Steven Stewart

Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship

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Steve Stewart is an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship in the Department of Business and Accounting at Furman, where he teaches entrepreneurship and management courses. Prior to joining Furman, he taught entrepreneurship courses and strategic management at Georgia Southern University, the Georgia WebMBA, and at Florida Atlantic University. He has worked professionally in management and sales for NCR Corporation, S.C. Johnson and Walmart. Additionally, he serves on the advisory boards of several start-up companies, and has owned home repair and services businesses. He has won numerous awards for teaching, including for teaching innovation by the Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence (CFEE, George Washington University) through the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE). His research is in the areas of entrepreneurship, identity in organizations (individual and organizational identity, image, reputation, and organizational identification), leadership, and emotions. His research has been published in the Journal of Business Venturing Insights, Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, the International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior and Research, the International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and the International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, among others. He currently serves on the editorial board for the International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal.

If you are interested in entrepreneurship opportunities for students, please contact me or the nationally awarded Hill Institute for Entrepreneurship.


  • Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University
  • M.Div. B.L., Southwestern Seminary
  • B.S., University of Florida


  • Peterson, M. F. and Stewart, S. A. (2020) Implications of Individualist Bias in Social Identity Theory for Cross-Cultural Organizational Psychology. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 51(5), 283-308.;
  • Charlier, S. D., Hoell, R. C., Sproul, C. R., & Stewart, S. A. (2019). Evidence, Please? Rejoinder to “The Menace of Misinformation: Faculty Misstatements in Management Education and Their Consequences.” Journal of Management Education, 43(4), 434–445
  • Cox, K. C., Stewart, S. A., Lortie, J., and Barreto, T. S. (2018) Different strokes for different folks: Generational differences, social salience, and social performance. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. DOI: 10.1177%2F1465750318796718
  • Stewart, S. A. (2018) Expert and entrepreneur: The unique research domain of Professional Service Entrepreneurs. International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, 14(3): 615-626. DOI: 10.1007/s11365-018-0516-5;
  • Cox, K. C., Lortie, J., and Stewart, S. A. (2017) When to pray to the angels for funding: The seasonality of angel investing in new ventures. Journal of Business Venturing Insights, 7(June 2017): 68-76. DOI: 10.1016/j.jbvi.2017.03.003;
  • Stewart, S. A. and Amason, A. C. (2017) Assessing the State of Top Management Teams Research. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Business and Management, Oxford University Press, New York;
  • Stewart, S. A., Castrogiovanni, G. J. and Hudson, B. A., (2016). A Foot in Both Camps: Role Identity and Entrepreneurial Orientation in Professional Service Firms. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior and Research, 22(5): 718-744;
  • Stewart, S. A. and Hoell, R. C., (2016). Hire Someone Like Me or Hire Someone I Need: Entrepreneur Identity and Early-Stage Hiring in Small Firms. Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, 28(3), 187-201.

Research Interests

My research focuses upon the social psychology of identity and entrepreneurship, including founders, strategic leadership processes, angel investors, and professionals.