Management and Marketing

Steven Tam

Steven Tam, Professor of Management

Stipes Hall 419
(309) 298-1535


  • PhD (Management), Surrey Business School, University of Surrey, UK
  • Executive Education (Advanced Management), Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley, CA
  • MBA (Business Administration), University of Central Missouri, MO
  • BSBA (Computer Information Systems), University of Central Missouri, MO

Teaching Interests

  • Strategic Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • International Business

Research Interests

  • Chinese Guanxi (Ethics)
  • Firm Growth and Performance
  • Interfirm Alliances and Networks
  • Leadership Styles
  • Organizational Learning
  • Process Innovation
  • SME Development

Professional Highlights

A multi-time nominee for teaching awards, Dr. Tam primarily teaches strategic management, entrepreneurship, and international business at both graduate and undergraduate levels.

An award-winning researcher, Dr. Tam drives multidisciplinary management research that focuses on the study of organization theory to address areas such as corporate strategy, workplace learning, and institutional performance and growth. His publications appear in reputable, high-impact scholarly journals. He presents research regularly at international conferences, serves as session chair/keynote speaker, and makes his contribution in editorial work for business journals.

His classic quotes for business executives:
“A strategic mind includes not only what for but also what if.” – Steven Tam
“A responsible decision maker is committed to a habit of comparing all foreseeable odds.” – Steven Tam