CURRICULUM VITA –Summer, 2008
THOMAS M. BOX
Pittsburg State University
Pittsburg, KS 66762
Ph.D. Oklahoma State University 1991
Major: Management (Strategy/Entrepreneurship)
Minors: Marketing and Sociology
MBA University of Tulsa 1979
BS - Math University of Tulsa 1977
ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
8/90 - Present PITTSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY
TITLE: PROFESSOR OF STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
DUTIES: Currently teaching Business Policy (Strategic Management), Six
Sigma Quality Management and Leadership, at both the under-
graduate and graduate levels. Developed new graduate and under-
graduate courses in Six Sigma Quality Management, Leadership
and Entrepreneurship. Member of the Graduate Faculty. Experi-
enced with distance education including IDL and Web based
courses. Have also taught Operations Management and Organiza-
OTHER Director - PSU Small Business Institute (1991-94)
DUTIES: Managed MBA and undergraduate student teams providing con-
sulting services to area small business and government agencies.
Won the Kansas City District and Regional SBA 1994 Graduate
Director - Entrepreneur Internship Program (1996-1997)
Supervised 50 student interns in the Kauffman Foundation's Center
for Entrepreneurial Leadership Program. The Kaufman Internship
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Program, resulting from a $50,000 start up grant, sought to develop
the entrepreneurs of the 21st century.
6/84 - 7/90 UNIVERSITY OF TULSA
TITLE: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
DUTIES: 1987-90 - Assistant Professor - Management
1984-87 - Instructor - Quantitative Methods
OTHER Faculty Consultant, ENTERPRISE CENTER. Provided start up
DUTIES: consultation for new businesses. Conducted training workshops
for entrepreneurs and small business owners. Directed student-run
entrepreneurial businesses. Evaluated business plans and feasibili-
ty studies. Actively involved with Tulsa Metropolitan Chamber of
Commerce and Tulsa Economic Development Foundation.
INDUSTRIAL EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
4/80 - 6/84 SOUTHWEST TUBE MANUFACTURING CO.
TITLE: SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT - OPERATIONS
DUTIES: Hired to turn this firm around. Corporate officer in charge of all
manufacturing, engineering and quality control. Reported to
Chairman of the Board. P&L responsibility for start up subsidiary
corporation producing welded stainless tubing. Actively involved
with international customers and suppliers. Products - carbon and
stainless pipe and tube. Supervised 600 employees.
7/72 - 4/80 BRADEN STEEL CORPORATION
TITLE: VICE PRESIDENT/OPERATIONS
DUTIES: Hired to help start up Metal Building Division. Corporate officer
in charge of manufacturing, purchasing, quality control, and engi-
neering drafting for Metal Building Division. Reported to Division
President. Also directed manufacturing at Special Products Divi-
sion (1978-79). Products - buildings, heavy structures, mining
trucks. Supervised 400 employees.
3/69 - 7/72 RIVERSIDE INDUSTRIES
TITLE: VICE PRESIDENT AND DIVISION MANAGER
DUTIES: Corporate officer with complete P&L responsibility for Tulsa Divi-
sion. Products included dams, buildings, transmission towers and
refinery vessels. Served as American Project Manager on an inter-
national joint venture with the Government of Mexico. Supervised
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PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES and CASES
Box, T. & Byus, K, (2008). Southwest Airlines 2007. Journal of the International Academy for
Case Studies. Accepted and Forthcoming. Allied Academies Distinguished Research
Byus, K, & Box, T. (2007). Guerrilla actions as small business strategy: Out-witting is more
competitively responsive than out-spending. Entrepreneurial Executive V12 (1), 51-64.
Allied Academies Distinguished Research Award.
Box, T. & Byus, K. (2007). Ryanair (2005): Successful low cost leadership. Journal of the In-
ternational Academy for Case Studies. V13 (3), 65-70.
Box, T.M. (2006). Six Sigma Quality: Experiential Learning. SAM – Advanced Management
Journal, V71 (1), 20-23.
