In Memoriam – Steven Klepper-Social and Decision Sciences - Carnegie Mellon University

In Memoriam – Steven Klepper

1949 – 2013

The Hamerschlag Professor of Economics and Social Science

Education

Ph.D.: Cornell University, 1975

Publications

Serguey Braguinsky, Steven Klepper, and Atsushi Ohyama, “High-Tech Entrepreneurship,” Journal of Law and Economics, 55(4), November 2012, 869-900.

Steven Klepper, “Nano-economics, Spinoffs, and the Wealth of Regions,” Small Business Economics 37(2), September 2011, 141-154.

Steven Klepper and Peter Thompson, “Disagreements and Intra-industry Spinoffs,” International Journal of Industrial Organization 28(5), September 2010, 526-538.

Steven Klepper, “The Origin and Growth of Industry Clusters: The Making of Silicon Valley and Detroit,” Journal of Urban Economics 67(1), January 2010, 15-32.

Guido Buenstorf and Steven Klepper, “Heritage and Agglomeration: The Akron Tire Cluster Revisited,” Economic Journal 119(537), April 2009, 705-733.

Steven Klepper and Peter Thompson, “Submarkets and the Evolution of Market Structure,RAND Journal of Economics 37(4), Winter 2006, 861-886.

Steven Klepper, “Disagreements, Spinoffs, and the Evolution of Detroit as the Capital of the U.S. Automobile Industry,” Management Science 53(4), April 2007, 616-631 (Runner up for 2012 Best Paper Award, Informs Technology Management Section).

Steven Klepper and Sally Sleeper, “Entry by Spinoffs,” Management Science 51(8), August 2005, 1291-1306 (reprinted in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, David B. Audretsch, Oliver Falck, and Stephan Heblich, eds., Cheltenham, UK: Edgar Elgar Publishing Limited, 2009).

Steven Klepper, “The Capabilities of New Firms and the Evolution of the U.S. Automobile Industry,Industrial and Corporate Change 11 (4), August 2002, 645-666.

Steven Klepper, “Firm survival and the evolution of oligopoly,” RAND Journal of Economics 33(1), Spring 2002, 37-61 (reprinted in Recent Developments in Evolutionary Economics, Ulrich Witt, ed., Cheltenham, UK: Edgar Elgar Publishing Limited, 2008).

Daniel Holbrook, Wesley M. Cohen, David A. Hounshell, and Steven Klepper, “The Nature, Sources, and Consequences of Firm Differences in the Early History of the Semiconductor Industry,” Strategic Management Journal 21 (10-11), October/November 2000, 1017-1041 (reprinted in The SMS Blackwell Handbook of Organizational Capabilities, Constance E. Helfat, edtior, Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2003).

Steven Klepper and Kenneth L. Simons, “The Making of an Oligopoly: Firm Survival and Technological Change in the Evolution of the U.S. Tire Industry,” Journal of Political Economy 108(4), August 2000, 728-760.

Steven Klepper and Kenneth L. Simons, “Dominance by Birthright: Entry of Prior Radio Producers and Competitive Ramifications in the U.S. Television Receiver Industry,Strategic Management Journal 21 (10-11), October/November 2000, 997-1016 (reprinted in The SMS Blackwell Handbook of Organizational Capabilities, Constance E. Helfat, edtior, Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2003).

Steven Klepper and Kenneth L. Simons, “Technological Extinctions of Industrial Firms: An Inquiry into their Nature and Causes,” Industrial and Corporate Change 6(2), June 1997, 379-460 (reprinted in Innovation, Economic Development, and the Evolution of Industry, Volumes I, Edgar Elgar International Library of Critical Writings in Economics, David Audretsch and Steven Klepper, eds., Cheltenham, UK: Edgar Elgar Publishing Limited, 2000).

Steven Klepper, "Entry, Exit, Growth, and Innovation Over the Product life Cycle,”  American Economic Review 86(3), June 1996, 562-583 (reprinted in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, David B. Audretsch, Oliver Falck, and Stephan Heblich, eds., Cheltenham, UK: Edgar Elgar Publishing Limited, 2009; The Economics of Entrepreneurship, Simon Parker, ed., Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2009; and in Innovation, Economic Development, and the Evolution of Industry, Volume I, Edgar Elgar International Library of Critical Writings in Economics, David Audretsch and Steven Klepper, eds., Cheltenham, UK: Edgar Elgar Publishing Limited, 2000).

Wesley M. Cohen and Steven Klepper, "A Reprise of Size and R&D," Economic Journal 106 (437), July 1996, 925-951.

Wesley M. Cohen and Steven Klepper, “Firm Size and the Nature of Innovation within Industries: The Case of Process and Product R&D,Review of Economics and Statistics 78(2), May 1996, 232-243.

Steven Klepper and John H. Miller, “Entry, Exit, and Shakeouts in the United States in New Manufactured Products,” International Journal of Industrial Organization 13(4), December 1995, 567-591.

Steven Klepper, Mark Kamlet, and Richard Frank, "Regression Diagnostics for the Errors-in-Variables Model -- An Application to the Health Effects of Pollution," Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 24(3), May 1993, 190-211.

Wesley M. Cohen and Steven Klepper, "The Anatomy of Industry R&D Intensity Distributions,"  American Economic Review 82(4), September 1992, 773-799 (reprinted in Innovation, Economic Development, and the Evolution of Industry, Volume I, Edgar Elgar International Library of Critical Writings in Economics, David Audretsch and Steven Klepper, eds., Cheltenham, UK: Edgar Elgar Publishing Limited, 2000).

Steven Klepper and Elizabeth Graddy, "The Evolution of New Industries and the Determinants of Market Structure," RAND Journal of Economics 21(1), Spring 1990, 27-44 (reprinted in Innovation, Economic Development, and the Evolution of Industry, Volume III, Edgar Elgar International Library of Critical Writings in Economics, David Audretsch and Steven Klepper, eds., Cheltenham, UK: Edgar Elgar Publishing Limited, 2000).

Videos

Steven was a founding member of the Consortium for Competitiveness and Collaboration.  His spearheading of this doctoral consortium 20 years ago spawned a cluster of thought leaders, representing a vibrant community of scholars in innovation and entrepreneurship.  Steven was honored at the conference in March 2013 for his hard work and dedication to the Consortium and to the fields of innovation and entrepreneurship. 

Celebrating Steven Klepper

The Department of Social and Decision Sciences (Steven’s academic home for more than three decades) and Carnegie Mellon’s SETChange Program invite you to view the academic conference and memorial held in his honor.