Eric W. Stein, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Management Science and Information Systems

Management

Expertise

    • Developing creative high performance people and organizations
    • Corporate innovation and entrepreneurship
    • Knowledge management and decision support systems
    • Strategy and transformation
    • Energy policy and sustainable ventures

Professional Activities

    V.P. Member Services, Northeast Division of the Decision Sciences Institute, 2007-present

    Member, Member Services Committee, Decision Sciences Institute, 2007-present

    Co-Chair, Local Arrangements Committee, Annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Philadelphia PA, August, 2007

    Co-Chair, Local Arrangements Committee Planning Meetings (several in 2007), Academy of Management, Philadelphia, PA, August, 2007

    Reviewer for MIS Quarterly (2001-present)

    Reviewer for Information Systems Research (1995-present)

    Reviewer for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews (2012-present)

    Reviewer for Decision Sciences Journal (1995-present)

    Reviewer for the Journal of Management Information Systems (JMIS) (1991-present)

    Reviewer for the "International Conference on Information Systems" (ICIS) (1993-present)

    Reviewer for the "Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences" (HICSS) (1994-present)

    Reviewer, Annals of Information Systems, Special Volume in Decision Support Systems: Supporting real time decision-making:  The role of context in decision support on the move. Springer-Verlag, Berlin/Heidelberg

    Member, NE Decision Sciences Institute (2004-present)

    Member, Decision Sciences Institute (2004-present)

    Member, Academy of Management (1988 - present)

    • Member, Org. Communication and Information Systems (OCIS) sub-division
    • Member, Entrepreneurship sub-division

    Member, Institute for Operations Research and Mgt Science (INFORMS) (1988 - present)

    Member of the College on Information Systems (1988 - present)

    Charter Member, Association for Information Systems (AIS) (1994-present)

    Member, Information Resources Management Association (IRMA) (1995-present)

     

Honors

    Funded Grants, Fellowships, or Patents

    • $25,000, Coleman Foundation grant, 2001-2002

    Honors and awards for scholarship or professional activity

    • Recipient of the Penn State Great Valley 1996 Award for Research
    • Recipient of the 1999 Arthur Glenn Award for Faculty Innovation ($500 award)
    • Senior Fellow, Technology Council of Eastern PA, 2001-2002
    • Nominated for Glenn Award, Penn State, 2002
    • Recipient of Service Award, Penn State, 2003
       
    • Most Innovative Research Contribution of 2007 – The Excellence in Information Technology Research Award from the Selection Committee of IGI Publishing Global Awards:
      • Award is made for (1) Outstanding discussion of breakthrough subject; (2) High impact on research literature; (3) Offering outstanding future implications; (4) Uncovering breaking areas. (Note: this publisher has nearly 100 journals from which to select articles.)
      • Paper: Hornett, A. & Stein, E. (2007). "Building a Map of the Knowledge Management Domain Based on the Sensemaking Activities of a Practice Group." The International Journal of Knowledge Management, Volume 3, Issue 3, July.

Education

    • Ph.D. - The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Managerial Science.
    • B.A. - Amherst College, Physics.

Courses

    BUSAD/LEAD 519 - Developing Creative High Performance Organizations

    BUSAD 558 - Knowledge Management

    MGMT 501 - Behavioral Science in Business

    MGMT 573 - Corporate Innovation

Research Interests

    • Corporate Innovation
    • Energy policy
    • Sustainable ventures
    • Aesthetic and creative dimensions of organizations
    • Communities of practice
    • Knowledge management and organizational memory/learning
    • Methods to identify human experts in organizational settings
    • Decision support system applications

Citations

Dr. Stein's research interests focus on decision making, creativity, corporate innovation, knowledge management, and sustainable ventures.

Books

Stein, E.W., "The IDEAS Method: Nurturing Creativity, Performance and Innovation" Published by Barisoft LLC, 2011

Refereed Journal Articles and Papers

Stein, E.W., "A Comprehensive Multi-Criteria Model to Rank Electric Energy Production Technologies," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews (in press).

I. Reychav, E.W. Stein, J. Weisberg, C. Glezer, "The Role of Knowledge Sharing in Raising the Task Innovativeness of Systems Analysts," International Journal of Knowledge Management, 8(2), 1-22, April-June 2012.

Stein, E.W and N. Ahmad., “Using the Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) to Construct a Measure of the Magnitude of Consequences Component of Moral Intensity,” Journal of Business Ethics (online version Jan 2009).