Box, T. & Saxton, S. (2004). JetBlue: A new challenger. Journal of the International Academy
for Case Studies. V10 (1), 69-74.
Allen, S., Watts, L., Motley, L., Box, T., & Fullerton, S. (2002) Burns, Morris & Stewart: Sup-
plying the home construction remodeling industries. Journal of the International Academy
for Case Studies.V8 (6), 13-32.
Box, T., & Lowery, C. (2002). Lockheed Martin: An Update (2002). Journal of the International
Academy for Case Studies. V8(1), 75-83
Wittliff, H., Watts, L., & Box, T. (2002). Paradigm shift and organizational conflict: A Field
study. Academy of Strategic and Organizational Leadership Journal, 5(1)), 1-16.
Box, T., Otter, J., & Watts, L. (2001). Advanced manufacturing techniques and mass
customization. Academy of Strategic and Organizational Leadership Journal, 4(2),
Watts, L., Jackson, W., & Box, T. (2001) Ethical frameworks and ethical behavior: A
comparison of business and non-business students. Academy for Studies in Business Law
Journal, 3(2), 33-43.
Box, T., West, T., Watts, L., & Whisman, M. (2000). Learning organizations: Panacea or partial
answer? Academy of Strategic and Organizational Leadership Journal, 3(2), 54-63.
Darling, J. and Box, T. (1999). Keys to success in the leadership of multinational corporations,
1990 through 1997. Advanced Management Journal, 64(4), 16-20.
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Micklethwaite, A., Fontaine, D., Watts, L., and Box, T. (1999). Business process reengineering
downsizing and stress in healthcare organizations. Academy of Strategic and Organizational
Leadership Journal, 2(2), 87-95.
Box, T., Glasgow, S., and Watts, L. (1999). Jamaican microbusiness: Reasons for startup and
difficulties encountered. International Journal of Entrepreneurship, 2(1), 26-33.
Box, T., Crouch, H., and Clow, K. (1999). Entrepreneurial performance in foreign settings.
Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal, 4(1), 32-42.
Box, T., Watts, L., and Dewar, D. (1998). Mexican and Texas small business owners: An em-
pirical study of performance predictors. International Journal of Entrepreneurship, 1(1)
Johnson, S., Watts, L. R., and Box, T.M. (1997). Temple-Inland forest products: Hope Arkansas
particleboard plant. Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies, 3(1), 91-99 (Dis-
tinguished Case Award).
Box, T.M., Beisel, J.L., and Watts, L.R. (1996). Thai Entrepreneurs: An empirical investigation
of individual differences, background and scanning behavior. Academy of Entrepreneurship
Journal, 1(1), 18-24.
Watts, L.R., Jackson, W.T., and Box, T.M. (1995). Student related outcomes and task design
characteristics. Texas Business Education Journal, V(1), 127-141.
Box, T.M. & Watts, L.R. (1995). TQM: Learning from the military. TSU Business and Eco-
nomic Review, 19(4), 9-12.
Box, T.M. & Watts, L.R. (1995). CEO characteristics and TQM adoption among small manu-
facturing firms. Journal of Business and Entrepreneurship, 7(1), 25-30.
Blake, C.G. & Box, T.M. (1994). Manufacturing entrepreneurs in Mississauga, Ontario: An em-
pirical investigation of firm performance. Journal of Small Business & Entrepreneurship,
Box, T.M., Watts, L.R., & Hisrich, R.D. (1994). Manufacturing entrepreneurs: An empirical
study of correlates of employment growth in the Tulsa MSA and rural East Texas. Journal of
Business Venturing, 9(3), 261-270.
Box, T.M., White, M.A., & Barr, S.H. (1993). A contingency model of new manufacturing firm
performance. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 18(2), 31-46.
Box, T.M. & Kash, T.J. (1993). Manufacturing entrepreneurs: An empirical study of perfor-
mance. Journal of Business & Entrepreneurship, 5(3), 53-64.
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Lee, C.Y. & Box, T.M. (1992). Business opportunities for Korean firms in Vietnam: Analysis
and recommendations. Korea and World Affairs, 16(4), 714-735.
