Dr. George De-Feis

Visiting Professor of Management

Office: 219 Campus Hall

Phone: 718-390-3434

Email: George De-Feis <george.de-feis@wagner.edu>

Office hours: appointment only

 

Teaching Interests:

Introduction to Business

Business Policy & Strategy

Environmental Science & Policy

Entrepreneurship

Global Business Strategy

International Business

International Marketing

Management Science

Managerial & Organizational Behavior

Marketing Research

Organization Theory

Organizational Behavior

Principles of Management

Project Management

Research Interests
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Publishing Dissertation:  “Strategic Alliance Renewal as Related to Alliance Partner Outcome and Customer Goal Achievement: A Proposed Framework”

Furthering empirical research for publication:  (with Dr. Robert G. Vambery, Pace University).  “Empirical Evidence on The Challenge of Trade Deficit Reductions in Face of the Impacts of Semi-Finished and Finished Product Imports.”

Furthering empirical research for publication:  (with Dr. Pradeep Gopalakrishna, Pace University).  “Market Performance Influenced by Miles & Snow’s Business Typologies, with Narver & Slater’s Market Orientation and Hrebiniak & Joyce’s Organizational Adaptation as Moderators -Empirical.”

Furthering publication efforts on:  De Feis, George L. (with Dr. Richard N. LaRocca, Wagner College).  “Management of Conflict in Family Businesses During Crises and Changes: A Strategic Alliance Perspective”

Biography:

Dr. George L. De Feis has over 25 years of not-for-profit, academic, professional (corporate), and practical experience, covering the fields of management, education, association management (conference and exhibit), international affairs, and engineering.  He has consulted to the for-profit and not-for-profit worlds, and to academia.  Dr. De Feis completed his D.P.S. in management (marketing; international business) at Pace University in 2013.  His dissertation involved the analysis of “alliance sustainability” vis-à-vis “cohesiveness” of alliance partners and “goal achievement” of the customer.  He also holds an M.B.A. in finance (1987) from Bernard M. Baruch College (CUNY), and a B.E. in civil engineering (1982) from The Cooper Union.

De Feis held the positions of executive director and CEO of the U.S. Chess Federation, Concrete Industry Board, and the American Management Association's “Operation Enterprise” (youth program).  He has published and presented articles on management and professional practice, not-for-profit management, global business issues, course development, distance learning, technology and sustainable development at a variety of venues, including: Academy of Management, Eastern AOM, UN Global Compact, IAMOT, and various American Society of Civil Engineers peer-reviewed journals, etc.  His current interests include strategy and competitive advantage, decision making, marketing, international business, education (hybrid and distance learning), engineering, and not-for-profit issues.

Course specialties of Dr. De Feis are Global Business Strategy, Management & Organizational Behavior, Business Policy and Strategy, Managerial & Organizational Concepts, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Theory, International Business, Project Management, Entrepreneurism, and Management Science, for which he has written a textbook: Management Science: A Practical Approach For Today’s Business Management Student, 2nd Edition (Thomson/Cengage 2007).

Recent Publications:

De Feis, George L. (with Dr. Mary Helen McSweeney-Feld, Iona College, and Dr. Suzanne Discenza, Rockhurst University).  Strategic Alliances & Customer Impact: A Case Study of Community Hospitals.  Journal of Business and Economic Research, 2010, p. 13-22.

De Feis, George L. (with Dr. Noushi Rahman, Pace University).  Strategic Decision Making: Models and Methods in the Face of Complexity and Time Pressure.  Journal of General Management, Winter 2009/2010, p. 43-59.

De Feis, George L. (with Dr. Robert G. Vambery, Pace University).  Economic Growth Generating Semi-Finished and Finished Product Imports and Their Impacts on Sustainable Innovation: Inquiry and Cases.  Accepted: Journal of Business Case Studies, July 2009 (not published).

Textbook:

De Feis, George L. Management Science: A Practical Approach for Today’s Business Management Student (with project management, forecasting, inventory management, and spreadsheets), 2nd Edition, ISBN: 0-759-35213-5, Thomson/Cengage Publishing 2007, 2008, 200 pages.

De Feis, George L. Teaching Management Science and Instructor’s Resource CD, ISBN: 0-759-35214-3, Thomson Publishing 2005, 40 pages.

De Feis, George L. Management Science: A Practical Approach For Today’s Business Management Student (with spreadsheets), 1st Edition, ISBN: 0-759-33862-0, Thomson Publishing 2004, 150 pages.

