Joseph Picken

Clinical Professor - Management
jpicken@utdallas.edu
972-883-4986
SOM4212
UTD Webpage
Tags: Organizations, Strategy and International Management

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Business Administration
University of Texas at Arlington - 1995
M.B.A
The Amos Tuck School of Business Administration, Dartmouth College - 1966
B.A. - Economics
Dartmouth College; Hanover, NH - 1965

Publications

Liang, Xin and Joseph Picken. 2011. Relational Demography, Communication and Cognitive Differences Among Top Managers. Leadership and Organizational Development Journal. 32 (7). 2011 - Publication
Pinkham, Brian, Joseph C. Picken and Gregory Dess. 2010. Creating Value in the Modern Organization: The Role of Leveraging Technology Organizational Dynamics. Summer 2010. 2010 - Publication
Pinkham, Brian, Joseph C. Picken and Gregory Dess. 2010. Creating Value in the Modern Organization: The Role of Leveraging Technology Organizational Dynamics. Summer 2010. 2010 - Publication
Dess, Gregory G. and Joseph C. Picken. 2000. Changing roles: Leadership in the 21st Century. Organizational Dynamics: Winter 2000: 18-34. 2000 - Publication
Dess, Gregory G. and Joseph C. Picken. 1999. Creating Competitive [Dis]Advantage: Learning from Food Lion's Freefall. Academy of Management Executive: 13(3) 1999 - Publication
Dess, Gregory G. and Joseph C. Picken. 1999. Changing roles: Leadership in the 21st Century. Organizational Dynamics. Winter 2000: 18-34 1999 - Publication
Dess, Gregory G., Joseph C. Picken & Jay J. Janney. January-February 1998. Subtracting Value by Adding Businesses. Business Horizons 41(1): 9-18 1998 - Publication
Picken, Joseph C. and Gregory G. Dess. Summer 1998. Right Strategy - Wrong Problem. Organizational Dynamics: 35:49 1998 - Publication
Dess, Gregory G., Joseph C. Picken, and Douglas W. Lyon. October, 1998. Transformational Leadership: Lessons from U.S. Experience. Long Range Planning 31(5): 722-731. 1998 - Publication
Picken, Joseph C. and Gregory G. Dess. Summer 1997. Out of [Strategic] Control.Organizational Dynamics: 35:48 1997 - Publication

Appointments

President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
APPOINT TECHNOLOGIES, INC., Anaheim, California [1993–1994]
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Director & President, Intercredit Corporation
THE FLIGHT INTERNATIONAL GROUP, INC., Atlanta, GA [1986–Present]
President and Chief Executive Officer
JOSEPH C. PICKEN & ASSOCIATES, Dallas, TX [1986–Present]
Vice President, Finance
KENTRON INTERNATIONAL, Dallas, TX [1982–1983]
Vice President and General Manager
CORBETT LIGHTING, INC., Dallas, TX [1981–1982]
Vice President, Finance and Planning
COOPER MINING & CONSTRUCTION, Dallas, TX [1979–1981]
Corporate Controller
TRAILWAYS, INC., Dallas, TX [1978–1979]
Engineering Officer, USS Goldsborough (DDG-20); Commanding Officer, USS Force (MSO-445)
UNITED STATES NAVY [1976–1970]
Engineering, Finance and Marketing Manager
XEROX CORPORATION, Dallas, TX [1973–1978]
Vice President and Treasurer
CREARE, INC., Hanover, NH [1970–1973]

Projects

Competitive Advantage in the Knowledge Age: Leveraging Human Capital
1998–1998 Picken, Joseph C., Gregory G. Dess and Jay J. Janney. 1998. Strategic Management Society 18th Annual International Conference, November, 1998.
Competitor Intelligence in Small and Mid-Sized Organizations
1998–1998 Picken, Joseph C. 1998. Academy of Management 1998 Annual Meeting., Business Policy & Strategy Division, August 1998.
Organizational Attributes in Competitor Identification
1996–1996 Picken, Joseph C. 1996. Academy of Management Annual Meeting. August 1996.
Top Management Communication, Environmental Uncertainty and Organizational Performance: A contingency view
2002–2002 Liang, Xin; Hermann Ndofor and Joseph C. Picken, 2002. Accepted for Presentation at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, August 2003.

