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Dr. Tami Knotts

Name: Dr. Tami L. Knotts

Title: Professor & MBA Director

Office Phone: 318-798-5268


Selected Publications:

Meeks, M. D. & Knotts, T. L. (2015). W2 Systems: Strategically Managing Punctuated Family Business Succession. Journal of International Academy for Case Studies, 26 (5). 

Knotts, T. L., Jones, S. C., Roach, D., & Udell, G. G. (2012). Internal vs. External Assessment: Are Small Firms Overestimating Their Abilities? Journal of Marketing and Communication, 8 (1), 42-46. 

Knotts, T. L. (2010). The SBDC in the Classroom: Providing Experiential Learning Opportunities at Different Entrepreneurial Stages. Journal of Entrepreneurship Education, 14, 25-38. 

Knotts, T. L., Jones, S. C., & Brown, K. L. (2008). The Effect of Strategic Orientation and Gender on Survival: A Study of Potential Mass Merchandising Suppliers. Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, 13 (1), 99-113. 

Kim, K. S., Knotts, T. L., & Jones, S. C. (2007). Characterizing Viability of Small Manufacturing Enterprises in the Market. Expert Systems with Applications, 34 (1), 128-134. 

Knotts, T. L., Jones, S. C., & Udell, G. G. (2006). Using a 'Balanced Approach' to Measure Merchandising Supplier Performance. Measuring Business Excellence, 10 (1), 4-13. 

Kim, K. S., Jones, S. C., & Knotts, T. L. (2005). Selecting and Developing Suppliers for Mass Merchandisers. International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management, 7 (5-6), 566-580. 

Personal Bio:

Dr. Tami Knotts holds the Alta and John Franks MBA Endowed Professorship and serves as Director of the MBA Program and Professor of Marketing & Management at LSU Shreveport.  Dr. Knotts has published articles in numerous journals including the Quality Management Journal, Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing, the Marketing Management Journal, the New England Journal of Entrepreneurship, and the Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal.  Her research interests include small business practices, product innovation, generational differences, and educational strategies.  Dr. Knotts teaches the Small Business and Family Enterprise graduate course, as well as undergraduate courses in Principles of Marketing, Sales, Negotiations, Retail Management, and Entrepreneurship & New Venture Development. 

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