MICHAEL STEVENS
PROFESSOR OF MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP

Michael Stevens


CONTACT


PHONE: 801.626.8099

EMAIL: mjstevens@weber.edu

OFFICE: WB 262


ABOUT


Michael J. Stevens is Brady Presidential Distinguished Professor of Management and a Buehler Research Fellow at the Goddard School of Business & Economics at Weber State University, where he serves as the chair of the department of business administration.

His dissertation at the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University received the Ralph G. Alexander Best Dissertation Award from the International Academy of Management. His primary areas of expertise include: improving organizational performance through teamwork, empowerment and cross-cultural effectiveness, individual assessment and selection, leadership development and organizational culture and interpersonal effectiveness in the global workplace. 

Stevens is a noted employment test developer and has conducted award-winning research in the areas of assessing aptitudes for working successfully in teams and in culturally diverse work environments. He has held leadership and board positions in industry, government and not-for-profit enterprises and is active in several professional associations. He is also an experienced corporate trainer and executive development coach, consulting with a wide variety of organizations.


EDUCATION


Ph.D., Krannert School of Management, Purdue University, 1993

BA, Economics - University of Utah, 1984 


PUBLICATIONS


REFEREED PUBLICATIONS

  1. Stevens MJ, Fox-Kirk W, Thompson B, Fawcett AD and Fawcett S (2015). “Developing Intercultural Competencies: Elaborating the Personal Barriers to Change.” Journal of Strategic Management Studies, vol. 7: 19-34.
  2. Mendenhall M, Osland JS and Stevens MJ (2015). “Developing Global Leaders for Emerging Markets.” Journal of Strategic Management Studies, vol. 7: 3-10.
  3. Stevens MJ (2014). “Common Consent and the Rights of the Governed.” Restoration Studies, vol. 15: 74-81.
  4. Stevens MJ, Bird A, Mendenhall M and Oddou G. (2014). “Measuring Global Leader Intercultural Competency: Development and Validation of the Global Competencies Inventory (GCI).” Advances in Global Leadership, vol. 8: 115-154.
  5. Stevens MJ (2013). “Passive-Aggression along the Wasatch Front.” Sunstone, issue 171: 7-13.
  6. Bird A, Mendenhall M, Stevens MJ, and Oddou G (2010). “Defining the Content Domain of Intercultural Competence for Global Leaders.” Journal of Managerial Psychology, vol. 25 no. 8: 810-828.
  7. Herman JL, Stevens MJ, Bird A, Mendenhall M, and Oddou G (2010). “The Tolerance for Ambiguity Scale: Towards a More Refined Measure for International Management Research.” International Journal of Intercultural Relations, vol. 34: 58-65.
  8. Furuya N, Bird A, Stevens MJ, Oddou G & Mendenhall M. (2009) “Critical Issues of International Business Management Research in the 21st Century and the Challenges Facing Japanese Companies.” Rikkyo Business Review, 2, 22-28.
  9. Mendenhall M, Oddou G, Stevens MJ, Bird A, Osland J, and Furuya N (2009). “Developing Global Competencies in Japanese Managers:  Research, Process, and Recommendations.” Journal of Strategic Management Studies, vol. 1 no. 2: 56-66.
  10. Furuya N, Stevens MJ, Bird A, Oddou G, and Mendenhall M (2009). “Managing the Learning and Transfer of Global Competence: Antecedents and Outcomes of Japanese Repatriation Effectiveness.” Journal of International Business Studies, vol. 40: 200-215.
  11. Furuya, N., Stevens, M., Oddou, G. & Bird, A. (2007). Mechanisms for developing global competencies: Research on a global competency development model for Japanese corporate overseas assignees. Rikkyo Business Review, 231-245.
  12. Furuya N, Stevens MJ, Oddou G, Bird A, and Mendenhall M (2007).  “The Effects of HR Policies and Repatriate Self-Adjustment on Global Competency Transfer.” Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, vol. 45 no. 6: 6-23.
  13. Stevens MJ, Oddou G, Furuya N, Bird A, and Mendenhall M (2006). “HR Factors Affecting Repatriate Job Satisfaction and Job Attachment for Japanese Managers.” International Journal of Human Resource Management, vol. 17 no. 5: 831-841.
  14. Stevens MJ, and Bird A (2004). “On the Myth of Believing that Globalization is a Myth: Or the Effects of Misdirected Responses on Obsolescing an Emergent Substantive Dialogue.” Journal of International Management, vol. 10 no. 4: 501-510.
  15. Bird A, and Stevens MJ (2003). “Toward an Emergent Global Culture and the Effects of Globalization on Obsolescing National Cultures.” Journal of International Management, vol. 9 no. 4: 395-407.
  16. Stevens MJ, and Curtis JK (2003). “Is There a Sunstone Community? ('And the Survey Says....')” Sunstone, issue 127: pp. 14-17.
  17. Maertz CP, Stevens MJ, and Campion MA (2003). “A Turnover Model for the Mexican Maquiladoras.” Journal of Vocational Behavior, vol. 63 no. 1: 111-135.
  18. Stevens MJ, and Campion MA (1999). “Staffing Work Teams: Development and Validation of a Selection Test for Teamwork Settings.” Journal of Management, vol. 25 no. 2: 207-228.
  19. Stevens MJ, and Campion MA (1994). “The Knowledge, Skill, and Ability Requirements for Teamwork: Implications for Human Resource Management.” Journal of Management, vol. 20 no. 2: 503-530.
  20. Campion MA, Cheraskin L, and Stevens MJ (1994). “Career-Related Antecedents and Outcomes of Job Rotation.” Academy of Management Journal, vol. 37 no. 6: 1518-1542.
  21. Campion MA, and Stevens MJ (1991). “Neglected Questions in Job Design: How People Design Jobs, Influence of Training, and Task-job Predictability.” Journal of Business and Psychology, vol. 6 no. 2: 169-191.

