University of California, Riverside

UCR Business

Faculty Bio

Timothy Gubler

Assistant Professor of Management

Curriculum Vitae , updated 11/2018


Tim’s research broadly investigates the role of individuals in firm performance and strategy. This includes exploring the micro-macro links between individuals and organizations, and necessitates studying the organization at all levels, from its boundary, design, and governance structure to the motivations, social pressures, inter-job mobility, and health of its employees. He has primarily focused on three settings to date: 1) Industrial laundry, 2) Residential real estate, and 3) EMS service providers (e.g., ambulances). His work has been nominated for and won multiple awards, including the Robert J. Litschert Best Doctoral Student Paper at the 2015 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, and the Sumantra Ghoshal Research and Practice Award at the 2017 Academy of Management Annual Meeting. His work has been published in top journals, including Management Science, Organization Science, and Psychological Science, and has been featured in many news outlets, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, NPR, USAToday, the Huffington Post, and the Business Insider. For the most up to date information on his research visit

Tim completed his PhD in business strategy at Washington University in St. Louis.  Prior to his PhD, Tim studied economics at Brigham Young University and worked as an electrician and company manager for a family-owned electrical contracting business. Tim also lived abroad in Taiwan for 2 years. When not researching or teaching, Tim enjoys spending time with his wife and children, exploring the outdoors, mountain biking, scuba diving, reading, and music. 



(951) 827‑3674
Anderson Hall 0010

Course Schedule

Winter 2019:

OLMSTED HALL 1208,  TR 8:10–9:30 AM

Spring 2018:

ANDERSON HALL 118,  M 2:10–5:00 PM

ANDERSON HALL 118,  M 6:10–9:00 PM


Office Hours

Winter 2019:

T 9:30-10:45 AM and R 1:00-2:00 PM

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