Erik Larson

Emeritus Appointment

Austin Hall

Austin Hall 443

2751 SW Jefferson Way

2751 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR 97331
Ph.D. 1982 Management: State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Management, Department of Organizations Major: Organizational Behavior Minor: Social Psychology and Applied Statistics
B.A. 1974 Psychology: Claremont Men's College, Departmental Honors

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Academic Positions

2004-present   Professor of Management

1999-2004   Chair, Department of Management, Marketing, and International Business

1991-1994  Adjunct Professor:  University of Oregon Executive MBA Program

1980-1999  Professor of Management:  Oregon State University, College of Business.

International Experience

Visiting Professor in Business at St. George's University in Grenada. Taught a two-week MBA short course on project management. Spring 2008.

Coordinated virtual collaboration projects between O.S.U. MBA students and graduate students at the Indian Institute of Science (Bangalore), Indian Institute of Management (Bangalore), and PSG Institute of Management (Coimbatore). Winter 2007 & Winter 2008.

Visiting Professor in the Business and Business Accounting program at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. Winter 2005.

Participated in a sixteen day field trip of the Pearl River Delta region in People's Republic of China sponsored by the University of Colorado at Denver's Center for International Business and Research (CIBER). Trip included visits to Hong Kong and Shanghai. January 2004

Negotiated an international business student exchange agreement with University of Lund, Sweden. October 2002.

Co-delivered a two day workshop on teaching and writing business cases at Srinakharinwirot University, Bangkok, Thailand. January 1998.

Worked at the Krakow Academy of Economics (KAE) as a Fulbright Teaching Scholar during the Spring 1995 semester.Activities included teaching 2 sections of "Polish Business Case Studies" in the English track Economy in Transition program at the KAE. Classes consisted of Polish, French, and British students.Created and taught a 7 session training program on project management for faculty at KAE and Jagellonian University.Engaged in a variety of activities directed at modernizing Polish business education. Wrote a paper on conducting and writing business cases in Poland that was translated and published by KAE. Co-wrote 3 business cases that were translated and published in Poland.

Worked one week at the Krakow Academy of Economics on follow up case research and one week at Bielsko Academy of Business conducting a management seminar. Wrote 1 business case that was translated and published in Poland. June 1993.

Worked five weeks at the Krakow Academy of Economics in Poland as part of a USID business development grant.Activities included training junior faculty to teach courses on Total Quality Management andEntrepreneurship, curriculum development, and case research on new Polish ventures. Co-wrote 3business cases that have been translated into Polish. June 1992.

Participated in a five day "expert seminar" on project management sponsored by INTERNET in Zurich, Switzerland, April 1987.

Countries visited include: India, People's Republic of China, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Peru, Chile, Costa Rica, Panama, Mexico, Canada, England, Wales, Croatia, France, Italy, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, Denmark, Sweden, Greece, Germany, Grenada, St. Vincent, Guyana, Ecuador, Argentina, and Austria.

Professional Affiliations:

Academy of Management

Project Management Institute - PMP

Certified Scrum Master

Honors and Awards:

2009 Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award - Oregon State MBA Program

2008 Corvallis Gazette-Times Leadership Award

2007 Newcomb Fellow - College of Business, Oregon State University

2007 Dean's Professorship in Project Management

2002 Newcomb Fellow - College of Business, Oregon State University

1995 Fulbright Fellowship, Krakow Academy of Economics, Poland

1993 Outstanding Teaching - Oregon Executive MBA Program

1991 Outstanding Tenure-Track Faculty - College of Business, Oregon State University


My Publications

Journal Articles

J. Drexler and Larson, E., Partnering: Why Project Owner-Contractor Relationships Change, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, vol. 126, no. 4, pp. 293-297, 2000.


E. Larson, Following Footsteps of Giants, 2014 PMI international Research & Education Symposium. Portland, 2014.