Faculty Profile

Stephen Erfle

Associate Professor of International Business and Management (1989)

Contact Information

on partial sabbatical 2015-16

erfle@dickinson.edu

Althouse Hall Room 102
717.245.1635
http://users.dickinson.edu/~erfle/

Bio

Is author of Intermediate Microeconomics: An Interactive Approach, Textbook Media Press, 2016, and is coauthor of Managerial Economics: Economic Tools for Today’s Decision Makers, 7th edition, Pearson, 2013 with Paul Keat and Philip Young. He is interested in interdisciplinary research and teaching pedagogy. He has consulted for Seagram Classics Wine Company and the Pennsylvania Department of Health and his published research ranges from economics and economic pedagogy to political geography and communications theory to physical education and public health.

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • B.S., University of California at Davis, 1977
  • B.A., 1977
  • M.A., Harvard University, 1981
  • Ph.D., 1983

2015-2016 Academic Year

Fall 2015

INBM 220 Managerial Economics
Applies the principles and methods of economics to analyze problems faced by managers in a business or other type of organization. This course emphasizes how managers can (and should) use economic tools to further the objectives of the organization. Emphasis is on application of theory to actual business decisions. Many applications will require students to build economic models using spreadsheets, just as they will be required to do in a business setting. Prerequisite: ECON 111 and INBM 110.

INBM 300 Global Supply Chain Mgmt
The course is an Introduction to managing global supply chains and operations within the context of an integrated value chain. The class presents a framework in today’s global business environment to provide a competitive advantage resulting in increased revenue and improved profitability. Topics include global strategies for procurement and supply chain management, total cost of ownership, insourcing vs. outsourcing, total quality management, inventory management, distribution and logistics management, design engineering management, global organizational considerations, negotiations, key metrics of supply chain performance, and legal and ethical considerations.

INBM 500 Independent Study

INBM 550 Independent Research

Spring 2016

INBM 220 Managerial Economics
Applies the principles and methods of economics to analyze problems faced by managers in a business or other type of organization. This course emphasizes how managers can (and should) use economic tools to further the objectives of the organization. Emphasis is on application of theory to actual business decisions. Many applications will require students to build economic models using spreadsheets, just as they will be required to do in a business setting. Prerequisite: ECON 111 and INBM 110.

INBM 300 Applied Empirical Analysis
Cross-listed with ECON 314-04.This course provides students with the opportunity to undertake their own empirical investigation on topics of their choice. Students are welcome to use the information that I have gathered but they are also encouraged to obtain and analyze data of their choosing, subject to professor approval. Students have access to start of year and end of year physical activity and stature measures for more than 10,000 middle school students, two thirds of whom had daily PE, as well as school district level data for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This course will analyze the date obtained from this program. Students will learn how to use SPSS and Arc-GIS throughout the course of the semester. The class culminates in presenting your own findings in a poster presentation that is open to the public.

ECON 314 Applied Empirical Analysis
Cross-listed with INBM 300-02.This course provides students with the opportunity to undertake their own empirical investigation on topics of their choice. Students are welcome to use the information that I have gathered but they are also encouraged to obtain and analyze data of their choosing, subject to professor approval. Students have access to start of year and end of year physical activity and stature measures for more than 10,000 middle school students, two thirds of whom had daily PE, as well as school district level data for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This course will analyze the date obtained from this program. Students will learn how to use SPSS and Arc-GIS throughout the course of the semester. The class culminates in presenting your own findings in a poster presentation that is open to the public.

INBM 500 Independent Study

INBM 550 Independent Research