Stephen Lawton

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2751 SW Jefferson Way

2751 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR 97331
M.B.A. Cornell University Graduate School of Business, 1976 International Business Fellowship
M.B.A. Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven, Brussels, Belgium, 1975
B.B.A. Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas,1973

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Steve Lawton is an Associate Professor Emeritus of International Business. Professor Lawton teaches global strategy and the global business environment.


Oregon State University, College of Business:

1989-Present Associate Professor

1986-Present Associate Professor, Oregon Executive MBA Program

1989-Present International Business Coordinator

1986-1989 Assistant Professor

1975-1985 Instructor

Aarhus School of Business (Aarhus, Denmark): Visiting Professor 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994

Agder School of Business (Kristiansand, Norway): Visiting Professor 1994

Copenhagen School of Business (Copenhagen, Denmark): Visiting Professor 1990

University of Technology Sydney, School of Business (Sydney, Australia): Visiting Professor 1978, 1979



MacArthur Foundation (1996-1997) Project Coordinator of the Sustainable Forestry Business Case Studies Project. Coordinated 15 interdisciplinary teams that researched and developed case studies documenting market opportunities and the financial viability of sustainable forestry.

Age of Pacific Seminar Series (1996-Present) Co-teaching an inter-institutional, graduate business seminar with the University of Oregon, on emerging international business issues in East Asia. Funded by the Philip H. Knight Foundation (CEO of Nike, Inc.)

Oregon Executive MBA Program (1995-Present) Academic Committee and Faculty Coordinator

OSU Sustainable Forestry Partnership (1995-Present) Member of the Executive Council that developed and guides the Partnership which is a national leader in the field of sustainable forestry. Projects include training courses, seminars, research programs, and case studies.

OSSHE International Business Executive Board (1987-Present)

Oregon Joint Professional Schools of Business (1994-1999) Academic Committee

OSU Bookstore Board of Directors (1993-1996)

OSU International Degree Committee (1992-1995)

Community Services Consortium (1994-Present)

OSU International Programs Advisory Council (1982-1993)

OSU International Degree Project Advisor (1994-Present)

OSU Long-Range Planning Team (1985-1987)

U.S. Department of Commerce District Export Council (1983-Present)

Golden Key National Honor Society (2000-Present) Honorary Member

My Publications


S. Lawton, Presentation for the Forest Products Management Development Program, Oregon State University Forest Products Management Development Program. 2003.

S. Lawton, Presentation at Seminar, Oregon State University International Environmental Seminar. Corvallis, OR, 2003.

S. Lawton, Presentation to the Oregon Forest Industries Council, Oregon Forest Industries Council Strategic Certification Conference. 2002.

S. Lawton, Presentation to the Oregon Forest Resources Industries, Oregon Forest Resources Industries Forest Sustainability Conference. 2001.