After graduate and undergraduate studies in Economics at the Rheinische Wilhelms Universität, Bonn, Germany, I received an MBA and a Ph.D. in Business from the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas. I grew up in Mannheim, Germany and have strong relationships with a number of faculty members at German universities.
My first academic appointment as an Assistant Professor was in the Managerial Sciences Department at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR). As UNR was a perfect fit for my career aspirations - allowing for an equal balance between research and teaching - combined with the high quality of life for my family found in Reno and the Lake Tahoe area, I have spent most of my academic career at the University. I have been a Full Professor since 2002 and was awarded a Foundation Professorship in 2010 - an honor that only two other current College of Business faculty members (both in the Economics Department) have received.
Since 2002, I have also been a faculty member for the University's Interdisciplinary Social Psychology Ph.D. program and have supervised three Ph.D. students as Chair and have been serving on numerous Ph.D. committees. Since about 2010 when I began my journey into mindfulness, I have developed and taught a Mindful Leadership course in our MBA program as well as published on mindfulness. Since May 2017, I have been a Center for Mindfulness Qualified MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) teacher and taught on mindfulness across the university, government agencies, and businesses. In addition, I continue to teach internationally, including as adjunct faculty in Germany as well as in China, Brazil, Spain, and Taiwan. I have served in many administrative capacities, including Department Chair of the Managerial Sciences Department, Chair of the University's Salary and Benefits Committee, and Chair of the International Activities Committee.
My Ph.D. was focused on Human Resource Management, hence, my early research focused on HR topics such as employee turnover, employee benefits, and gender-based employment discrimination. For about the past fifteen years, my teaching as well as research has been focused on cross-cultural comparisons of management and business practices. Many of my publications address cross-cultural differences in business ethics. I have worked with faculty across many countries. In addition, most recently, my publications have included explorations in regard to mindfulness in the teaching of MBA courses.
For the 2017-18 academic year, I have been on sabbatical leave. Building on my cross-cultural ethics research, my sabbatical research addresses cross-cultural aspects of trust in business and its role in ethical judgment. I have developed a complex theoretical model which integrates macro- and micro-level influences on trust and the relationship between trust and business ethics. The resulting propositions will be empirically evaluated in culturally diverse countries in collaboration with my co-authors in those locations. Specifically, the countries chosen for the studies are South Korea, Mexico, Germany, and the U.S.
For the past thirteen years, I have served on the faculty for the National Judicial College which provides education for Judges across the U.S. I have taught and provided keynote speeches at many Judicial Conferences in the U.S. and have worked closely with the Immigration Court Judges teaching Management and Leadership skills. As you can see from a quick review of my CV, I have been actively involved in the business community - locally, nationally, and internationally. I have provided consulting and training services to many organizations, including Microsoft Licensing, Eagle Picher Minerals Mining, Reno Philharmonic, Reno Police Department, Nevada Department of Transportation, and Nevada Air National Guard. Please refer to my CV for details.
- Ph.D. in Business Administration, 1990, University of Kansas, Lawrence
- M.B.A., 1980, University of Kansas, Lawrence
- Bachelor of Science in Economics and in Business, 1978, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität, Bonn, Germany
- Professor, Social Psychology Ph.D. Program, College of Liberal Arts, University of Nevada, Reno 2002-Present
- Foundation Professor, University of Nevada, Reno. 2010
- Professor, Managerial Sciences Department, College of Business Administration, University of Nevada, Reno. 2003 - Present
- Visiting Professor, Katholische Universitaet Eichstätt - School of Management, Germany, Summer 2009, 2010
- Associate Professor, Managerial Sciences Department, College of Business Administration, University of Nevada, Reno. 1996 - 2002
- Chair, Managerial Sciences Department, University of Nevada, Reno, 1999 - 2002
- Visiting Professor, Universität des Saarlandes, Germany. 1992-1993
- Assistant Professor, Managerial Sciences Department, College of Business Administration, University of Nevada, Reno. 1988 -1992; 1993 - 1996
- Assistant Manager, Administration and Organization, Schaller-Automation, Blieskastel, Germany. 1980 - 1981
- Kuechler, W. and Stedham, Y. (in press), Management Education and Transformational Learning: The Integration of Mindfulness in an MBA Course. Journal of Management Education.
- Stedham, Y. and Wieland, A. (2017), Culture, Benevolent and Hostile Sexism, and Entrepreneurial Intentions. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior and Research, Vol. 23, No. 4, pages 673-687
- Gelbrich, K., Stedham, Y., and Gäthke, D. (2016). Cultural Discrepancy and National Corruption: Investigating the Difference between Cultural Values and Practices and Its Relationship to Corrupt Behavior. Business Ethics Quarterly, Vol. 26, No. 2, pages 201-225.
