College of Business and Behavioral Science


R. Cantrell

Professor of Management

Office: 127 Sirrine Hall
Phone: 864-656-3752
Fax: 864-656-2015

 Educational Background

Ph,D Economics & Statistics
North Carolina State 1982

MS Statistics
University of Kentucky 1974

BS Business Statistics
University of Alabama 1972

 Courses Taught

MGT310-Intermediate Business Statistics
MBA803-Statistical Analysis of Business Operations
MBA862-Managerial Economics


R. Stephen Cantrell has been a Professor of Management at Clemson University since 1979. At Clemson his courses included design of Experiments, Statistical Quality Control, Business Forecasting, Management Science, and Managerial Economics. He has published extensively in such statistical and business journals as: Decision Sciences, Journal of Forecasting, International Economic Review, Journal of Industrial and Labor Relations, Journal of Economics and Business, etc.

 Research Interests

Financial Economics
Statistical Problems applied to Business and Managment

 Research Publications

“Leadership and quality management practices in Thailand,” International Journal of Operations and Production Management,Vol.31,No.10,PP.1048-1070,2011,(with T Laohavichien and L.Fredendall).

The Effect of Transformational and Transactional Leadership on Quality Improvement,” Quality Management Journal, Vol.16, No.2, April,2009, (with T Laohavichien and L.Fredendall

“How Unions Affect Shareholder Wealth in Firms Announcing Layoffs”, Journal of Labor Research, Vol(XXV), No.3, Summer 2008,with (R. Pouder and H. Hindman)