Archive of Activities

Speaking Engagements at Conferences and Associations

  • “Areas of Opportunity for Building Sustainability Practices, Projects and Values in Academe.” Panel on Sustainability. NE Decision Sciences Institute Conference, Philadelphia, PA, March 27, 2014
  • “Design Decisions:  Improving the Energy Efficiency and Production Capabilities of Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA),” NE Decision Sciences Institute Conference, Philadelphia, PA, March 29, 2014
  • Designing and Operating a Sustainable Hydroponic Food System: Lessons from the Field“, Mid-Atlantic Renewable Energy Association (MAREA), Oct 29, 2013
  • Responsible Decision Making:Methods, Values and Cases.”  The Responsible Organization Seminar Series, Radboud University, The Netherlands. August 26, 2013.
  • “Joint Optimization of Solar Power and Food Production: Toward a Sustainable Model,” NE Decision Sciences Institute Conference, New York, NY, April 6, 2013
  • “Accelerating Creativity and Product Development,” (major telecommunications company), Philadelphia, PA, March 28, 2013
  • “What Managers Can Learn from Improvisers,” ICN Business School, Nancy, France, March 20, 2013

Past Refereed Presentations, Seminars, and Workshops

Chair, Stein, E.W., Session on Decision Making, NE Decision Sciences Institute Conference, Alexandria, VA, March 2010

Stein, E.W., “A Model to Rank Energy Sources According to Multi-Criteria and Implications for the Smart Grid,” NE Decision Sciences Institute Conference, Alexandria, VA, March 2010

Chair, Stein, E.W., “Policy Making” session, Decision Sciences Institute Conference, New Orleans, LA, Nov 2009

Stein, E.W., “Decisions about Renewable Resources: Multi-dimensional criteria for policy makers”, Decision Sciences Institute Conference, New Orleans, LA, Nov 2009

Chair, Stein, E.W., “Quality and Manufacturing” session, Decision Sciences Institute Conference, Phoenix, AZ, Nov 2007

Stein, E.W., “Quality Goal Attainment using Knowledge Management and DSS,” Decision Sciences Institute Conference, Phoenix, AZ, Nov 2007

Stein, E.W and N. Ahmad., “Using AHP to Rank the Impact of Decisions on External Stakeholders,” Decision Sciences Institute Conference, San Antonio, TX, November 2006

Stein, E.W., “Developing a better understanding of a disease using Data from an on-line Decision Support System,” Decision Sciences Institute Conference, San Antonio, TX, November 2006

Stein, E. “Learning from Jazz Communities of Practice,” Sixth International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organizations,” July 11-14, 2006, Prato, Italy

Andrea Hornett and Stein, E., “Building a KM Map,” Organizational Learning and Knowledge Capabilities (OLKC) Conference, Warrick, England, March 2006

Track Chair, Management Science and Operations Management paper track, Northeast Conference of the Decision Science Institute.  March 2006, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Chair, Session on Business Ethics, Northeast Conference of Decision Science Institute.  March 2005, Philadelphia, PA.

Stein, E. , “The Ethix System: Supporting Ethical Decision Making using IT,” Northeast Conference of Decision Science Institute , held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 2005.

Stein, E. , “A Decision Support System to Support Ethical Reasoning,” Decision Sciences Institute , held in Boston, Massachusetts, November 2004.

Chair, session for  Decision Support Systems, Decision Sciences Institute.  November 2004, Boston, MA

Stein, E. , “Organizational Memory Seminar and Work Group,” Academy of Management Annual Meeting , held in Denver, Colorado, August 2002.

Stein, E. , Manco, M., & Manco, S. “Decision Support System for Accommodating Disabled Students,” PA Association of Developmental Educators (PADE) , held in Reading, Pennsylvania, May 2000.

Co-Leader,  Stein, E. W. and Ackerman, M. (UC Irvine), “Tutorial on Organizational Memory,” Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences (HICSS), Maui, Hawaii, January 2-6, 1996.

