Charlie Stevens is an Associate Professor in the Management and Global Business Department at Rutgers Business School. 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. Stevens is an associate member of the Dunning Africa Centre (Johannesburg, South Africa) and has been a visiting faculty fellow at Nihon University College of Economics (Tokyo, Japan).
Stevens’ research interests center on the intersection of the international business and strategic management 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, Academy of Management Collections, Journal of International Business Studies, and Journal of World Business