Charles C. Snow

Updated at: May 21, 2007, 1:57 a.m.

Charles C. Snow is the Mellon Foundation Professor of Business Administration at Penn State University. Currently, he is teaching three courses: Strategies for the Converging Economy (a core MBA course), Global Strategy and Organization (an elective MBA course), and Strategic Management (an undergraduate honors course).

Professor Snow has research and consulting experience in both the formulation and implementation of business strategies. He has helped small companies develop business strategies, and he has worked with large companies in improving the fit among strategy, organization structure, and management processes. He is on the editorial board of the Strategic Management Journal and the Strategic Advisory Board of, a company that helps firms form and develop virtual teams. His most recent co-authored book is Fit, Failure, and the Hall of Fame: How Companies Succeed or Fail (New York: Free Press, 1994). He has been a visiting professor at The Amos Tuck School (Dartmouth College) and the University of Oregon.

Professor Snow has extensive experience in executive education programs. He has taught in university programs offered by Penn State, Berkeley, Michigan, Carnegie Mellon, Texas Christian University, Alabama A&M, Interamerican University (San Juan, Puerto Rico), Australian Graduate School of Management (Sydney, Australia), Monash University (Melbourne, Australia), Norwegian School of Management (Sandvika, Norway), and Koc University (Istanbul, Turkey). He has also conducted in-company programs for a variety of international organizations including PROSVI (Italy), The Pohjola Group (Finland), Siam Cement (Thailand), Malaysian Institute of Management, Fletcher-Challenge (New Zealand), Jamaican Institute of Management, and Seminarium (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay).