American and Chinese business relations are at the heart of Steve Feldman’s research. His work is mainly concerned with ethical and cultural differences, and he addresses a variety of key questions. What ethical and cultural challenges do American executives face in China? How are they responding to these challenges? Feldman’s research includes detailed accounts of Chinese business practices. It also provides insight into how to most effectively respond to them within American fair trade laws and without jeopardizing business.
Ph.D., Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, 1983
M.S., University of Oregon, 1978
B.A., Linfield College, 1976
Interests and Courses
Business and professional ethics, cultural aspects of organizations, business-society relations, American Chinese business relations, leadership, organization theory, organization decision-making, organization politics.
Business and professional ethics, social and political environment of management, corporate governance, nonprofit ethics and leadership, nonprofit governance, organization theory, qualitative methods, organization behavior.
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Feldman, S. P.
Trouble in the Middle: American-Chinese Business Relations, Culture, Conflict, and Ethics (pp. 505). Routledge Publishing.
Academic and Professional Activities
- Interim Executive Director, Mandel Center, 2010 - 2011
- Board Member, Cleveland Hillel Foundation , Cleveland, OH, 2010 - Present
- Committee Member, Ethics Alliance, 2009 - Present
- Committee Member, Provost Committee on Mandel Center, 2009 - 2011
- Committee Member, Mandel Foundation Joint Advisory Committee, 2002 - 2011