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Steven C. Michael

Professor of Business Administration

Educational Background

Ph.D., Business Economics, Harvard University, 1993
MBA, Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, 1987
M. Eng., Systems Engineering, University of Virginia, 1981
B.A., Mathematical Sciences, Rice University, 1980

Positions Held

Professor of Business Administration, University of Illinois, 2010 to present
Co-Director, Hoeft Technology and Management Program, University of Illinois, College of Business and College of Engineering, 2004 to present
Associate Professor of Business Administration, University of Illinois, 2001-2010
Assistant Professor of Business Administration, University of Illinois, 1997-2001
Assistant Professor, George Mason University, 1993-1997
Software Engineer II, Wang Laboratories, 1983-1985
Technical Staff, Bell Laboratories, 1981-1983

Recent Publications

Michael, S. Forthcoming. Dual Agency in Retail Chains. Journal of Marketing Channels

Michael, S. Forthcoming. What Should We Teach in the New Ventures Class? An Empirical Analysis . Journal of Entrepreneurship Education

Pettus, M., Kor, Y., Mahoney, J. , Michael, S. 2018. Sequencing and Timing of Strategic Responses after Industry Disruption: Evidence from Post-Deregulation Competition in the US Railroad Industry. Strategic Organization

Pettus, M., Kor, Y., Mahoney, J. , Michael, S. 2018. Sequencing and timing of strategic responses after industry disruption: Evidence from post-deregulation competition in the US railroad industry. Strategic Organization, 16: 373-400

Riley, S., Michael, S., Mahoney, J. 2017. Human Capital Matters: Market Valuation of Firm Investments in Training and the Role of Complementary Assets. Strategic Management Journal, 38: 1895-1914

Honors and Awards

Teacher of the Year, Executive MBA Program, College of Business, 2018

Award for Excellence in Teaching of Graduate Students, College of Business, 2016

Most Outstanding Teacher, MBA Program, College of Business MBA Program, 2016

Teacher of the Year, College of Business EMBA Program, 2015

Service Activities

Editorial Board Member, Strategic Management Journal, 2011-2018
Editorial Board Member, Journal of Small Business Management, 2006-2018
Editorial Board Member, Journal of Business Venturing, 2000-2018
Associate Editor, Journal of Management, 2008-2015

Teaching and Research Interests

Teaches courses in technology management, new venture creation, and strategy.

Research focuses on how individuals and companies exploit innovation to create new markets. Recent projects include theoretical underpinnings of new ventures and understanding the business model of franchising.