Stein, E.W and N. Ahmad., “Using the Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) to Construct a Measure of the Magnitude of Consequences Component of Moral Intensity,” the Journal of Business Ethics, (2009), 89:391-407 (Note: print version. Online version appeared January 2009)

Hornett, Andrea and Stein, E.W., "Mapping the Knowledge Management Domain of Ideas:  Evidence from a Practice Group" International Journal of Knowledge Management, 2007, Vol. 3, No. 3, 1-25 (paper received Innovation Award from Idea Publishing)

Miscikowski, D. and Stein, E.W., “Empowering Employees to Pull the Quality Trigger with Knowledge-based Systems,” Quality Progress, October 2006, pp., 43-48

Stein, E. W., (2005).   "A Qualitative Study of the Characteristics of a Community of Practice for Knowledge Management (KM) and its Success Factors," International Journal of Knowledge Management, (Jul-Sept), Volume 1, No. 3, 2005: 1-24.

Stein, E., Pauster, M., & May, D. (2003).   "A Knowledge-based System to Improve the Quality of Titanium Melting," Expert Systems with Applications, 24 (2), 239-246.

Stein, E , Manco, M., Manco, S.  "A Knowledge-Based System to Assist Administrators in Meeting Disability Act Requirements." Expert Systems with Applications, Vol. 21: 2001:  65-74

Trevino, L. (Penn State), Webster, J. (University of Waterloo), Stein, E.W., "Making Connections:  Complementary Influences on Communication Media Choices, Attitudes, and Use."  Organization Science.  Vol. 11, No. 2, March/April 2000.

Stein, E.W. and Miscikowski, D. (Quaker Oats Company), "FailSafe:  Supporting Quality Decision Making with Expert Systems,"  Expert Systems with Applications  Vol. 13, No. 4:  1999:  365-377.

Stein, E.W. "A Look at Expertise from a Social Perspective," refereed paper appearing in Expertise in Context:  Human and Machine edited by Feltovich, P., Ford, K., and Hoffman R., Menlo Park, CA:  AAAI/The MIT Press, 1997:  181-194.

Stein, E.W. , “Solutions to Trusting Computers Too Much:  No Silver Bullet” Peer Commentary of “Why We Trust Computers Too Much” by Marianne Lafrance appearing in Technology Studies Special Issue on Technology and Ethics, Technology Studies,  Issue 2,  1996:  192-195.

Stein, E.W. and Vandenbosch, B. (Case Western Reserve University), "Opportunities for and Obstacles to Organizational Learning during Advanced System Development," Journal of Management Information Systems, Vol. 13, No. 2,  Fall 1996:  115-136.

Stein, E.W. and V. Zwass (Fairleigh Dickenson University), "Actualizing Organizational Memory with Information Technology."  Information Systems Research  Vol. 6, No. 2:  85-117 (1995).

Stein, E.W., "Social and Individual Characteristics of Organizational Experts" International Journal of Expert Systems:  Research & Applications,  Vol. 8, No. 2: 121-143 (1995).

Stein, E.W. and Evans, D. (Kensey-Nash Company), "Anchor Inspector:  Intended and Unintended Effects of a Graphics-Oriented Expert System,"  Expert Systems with Applications  Vol. 9, No. 2:  103-113 (1995).

Stein, E.W., "Organizational Memory:  Review of Concepts and Recommendations for Management."  International Journal of Information Management.  Vol. 15, No. 1:  17-32 (1995).

Stein, E.W., "A Method to Identify Candidates for Knowledge Acquisition." Journal of Management Information Systems.  Vol. 9, No. 2:  161-178 (1992).

Stein, E.W., "Participatory Planning:  An Interactive Management Approach." AORN Journal.  Vol. 46, No. 3:  508-517 (1987). 

Refereed Papers Appearing in Books

Stein, E.W., “Improvisation as model for real-time decision-making,” Appearing in the Annals of Information Systems, Special Volume in Decision Support Systems: Supporting real time decision-making:  The role of context in decision support on the move. Edited by Frada Burstein, Patrick Brezillon, Arkady Zaslavsky, Springer-Verlag, Berlin/Heidelberg, 2011

Hornett, A. and Stein, E.W., “Advances in Knowledge Management: Mapping KM Concepts in Discourse that Shape Practice.”  In Advances in KM book series: Knowledge Management, Organizational Memory and Transfer Behavior: Global Approaches and Advancements edited by Murray Jennex, Idea Publishing Group (Hershey, PA), 2008

Stein, E.W., “Factors that Contribute to the Success of Knowledge Management Communities of Practice.”  In Knowledge Management in Modern Organizations edited by Murray Jennex, Idea Publishing Group (Hershey, PA), pp. 142-170, 2007

Stein, E.W. "A Look at Expertise from a Social Perspective," Invited Paper. In Expertise in Context:  Human and Machine edited by Feltovich, P., Ford, K., and Hoffman R., Menlo Park, CA:  AAAI/The MIT Press, 1997:  181-194.