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Steve Tallman

Professor of Management

E. Claiborne Robins Distinguished Professorship in Business

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    • Awards

      Fellow of the Strategic Management Society

      Fellow of the Academy of International Business

      Sonoco Distinguished Visiting Professor of International Business, Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina, 2019.

      Academy of Management International Management Division Outstanding Service to the Global Community Award, given at AOM Annual Meeting, Chicago, 2018  

      Founder/Co-Editor of Global Strategy Journal for the Strategic Management Society, 2009-16.

      Insights 20th Anniversary Outstanding Article Award, July 2021.

    • Presentations

      The Past and Future of Global Cooperative Strategies”, presented for the STRonger Together Virtual Symposium: The Past and Future of Global Strategy, organized by the Strategy (STR) Division of the Academy of Management, April 20, 2022.

      “The Future of International Management – Some Thoughts”, presented to the International Management Division Junior Doctoral Workshop at the Academy of Management 2015 Annual Conference, Vancouver, August 2015.

      “Publishing and not Perishing: Strategies for Publishing in the SMS Journals”, Stephen Tallman and Mike Wright, presented at the SMS 2014 Annual Conference.

      “The Gap at the Top: Real Concern or Red Herring?” Presented at the Oxford Symposium on Global Higher Education in the 21st Century, August, 2014.

      “Dynamic Capabilities and International Cooperative Ventures”, presented at the David Teece Eminent Scholar Plenary Session of the 2013 AIB Annual Conference.

      “Multinationalization and Performance”, a seminar for the 2013 Medici Summer Program, Florence, IT 

      “The Changing Face of International Strategy Research”, keynote address to the 2013 ANPAD Conference, Bento Goncalves, Brazil.

      Panel member for “Global Strategy, Organization and Value Chains” at the 2021 AIB Virtual Annual Conference, 29 June, 2021.

      Panel member for the GSJ Paper Development Workshop at the 2021 AIB Virtual Annual Conference, 26 June, 2021. 

      Panel member for the GSJ Paper Development Workshop at the 2020 AIB Annual Conference, Online 1 July, 2020.

      Panel member for “The Future of Transaction Cost Theory in International Business Research”,2020 AIB Annual Conference (Online), 8 July 2020.

      Panel member for “Global Strategy in the Age of Skepticism of Globalization”, SMS Conference, Minneapolis, October 21, 2019.

      Panel member for “Globalization in the Digital Era”, Frontiers of IB Conference, Univ of South Carolina, October 5, 2019.

    • Memberships

      Academy of Management

      Academy of International Business

      Strategic Management Society

    • Professional Experience

      Previous positions include:
      Assistant through Full Professor, University of Utah. (July 1990 - June 2005).

      Visiting Senior Lecturer, Cranfield School of Management. (July 1997 - June 1999).

      Assistant Professor, University of Hawaii. (July 1988 - June 1990).


      2d Lieutenant through Captain, US Army. (June 1972 - August 1978).


      Project Engineer/Senior Project Engineer, Mobil Chemical Company. (October 1978 - July 1983).

    • Institutional Service


      Founder and Co-Editor, Global Strategy Journal

      Associate Editor, Strategic Management Journal

      Founder and Chair, Global Strategy Interest Group, Strategic Management Society, 2001-2005,

      International Management Division of the Academy of Management: Immediate Past Chair, 1999-2000; Chair, 1998-1999; Chair-Elect 1997-1998; Program Chair, 1996-1997

      External Reviewer for Centers for International Business Education and Research, The George Washington University: 2006 – 08; Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina: 2009; San Diego State University: 2015 - 18.

      Grant Proposal Reviewer, NSF, 2007, 2019, 2020

      School of Business 

      Research Committee, Robins School,

      Full Professor Committee, Robins School, Chair, 2012-16

      International Business Committee, Robins School

      Management Department Chairman, David Eccles School of Business, Univ of Utah, 1999-2005.

      Marketing Department Chairman, DESB, Univ of Utah, 2001-2004

      Co-Director, DESB Global Business Program and CIBER, 1999 – 2001


      Richmond Scholars Selection Committee, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020.

      University of Richmond International Education Committee, 2009 - 2018.

      University of Richmond Faculty Status Committee, 2006 – 2008, Chair, 2007-2008. 

      University of Utah International Studies Board, 2000 - 2002.