PRACTITIONER AND APPLIED RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

  1. Bird A & Stevens MJ (2013). “Assessing Global Leadership Competencies.” In Mendenhall M, Osland J, Bird A, Oddou G, Maznevski M, Stevens M & Stahl G (editors) Global Leadership: Research, Practice, and Development (2nd ed.). New York: Routledge.
  2. Mendenhall ME, Osland JS, Bird A, Oddou GR, Maznevski ML, Stevens MJ & Stahl GK (2013). Global Leadership: Research, Practice and Development (2nd edition). New York: Routledge.
  3. Stevens MJ, Mendenhall M, Bird A, and Oddou G (2009). The Global Competencies Inventory (version 3.1). St. Louis, MO: The Kozai Group, Inc. (currently available in six languages).
  4. Stevens MJ, Bird A, Oddou G, and Mendenhall M (2008). The Intercultural Effectiveness Scale. St. Louis, MO: The Kozai Group, Inc. (currently available in six languages).
  5. Furuya N, Stevens MJ, Oddou G, and Bird A (2007). “Mechanism to Develop Global Competency.” In Higano M and Bird A (Eds.) Introduction to Business Leadership (Business Leadership Nyumon), Nihon Hyoron-sha, Tokyo.
  6. Wohlfarth TA, and Stevens MJ (2003). “Measuring Collaboration: Developing Strategies to Win Together.” In M. Beyerlien (ed.) The Fieldbook for Collaborative Work Systems: pp. 465-491. Denton, TX: UNT Press.
  7. Jones RG, Stevens MJ, and Fischer DL (2000). “Selection in Team Contexts.” In J. Kehoe (Ed.), Managing Selection in Changing Organizations: pp. 210-241. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  8. Stevens MJ, and Yarish ME (1999). “Training for Team Effectiveness.” In E. Sundstrom (Ed.), Supporting Systems for Team Effectiveness: pp. 126-156. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  9. Stevens MJ, and Campion MA (1994). The Teamwork-KSA Test. Chicago, IL: NCS/London House Science Research Associates (currently available in four languages).
  10. Stevens MJ, and Campion MA (1994). Interpretation and Research Manual for the Teamwork-KSA Test. Chicago, IL: NCS/London House Science Research Associates.
  11. Stevens MJ, and Campion MA (1994). The Teamwork-KSA Test Examiner's Guide. Chicago, IL: NCS/London House Science Research Associates.