Wolfe, J. & Box, T.M. (1988). Team cohesion effects on business game performance, Simula-
tion and Games, 19(1), 82-98.
Shirley, J.M. & Box, T.M. (1987). Productivity gains at Southwest Tube. Production and Inven-
tory Management Journal, 28(4), 57-60.
Box, T.M. (1983). Bushranger Supply - A Case Study, in Cook and Russell (eds.), Contempo-
rary Operations Management: Text and Cases, New York: Prentice- Hall.
Box, T.M. (1983). Southwest Tube - A Case Study, in Cook and Russell (eds.), Contemporary
Operations Management: Text and Cases, New York: Prentice- Hall.
CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS, PRESENTATIONS AND COLUMNS
Byus, K. & Box, T. (2008). OODA loop decision–making: An adaptive strategy development for
turbulent times. Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship. October 8, 2008. Al-
Bartholet, F. & Box, T. (2007). Reusable learning objects: A modified Delphi study. Allied
Academies Fall Conference, September, Reno, NV.
Box, T., Byus, K., Fogliasso, C and Miller, W. (2007). Hardball and OODA Loops: Strategy for
small firms. Proceedings. Allied Academies Spring Conference, April, Jacksonville, FL..
Fogliasso, C., Box, T., Baack, D. and Byus, K. (2007). Learning styles and teaching pedagogy:
A preliminary survey. Proceedings., Society for Advancement of Management. Internation-
al Conference, March, Las Vegas, NV.
Fogliasso, C., Baack, D., and Box, T. (2007). The rich picture pedagogy for business professors
and assignment for students. _Proceedings_, Southwest Decision Sciences Institute meeting,
March, San Diego, CD ROM.
Byus, K. & Box, T. (2006) Quality Function Deployment: The Financial Performance Effective-
ness of a New Product Development Technique. ASBE Fall Conference Proceedings.
Miller, W. & Box, T. (2006). Joined at the Hip: Combining Valuation and Strategy to Enhance
Value for Clients. Business Valuation Resources Teleconference. September 20, 2006.
Box, T, (2006), Lean Six Sigma: Better, Faster, Cheaper. Joplin Tri-State Business V1(2), 27.
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Byus, K. & Box, T. (2006). Including the Quality Dimension in Strategy: A Flexible Small Firm
Approach. Proceedings of the Society for Advancement of Management International Busi-
ness Conference, Orlando, FL. April 6-9, 2006.
O’Bryan, D., Weaver, D. & Box, T. (2004). Miller’s professional imaging 1999 A. Proceedings
of the Allied Academies, New Orleans, LA. [Distinguished Paper Award]
Affholder, J. & Box, T. (2004). Struggles of female entrepreneurs. Proceedings of the Allied
Academies, New Orleans, LA.
Pinar, M., Rogers, J. & Box, T. (2004). Organizational performance and leadership: An empiri-
cal study of small Turkish firms. Proceeding of the Association for Small Business and En-
trepreneurship, Albuquerque, NM.
Wellman, R., Box, T., & Saxton, S. (2003). Six sigma in the U.S. Army: A potential for excel-
lence. Proceeding of the Allied Academies, Las Vegas, NV.
Box, T.M., Watts, L.R. & Jackson, W.T. (2003). Continuois quality improvement in the class-
room using the nominal group technique. Association for Small Business & Entreprenurship
Proceedings. 2003 Annual Conference – Houston, TX. March 5-8, 2003.
Box, T.M. (2002, May) Adult Learners in Distance Education. Paper presented at e-Learning
Awareness Conference at Lynn University, Boca Raton, FL.
Rogers, J., Box, T., O’Bryan, D., & Watts, L. (2002) Open book management and SRC. Acade-
my of Strategic and Organizational Leadership Proceedings 7(1). pp. 9-14.
Fox, T., Box, T, & Watts, L. (2001) Cash incentives alone may not boost productivity. Academy
of Strategic and Educational Leadership Proceedings 6(2). pp. 24-28.
