Dr. Steve McGuire is an Associate Professor of Management in the College of Business and Economics at California State University , Los Angeles. Steve is also the Director of the CSULA Entrepreneurship Institute.
Steve earned a BA from Providence College , an MBA from IESE Business School ( Barcelona ), and a PhD from The George Washington University (Washington). He also studied at the Sorbonne (Paris), University of Coimbra ( Coimbra , Portugal ), and Southern Connecticut State University ( New Haven ).
Steve taught in the business schools at Georgetown University ( Washington ), The George Washington University, American University in Bulgaria ( Sofia ), Moscow University Touro ( Moscow ), and the Catholic University of Portugal ( Lisbon ). At Georgetown , Steve's course was rated the "most useful" of all electives in the MBA program. At George Washington, Steve was awarded the Bender Prize for Teaching Excellence.
At AU Bulgaria, he won the award for best professor in the Executive MBA program.
In addition, Steve has led numerous executive development seminars and professional conferences in several countries.
Steve's doctoral fields of study were Human Resources Management and Organizational Change and Development.
His research interests include organizational change, innovation and corporate entrepreneurship, retention of key contributors, organizational culture, and cross-cultural teams.
His doctoral dissertation was titled, Entrepreneurial Organizational Culture.
He is the editor and co-author of Managing Organizational Change (Pearson, 2001), as well as several research articles and cases. Professionally, Steve served as a consultant to major multinational corporations in organizational design, organizational change, and HRM in over 20 countries.
Some of his clients include Ar Liquide, Autoeuropa (Ford/Volkswagen), The Bank of Portugal, Barclays' Bank, British Petroleum, Cadbury-Schweppes, Ciba-Geigy, DHL, Dow Chemical, ESAB Brazil, Levi-Strauss Europe, Merck Sharp & Dohme, Merloni, ExxonMobil, NCR, Philip Morris, Renault, Sara Lee Europe, Shell, Stora, and Tetrapak.
He defined organizational structures and HR policies for numerous organizations, including the Portuguese telephone company, post office, airport authorities and the Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of Portugal. He also acted as a change agent on behalf of multinationals who acquired firms in Eastern Europe .
Steve was a Partner with Hay Management Consultants, a global HR and Organization consultancy.
His roles at Hay included President/ Managing Director Hay Portugal, Board Member of Hay Group Europe, Director International
Business Group, Practice Director Europe (Research for Management), and Director for Central and Eastern Europe.
In addition, Steve was Managing Partner of MSL Portugal, a recruitment and selection firm, and ran his own (small) import/export company, Iberian Imports, Inc. Steve also serves as a coach to entrepreneurs, and sits on several start-up Boards of Directors and Boards of Advisors.