PRESENTATIONS AT ACADEMIC AND SCHOLARLY MEETINGS

  1. Stevens MJ (2016). “Development and Validation of the Global Competencies Inventory (GCI): Assessing Intercultural Competence.” Paper presentation at the Hertfordshire University Europe Week, Hertfordshire, England.
  2. Stevens MJ (2016). “Can Global Competencies Help Select and Retain Global Leaders?: Lessons from the Field.” Paper presentation at the Hertfordshire University Europe Week, Hertfordshire, England.
  3. Stevens MJ (2016). “Global Competencies for a Global Church: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.” Paper presentation at the Sunstone-Europe Symposium, Birmingham, England.
  4. Stevens MJ (2016). “Deep Shift: Reassessing the Restoration.” Session Moderator, Sunstone Education Foundation Annual Symposium, Salt Lake City, UT.
  5. Stevens MJ (2016). “Assessing Intercultural Competencies.” Three-day workshop presented at the Institute for Intercultural Communication Annual Summer Symposium, Portland, OR.
  6. Stevens MJ (2015). “Assessing Intercultural Competencies.” Three-day workshop presented at the Institute for Intercultural Communication Annual Summer Symposium, Portland, OR.
  7. Stevens MJ (2015). “Leadership through People Skills for the Non-profit Management World.” Alliance Management Institute Annual Meetings, Salt Lake City, UT
  8. Stevens MJ (2015). “Beyond Passive-aggression: Creating Cultures of Healthy Collaboration.” Paper presented at the Sunstone Education Foundation Annual Symposium, Salt Lake City, UT
  9. Stevens MJ and Fox-Kirk W (2014). “Reframing the Managerial Grid for Relational Leadership Effectiveness.” Paper presented at the Lancaster Leadership Conference: Developing Leadership Capacity, Lancaster Management School, Lancaster, England.
  10. Stevens MJ (2014). “Confronting the Personal Barriers to Leadership Growth and Development.” Paper presented at the International Conference of the International Academy of strategic Management, Tokyo, Japan.
  11. Stevens MJ (2014). “The Power Corruption Cycle: Substantive Risks for LDS Culture and Finances.” Panel discussant at the Sunstone Education Foundation Annual Symposium, Salt Lake City, UT.
  12. Stevens MJ (2014). “Male Allies in the Advancement of Women’s Leadership Ordination.” Panel discussant at the Sunstone Education Foundation Annual Symposium, Salt Lake City, UT.
  13. Stevens MJ (2014). “The Latter-day Dissent: A Current Perspective.” Respondent to a paper presented at the Sunstone Education Foundation Annual Symposium, SLC, UT.
  14. Stevens MJ (2014). “Beyond Passive-Aggression: Resolving Conflict and Achieving Healthy Collaboration.” One-day pre-conference professional development workshop presented at the Sunstone Education Foundation Annual Symposium, Salt Lake City, UT.
  15. Stevens MJ (2014). “Intercultural Assessment: What You Can Measure, You Can Manage.” Evening workshop presented at the Institute for Intercultural Communication Annual Summer Symposium, Portland, OR.
  16. Stevens MJ (2014). “Assessing Intercultural Competencies.” Three-day workshop presented at the Institute for Intercultural Communication Annual Summer Symposium, Portland, OR.
  17. Stevens MJ (2014). “Common Consent and the Rights of the Governed.” Paper presented at the annual meetings of the Restoration Studies Conference, Independence, MO.
  18. Stevens MJ (2014). “Understanding and Managing Cross Cultural Competencies.” Presentation given to the Goddard School of Business & Economics Advisory Council Quarterly Meeting.
  19. Osland J, Oddou G, Bird A and Stevens MJ (2013). “Global Leadership Characteristics and Adaptation.” Paper presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meetings, Orland, FL.
  20. Stevens MJ (2013). “Gender Complementarity and Leadership Effectiveness: Conceptual and Empirical Evidence Supporting the Inclusion of Women.” Paper presented at the annual meetings of the Counterpoint Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.
