Alfred A. Marcus
|Professor Alfred Marcus|
|Institutions||Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota
Battelle Memorial Institute
BI Norwegian Business School
|Alma mater||University of Chicago
|Thesis||What Does Reorganization Accomplish: The Case of the Environmental Protection Agency (1977)|
|Doctoral advisor||James Q. Wilson|
|Known for||Innovation and sustainability|
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 and has also taught as a visiting professor at Technion, INCAE, BI Norwegian Business School, and MIT.
Environmental and Energy Policy Career
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. 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.
- Promise and Performance: Choosing and Implementing an Environmental Policy(1980) - Praeger. ISBN 0-313-207070
- The Adversary Economy (1984) - Praeger. ISBN 0-899-300553
- Managing Environmental Issues: A Casebook (1992) - Prentice Hall. ISBN 0-135-638917
- Controversial Issues in Energy Policy (1992) - Sage Publications. ISBN 0-803-939701
- Reinventing Environmental Regulation: Lessons from Project XL (2002) - Routledge. ISBN 1-891-853090
- Strategic Foresight - A New Look at Scenarios (2010). - Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 0-230-611729
- Innovations in Sustainability (2015) - Cambridge University Press. ISBN 1-107-42111X
- Marcus, Alfred A.; Goodman, R. S. (1991). "Victims and Shareholders: The Dilemmas of Presenting Corporate Policy During a Crisis". Academy of Management Journal. Academy of Management. 34 (2): 281–305. doi:10.2307/256443. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
- McEvily, B.; Marcus, A. A. (2005). "Embedded Ties and the Acquisition of Competitive Capabilities". Strategic Management Journal. Wiley-Blackwell. 26 (11): 1033–1055. doi:10.1002/smj.484. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
- Majumdar, S. K.; Marcus, A. A. (2001). "Rules Versus Discretion: The Productivity Consequences of Flexible Regulation". Academy of Management Journal. Academy of Management. 44 (1): 170–179. doi:10.2307/3069344. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
- Maxwell, J; Rothenburg, S.; Briscoe, F; Marcus, A. A. (2001). "Green Schemes: Corporate Environmental Strategies and their Implementation". California Management Review. University of California Press. 39 (3): 118–134. doi:10.2307/41165902. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
- Starik, M; Marcus, A. A. (2000). "Introduction to the Special Research Rorum on the Management of Organizations in the Natural Environment: A Field Emerging from Multiple Paths, with Many Challenges Ahead". Academy of Management Journal. Academy of Management. 43 (4): 539–547. doi:10.2307/1556354. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
- Marcus, Alfred A.; Fremeth, A. A. (2009). "Green Management Matters Regardless". Academy of Management Perspectives. Academy of Management. 23 (3): 17–26. doi:10.5465/AMP.2009.43479261. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
- Marcus, Alfred A.; Nichols, M. L. (1998). "On the Edge: Heeding the Warnings of Unusual Events". Organization Science. INFORMS. 10 (4): 482–499. doi:10.1287/orsc.10.4.482. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
- Fox, Isaac; Marcus, A. A. (1992). "The Causes and Consequences of Leveraged Management Buyouts". Academy of Management Review. Academy of Management. 17 (1): 62–85. doi:10.5465/AMR.1992.4279571. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
- Marcus, Alfred A.; Anderson, M. (2006). "A General Dynamic Capability: Does it Propagate Business and Social Competencies in the Retail Food Industry?". Journal of Management Studies. Wiley-Blackwell. 43 (1): 19–46. doi:10.1111/j.1467-6486.2006.00581.x. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
- Naveh, E; Marcus, A. A. (2004). "When Does the ISO 9000 Quality Assurance Standard Lead to Performance Improvement? Assimilation and Going Beyond". IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. 51 (3): 352–363. doi:10.1109/TEM.2004.830864. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
- Marcus, Alfred (1988). "Implementing Externally Induced Innovations: A Comparison of Rule-bound and Autonomous Approaches". Academy of Management Journal. Academy of Management. 31 (2): 235–256. doi:10.2307/256547. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
- Marcus, Alfred A. (1989). "The Deterrent to Dubious Corporate Behavior: Profitability, Probability and Safety Recalls". Strategic Management Journal. Wiley-Blackwell. 10 (3): 233–250. doi:10.1002/smj.4250100304. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
- Marcus, Alfred A.; Geffen, Donald (1998). "The Dialectics of Competency Acquisition: Pollution Prevention in Electric Generation" (PDF). Strategic Management Journal. Wiley-Blackwell. 19 (12): 1145–1168. JSTOR 3094201. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
- Marcus Biography at Technion
- "Marcus CV". Carlson School website. 2010. Retrieved January 29, 2011.
- Author biography at Amazon
- "Marcus Book Info". Insights @ Carlson School. University of Minnesota. November 2005. Retrieved November 22, 2010.
- Marcus, Alfred A. (2009). Strategic Foresight: A New Look at Scenarios. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-0230611726.
- "Professor Alfred Marcus". Insights @ Carlson School. University of Minnesota. November 2005. Retrieved November 22, 2010.[needs update]