence Approach 1981
Predictors of Long-Term Research Performance 1981
Organizational Response to Regulation: The Case of Research Universities and the Regulation of Research Funds 1981
Academic Interdisciplinary Research: Characteristics of Successful Projects 1981
Organization Theory: A Structural and Behavioral Analysis 4th Edition 1981
Contingencies for Academic Research Performance 1981
Problems and Interdisciplinary Research Approaches: Appropriate Matching of Research Questions and Research Organizations 1980
Research on Research Effectiveness: Where Do We Stand in 1980 1980
Population Ecology: Old Wine in New Bottles? 1980
Integration and Specialization in Research Teams 1979
Organizational Effectiveness Under Increasing Regulation in High Technology Companies: The Choice of Strategic Alternatives 1979
Integrating Technology in Strategic Planning of Technically Oriented Corporations 1979
Research Team Composition and Performance 1979
Academic Interdisciplinary Research: Problems and Practice 1979
Managing Academic Interdisciplinary Research Projects 1979
Politics and Markets: The World's Political Economic System 1979
Research Team Composition and Performance 1979
Status and Performance in Small Professional Organizations: The Case of Scientific Research Projects 1979
In-Process Predictors of Research Performance 1978
Status and Performance in Interdisciplinary Research Projects 1978
An Assessment of Studies in Interdisciplinary Research 1978
Safety Training (A) & (B) 1978
Will the Corporation Survive? 1978
Literature Issues and Research Findings for Academic Interdisciplinary Reseach Projects 1977
Managing Alternative Forms of Academic Interdisciplinary Research Projects 1976
Case: Safety Training (A) and (B) 1976
Categories, Counts, and Proportions: Alternative Results in Measuring Team Functional Diversity