  21. Stevens MJ (2013). “Beyond Passive-Aggression: Resolving Conflict and Achieving Healthy Collaboration.” One-day pre-conference professional development workshop presented at the Sunstone Education Foundation Annual Symposium, Salt Lake City, UT.
  22. Stevens MJ (2013). “Barriers to Addressing Global Climate Change: A Psycho-Social Systems Perspective.” Panel discussant at the Sunstone Education Foundation Annual Symposium, SLC, UT.
  23. Stevens MJ (2013) “Gender Complementarity and the Role of Women in Leadership.” Panel discussant at the Sunstone Education Foundation Annual Symposium, SLC, UT.
  24. Stevens MJ (2013). “Intercultural Assessment: What You Can Measure, You Can Manage.” Three-day workshop presented at the Institute for Intercultural Communication Annual Summer Symposium, Portland, OR.
  25. Stevens MJ (2012). “Organizational Behavior and Strategic Leadership.” Workshop presented at the Annual Meetings of the Utah State Counties Treasurers Association, Ogden, UT.
  26. Stevens MJ (2012). “Salary Negotiations for Women.” Panel presentation given at the Weber State University Women’s Center Professional Development Workshop.
  27. Stevens MJ (2012). “Exercising Dominion: Section 121 and the Abuse of Power.” Panel discussant at the Sunstone Education Foundation Annual Symposium, SLC, UT.
  28. Stevens MJ (2012). “Intercultural Assessment: What You Can Measure, You Can Manage.” Institute for Intercultural Communication Annual Summer Symposium, Portland, OR.
  29. Stevens MJ (2011). “Passive-Aggressive Approaches to Conflict Resolution along the Wasatch Front: Evidence and Implications for the Local Culture.” Paper presented at the Sunstone Education Foundation Annual Symposium, Ogden, UT.
  30. Stevens MJ (2011). “Intercultural Assessment: What You Can Measure, You Can Manage.” Institute for Intercultural Communication Annual Summer Symposium, Portland, OR.
  31. Stevens MJ, and Bird A (2011). “Assessing Intercultural Competencies.” Institute for Intercultural Communication Annual Summer Symposium, Portland, OR.
  32. Stevens MJ, and Bird A (2010). “The Intercultural Effectiveness Scale.” Institute for Intercultural Communication Annual Summer Symposium, Portland, OR.
  33. Gulick L, Mendenhall M, Stevens MJ (2009). “Predicting Effective Overseas Behavior from Personality and Behavioral Indicators.” Paper presented at the Academy of International Management Annual Meetings, Chicago, IL.
  34. Bird A, Mendenhall M, Stevens MJ, and Oddou G (2009). “Defining the Content Domain of Intercultural Competence for Global Leaders.” Paper presented at the Academy of International Business Annual Meetings, San Diego, CA.
  35. Mendenhall M, Oddou G, Bird A, and Stevens MJ (2009). “Assessing Global Leadership Competencies in Managers.” Paper presented as part of the Symposium on Executive Education, Coles College of Business Executive Education Programs, Atlanta, GA.
  36. Bird A, Furuya N, and Stevens MJ (2008). “Assessing Intercultural Competencies and Japanese Global Leadership: A Longitudinal Study.” Paper presented as part of the Management Education and Development division's award winning best Global Forum Symposium, entitled “Intercultural Competencies: How Should We Assess and Develop Intercultural Competencies in Current and Future Global Leaders?” Presented at the Academy of International Management Annual Meetings, Anaheim, CA.
  37. Essounga Y, and Stevens MJ (2008). “The Influence of Collectivism vs. Individualism on Employees' Expectations of Privacy Rights in the Wake of Trigger Events: The Example of 9/11 in the U.S., France, Japan and Cameroon.” Paper presented at the Academy of International Business Annual Meetings, Milan, Italy.
  38. Mauss A, Stevens MJ, Daughtrey D, and Anderson LF (2008). “The Legacy of President Gordon B. Hinckley.” Panel discussant at the Sunstone Education Foundation Annual Symposium, Salt Lake City, UT.
