Dr. Stephen Harper

Harper

Professor of Management
Management

Cameron Hall 200-J
University of North Carolina Wilmington
601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC   28403 - 5664
Phone: 910.962.3517
Fax: 910.962.2116
Email: harpers [ harpers AT uncw DOT edu ]
Web Page: http://www.csb.uncw.edu/people/harper

OfficeHours 
T 9:00 AM Noon
T 1:15 3:15
R 9:00 AM Noon
R 1:15 3:15
Courses      
EBD 490 001TR 3:30 4:45 CH210
EBD 380 002TR 5:00 PM 6:15 CH210

Biography
Dr. Harper is the Progress Energy/Betty Cameron Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship. He joined the faculty in 1976. He has written eight books and dozens of articles on leadership and entrepreneurship. Dr. Harper has received numerous awards for teaching, scholarship, and service. He has also served on the Board of Directors for numerous corporations and non-profit organizations. He served on the faculty at Arizona State University before coming to UNCW. He has also been a Visiting Professor in Duke University's Executive MBA program.

Education
  • PhD, , Arizona State University, 1975
  • MBA, , University of Arizona, 1971
  • BSBA, , University of New Mexico, 1970

Recent Publications
Rising Above the Turbulence , Industrial Engineer , 2014; April pp. 34-38 ; (S. Harper)

Here's to the Crazy Entrepreneurs: Is Entrepreneurism a Mental Disorder? , (Book) , 2013; October ; (S. Harper)

"Emotional Intelligence Dilutes the Toxins" , Industrial Engineer , 2013; June pp. 30-35 ; (S. Harper, Robert Keating and David Glew)

Who Said Leadership Was Easy? , Industrial Management , 2013; Nov./Dec. pp. 20-25 ; (S. Harper)

Taking Your Business To The Next level and Beyond: The Entrepreneur's Guide to Developing an Exceptional Enterprise (Book) , -- , 2012; July ; (S. Harper)

"The Elusive Next Level" , Industrial Management , 2012; September pp. 18-23 ; (S. Harper, Thomas W. Porter)

"Survival of the Swiftest" , Industrial Management , 2012; January pp. 16-20 ; (S. Harper)

The Ever-Evolving Enterprise: Guidelines for Creating Your Company's Future , Book published by Praeger Books , 2011; January ; (S. Harper)

"A Guide to Creating the Future" , Industrial Management , 2011; March ; (S. Harper)

"Innovate or Die" , Industrial Engineering , 2011; September ; (S. Harper, Thomas Porter)

"Is Your Organization a Target?" , Industrial Management , 2010; November ; (S. Harper, Dave Glew and Jonathan Rowe)

"Removing Dysfunction: A Company's Culture Must Be Healthy" , Industrial Engineer , 2009; Feb ; (S. Harper)

"Is Your Organization Learning Impaired?" , Industrial Management , 2008; March/ Apr ; (S. Harper, David Glew)

"Corpreneurship: Dare to Create Your Future" , Industrial Management , 2008; Sept/Oct ; (S. Harper, Jonathan Rowe and David Glew)

"Carpe Futurum" , Industrial Engineer , 2008; Aug ; (S. Harper, David Glew)

Cracking the "Entrepreneurship Code" , Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise and Entrepreneur Review , 2008; Aug ; (S. Harper)

"Traversing the New Venture Minefield: Suggestions from Entrepreneurs" , Small and Medium-SIzed Enterprise and Entrepreneur Review , 2008; Aug. ; (S. Harper)

"Becoming an Ever-Evolving Enterprise" , Industrial Management , 2008; May-June ; (S. Harper, David Glew)

"Comfort Zone Closed: Space Reserved for Breakthrough Leaders Only" , Industrial Engineer , 2008; Nov ; (S. Harper)

"Exceptional Implementers: Profile of Go-To People" , Industrial Management , 2007; Sept/Oct ; (S. Harper, Thomas Porter and David Glew)

"Reality Check: Should You Be the Leader of an Emerging Venture?" , LocalTech Wire.com , 2005; sept ; (S. Harper)

Extraordinary Entrepreneurship , Book published by John Wiley , 2005; October ; (S. Harper)

The McGraw-Hill Guide to Starting Your Own Business 2nd edition , Book published in English and Chinese by McGraw-Hill , 2003; June ; (S. Harper)

"Traversing the Execution Minefield" , Industrial Management , 2003; Oct. pp. pp. 8-13 ; (S. Harper, Thomas Porter)

Tactical Implementation: The Devil is in the Details , Business Horizons , 2003; Jan-Feb pp. pp. 53-50 ; (S. Harper, Thomas Porter)

"Entrepreneurs Beware: Use Caution in "Professionalizing" Your Firm" , Business Forum , 2003; Spring pp. pp. 29-35 ; (S. Harper)

The Forward-Focused Organization , Book published by AMACOM - The American Management Association , 2001; May ; (S. Harper)


Areas of Interest
  • Leading Organizational Change
  • Leadership & Strategic Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Managing Emerging Ventures
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship

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