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Steven C. Michael
Schoen Faculty Fellow in Entrepreneurship and Associate Professor of Business Administration

Educational Background

Ph.D. Business Economics, Harvard University, 1993
M. Mgmt. Management Policy and Marketing, Northwestern University, 1987
M. Eng. Systems Engineering, University of Virginia, 1981
B. A. Mathematical Sciences, Rice University, 1980.

Positions Held

At the University of Illinois since 1997. Assistant professor, George Mason University, 1993-97. Lecturer, Clark University, 1992. Associate, Temple, Barker & Sloane, 1986. Software engineer, Wang Laboratories, 1983-85. Technical staff, Bell Laboratories, 1981-83.

Recent Publications

Michael, S. C., & Pun, T. Organizational learning and new product introductions. Journal of Product Innovation Management, forthcoming.

Michael, S., & Pearce, J. A. Choosing constraints as a solution to agency. Journal of Management Studies, forthcoming.

Michael, S., & Kim, S. M. The organizational ecology of retailing: A historical perspective. Journal of Retailing, forthcoming.

Michael, S. Franchising. In M.A. Hitt & R.D. Ireland (Eds.), Entrepreneurship encyclopedia, Oxford, UK: Blackwell, forthcoming.

Michael, S. 2003. Determinants of the rate of franchising across nations. Management International Review, 43 (3): 267-290.

Michael, S. 2003. First mover advantage through franchising. Journal of Business Venturing, 18 (1): 61-80.

Michael, S. 2003. Two faces of strategic group theory. In F. Dansereau and F. Yammarino (Eds.), Multi-Level issues in organizational behavior and strategy, research in multi-level issues, v 2. Greenwich, CT: JAI Press.

Michael, S. 2002. Time to discovery: The role of time in the entrepreneurial discovery process. Business Ethics Quarterly, Ruffin Series No. 3: 157-161.

Michael, S. 2002. Undermarketed! Why the hospitality industry shorts itself on advertising. Cornell Hotel and Restaurant Administration Quarterly, 43 (2): 64-71.

Michael, S., Thomas, H., & Storey, D. 2002. Discovery and coordination in strategic management and entrepreneurship. In M.A. Hitt, R.D. Ireland, S.M. Camp, & D.L. Sexton (Eds.), Strategic entrepreneurship. Oxford, UK: Blackwell.

Michael, S. 2002. Can a franchise chain coordinate? Journal of Business Venturing, 17: 325-41.

Michael, S. 2000. The extent, motivation, and effect of tying in franchise contracts. Managerial and Decision Economics, 21: 191-201.

Michael, S. 2000. The effect of organizational form on quality: The case of franchising. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 43: 295-318.

Michael, S. 2000. Investments to create bargaining power: The case of franchising. Strategic Management Journal, 21: 497-514.

Academic Service

Editorial boards: Journal of Business Venturing; Journal of Management; Journal of Marketing Channels.

Teaching and Research

Teaches courses in entrepreneurship and strategic management. Research focuses on the interface of entrepreneurship, strategy, and economics.

Contact Information:
343G Wohlers Hall
1206 South Sixth Street
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 265-0702

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