  39. Stevens, MJ, Bird A, Oddou G, and Mendenhall M (2007). “I Know It When I See It: Cross-Cultural Behaviors Caught on Film!” Paper presented at the International Organization Annual Meetings, Boston, MA.
  40. Potter D, and Stevens MJ (2007). “Those Are My Fondest Memories: An Amplified Theory of Redemption in the Film New York Doll.” Respondent, competitive paper presented at the Sunstone Education Foundation Annual Symposium, Salt Lake City, UT.
  41. Furuya N, Stevens MJ, Oddou G, Bird A, and Mendenhall M (2006). “Predictors and Outcomes of Japanese Repatriation Effectiveness: Managing the Learning and Transfer of Global Competencies.” Paper presented at the Academy of International Business Annual Meetings, Beijing, China.
  42. Stevens MJ (2005). “Leadership Through People Skills.” One-day pre-conference professional development workshop presented at the Sunstone Education Foundation Annual Symposium, Salt Lake City, UT.
  43. Stevens MJ, Swenson P, Remy J, and Pingree T (2005). “Lessons for Advancing Feminist Sensibilities Among Mormon Men.” Chair and discussant, panel presentation at the Sunstone Education Foundation Annual Symposium, Salt Lake City, UT.
  44. Wayne S, and Stevens MJ (2005). “Some Observations on Organized Religion and the Uses of Power: A Mormon Example.” Respondent, competitive paper presented at the Sunstone Education Foundation Annual Symposium, Salt Lake City, UT.
  45. Stevens MJ, Oddou G, Furuya N, Bird A, and Mendenhall M (2005). “HR Factors Affecting Repatriate Job Satisfaction and Job Attachment for Japanese Managers.” Paper presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meetings, International Management Division, Honolulu, HI.
  46. Furuya N, Stevens MJ, Oddou G, and Bird A (2005). “The Effects of HR Policies and Repatriate Self-Adjustment on Global Competency Transfer.” Paper presented at the Academy of International Business Annual Meetings, Quebec, Canada.
  47. Stevens MJ, and Bird A (2004). “The Multinational Corporation and Global Culture.” Seminar on Globalization and Change in Socioeconomic Systems, St. Louis, MO.
  48. Stevens MJ, and Bird A (2004). “The Multinational Corporation: Bridging the Gap through Cross-cultural Competencies.” Seminar on Globalization and Change in Socioeconomic Systems, St. Louis, MO.
  49. Stevens MJ (2004). “Mobile Telecommunications Industry in China.” Discussant, Seminar on Globalization and Change in Socioeconomic Systems, St. Louis, MO.
  50. Stevens MJ (2003). “Leadership without Leaders: Lessons from an Orchestra without a Conductor.” Competitive paper presented at the Sunstone Education Foundation Annual Symposium, Salt Lake City, UT.
  51. Stevens MJ (2003). “An Analysis of Conflict in the Quorum.” Invited panel presentation given at the Sunstone Education Foundation Annual Symposium, Salt Lake City, UT.
  52. Stevens MJ (2003). “Is there a Sunstone Community?” Panel presentation given as part of the “Town Hall Meeting with the Board of Directors” at the Sunstone Education Foundation Annual Symposium, Salt Lake City, UT.
  53. Stevens MJ (2003). “Leadership Through People Skills.” One-day pre-conference professional development workshop presented at the Sunstone Education Foundation Annual Symposium, Salt Lake City, UT.
  54. Stevens MJ and Maertz CP. (2002). “Are U.S.-based Turnover Models Applicable Abroad? An Example from the Mexican Maquiladora Industry.” Paper submitted to the Academy of International Business Annual Meetings, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  55. Stevens MJ, Jones RG, and Fischer DL (2002). “What's Past is Prologue: Exploring a Biodata Approach to Team Member Selection.” Competitive paper submitted to the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychologists Annual Meetings, Toronto.
