Trained at Wharton, Prof. Levine studies how people behave and how they impact others, organizations and markets. His research spans disciplines: He studied how knowledge sharing affects performance, how open collaboration facilitates innovation, and how ethnic diversity deflates price bubbles. He currently studies how Pay It Forward creates surprising acts of kindness, how “mind reading” enhances performance, and how isolation can bring success.
His research has been conducted in collaboration with entrepreneurs as well as members of Bain and Company, Blackrock, Deloitte, and KPMG. The findings have been cited by scholars in business, sociology, psychology, economics, law, and computer science. They have been reported by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Forbes, Bloomberg, BusinessWeek, New York Magazine, The Boston Globe, Huffington Post, The Globe and Mail, Business Insider, South China Morning Post, Forbes India, The Australian Financial Review and others. In 2015, New York City changed how it selects managers for its $160 billion pension funds, citing research by Prof. Levine and associates.
Prof. Levine has taught global strategic management, organizational theory, entrepreneurship and innovation to audiences in the US, Europe and Asia, and keep engaging readers on twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. He is a member of the Academy of Management, Strategic Management Society, American Sociological Association, Society for Personality and Social Psychology, American Economic Association, and Economic Science Association. His research was conducted at Penn, MIT, Columbia, and the University of Texas at Dallas, among others.