Pinar, M., Box, T., Crouch, H., & Yucel, T. (2001). Comparison of the performance of
OSO 9000 vs. non ISO 9000 firms in the Turkish stock market: Preliminary findings.
Proceedings - Global Business and Technology Association, International Conference
Istanbul, Turkey, July 2001. pp.728-737.
Box, T., & Watts, L. (2000). Modular manufacturing in the automobile industry: Dana leads the
way. International Academy for Case Studies Proceedings, Allied Academies International
Conference, October 11-14, 1-5.
Box, T. (2000, March). Critical success factors in distance education. Paper presented at the
meeting of the Allied Academies, Myrtle Beach, SC.
Box, T. (2000, March). Leadership is a contact sport. Invited colloquium presented at The Cen-
ter for Leadership Studies at Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, TX.
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Box, T., Mall, C., Rogers, S., & Thakor, S. (1998). Strategic management in the computer in-
dustry: Dell computer corporation. Proceedings of the International Academy for Case Stud-
ies, 5(1), 39-49.
Watts, L.R., Box, T.M. & Jackson, W.T. (1998). Course redesign to maximize student autono-
my: The impact on curricula characteristics, affective outcomes, skills development and
course objectives. Proceedings of the Academy of Educational Leadership 3(2), 24-34.
Box, T.M., Dewar, D.A., Mitchell, H.R., & Watts, L.R. (1997). Mexican entrepreneurs: Reasons
for start-up and difficulties encountered. Association for Small Business and Entrepreneur-
ship Annual Proceedings, 49-51.
Murphy, L., Watts, L.R., & Box, T.M. (1997). Internships and academia: How vital is internship
experience in the current job market? Southwest Case Research Association 1997 Annual
Proceedings, 6: 28.
Duffy, M., Box, T. M., & Watts, L. R. (1996). A cross-cultural comparison of entrepreneurs: In-
dividual differences, background, and scanning behavior. Proceedings of the International
Management Development Association, New Orleans, 69-75.
Baack, D.E., Clow, K.E., and Box, T. M. (1996). Entrepreneurial success: Test of a predictive
model. 1996 Proceedings - Decision Sciences Institute (1), Orlando, FL, 426-428.
Box, T.M., Dewar, D., Vargas-Hernandez, J.G., & Watts, L.R. (1996). A cross-cultural com-
parison of Mexican and Texas small business owners: Similarities and differences in back-
ground, psychology and scanning behavior. In L.D. Ponthieu (Ed.), Proceedings of the
Southwestern Small Business Institute Association Conference, 90-94, San Antonio, TX:
University of North Texas.
Box, T.M. (1995, October). Kaizen in the classroom. Third Annual Southwestern Business Ad-
ministration Teaching Conference Proceedings, Houston, TX.
Beisel, J.L. & Box, T.M. (1995). An investigation of certain perceptions and practices of Thai
entrepreneurs regarding marketing in their firms. Proceedings of the Pan-Pacific Business
Conference XXII. Dunedin and Queenstown, New Zealand.
Box, T.M. & Watts, L. R. (1994). TQM: Learning from the military. In O.D. Perry, R. Cook,
and W. Beaupre (Eds.), Proceedings of the Twenty Sixth Mountain Plains Management Con-
ference, 29-35, Durango, CO: Fort Lewis College.
Watts, L.R., Jackson, W.T., & Box, T.M. (1994). Student related outcomes and task design
characteristics. In O.D. Perry, R. Cook, & W. Beaupre (Eds.), Proceedings of the Twenty
Sixth Mountain Plains Management Conference, 559-568, Durango, Co: Fort Lewis College.
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Box, T.M., Watts, L.R., & Hisrich, R.D. (1993). Mexican and Texas entrepreneurs: A cross-cul-
tural comparison. In A.L. Porter (ed.), Proceedings of the Twenty-Fifth Mountain Plains
Management Conference, 73-78, Cedar City, Utah: Southern Utah University.