  56. Stevens MJ (2002). “Leadership Through People Skills.” One-day pre-conference professional development workshop presented at the Sunstone Education Foundation Annual Symposium, Salt Lake City, UT.
  57. Stevens MJ (2001). “How Many Organizational Psychologists Does It Take to Change a Light Bulb?” Competitive paper presented at the Sunstone Education Foundation Annual Symposium, Salt Lake City, UT.
  58. Stevens MJ, and Jones RG (2000). “What Happens Between Composition and Performance: Team Role Taking Norms.” Paper presented at the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Annual Meetings, New Orleans, LA.
  59. Stevens MJ, Jones RG, and Fischer DL (1999). “Team Performance and Individual Effectiveness: Personality and the Team Context.” Paper presented at the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Annual Meetings, Atlanta, GA.
  60. Stevens MJ (1999). “Criterion-related Validation Puzzles: Understanding Predictor Constructs in Context” (discussant). Panel presentation at the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Annual Meetings, Atlanta, GA.
  61. Stevens MJ (1998). “Job Analysis for Competencies versus KSAOs: Expanding Worker Requirements to Meet Emerging Business Trends.” Panel presentation given at the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Annual Meetings, Dallas, TX.
  62. Stevens MJ (1997). “Aligning Training and Development for Team Effectiveness” (presenter). Panel presentation given at the Academy of Management Annual Meetings, Human Resources Division, Boston, MA.
  63. Stevens MJ, and Campion MA (1997). “Individual Assessment and Whole Team Composition: Integrating Individual and Group Level Staffing Decisions” (presenters). Panel presentation given at the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Annual Meetings, St. Louis, MO.
  64. Stevens MJ (1996). “Doing Business in Mexico” (discussant). Panel presentation at the Academy of Management Annual Meetings, International Management Division, Cincinnati, OH.
  65. Maertz CP, Stevens MJ, Campion MA, and Fernandez A (1996). “Worker Turnover in Mexican Factories: A Qualitative Investigation and Model Development.” Paper presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meetings, Human Resources Division, Cincinnati, OH.
  66. Campion MA, Stevens MJ, and Medsker G (1996). “An Input-Process-Output Model of Team Effectiveness.” Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, San Diego, CA.
  67. Stevens MJ (1995). “Team-based Work Systems: Implications for Mexico.” Paper presented (in Spanish) at the Primer Ciclo de Conferencias de Comercio Internacional [First Annual Conference on International Business], Monterey Institute of Technology, Monterey, Mexico.
  68. Stevens MJ, and Campion MA (1994). “Staffing Teams: Development and Validation of the Teamwork-KSA Test.” Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Dallas, TX.
  69. Stevens MJ, and Campion MA (1994). “Understanding Teams and the Nature of Teamwork” (presenters). Panel discussion, Annual Meetings of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Dallas, TX.
  70. Campion MA, Stevens MJ, and Cheraskin L (1993). “The Role of Job Rotation for Training and Development.” Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Orlando, FL.
  71. Stevens MJ (1992). “Confirmatory Factor Analysis of an Interdisciplinary Approach to Job Design Theory.” Paper presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meetings, Organizational Behavior Division, Las Vegas, NV.
  72. Campion MA, Stevens MJ, and Cheraskin L (1991). “The Rewards and Costs of Job Rotation as a Means of Preparing Personnel for Promotion.” Paper presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meetings, Human Resources Division, Las Vegas, NV.
  73. Campion MA, and Stevens MJ (1989). “A Laboratory Investigation of How People Design Jobs: Naive Predispositions and the Influence of Training.” Paper presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meetings, HR Division, Washington, DC.