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Timothy WilkinsonTimothy Wilkinson

Dean, School of Business
300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251
Phone: 509.777.4567
Fax: 509.777.None listed
Office Location: Weyerhaeuser Hall 310 N

Professor Wilkinson has more than 35 publications in referred journals, including Long Range Planning, Journal of World Business, Journal of Business Research, Journal of International Business Studies, the Journal of International Management, and the Journal of Small Business Management. Articles for business people have appeared in the MIT Sloan Management Review, Business Horizons and the Wall Street Journal.  His co-authored book, The Distribution Trap (with Andrew R. Thomas), recently won the Berry-AMA Prize for the best book in marketing. Before coming to Whitworth University in 2012, he served as the Interim Dean of the College of Business at Montana State University Billings. He has also served on the faculty at the University of Akron and Boise State University.


  • Ph.D. University of Utah
  • M.P.A. University of Arkansas at Little Rock
  • B.S. University of Wyoming

Year Joined Whitworth Faculty


Areas of Specialization / Expertise

International marketing, global strategic management

Selected Publications / Presentations / Honors


Berry-AMA Prize


  • “Innovation’s Second Step” (Timothy J. Wilkinson and Andrew R. Thomas). Thunderbird International Business Review. In Press.
  • Strategic Management in the 21st Century, Vol.1-3 (Timothy J. Wilkinson, set editor). ABC-CLIO. 2013. “The Devolution of Marketing” (Andrew R. Thomas and Timothy J. Wilkinson). Marketing Management. April 15, 2011.
  • “Entrepreneurial Climate, Foreign Trade Offices and International Markets: A Note” (Timothy J. Wilkinson, Andrew R. Thomas, and Mary McNally). Journal of Global Marketing. Fall 2011.
  • “The Outsourcing Compulsion: How the Colonization of Manufacturing by Distributors Has Pushed U.S. Companies Overseas” (Andrew R. Thomas and Timothy J. Wilkinson). MIT Sloan Management Review. 2006. 48(1): 10-14.