      University of Utah Institutional Review Board

  • Selected Publications

    Cooperative Strategy, 3d Ed., John Child, David Faulkner, Stephen Tallman, Linda Hsieh. Oxford University Press, 2019.

    Global Strategy, Stephen Tallman. John Wiley & Sons, 2009.

    A New Generation in International Strategic Management, Stephen Tallman, ed., Edward Elgar, 2007.

    Journal Articles

    “National Culture and International Business: A Path Forward”, Oded Shenkar, Stephen B. Tallman, Hao Wang, Jie Wu. Journal of International Business Studies, 53, April, 2022, 516-533. DOI: 10.1057/s41267-020-00365-3.

    “Global Strategy Collections: Emerging Market Multinational Enterprises”, Torben Pedersen, Stephen Tallman. Global Strategy Journal, 12, May 2022, 199-208.  DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/gsj.1439. 

    “Comments on ‘Multinational Enterprises and International Cartels: The Strategic Implications of De-globalization’ by Peter J. Buckley and Mark Casson”. Management and Organization Review, 17/5, December 2021: 989-995. doi: 10.1017/mor.2021.46.

    “Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast: Use and Abuse of Culture in Strategy Research”, Stephen Tallman, Oded Shenkar, Jie Wu. Published online only by Strategic Management Review, 22 Nov, 2021. At https://ssrn.com/abstract=3930914 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3930914. 53 pages.

    “The Liability of Disruption”, Valentina Marano, Stephen Tallman, Hildy Teegen. Global Strategy Journal, 10, February 2020:174-209. DOI: 10.1022/gsj.1366

    “Subsidiary development of new technologies: Managing technological changes in multinational and geographic space”, Anupama Phene & Stephen Tallman. Journal of Economic Geography, 18(5), September, 2018: 1121-1148. doi.org/10.1093/jeg/lby048

    “Business Models in Global Competition”, Stephen Tallman, Peter J. Buckley, Yadong Luo. Global Strategy Journal, 8(4), November, 2018: 517-535. doi.org/10.1002/gsj.1165

    Award for top downloaded GSJ article 2017-18 

    "Catch-Up via Agglomeration: A Study of Township Clusters", Liangding Jia, Sali Li, Steve Tallman and Yaqin Zheng. Global Strategy Journal, 7(2), 2017: 193-211. DOI: 10.1002/gsj.1154.

    “Headquarters-Subsidiary Relationships in MNCs: 50 Years of Evolving Research”, Tatiana Kostova, Valentina Marano, Stephen Tallman. Journal of World Business, 51(1), January 2016: 176-184.

    “The Geography of Learning: Ferrari Gestione Sportive 1929-2008”, Mark Jenkins, Stephen Tallman, Journal of Economic Geography, 2016, 16(2): 447-470. doi: 10.1093/jeg/lbv001.

    “What Is International Strategy Research and What Is Not?” Stephen Tallman & Torben Pedersen. Global Strategy Journal, 5(4), November 2015: 273-277. DOI: 10.1002/gsj.1104

    “Knowledge Spillovers and Alliance Formation”, Anupama Phene and Stephen Tallman. Journal of Management Studies, 51(7), November 2014: 1058-1090. Doi: 10.1111/joms.12088.

    “Strong or Invisible Hands: Managerial Involvement in the Knowledge Sharing Processes of Globally Dispersed Groups”, K. Raab, B. Ambos, S. Tallman. Journal of World Business, 49(1), January 2014: 32-41.

    “Opportunity, Ability, and Integration: Pursuing Exploratory Innovation through Acquisition”, A. Phene, S. Tallman, P. Almeida, Journal of Management, 38, May 2012: 753-783.

    "Complexity, Context and Governance in Biotechnology Alliances," A. Phene & S. Tallman, Journal of International Business Studies, 43(1), January 2012: 61-83.

    “MNC Strategies, Exogenous Shocks, and Performance Outcomes”, S. Li & S. Tallman. Strategic Management Journal 32(10), September 2011: 1119-1127.

    “The Launch of Global Strategy Journal: Comments from the Co-Editors”, S. Tallman & T. Pedersen, Global Strategy Journal 1(1), May 2011: 1-5.

    “The Strategic Assembly of Global Firms: A Micro-Structural Analysis of Local Learning and Global Adaptation”, M. Koza, S. Tallman, A. Ataay, Global Strategy Journal, 1(1), May 2011: 27-46.

