Professor Stevens joined the Lehigh faculty in 2013 and is also the Co-Director of the International Business Certificate program. Prior to coming to Lehigh, Stevens served as an assistant professor at the College of Business, University of Wyoming. He graduated from the Ohio State University with a Ph.D. in Business Administration with a concentration in International Business. Prior to pursuing his Ph.D., he worked for the Ichimiya Corporation in Niihama, Japan. He has also been a visiting faculty fellow at Nihon University College of Economics, in Tokyo.
Charlie Stevens’ research interests center on the intersection of the strategic management and international business fields, with a particular interest in understanding how social evaluations (e.g., legitimacy and reputation) affect the strategy and performance of multinational enterprises. He is especially interested in these issues in the context of emerging markets—understanding the strategies and unique challenges faced by MNEs emerging from or entering developing countries and regions such as Africa and China. He has published papers on these topics in journals including Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Operations Management, and Journal of Management, and serves on the editorial review board of Academy of Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, and Journal of World Business. Stevens is also an associate member of the Dunning Africa Centre.