Eric W. Stein is a full-time member of the graduate faculty, teaches in the business school at the Penn State Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies, and is affiliated with the Smeal College of Business. Dr. Stein teaches management, knowledge management, entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, corporate innovation, and creativity in business. He is the former director the New Ventures and Entrepreneurship option within the MBA.
Dr. Stein has written on planning, human expertise, knowledge-based systems, communication, sustainability, creativity and innovation. His works appear in the Journal of Management Information Systems, Information Systems Research, the Journal of Business Ethics, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews and others. Dr. Stein's work focuses on human expertise, knowledge management, learning, innovation, creativity, energy policy and controlled environment agriculture. Prior to coming to Penn State, Dr. Stein served as a consultant to Xerox, The World Bank, and The Free Library of Philadelphia. Dr. Stein has managed several software design projects, run a small software firm and founded a high tech urban farm.
Dr. Stein holds an undergraduate degree in physics from Amherst College and a Ph.D. in managerial science from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Arthur Glen Award, Penn State Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies, The Pennsylvania State University.
Research Award, Penn State Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies, The Pennsylvania State University.
Service Award, Penn State Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies, The Pennsylvania State University.
Stein, Eric W. Fostering Creativity in Self and the Organization: Your Professional Edge. Business Expert Press, 2014.
Stein, Eric W. Designing Creative High Power Teams and Organizations: Beyond Leadership. Business Expert Press, 2014.
Stein, Eric W. "A comprehensive multi-criteria model to rank electric energy production technologies." Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 22 (2013): 640-654.
Stein, Eric W. "Improvisation as model for real-time decision making." Supporting real time decision-making, pp. 13-32. Springer US, 2011.
Stein, Eric W., and Norita Ahmad. "Using the analytical hierarchy process (AHP) to construct a measure of the magnitude of consequences component of moral intensity." Journal of Business Ethics 89, no. 3 (2009): 391-407.
Stein, Eric W., and Vladimir Zwass. "Actualizing organizational memory with information systems." Information systems research 6, no. 2 (1995): 85-117.
Stein, Eric W. "Organization memory: Review of concepts and recommendations for management." International journal of information management 15, no. 1 (1995): 17-32.
Treviño, Linda Klebe, Jane Webster, and Eric W. Stein. "Making connections: Complementary influences on communication media choices, attitudes, and use." Organization Science 11, no. 2 (2000): 163-182.
Stein, Eric W. "A qualitative study of the characteristics of a community of practice for knowledge management and its success factors." International Journal of Knowledge Management (IJKM) 1, no. 3 (2005): 1-24.
Stein, Eric W., and Betty Vandenbosch. "Organizational learning during advanced system development: Opportunities and obstacles." Journal of Management Information Systems 13, no. 2 (1996): 115-136.
B.S., Physics, Amherst College
Ph.D., Managerial Science, University of Pennsylvania