Harold E. Klein
Strategic Management
Associate Professor Emeritus
  • Office LocationAlter Hall 531


Harold E. Klein (Ph.D., Columbia; M.B.A., Dartmouth; B.Ch.E., City College of NY) is Associate Professor of Strategic Management at The Fox School of Business & Management, Temple University. He has taught in the strategic management area at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and the International and Executive MBA Programs. In 2013, he completed a five-year term as Visiting Scholar and Affiliate Faculty in the Organizational Dynamics Graduate Studies Program, University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Klein served as the first GSM Department Ph.D. Program Coordinator, designed doctoral-level seminars and graduate courses in strategic management. Dr. Klein launched the Fox School’s International MBA Program as its first Director abroad, establishing it in France and subsequently in Tokyo. His research interests are in strategic planning methodology; management cognition, scenario planning techniques and, for the last decade, in the neurocognitive aspects of strategic thinking.

Dr. Klein has developed proprietary strategic decision support technology for decision making in highly complex environments and for intelligence systems.  He has been invited to present his work to U.S. intelligence agencies and the National Security Council.  He continues to consult in those domains.

Since coming to Temple, he has been an on-site technical advisor in management, organization and planning to the governments of over a half dozen countries stretching from South America to the Caribbean to Africa to the Middle East, under the auspices of the U.S. Agency for International Development, the World Bank and the U.N. Development Programme.

In his capacity as a Senior Partner and officer of a management consulting company prior to coming to Temple, he directed projects in the design of strategic plans and planning systems for large corporations, including British Petroleum, Exxon, RCA, DuPont, GE, United Technologies and IBM, among others. Dr. Klein served on the President’s Study of the Draft and subsequently led studies for the Office of the Secretary of Defense in planning for the Voluntary Army In addition, he spent two years in a North African country where he designed a nation-wide, operational planning system for its agricultural sector.