Steven Williamson

Professor • Strategic Management

Management • Coggin College of Business

Areas of Expertise

Dr. Williamson is a Professor of Strategic Management in the Coggin College of Business at the University of North Florida. In addition to teaching, he directs the UNF Paper and Plastics Education and Research (PAPER) Institute. Dr. Williamson also holds a Courtesy Research appointment in the College of Medicine at the University of Florida – Jacksonville and is the principal of Management Development Incorporated, a management-consulting firm.


He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Memphis State University, a Master of Science degree from the University of Arkansas, and a Doctorate in Business Administration with a major in Management and a minor in Marketing from Memphis State University. Currently, Dr. Williamson's primary teaching assignment is in the MBA program, where he teaches the required Strategic Management and Business Policy seminar. He has taught graduate electives in research, consulting, and entrepreneurship. Dr. Williamson is a strong proponent of Capitalism and Economic Strategic Sustainability Planning. His international teaching experience includes teaching Strategic Management in Paris and London.


BBA - Memphis State University

MS - University of Arkansas

DBA - Memphis State University


Dr. Williamson has directed numerous organizational and management development activities. He has served as a consultant/researcher/facilitator for local, state, and federal agencies and private sector organizations. His private sector experience includes organizations in the banking/financial services, chemical, communications, health-care, insurance, manufacturing, national defense, supply chain and transportation, and paper industries. He is certified as a Master NLP Practitioner/Coach.

The majority of Dr. Williamson's recent research efforts have focused on strategy development and implementation, systems implementation, and supply chain management. As Director of the PAPER Institute he also is heavily engaged in the business research within the North American paper industry. He is a recognized expert in organizational management and is often asked to assume the role of guest speaker by civic and professional organizations.


Dr. Williamson is a licensed Private Pilot and, in his spare time, enjoys flying his Piper Cherokee on cross-country trips.


Recipient of 2013 International Academy of Business and Economics (IABE), Orlando, “Best Paper” Award for Paulraj, A. & Williamson, S., (2013). “Impact of consumer attitudes on sustainability practices within the paper industry: The moderating role of digital media.” Journal of Academy of Business and Economics. 13 (1) 133-148 ISSN: 1542-8710


Recognized by Emerald Group Publishing as 2010 Competitiveness Review “Highly Commended” for Fadil, P., Williamson, S., & Knudstrup, M. (2009). “A theoretical perspective of the cultural influences of individualism/collectivism, group membership and performance differentiation on allocation behaviors of supervisors.” Competitiveness Review: 19.2. pp.134-150


Recipient of the 2007 Excellence in Research Award from the National Paper Trade Alliance’s Paper and Plastics Education and Research foundation for research leading to the industry-wide adoption of papiNet (a business transaction Protocol).


*Recipient of the 1991National Excellence in Research Award from the Community Association Institute's Research Foundation for research on condominium living in the State of Florida.


Recipient of the 1988 National Excellence in Research Award from the Community Association Institute's Research Foundation for research on condominium living in the State of Florida.

Publications & Presentations

He has been published in such journals as IMA: Management Accounting Quarterly, International Business: Research, Teaching and Practice (IBRTP), International Journal of Strategic Business, Competitiveness Review, International Review of Retail Distribution and Consumer Research, and Paper &Plastics Magazine to mention a few. Dr. Williamson is co-author of Business Policy and Strategy: The Art of Competition, a book on strategy.

WilliamsonContact Information

Building 42, Room 3143

(904) 620-1347