Charles A. Holloway
Charles A. Holloway
The Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Professor of Management, Emeritus
Holloway is the holder of the Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers Professorship in Management, Emeritus. Holloway has become a leader in the study and teaching of entrepreneurship, supply networks, and technology management. He has recently developed two new courses in this area, Evaluating Entrepreneurial Opportunities and Strategy and Management in Supply Networks. He also teaches courses on the formation of new ventures. He is one of the directors of the Stanford Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at Stanford Graduate School of Business aimed at curriculum development and research on smaller, rapidly growing companies. He was the founding cochair of the Stanford Integrated Manufacturing Association, a cooperative effort between Stanford GSB and Stanford School of Engineering, which focuses on research and curriculum development in technology and manufacturing, and helped develop a joint program to prepare doctoral students in this area.
Holloway has a BS in electrical engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, and an MS in nuclear engineering and PhD in business administration at the University of California, Los Angeles. He joined the faculty of the Stanford GSB in 1968, where he has served in a variety of positions, including associate dean for academic affairs, from 1980 to 1987 and 1990 to 1991; as well as at Stanford University, where he most recently served as chair of the University Commission on Graduate Education. Prior to coming to Stanford, Holloway served as assistant to the technical director at Naval Reactors, a joint organization of the Atomic Energy Commission and the Bureau of Ships, where he worked closely with Admiral H.G. Rickover on the development of nuclear powered–ships. He also worked as a senior engineer for Bechtel Corporation’s Scientific Development Department.
Holloway has served as a board member for more than 10 startup companies in a range of industries. He is currently on the board of SRI International as well as several smaller companies. He is the author of Decision-Making Under Uncertainty: Models and Choices, coeditor of The Perpetual Enterprise Machine — Seven Keys to Corporate Renewal Through Successful Product and Process Development, and many articles in the field of management.
- PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, 1969
- MS, University of California, Los Angeles, 1964
- BS, University of California, Berkeley, 1959
- At Stanford University since 1968
- Codirector, Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, Stanford GSB, 1996–2013
- Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Stanford GSB, 1990–91
- Visiting Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University, 1988–89
- Dean for Academic Affairs, Stanford GSB, 1980–87
- Teaching Fellow, UC Los Angeles, 1965–66
- Co-chairman, Stanford Integrated Manufacturing Association, 1990–95
- Senior Engineer, Bechtel Corp., 1964–65
- Assistant to the Technical Director, U.S. Navy/Atomic Energy Commission, 1959–63
Stanford Case Studies
Stanford GSB Affiliations
- Director Center for Entrepreneurial Studies
Service to the Profession
- Board of Directors, SRI International, 2001-present