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Steven Congden

Prof Congden

Associate Professor of Management
Management and Marketing Department
Phone: 860-768-4567, Room 311A


MBA 810
Strategic Management

MBA 720
Managing Innovation

IB 610

Prior to academia, Dr. Congden worked in the US petrochemical industry at Lubrizol Corporation in Houston.  After a PhD at UMass and a position on faculty of Ithaca College, he came to the University of Hartford in 1995 where he has taught in the MBA and Executive MBA programs. He has published in the Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Small Business Management, Production and Inventory Management Journal, Competitiveness Review, and others.  In 2004, he taught a term at the Berufsakademie in Stuttgart, Germany.  In January 2008, he took a class of MBA students to Dubai for an intensive study abroad course.


BS, Chemical Engineering, 1979, Clarkson University
MBA, 1980, Clarkson University
PhD, Strategic Management, 1991, University of Massachusetts

Research Interests:
Strategy and technology, technology adoption, innovation management, environmental management, cross cultural issues

Selected Scholarship Books and Articles:Desplaces, David E., Steven W. Congden, and Power Boothe. (2007) “The Group Creativity Exercise: Getting MBA’s to Work and Think Effectively in Groups” Organization Management Journal, 4:1, 69-86.

Congden, Steven W. (2005) “Technology Lessons from Samuel Slater’s Delayed Adoption of the Power Loom.” Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship, 10:1, 83-94.

Congden, Steven W. (2005) “Firm Performance and the Strategic Fit of Manufacturing Technology.” Competitiveness Review, 15:1, 14-32.

Congden, S. W., Desplaces, David. E., and Eyong. B. Kim (2005) “Differences in Drivers of ERP Adoption between Large and Small Firms.” Journal of Business & Entrepreneurship, 17:1, 85-95.

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