Alfred A. Marcus

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Professor Alfred Marcus
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Born 1950
Residence Minneapolis, Minnesota
Nationality Swiss
Citizenship United States
Alma mater University of Chicago
Harvard University
Known for Innovation and sustainability
Scientific career
Fields Environmental policy
Business Strategy
Clean technologies
Institutions Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota
Battelle Memorial Institute
Technion, INCAE
BI Norwegian Business School
Thesis What Does Reorganization Accomplish: The Case of the Environmental Protection Agency (1977)
Doctoral advisor James Q. Wilson

Alfred Allen Marcus (born 1950) is an American author and the Edson Spencer Professor of Strategy and Technology Leadership at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota and the Technological Leadership Institute. He has worked as a consultant with companies such as 3M, Corning Inc., Xcel Energy, Medtronic, General Mills, and IBM[1] and has also taught as a visiting professor at Technion, INCAE, BI Norwegian Business School, and MIT.[2]

Environmental and Energy Policy Career[edit]

Marcus was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and grew up in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood. He attended the University of Chicago for his bachelor's and master's degrees, before finishing his PhD in political science at Harvard University under James Q. Wilson.[3] Outside academy, he has worked on environmental and energy policy analysis during the Carter and Reagan years at the Battelle Human Affairs Research Centers in Seattle, Washington. There he conducted and participated in studies on the commercialization of alternative energy technologies and new energy saving technologies.

Following the Three Mile Island nuclear power incident, he also became involved in the work carried out by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on the organization and management of nuclear power plants. Marcus has written many academic articles relating to organizational safety in publications like the Academy of Management Journal, the Strategic Management Journal, and Organization Science.[4][5][6]

Published Works[edit]

His work focuses primarily on the relationship between public policy, the environment, and American business and his books include:

Selected bibliography[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Marcus Biography at Technion
  2. ^ "Marcus CV". Carlson School website. 2010. Retrieved January 29, 2011. 
  3. ^ Author biography at Amazon
  4. ^ a b "Marcus Book Info". Insights @ Carlson School. University of Minnesota. November 2005. Retrieved November 22, 2010. 
  5. ^ Marcus, Alfred A. (2009). Strategic Foresight: A New Look at Scenarios. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-0230611726. 
  6. ^ "Professor Alfred Marcus". Insights @ Carlson School. University of Minnesota. November 2005. Retrieved November 22, 2010. [needs update]

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