Steven Congden

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Associate Professor of Management

Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship

Barney School of Business
860.768.4567 Auerbach Hall 311A

PhD in Strategic Management, University of Massachusetts

MBA, Clarkson University

BS in Chemical Engineering, Clarkson University

Steven Congden is an associate professor of management. Prior to his career in academia, Congden worked in the U.S. 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.

Congden 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.

Congden's research interests include:

  • Strategy and technology
  • Technology adoption
  • Innovation management
  • Environmental management
  • Cross-cultural issues


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.