Recent awards and presentations:

Project Pericles Fellowship from Pace University for developing a new course, entitled:  “Managing Sustainable Development:  Management, Civic Engagement, Corporate and Social Responsibility” (2012).

Mini-Grant for Non-Quantitative Core Courses, Pace University (2011).

Awarded 2008 Visiting Professorship at Iona College.

Appointed Acting Chair (2008), Department of Management, Iona College.

De Feis, George L. (with Dr. Richard N. LaRocca).  Management of Conflict in Family Businesses During Crises and Changes: A Strategic Alliance Perspective.  Accepted for presentation at the Academy of Business Research Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, March 22-24, 2014.

De Feis, George L.  Service Changes in Onsite (Traditional) to Online (Non-traditional) Schools.  Accepted for presentation at the 2013 INFORMS Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA on October 6-9, 2013.

De Feis, George L. “Sustainable ‘Business’ Development: Denmark and Sweden,” March 30, 2012, Guest Lecturer, Classes:  MAR 680/MAR 356, Pace University.

De Feis, George L. “Middle East Developments Today - A Country-by-Country Look: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow,” March 21-22, 2011, Guest Lecturer, Business

Department Seminar, Monroe College.

De Feis, George L. (with Dr. Robert G. Vambery, Pace University).  Empirical Evidence on The Challenge of Trade Deficit Reductions in Face of the Impacts of Semi-Finished and Finished Product Imports.  Presented at the 2011 Barcelona European Business & Economics Conference, Barcelona, Spain, June 6-9, 2011.  (Won Best Paper Award)

De Feis, George L. (with Dr. Mary Helen McSweeney-Feld, Iona College, and Dr. Suzanne Discenza, Rockhurst University).  Strategic Alliances & Customer Impact: A Case Study of Community Hospitals.  Presented at the Clute Institute for Academic Research - 2010 European Applied Business Research Conference (EABR), Orlando, Florida, January 4-6.  (Won Best Paper Award)

De Feis, George L. Market Performance Influenced by Miles & Snow’s Business Typologies, with Narver & Slater’s Market Orientation and Hrebiniak & Joyce’s Organizational Adaptation as Moderators - Empirical.  Presented at the Academy of Marketing Science 14th Biennial World Marketing Congress, Oslo, Norway, July 22-25, 2009.

George L. De Feis (with Dr. Robert G. Vambery, Pace University).  Economic Growth Generating Semi-Finished and Finished Product Imports and Their Impacts on Sustainable Innovation: Inquiry and Cases.  Presented at the Clute Institute for Academic Research - 2009 European Applied Business Research Conference (EABR), Prague, Czech Republic, June 8-11, 2009.  (Won Best Paper Award)

De Feis, George L. Market Performance Influenced by Miles & Snow’s Business Typologies, with Narver & Slater’s Market Orientation and Hrebiniak & Joyce’s Organizational Adaptation as Moderators - Conceptual.  Presented at the 2009 Annual Conference of the Academy of Marketing Science, Baltimore, MD, May 20-23, 2009.

De Feis, George L. First-Mover Advantage and Change Management in Higher Education: Changing Early from Traditional, Synchronous, Onsite Programs of Study to Untraditional, Asynchronous, Online Programs of Study.  Presented at the 2008 Eastern Academy of Management Conference, Washington, May 14-17, 2008.

De Feis, George L. An Insight to Managing the Four-Legged Stool of Sustainable Development:  Involve Youth Early (Updated).  Presented at Academy of Management/UN Global Compact/ Case Western Reserve University: Business as an Agent of World Benefit: Management Knowledge Leading Positive Change Conference, Cleveland, OH, October 23-25, 2006.

De Feis, George L. Learning Outcomes Based on Constructivist Designs for a Distance Learning Course (with a case study on the course ‘Management Science’). Presented at the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE), 22nd World Conference on Distance Education. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 3-6, 2006.

De Feis, George L. Designing a Distance Learning Course on ‘Management Science.’ Presented at the International Association for the Management of Technology (IAMOT) Conference, Vienna, Austria, May 15-20, 2005.

De Feis, George L.  A Strategic Management Approach to Organizing and Marketing Distance Learning.  Presented at the National Conference on Distance Education, Jekyll Island, GA, May 15, 2004.

De Feis, George L.  Blended/Hybrid Online Learning Format - A Case Study:  Intro to Management Science.  Presented at Monroe College, June 10-11, 2003.

De Feis, George L. An Insight to Managing the Four-Legged Stool of Sustainable Development:  Involve Youth Early.  Presented at the World Congress on Managing and Measuring Sustainable Development - Global Community Action 1, August 17-22, 2000, Guelph, Ontario, Canada.