Steven Blum

Steven Blum
  • Lecturer

Contact Information

  • office Address:

    619 Jon M. Huntsman Hall
    3730 Walnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

Research Interests: ethics in the professions, how interests and incentives influence professional conduct, negotiation between lawyers, the effects of conflict-of-interest and asymmetric information on the financial services (see steven g. blum (2009), “new professionalism”);, the training and socialization of professionals.

Links: CV, Professional Page, Blog

Overview

 

Steven G. Blum has been teaching in the Department of Legal Studies and Business Ethics at the Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania since 1994 and has been a visiting professor at the ALBA Graduate Business School in Athens, Greece since 1996.

In addition to teaching semester long courses for undergraduate and MBA students, Mr. Blum has taught in Wharton Executive Education programs, lectured and consulted widely, and frequently leads seminars and educational forums. He has led training sessions for a number of Fortune 100 companies as well as organizations of lawyers, physicians, accountants, and other professionals.

Mr. Blum has four times won the William G. Whitney Award for outstanding teaching.

New York University School of Law, New York, NY Masters Degree in Law of Taxation (LLM), July 1996

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA Graduate School of Education Masters Degree in Education (EdM), May 1989

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School Certificate of Specialization in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution, January, 1990 Internship: Conflict Management, Inc., Cambridge, MA. Teaching Fellow: Program of Instruction for Lawyers (Professor Roger Fisher). Mediator: Harvard Mediation Program.

Northeastern University School of Law, Boston, MA Juris Doctor (JD), May 1984 Wesleyan University Bachelor of Arts (BA), May 1981

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Research

Steven G. Blum (2007), “Science and Professional Ethics in Advising Clients about Financial Matters” .

Steven G. Blum “Mutual Fund Alphabet Soup”.

Steven G. Blum “New Professionalism”.

Steven G. Blum “Worthwhile Financial Advice must come from a True Professional”.

Teaching

Past Courses

  • LGST101 - LAW AND SOCIAL VALUES

    This course presents law as an evolving social institution, with special emphasis on the legal regulation of business in the context of social values. It considers basic concepts of law and legal process, in the U.S. and other legal systems, and introduces the fundamentals of rigorous legal analysis. An in-depth examination of contract law is included.

  • LGST206 - NEGOTIATION/CONFLICT RES

    This course examines the art and science of negotiation, with additional emphasis on conflict resolution. Students will engage in a number of simulated negotiations ranging from simple one-issue transactions to multi-party joint ventures. Through these exercises and associated readings, students explore the basic theoretical models of bargaining and have an opportunity to test and improve their negotiation skills.

  • LGST806 - NEGOTIATIONS

    This course examines the art and science of negotiation, with additional emphasis on conflict resolution. Students will engage in a number of simulated negotiations ranging from simple one-issue transactions to multi-party joint ventures. Through these exercises and associated readings, students explore the basic theoretical models of bargaining and have an opportunity to test and improve their negotiation skills. Cross-listed with MGMT 691/OPIM 691. Format: Lecture, class discussion, simulation/role play, and video demonstrations. Materials: Textbook and course pack.

  • MGMT291 - NEGOTIATIONS

    This course includes not only conflict resolution but techniques which help manage and even encourage the valuable aspects of conflict. The central issues of this course deal with understanding the behavior of individuals, groups, and organizations in conflict management situations. The purpose of this course is to understand the theory and processes of negotiations as it is practiced ina variety of settings. The course is designed to be relevant to the broad specturm of problems that are faced by the manager and professional including management of multinationals, ethical issues, and alternative dispute resolutions. Cross listed w/ LGST 206 and OIDD 291.

  • MGMT691 - NEGOTIATIONS

    This course examines the art and science of negotiation. This course develops managerial skills by combining lectures with practice, using exercises where students negotiate with each other. Over the course of the semester, students will engage in a number of simulated negotiations ranging from simple one issue transactions to multi-party joint ventures. Through these exercises and associated readings, students explore the basic theoretical models of bargaining and have an opportunity to test and improve their negotiation skills. Cross-listed with LGST 806 and OIDD 691.

  • OIDD291 - NEGOTIATIONS

    Negotiation is the art and the science of creating good agreements between two or more parties. This course develops managerial negotiation skills by mixing lectures and practice, using cases and exercises in which students negotiate with each other. The cases cover a wide range of problems and settings: one-shot deals between individuals, repeated negotiations, negotiations over several issues, and negotiations among several parties (both within and between organizations). Class participation and case studies account for half the course grade. Students will also write about a negotiation experience outside of class.

Awards and Honors

  • William G. Whitney Teaching Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching in the Associated Faculty, 2012
  • William G. Whitney Teaching Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching in the Associated Faculty, 2011 Description

    Won in 2001, 2003, 2009, and 2011

  • William G. Whitney Teaching Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching in the Associated Faculty, 2009
  • William G. Whitney Teaching Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching in the Associated Faculty, 2001

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Awards and Honors

William G. Whitney Teaching Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching in the Associated Faculty 2012
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