Additional Information

SEMINAR SERIES
  • Picken, Joseph C., Gregory G. Dess and Jane Salk. Leadership and Strategic Management. Developed and presented for the Leadership Center at UTD. February 2004.
  • Picken, Joseph C. and Gregory G. Dess. Mission Critical: Avoiding the common strategic traps. Developed and presented for University of Kentucky, April 8th and 29th, 1997.
  • Picken, Joseph C. and A. Gerald Spalding. 1997. Relationship Management: Concepts, Strategy & Skills. Developed and presented for The SABRE Group, Inc. Ft. Worth, TX. Jan-March 1997.
  • Picken, Joseph C. 1991. End user computing: Management strategies for risk, change and payoff. Developed and presented for Association for Systems Management. Las Vegas, Chicago, Toledo, Nashville, Edmonton. January - April 1991.
  • Picken, Joseph C. 1989. Security and controls for end-user computing. Developed and presented for Association for Systems Management. San Francisco, Chicago, Toronto, Dayton, Charlotte, Boston. December 1989-February 1990.
Other
  • Member: Beta Gamma Sigma, Financial Executives Institute; Rotary International; Academy of Management; American Management Association; Strategic Management Society
  • Listed: Who's Who in Finance and Industry; Who's Who in the World; Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America; Strathmore Who’s Who; Lexington Who’s Who; American Biographical Institute.
Conference Presentations
  • Liang, Xin; Hermann Ndofor and Joseph C. Picken, 2002. Top Management Communication, Environmental Uncertainty and Organizational Performance: A contingency view. Accepted for presentation at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the BPS Division of the Academy of Management.
  • Picken, Joseph C. 1996. Organizational Attributes in Competitor Identification. Academy of Management Annual Meeting. August 1996.
  • Picken, Joseph C. 1998. Competitor Intelligence in Small and Mid-Sized Organizations.
  • Academy of Management 1998 Annual Meeting., Business Policy & Strategy Division, August 1998.
  • Picken, Joseph C., Gregory G. Dess and Jay J. Janney. 1998. Competitive Advantage in the Knowledge Age: Leveraging Human Capital.
  • Strategic Management Society 18th Annual International Conference, November, 1998.

News Articles

Study Outlines Steps That Growing Startups Must Follow to Succeed
Many entrepreneurs dream of leading a successful company. But launching a startup is only the first step.
By using more than three decades of experience as an entrepreneur and turnaround executive, Dr. Joseph Picken of the Naveen Jindal School of Management lays out a road map for the founding entrepreneur who seeks to retain the CEO position as a company gains market traction and begins a period of rapid growth.
Picken, a clinical professor of Organizations, Strategy and International Management and the founder of the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UT Dallas, teaches entrepreneurship and leadership. The study was published in the January-February issue of Business Horizons.
Study Outlines Steps That Growing Startups Must Follow to Succeed
Many entrepreneurs dream of leading a successful company. But launching a startup is only the first step.
By using more than three decades of experience as an entrepreneur and turnaround executive, Dr. Joseph Picken of the Naveen Jindal School of Management lays out a road map for the founding entrepreneur who seeks to retain the CEO position as a company gains market traction and begins a period of rapid growth.
Picken, a clinical professor of Organizations, Strategy and International Management and the founder of the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UT Dallas, teaches entrepreneurship and leadership. The study was published in the January-February issue of Business Horizons.
Jindal School's Startup Program Earns Innovation in Teaching Honor
A unique curriculum that teaches budding entrepreneurs how to develop and start new ventures has helped earn UT Dallas a top peer-reviewed award in innovation from a worldwide consortium of university-based entrepreneurship centers.

The Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers recently recognized the University with the 2014 Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship Teaching and Pedagogical Innovation. In the award nomination, the University emphasized venture acceleration and the Startup Launch Track, which is within the Naveen Jindal School of Management’s master's program in Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Jindal School's Startup Program Earns Innovation in Teaching Honor
A unique curriculum that teaches budding entrepreneurs how to develop and start new ventures has helped earn UT Dallas a top peer-reviewed award in innovation from a worldwide consortium of university-based entrepreneurship centers.

The Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers recently recognized the University with the 2014 Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship Teaching and Pedagogical Innovation. In the award nomination, the University emphasized venture acceleration and the Startup Launch Track, which is within the Naveen Jindal School of Management’s master's program in Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
New Master’s Degree in Entrepreneurship Prepares Students to Take Charge of Business Creativity
Responding to a business climate increasingly driven by innovation, the UT Dallas School of Management has unveiled a master’s degree program designed both for individuals piloting startups and those leading pioneering ventures within established organizations.

The 36 credit-hour Master of Science in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (MSIE)program launches immediately, in the Spring 2010 semester. The program addresses traditional entrepreneurs as well as intrapreneurs—those who lead the development of new products and technologies within more mature organizations. This dual emphasis and a consistent focus on technology-based innovation differentiate the UT Dallas program from those other Texas universities offer, program director Dr. Joseph C. Picken says.