Webster, J. (U. of Waterloo), Trevino, L.K. (Penn State), and Stein, E.W., “Personal Focus and Ambiguity as Sources of Message Equivocality:  An Extension of Media Richness Theory,” Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences.  Maui, HI, January 2-6, 1996 (lead presenter).

Reisman, S. (California State University, Fullerton); Liebowitz, J. (James Madison University); Yaverbaum, G. (Penn State); Wells, F.S. (Tennessee Technological University); Stein, E.W.,  “Multimedia Computing for Education and Training Part 2:  Trials and Tribulations-A Continuing Saga,”  1995 Information Resources Management Association International Conference, Atlanta, GA, May 21-24, 1995 (Panel member).

Yaverbaum, G., (Penn State); Kick, R. C. (Tennessee Technological University); Stein, E.W.; Wells, F.S. (Tennessee Technological University), “Using Multimedia Technologies:  Different Approaches and Controversial Issues,” panel at the Twenty-Sixth SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (ACM), Nashville, TN, March 2-4, 1995 (Panel member).

Stein, E.W. and V. Zwass (Fairleigh Dickenson University): “IT-Supported Organizational Memory:  How Will it Affect Organizational Learning?,” 15th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Vancouver, B.C., December 14-17, 1994 (Panel Co-chair).

Stein, E.W., “Characteristics of Experts in Organizational Settings,” 7th Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Symposium, Pensacola Beach, FL, May 5-7, 1994.

Stein, E.W., “Validating Attributed Knowledge and Expertise,” Third International Conference on Human and Machine Cognition, Seaside, FL, May 12-15, 1993.

Stein, E.W., “Using Network Analysis to Identify Expertise in Organizations,” International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Cancun, Mexico, November 13-15, 1991.

Stein, E.W. and Buckley, J. (PECO Energy), “LOAD-DROP:  An Expert System for Determining Nuclear Power Reductions Due to Minimum Generation Emergencies,” Expert System Applications for the Electric Power Industry Conference sponsored by the Electric Power Research Institute, Boston, MA,  September 1991 (Candidate was lead presenter).

Robbins, L. (Philadelphia College of Textiles); Lundberg, C. (Cornell University); Stein, E.W.; Putnam, R. (Action Design Consultants); and Jelinek, M. (College of William and Mary), “Applying Organizational Learning,” Panel presentation at the Eastern Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Hartford, CT,  May 1991 (panel member).

Stein, E.W., “Using Network Analysis to Measure Use of an Organization’s Knowledge Base,” International Conference on Social Networks, Tampa, Florida, February 1989.

Stein, E.W., “Organizational Memory:  An Organizational Design Issue,” Annual Meeting of the International Society for General Systems Research (ISGSR), St. Louis, MO, May 1988

Invited Speaking Engagements

Session Chair, Technological Design, DESRIST (Design of Information systems) Conference, Penn State Great Valley, May 6, 2009

Stein, E.W., “Improvisation as model for real-time decision-making.” International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) SIG DSS Workshop – RTDMC-08. “Supporting real time decision-making: The role of context in decision support on the move.”  Paris, France, December 13, 2008.

Stein, E. W. and Ackerman, M. (UC Irvine), “Organizational Memory Information Systems:  Examples and Hands-on Workshop,” Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences (HICSS), Maui, Hawaii, January 2-6, 1996 (co-presenter).

Stein, E. W. and Ackerman, M. (UC Irvine), “Tutorial on Organizational Memory,” Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences (HICSS), Maui, Hawaii, January 2-6, 1996 (co-presenter).

Stein, E.W., Discussant of “Examining the Structure of the Software Process Maturity Scale” by David Drehmer and Sasa Dekleva, Academy of Management, Las Vegas, NV.  August 9-12, 1992.

