Ken Aupperle, Ph.D.

Ken Aupperle, Ph.D.

Title: Professor
Department: Department of Management
Office: CBA 336
Phone: (330) 972-6850


  • Ph.D. - University of Georgia, June, 1982. Management Policy and Strategy
  • MBA - Kansas State University. Finance
  • MA - Western Michigan University. History
  • BA - Western Michigan University. History


Professional & Academic Experience:

Academic Experience

  • The University of Akron, Department of Management
    August, 1992
    Position: Professor
  • September 1986 to August, 1992
    Position: Associate Professor, Graduate Faculty, Tenured (1989)
  • Kent State University, Department of Administrative Sciences,
    Position: Assistant Professor, Graduate Faculty
  • University of Georgia, College of Business Administration, Athens, Georgia
    Position: Graduate Teaching Assistant
  • Marshall University, College of Business and Applied Science,
    Huntington, West Virginia
    Position: Management Instructor
  • Kansas State University, College of Business Administration
    Manhattan, Kansas
    Position: Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant
  • United States Army, Comptroller Department, Fort Riley, Kansas
    Two and one half years of military service
    Position: Leadership Instructor and Management Analyst

Professional Experience

  • Manhattan Mercury - City Newspaper, Manhattan, Kansas
    Position: Staff Writer
  • Kmart, Retail Store Management, Battle Creek, Michigan
    Position: Assistant Manager

Teaching Interests:

  • Information not available

Research Interests:

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Research Accomplishments

Manuscripts Accepted by Refereed Journals for Publication:

  • "Searching for Cross-Cultural, Moral and Ethical Reality: A Case of Bribery in an International Context." (First author with coauthor, Michael Camarata) in International Journal of Organizational Theory and Behavior, forthcoming in 2007.
  • "Moral Decision Making: Searching for the Highest Moral Expected Value." (Single author) in International Journal of Organizational Theory and Behavior, forthcoming in 2007.
  • "Mary Parker Follett: A Bridge over Management’s Troubled Waters." (Single author) The International Journal of Public Administration, Vol. 30, No. 4, March 2007, pp. 363 – 366.
  • "Peering at the Past Century’s Corporate Strategy Through the Looking Glass of Time-Series Analysis: Extrapolating from Chandler’s Classic Mid-Century American Firms." (Coauthor with William Acar, Robert Keating, William Hall and Richard Engdahl), Journal of Management Studies, Vol. 40, No. 5, July 2003, pp. 1226 - 1254.
  • "Benchmarking Financial Assessment in the Strategy Course: A Qualitative and Quantitative Template." (First author with coauthor, Steve Dunphy) Journal of Education for Business, Vol. 78, No. 4, March/April 2003, pp 205 - 212.
  • "Is Chester Barnard Still Relevant for the New Millennium? Introduction to the Chester Barnard Special Issue." (Single author) Management Decision, Vol.40, No. 10, 2002, pp. 928 – 931.
  • "An Empirical Exploration of Measures of Social Responsibility Across the Spectrum of Organizational Types." (Coauthor with William Acar and Ronald M. Lowy) The International Journal of Organizational Analysis, Vol. 9, No. 1, 2001, pp.26 - 57.
  • "Flight Plan: Motivation." (Coauthor with Steven M. Dunphy), Training and Development, Vol. 55, No. 10, October 2001, pp. 18 - 19.
  • "Using Metaphors to Facilitate Cooperation and Resolve Conflict: Examining the Case of Disneyland Paris." (First author with coauthor Grigorios Karimalis), Journal of Change Management, Vol 2, No. 1, August 2001, pp. 23 - 32.
  • "Managerial Lessons for a New Millennium: Contributions from Chester Barnard and Frank Capra," (First author with coauthor Steven M. Dunphy), The Journal of Management History [Now incorporated as Management Decision], Vol.39, No 1 & 2, 2001, pp. 156 - 164.
  • "Chandler’s Strategy and Structure -- A Chicken or Egg Phenomenon?" (Coauthor with Richard, A. Engdahl and Robert Keating), The Journal of Organizational Development, Vol. 18, No. 4, Winter 2000, pp. 21 - 34.
  • "Spontaneous Organizational Reconfiguration: A Historical Example Based on Xenophon's Anabasis," (Single author), Organizational Science, Vol.7, No. 4, 1996, pp.445-460.
  • "Reconfiguring the B-School: A Normative Approach," (First author with coauthor Clifford T. West, Jr.) in Journal of Education for Business, Vol. 72, No. 2, 1996, pp. 37-41.
  • "Strategic Leadership and Skill Usage by Academic Presidents," (Coauthor with Marc J. Martin and Rongxin Chen) in Journal of Leadership Studies, Vol. 3, No. 1m 1996, pp. 139-150. [Do Leadership Skills Correlate With Strategic Planning?" An accompanying research note in same volume by authors, pp. 151-157].


  • "A Strategic Theory of Efficiency; and Entrepreneurial Behavior," (Coauthor with Arlyn Melcher), Honorable Mention through the Foundation for Administrative Research in conjunction with Planning Review and the Academy of Management.