    “Knowledge Accumulation and Dissemination in MNCs: A Practice-Based Framework”, S. Tallman & A. Chacar. Journal of Management Studies, 48(2), March 2011: 278-304.

    “Make, Buy or Ally? Theoretical Perspectives on Knowledge Process Outsourcing Through Alliances”, S. M. Mudambi & S. Tallman. Journal of Management Studies, 47(8), December 2010: 1434-1456.

    “The Shifting Geography of Competitive Advantage: Clusters, Networks and Firms” M. Jenkins & S. Tallman. Journal of Economic Geography, 10, 2010: 599-618.

    “Leveraging Knowledge across Geographic Boundaries“, S. Tallman & A. Phene, Organization Science, March-April 2007, 18(2): 252-260.

    “Knowledge Clusters and Competitive Advantage,” S. Tallman, M. Jenkins, N. Henry, S. Pinch. Academy of Management Review 29(2), April 2004: 258-271.

    “The Significance of Bruce Kogut’s and Udo Zander’s article, ‘Knowledge of the Firm and the Evolutionary Theory of the Multinational Corporation’, Journal of International Business Studies, 34(6), 2003: 495-497.

    “From ‘Industrial Districts’ to ‘Knowledge Clusters’: A Model of Knowledge Dissemination and Competitive Advantage in Industrial Agglomerations,” S. Pinch, N. Henry, M. Jenkins, S. Tallman. Journal of Economic Geography, 3, October 2003: 373-388.

    “Internationalization, Globalization, and Capability-Based Strategy” S. Tallman & K. Fladmoe-Lindquist. California Management Review, 45(1), Fall 2002:116-135.

    “Alliance Strategies for Emerging Economies: A Structural Approach to Autonomy and Dependence in US- Mexican Alliances,” J.A. Robins, S. Tallman, K. Fladmoe-Lindquist.  Strategic Management Journal, 23(10), October 2002: 881-902.

    “Product and International Diversification Among Japanese Multinational Firms,” J.M. Geringer, S. Tallman, D.M. Olsen. Strategic Management Journal, 21(1), January 2000: 51-80.

    “Resources, Transactions, and Rents: Managing Value through Interfirm Collaborative Relationships," A. Madhok & S. Tallman. Organization Science, 9(3), May-June 1998: 326-339.

    "Control and Performance in International Joint Ventures," H. Mjoen & S. Tallman, Organization Science, 8(3), May-June 1997: 257-274.

    "The Effects of International Diversity and Product Diversity on the Performance of Multinational Firms," S. Tallman & J.T. Li, Academy of Management Journal, 39(1), 1996: 179-196.

    "A Managerial Decision Model of International Cooperative Venture Formation," S. Tallman & O. Shenkar, Journal of International Business Studies, 25(1), 1994: 91-113. 

    - Reprinted in Heidi Vernon-Wortzel & Lawrence Wortzel, eds., Strategic Management in a Global Economy, 3d Ed., 1996. 

    - Reprinted in P. W. Beamish, ed., The Globalization of the World Economy: Strategic Alliances, Edward Elgar, 1999.

    "A Strategic Management Perspective on Host Country Structure of Multinational Enterprises", S. Tallman, Journal of Management, 18(3), Sept 1992, 455-471.

    "Strategic Management Models and Resource Based Strategies among MNEs in a Host Market", S. Tallman, Strategic Management Journal, 12(SI), Summer 1991, 69-82.

    "Home Country Political Risk and Foreign Direct Investment," S. Tallman, Journal of International Business Studies, XIX(2), Summer 1988, 219-234.

    Book Chapters

    Strategic Animation and Emergent Processes: Managing for Efficiency and Innovation in Globally Networked Organizations”, Stephen Tallman & Mitchell Koza, in T. Ambos, B. Ambos, J. Birkinshaw, eds., Perspectives on Headquarters-Subsidiary Relationships in the Contemporary MNC, Research in Global Strategic Management, 17, 2016: 59-85, Emerald Publishing Group.

    “Sourcing External Knowledge: Clusters, Alliances and Acquisitions,” Stephen Tallman and Anupama Phene, Oxford Research Reviews: Business and Management, Oxford University Press Online, August 2014, DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199935406.013.005.

     “Business Models and the Multinational Firm”, in J. Boddewyn, ed., Multidisciplinary Insights from New AIB Fellows, Research in Global Strategic Management, 16, 2014: 115-138, Emerald Publishing Group.

