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William Qualls

Professor of Business Administration


Educational Background

D.B.A., Indiana University, 1982
M.B.A., Southern Methodist University, 1975
B.B.A., University of Texas at Austin, 1974

Positions Held

Academic Director MSBA, Department of Business Administration, 2012-2015
Professor of Business Administration, University of Illinois, 1997-2015
Visiting Professor of Marketing, Sogang University, 2012
Interim Department Head of Business Administration, University of Illinois, College of Business, 2010-2012
Faculty Fellow, University of Illinois, 1999-2000
Associate Professor of Marketing, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1991-1997
Visiting Associate Professor of Marketing, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1989-1991
Associate Professor of Marketing, University of Michigan, 1988-1991
Assistant Professor of Marketing, University of Michigan, 1982-1988

Recent Publications

Tang, Y., Fisher, G., Qualls, W. 2016. Interfirm Alliance Configuration Strategy on Shareholder Risks: A Dynamic Capabilities Perspective. Journal of Business Research

lee, j., Hoetker, G., Qualls, W. 2015. Alliance Experience and governance Flexibility. Organization Science, 26: 1536-1551

Bohlman, J., Spanjol, J., Qualls, W., Rosa, J. 2013. The Interplay of Customer and Product Innovation Dynamics: An Exploratory Study.. Journal of Product Innovation Management

Honors and Awards

PHD Project Hall of Fame, KMPG PHD Project, 2015 to present

Service Activities

Reviewer, Journal of International Business, 2012-2015
Board Member, Journal Academy of Marketing Science, 2004-2015
Board Member, Journal of Business Research, 1995-2015
Reviewer, Journal of IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 2012-2013

Teaching and Research Interests

Teaches courses in marketing management, marketing strategy, and supply chain management.

Research interests include the use of behavioral paradigms to explain managerial phenomena. Current research examines issues surrounding the interorganizational relationships, supply chain management practices, and product innovation.