Grant Miles, Ph.D.


Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University (1994)

Teaching Areas

  • Principles of Management and Organizations
  • Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation
  • Strategic Management

Research Interests

Dr. Miles’ research interests focus on the role of knowledge, learning, and collaboration in the process of organizational innovation and adaptation. Much of this work is centered on new ways of organizing with a particular emphasis on how companies can work together to create sustainable innovation.


Cernas-Ortiz, D. & Miles, G (forthcoming). The Effect of Inter-partner Relatedness on Stock Market Reactions to Joint Venture Announcements: Differences between Manufacturing and Marketing Deals. Journal of Business Strategies

Miles, P.C. & Miles, G. (2013). Corporate Social Responsibility and Executive Compensation: Exploring the Link. Social Responsibility Journal. 9(1), 76-90.

Miles, P. C., Miles, G. & Cannon, A. R. (2012). Linking Servicescape to Customer Satisfaction: Exploring the Role of Competitive Strategy. International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 32 (7). 772-795.

Niu, K., Miles, G., Bach, S., & Chinen, K. (2012). Trust, learning and a firm’s involvement in industrial clusters: a conceptual framework. Competitiveness Review, 22 (2), 133-146.

Volker, T. A., Niu, K., & Miles, G. (2011). Finding the Best Fit: Considering the Role of Novelty in Project Selection for Small Businesses. Small Business Institute Journal, 7 (2), 46-62.

Goktan, A. B. & Miles, G. (2011). Innovation Speed and Radicalness: Are they inversely related? Management Decision. 49(4), 533-547.

Madapusi, A. & Miles, G. (2011). Routines in Enterprise Application Systems. Management Research Review, 34(1), 75-97.

Miles, R.E., Snow, C.C., Fjeldstad, O.D., Miles, G. & Lettl, C. (2010) Designing Organizations to Meet 21st-Century Opportunities and Challenges. Organizational Dynamics, 39(2), 93-103.

Miles, R. E., Miles, G., Snow, C. C. , Blomqvist, K., & Rocha, H. (2009). The I-Form Organization. California Management Review, 51 (4), 59-74.

Davis, M. A., Miles, G., & McDowell, W. (2008). Environmental Scanning as a Moderator of Strategy-Performance Relationships: An Empirical Analysis of Physical Therapy Facilities. Health Services Management Research, 21, 81-92.

Niu, K., Miles, G., & Lee, C. (2008). Strategic Development of Network Clusters: A Study of High Technology Regional Development and Global Competitiveness. Competitiveness Review, 18 (3), 176-191.

Miles, R. E., Snow, C. C. , & Miles, G. (2007). The Ideology of Innovation. Strategic Organization, 5(4).

Chowdhury, S. & Miles, G. (2006). Customer-induced Uncertainty in Predicting Organizational Design: Empirical Evidence Challenging the Service Versus Manufacturing Dichotomy. Journal of Business Research, 59, 121-129.

Abbott, J., Boyd, N. G. & Miles, G. (2006). Does Type of Team Matter? An Investigation of the Relationship Between Job Characteristics and Outcomes Within a Team-Based Environment. Journal of Social Psychology, 146(4), 485-507.

Miles, R. E., Miles, G., & Snow, C. C. (2006). Collaborative Entrepreneurship: A Business Model for Continuous Innovation. Organizational Dynamics, 35 (1), 1-11.

Snow, C. C., Miles, R. E., & Miles, G. (2005). A Configurational Approach to the Integration of Strategy and Organization Research. Strategic Organization, 3, 431-439.

Masters, J. K., Miles, G., D’Sousa, D., & Orr, J. P. (2004). Risk Propensity, Trust, and Transaction Costs in Relational Contracting. Journal of Business Strategies, 21, 47-68.