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
“The quest for expansive property rights and the failure to disclose known relevant prior art”, with M. Chari, R. Heidl, Strategic Management Journal, Vol. 35, 2014.

“The influence of tie strength inequality across partner pairs on the dissolution of multipartner alliances," with R. Heidl, C. Phelps, Organization Science, Vol. 25, 1351-1371, 2014.

“Where to explore? Drawing on the guidance of knowledge spillover recipient firms to expand knowledge boundaries”, with H. Yang, Research Policy, Vol. 43, 1496-1507, 2014.

“The selection and nurturing effects of corporate investors on new venture innovativeness”, with D. Park, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Vol. 7, 311-330, 2013.

“The compensatory relationship between absorptive capacity, social embeddedness and learning from an alliance,” with M. Howard, M. Lyles, C Dhanaraj, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Vol. 6, 291-306, 2012.

“When does corporate venture capital add value for new ventures?” with D. Park, Strategic Management Journal, Vol. 33, 1-22, 2012.

“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, 371-389, 2010.

“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. 94,1325-1335, 2009.

“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, 506-526, 2009. 

“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, 491–507, 2008.

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

“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, 293-319, 2006.

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

“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, 156-174, 2005.

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."