- Stedham, Y. and Beekun, R. (2012) Ethical Judgment in Business: Culture and Differential Perceptions of Justice Among Italians and Germans. Business Ethics: A European Review
- Yamamura, J. and Stedham, Y. (2011) Business Ethics in Japan: Age Based Differences in Ethical Judgment. Journal of International Business Research, Vol. 10, No.2
- Beekun, R.I., Stedham, Y., Westerman, J, and Yamamura, J. (2010) Effects of Justice and
- Utilitarianism on ethical decision making: A Cross-Cultural Examination of Gender
- Similarities and Differences. Business Ethics: A European Review (October)
- Yamamura, J, and Stedham, Y. (2009) Sustainable Management of an International Workforce: The Role of Information in the Management of Accountants. Journal of International Business Research, Vol. 8, No.1: 1-21
- Sundali, J., Westerman, J. and Stedham, Y. (2008) Retirement Satisfaction: The Importance of Stable Income Source. Journal of Applied and Behavioral Management, Vol.10, No.1: 18-46.
- Stedham, Y. and Yamamura, J. (2008) Business Ethics in Japan and Taiwan: Relativist and Utilitarian Perspectives. Asia Pacific Business Review, Vol. 14, No.4: 535-551.
- Westerman, J., Beekun, R., Stedham, Y., and Yamamura, J. (2007) Peers versus National Culture: An Empirical Analysis of Antecedents to Ethical Decision Making. Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 75, No. 3: 230-252.
- Schaap, J.I., Stedham, Y. and Yamamura, J. (2007) Casino Management: Exploring Gender Based Differences in Perceptions of Managerial Work. International Journal of Hospitality Management, Vol. 27, No.1: 87-97.
Selected conference presentations
- Chang, T., Campbell, E., Stedham, Y, Kuechler, W. and Klatt, S. Bridging the Interface: Transform Management Teaching via Mindfulness and Experiential Learning. Academy of Management - Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia 2017.
- Chang, T., Stedham, Y., Kuechler, B. What Can We learn from Silence and Stillness? Building Mindfulness Into Management Curriculum. Academy of Management - Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA 2016
- Stedham, Y. and Wieland, A. Gender and Culture: The Role of Benevolent Sexism in
- Entrepreneurial Intentions. Academy of Business Research, Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN. 2015
- Kuechler, W. and Stedham, Y. Teaching Leadership through a Transformational Learning
- Approach: The Integration of Mindfulness in an MBA Curriculum. Allied Academies, Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV 2014
- Stedham, Y. and Bell, V. Cross-Cultural Management And Determinants Of Trust. Allied
- Academies, Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV 2014
- Stedham, Y. and Kuechler, W. Mindful Leadership: Exploring the Relationship between Mindfulness and Transformational Leadership. Allied Academies, San Antonio, TX. 2013
- Stedham, Y. and Beekun, R. Business Ethics in China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong:
- Exploring the Role of Cultural Divergence. Allied Academies, Las Vegas, NV. 2012
- Stedham, Y. and Raab, G. Cross-Cultural Differences in Entrepreneurial Potential: Does Gender
- Matter? WDSI, Portland, OR 2011
- Stedham, Y. Managerial Work: Does Gender Matter? A Cross-Cultural Perspective.
- International Human Resource Development Conference, Taipei, Taiwan 2009
- Raab, G. and Stedham, Y. Gender Differences in Entrepreneurial Potential: A Study of Business Students in Germany and the U.S Rocky Mountains European Scholar Consortium. 2008
- Stedham, Y. and Yamamura, J. Business Ethics-A Justice Perspective: A Comparative Study of German and Italian Business Students. Rocky Mountains European Scholar Consortium. 2007
- Yamamura, J. and Stedham Y. Business Ethics in Japan: The Role of Age and Gender. American Accounting Association Western Region. 2007
Invited keynote speaker
- Stedham, Y. Mindful Leadership in the Judiciary, International Conference on Court Innovation and Excellence: Today and Tomorrow, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 2018 (Invited)
- Stedham, Y. Management Skills for Judges, Judicial Minnesota Conference, May 2018
- Stedham, Y. Mindfulness in the Workplace, USAC (University Study Abroad Consortium), Annual Board Meeting, April 2018
- Stedham, Y. Leadership in the Judiciary, Annual Oregon Judicial Conference, Sunriver, OR 2017
- Stedham, Y. Mindful Leadership. Women's Leadership Summit. Reno, NV 2017
- Stedham, Y and Camenisch, C. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. Women's Leadership Summit. Reno, NV 2017
- Stedham, Y. Judicial Leadership: What, Why, and How, Minnesota Judicial Branch Annual Conference, Minneapolis 2016
- Stedham Y. Judicial Leadership: What, Why, and How, Nebraska Annual Judges Conference, Lincoln, Nebraska 2016
- Stedham, Y. Mindful Leadership. American Bar Association, Conclave, Chicago 2015
- Stedham, Y. Perceptions and Research of Gender in International Management - Managerial Work: Does Gender Matter? A Cross-Cultural Perspective. International Human Resource Development Conference, Taipei, Taiwan 2009
- Stedham, Y. Managing Human Resources: A Big Picture Perspective. WRIPAC Annual Conference, Squaw Creek, CA, September 2005
- Stedham, Y. Globalization and the Role of Human Resource Management. International Conference on Workforce Education and Development, Taipei, Taiwan, November 2004.