Kevin Steensma

Kevin Steensma

Professor of Management
Evert McCabe Faculty Fellow

PhD, Indiana University, 1996
MBA, Washington State University, 1988
BS, Washington State University, 1986

Technology strategy, international management, strategic alliances.

Positions Held
At the University of Washington since 2000
Assistant Professor at Pennsylvania State University (1997-2000)

Current Research
The formation and performance of technology alliances, international strategic alliances, the influence of national culture on cooperation, emerging economies.

Honors and Awards
Dean's Faculty Research Award (2010)
Ph.D. Outstanding Mentor Award (2006)
Dean's International Research Award (2003)
Dean's Entrepreneurship Research Award (2002)
Dean's Junior Faculty Research Award (2001)
Licensing Executives Society Research Fellowship (1996)
Finalist in INFORMS Dissertation Proposal Competition (1995)

Selected Publications
"When Does Corporate Venture Capital Add Value for New Ventures?," with D. Park, Strategic Management Journal, forthcoming. 

“Learning From What Others Have Learned From You: The Positive Effects of Technological Spillovers on Originating Firms,” with H. Yan and C. Phelps, Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 53, 2010, pp. 371-389.

“Effects of Social Identification on the Relationship Between Administrators’ Influence and Professional Employees’ Adoption of New Work Behavior,” with G. Bigley and D. Hekman, Journal of Applied Psychology, Vol. 94, 2009, pp. 1325-1335.

“Combined Effects of Organizational and Professional Identification on the Reciprocity Dynamic for Professional Employees,” with G. Bigley and D. Hekman, Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 52, No. 3, 2009, pp. 506-526. 

“The Evolution and Internalization of International Joint Ventures,” with J. Barden, M. Lyles, C. Dhanaraj, and L. Tihanyi, Journal of International Business Studies, Vol. 39, 2008, pp. 491–507.

“The Influence of Information Technology on Firm Boundaries: An Industry-Level Analysis,” with A. Sahaym and M. Schilling, Organization Science, Vol. 18, No. 5, September-October 2007, pp. 865-880.

“Information Processing Design Choices, Strategy, and Risk Management Performance,” with J. Fairbank, G. Labianca and R. Metters, Journal of Mananagment Information Systems, Vol. 23, No. I, Summer 2006, pp. 293-319.

"The Evolving Value of Foreign Partnerships in Transitional Economies," with L. Tihanyi, M.A. Lyles, and C. Dhanaraj, Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 48, 2005, pp. 213-235.

“The Impact of Management Control Structure on Conflict in International Joint Ventures: An Organizational Justice-Based Contingency Perspective,” with J. Barden and M.A. Lyles, Journal of International Business Studies, Vol. 36, 2005, pp. 156-174.

“Symbolic or Substantive Document? The Influence of Ethics Codes on Financial Executives’ Decisions,” with J.M. Stevens, D. Harrison and P.L. Cochran, Strategic Management Journal, Vol. 26, No. 2, 2004, pp. 181-195.

“Managing the Dynamics of Tacit and Explicit Learning in IJVs: The Role of Social Embeddedness and the Impact on Performance,” with C. Dhanaraj, M. Lyles, L. Tihanyi, Journal of International Business Studies, Vol. 35, 2004, pp. 428-442.

"Disentangling Theories on Firm Boundaries," with M. Schilling, Organization Science, Vol. 13, No. 4, July 2002, pp. 387-401.

"The use of Modular Organizational Forms: An Industry-Level Analysis," with M. Schilling, Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 44, No. 6, December 2001, pp. 1149-1168.

"Organizational Context as a Moderator of Theories on Firm Boundaries for Technology Sourcing," with K. Corley, Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 44, No. 1, April 2001, pp. 271-291.

"On the Performance of Technology-Sourcing Partnerships: The Interaction Between Partner Interdependence and Technology Attributes," with K. Corley, Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 43, No. 6, December 2000, pp. 1045-1067.

"The Influence of National Culture on the Formation of Technology Alliances by Entrepreneurial Firms," with L. Marino, M. Weaver and P. Dickson, Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 43, No. 5, October 2000, pp. 951-973.

"Attitudes Toward Interfirm Cooperation: A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Entrepreneurs," with L. Marino and M. Weaver, Journal of International Business Studies, Vol. 31, Fall 2000, pp. 591-609.

"Explaining IJV Survival in a Transitional Economy Through Social Exchange and Knowledge-Based Theories," with M. Lyles, Strategic Management Journal, Vol. 21, No. 8, 2000, pp. 831-851.

Contact Information

Office:524 Paccar Hall

Mailing Address

Foster School of Business
University of Washington
Box 353226
Seattle, WA 98195-3226

"In today’s fast-paced technological environment, many firms need to rely on other firms as a source of technological know-how. Those firms that are proficient at forming and managing such alliances will gain a competitive advantage over those less capable."