Stein, E.W., Discussant of “Individual and Higher Strata Interventions for Learning in Organizations” by Lee Robbins (Philadelphia College of Textile and Science), International Academy of Business Disciplines, Washington, D.C. April 2-5, 1992.

Stein, E.W., Discussant of “The Transforming Organization” by Gerald Biberman (University of Scranton), International Academy of Business Disciplines, Washington, D.C. April 2-5, 1992.

Other Meetings and Workshops

Attendee, “Business Opportunities in Malaysia,” Hyatt Regency Hotel, Philadelphia, PA, Nov 28, 2006

“Technical Seminar on Developments in the Computer Industry,” COMDEX, Spring 97, Atlanta, GA, June 2-4, 1997.

Attendee, “Faculty Development Seminar:  Hungary and East Central Europe:  A Region in Transition,”  Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE), Budapest, Hungary, June 16-23, 1996.

Speaker and Leader, “Setting Goals Using Group Decision Support Systems,” Workshop for PSGV Graduate Program Division, June 5, 1996.

Speaker and Leader, “Using Group Decision Support Systems,” Seminar for PSGV Faculty, March 10, 1996.

Other Speaking Engagements

Speaker, “Implications of the Smart Grid for Energy Management and the Economy,”  Green IT Symposium, Penn State Great Valley, April 14, 2010

Discussant, Session on Serving as a Board Member or Officer at NEDSI, NE Decision Sciences Institute Conference, Alexandria, VA, March 2010

Speaker, “Developing Creative High Performance People and Enterprises,” Penn State Great Valley Open House, April 2007

Speaker, “Cultivating Organizational Memories,” Wyeth Pharmaceutical, Collegeville, PA. December (2005)

Speaker, “Developing Creative High Performance Organizations.” ASTD Organizational Development SIG, St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA October (2005)

Speaker, “Cultivating Organizational Memories,” Great Valley International Society for Performance and Instruction, Malvern, PA. January (2005)

Speaker, Knowledge Management Group of Philadelphia, Penn State (Malvern, PA), 1999-2007.

Stein, E.W., “Using the Internet for Business.” Presentation to the Rotary Club, King of Prussia, PA, June 16, 1995.

Stein, E.W., “Get on the Internet or be Left Behind!”  Presentation to the Chester County Rotary Club, Lionville, PA, Feb 28, 1995.

Stein, E.W.,  “Internet Basics and Business Opportunities.”  A one-half day seminar (“The Information Super Highway:  Finding an Entrance Ramp”) for fifty middle and senior level managers and technologists on using the Internet and other telecommunications technologies in business.  Hosted by CCI Communications, Inc., West Chester, PA, June 15, 1994.

Stein, E.W., “Using the Information Highway in Business:  An Overview.” Presentation to the senior management of EG&G Judson, Montgomeryville, PA, July 11, 1994.

Stein, E.W., “Case Analysis Tool Using Multi-Media” presented to Dr. Dunham, other administrators, and the faculty who participated in the “Teaching and Learning with Computers” workshop held at University Park, Penn State, University Park, PA, June 18, 1993.  Also presented to the faculty of Great Valley, Penn State Great Valley, Malvern, PA, August 28, 1993.

Stein, E.W., “Global Environmental Problems:  Opportunities for Collaboration, Cooperation, and Market Growth,”  Penn State Great Valley, April 22, 1991  (Introductory speaker and panel moderator).

Stein, E.W., “Modeling and Simulation of Dynamic Systems Using Stella Software,” through the College of Business and the Department of Computing at the Philadelphia College of Textile and Science, November 20, 1990 (invited speaker).

Stein, E.W., “Cleaning Up The Environment:  Opportunities for Entrepreneurs,”  Penn State Great Valley,  April 23, 1990  (Introductory speaker and panel moderator).

Stein, E.W., “Theoretical and Empirical Aspects of Organizational Memory,”  University of Southern California,  The Annenberg School, March 15, 1989  (Invited speaker).

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