Faculty – Steven Feldman

Steven Feldman - Professor, Design & Innovation
Professor, Design & Innovation

Office Hours: By Appointment Only

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.

PhD, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, 1983
MS, University of Oregon, 1978
BA, Linfield College, 1976

Initially Appointed: 1983

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.

Recent Courses and Syllabi

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Selected Publications

  • Feldman, S. P. (2013).
    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