    “Strategic Management and the Role of the MNC in a Post-Industrial World Market”, in M.A. Hitt and J. Cheng, eds., Theories of the Multinational Enterprise: Diversity, Complexity, and Relevance, Advances in International Management, 16, 2004: 53-64, Elsevier: New York.

    “John Dunning’s Eclectic Model and the Beginnings of Global Strategy”, in J. Cheng and M. Hitt, eds., Managing Multinationals in a Knowledge Economy, Advances in International Management, 15, 2004: 43-55, Elsevier Ltd.: Oxford.

    “Chapter 5.0: Global Strategy”, Stephen Tallman, Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra. In I. Duhaime, M. Hitt, M. Lyles, eds., Strategic Management: State of the Field and Its Future, 2021: 279-300. Oxford University Press: Oxford.

    “Strategic Animation in Global Professional Services: A Case for Virtual Integration Processes in Network Organizations” Mitchell Koza, Stephen Tallman. Chapter 12 in Frontiers of Alliance Research, Jeff Reuer and Farok Contractor, eds., March 2019: 204-215. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK.

    “Strategic Alliance as a Mode of International Market Entry”, Stephen Tallman. In R. Ragozzino, L. Mesquita, J. Reuer, eds., Collaborative Strategy: a Guide to Strategic Alliances: 72-78. April 2017. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, UK.

    “Chapter 31: Publishing in Top International Business and Management Journals”, Stephen Tallman & Torben Pedersen, in T. Clark, M. Wright & D. Ketchen, eds., How to Get Published in Top Management Journals. August 2016. E. Elgar: Cheltenham, UK.

    • Republished in How to Get Published in Top Management Journals, 2d Edition

    “Dynamic Capabilities”, Stephen Tallman, in M. Vodosek & D. den Hartog, eds., International Management, Wiley Encyclopedia of Management, 3d Ed. 2015. Vol 6, Ch. 60. Wiley: Chichester, UK. DOI: 10.1002/9781118785317.weom060060 

    “Capabilities and Capability Development”, Stephen Tallman, in M. Vodosek & D. de Hartog,  eds., International Management, Wiley Encyclopedia of Management, 3d Ed. 2015. Vol 6, Ch 19. Wiley: Chichester, UK. DOI: 10.1002/9781118785317.weom060019

    “The Outsourcing and Offshoring of Customer-Oriented Business Processes:  An International Transaction Value Model”, Stephen Tallman and Susan M. Mudambi, in Pedersen, T., Bals, L., Jensen, P.O., Larsen, M.M., eds., The Offshoring Challenge: Strategic Design and Innovation for Tomorrow’s Organizations. London: Springer, 2013, 99-122.

    “Offshoring, Outsourcing, and Strategy in the Global Firm”, AIB Insights, 11/1, 2011: 3-7.

    • AIB Insights 20th Anniversary Outstanding Article Award, given at the July 2021 AIB Virtual Annual Conference. One of 9 papers chosen from 215 published in that time.

    “Chapter 4: A Spatial Perspective on Strategy”, S. Tallman and M. Jenkins. In M. Jenkins, V. Ambrosini, N. Collier, eds. Advanced Strategic Management, Basingstoke, Hamps: Palgrave MacMillan, 2007.

    - Reprinted and updated in M. Jenkins & V. Ambrosini, eds., with N. Collier, Advanced Strategic Management: Strategy as Multiple Perspectives, 3d Ed. London: Palgrave, 2016: 68-84.

    “Alliance Capabilities and Alliance Performance”, in M.-J. Oesterle and J. Wolf, eds., Internationalization and Institutions: A Festschrift in Honor of Prof. Dr. Klaus Macharzina, 2005: 83-95, Weisbaden: Gabler.

    “Dynamic Capabilities”, Chapter 13 of David Faulkner, ed., The Oxford Handbook of Strategic Management, Oxford University Press, 2003.

    “Alliances, Knowledge Flows, and Performance in Regional Clusters,” S. Tallman & M. Jenkins. In F. Contractor, P. Lorange, eds. Cooperative Strategies and Alliances, Elsevier Science: Oxford, 2002: 163-188.

    “Forming and Managing Shared Organization Ventures: Resources and Transaction Costs," Chap. 4 in D. Faulkner, M. de Rond, eds., Cooperative Strategies: Economic, Business and Organizational Issues, Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, April, 2000.

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