Melvin Blumberg, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus of Management, School of Business Administration

Dr. Blumberg joined Penn State Harrisburg in 1985 as the Director of the School of Business Administration. He held that position for six years before returning to full-time teaching and research. He frequently lectures on management of technological innovation, total quality management, and sustainability. He is widely recognized for his work on self-regulating work teams in the Pennsylvania coal fields. Currently, Dr. Blumberg's research interests focus on technology and other antecedents of work performance, organizational design as well as the ethical management of technology. Dr. Blumberg has published his research in some of the premier journals in management including the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, Journal of Manufacturing Systems, Journal of Occupational Behavior, Personnel, Penn State Dickinson Law Review, SAM Advanced Management Journal, the Journal of Technology, Knowledge & Society, and the Southern Business and Economic Journal. He has also contributed chapters to books on technological innovation and management, and served as an examiner for the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award for four years. He is currently working on a statistical analysis of business school rankings, and on the design and management of virtual teams. He is a Member of the Academy of Management and the American Psychological Association.

Continuing Education Interests

  • Executive education in strategic planning
  • Ethical management of technology
  • Job design
  • Ethical management of technology
  • Research design
  • Organizational design
  • Complex Systems
  • Sustainability

B.S.E.; M.B.A.; Ph.D. (Penn State)