Watts, L.R., & Box, T.M. (1993). Student performance in the classroom: An application of per-
formance theory. In A.L. Porter (ed.), Proceedings of the Twenty-Fifth Mountain Plains
Management Conference, 475-480, Cedar City, Utah: Southern Utah University.
Watts, L.R., & Box, T.M. (1992, November). The role of nAch in the growth of hi-tech and
medium tech firms, Paper presented at TIMS/ORSA National Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
Box, T.M., & Box, B.J. (1990). Manufacturing entrepreneurs: An exploratory study in Tulsa,
Proceedings - SWFAD Conference.
Cagley, J.W., Box, T.M., & Hisrich, R.D. (1998). Knowledge and usage of marketing tools by
entrepreneurs: A comparative analysis, Working Paper Series - Vol. 1, College on Innovation
Management and Entrepreneurship (TIMS).
Wolfe, J. & Box, T.M. (1987). Team cohesion effects on business game performance, in Kelly
and Sanders (eds.), Developments in Business Simulation and Experiential Exercise, Volume
14, Stillwater, OK.
BOOKS AND TECHNICAL REPORTS
Box, T (2008 – In Press) . Open Book Management. In Richard Schuttler. Laws of Communica-
tions. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
Box. T. & Byus, K. (2008 – In Press). Strategy in Small Doses. Cullowehee, NC: Whitney Press.
Box, T.M. (2003). Six Sigma: How to Save Money, Increase Profits and Reduce Costs.
(Ebook). Pittsburg, KS: Mid-America Manufacturing and Technology Center.
Maurer, R.A., Box, T.M., & Yourstone, S. (1998). An electronic companion for operations man-
agement. San Francisco: Cogito Learning Media.
Box, T.M. & Chilcoat, B. (1986). Preventive maintenance for operators. Tulsa, OK: Ford Motor
Box, T.M. & English, J. (1986). Introduction to statistical process control. Tulsa, OK: Ford Mo-
Box, T.M., Shirley, J.M., & Webb, R.E. (1984). Energy Efficient Purchasing Handbook. Okla-
homa City: State of Oklahoma.
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Academy of Management
Society for Advancement of Management
Society of Manufacturing Engineers
Distinguished Research Award (2007) – Allied Academies
Distinguished Paper Award (2004) – Allied Academies
Certificate of Achievement (2004) - NMA
Distinguished Paper Award (2003) – Allied Academies
Honorable Mention (2002) – International Academy for Case Studies
Distinguished Teaching Award (2002) – Academy of Educational Leadership
Distinguished Paper Award (2000) - Allied Academies
Distinguished Paper Award (1999) - Allied Academies
Distinguished Paper Award (1998) - Academy of Entrepreneurship
Distinguished Case Award (1996) - International Academy for Case Studies
Distinguished Paper Award (1995) - The Academy of Entrepreneurship
Distinguished Paper Award (1995) - Second Runner Up - S.S.B.I.A.
Excellence in Teaching Award (1994) - Kelce School of Business (P.S.U.)
Graduate Case of the Year (1994) - U.S. Small Business Administration - Kansas City
1991.1994 Small Business Administration - $50,000 grant to operate Small Business
Institute at Pittsburg State University.
1996 Kauffman Foundation - $50,000 grant to establish Entrepreneurial Intern-
ship Program at Pittsburg State University (with Henry Crouch)
1997 Kauffman Foundation - $25,000 grant to continue Entrepreneurial Intern-
ship Program at Pittsburg State University (with Henry Crouch)
Advisor: 37 undergraduate Management majors
Chairman: Kelce AACSB Accreditation Committee (1991-1994)
Chairman: PSU Graduate Council (2002 - 2004)
Consultant: Community small businesses (pro bono)
Director: Small Business Institute (1991-94)
Director: Kauffman Entrepreneur Internship Program (1996-97)
Editor: Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal (1999-02)
Editor: Entrepreneurial Executive (2007 -)
Member: PSU Graduate Council (2004 – present)
Member: PSU Faculty Senate (1992 – present)