Steve is a Professor in the Political Science Department and in the School of Information at UC Berkeley, where he is also the Executive Director, Center of Long-Term Cybersecurity. He works at the intersection of technology markets, intellectual property regimes, and international political economy. A professor since 1990, Steve was one of the early leaders at GBN and helped to establish scenario planning as a core methodology in business, government, and non-profit sectors. He was later a Senior Advisor at Monitor Group where he focused on developing growth strategies for C‑suite executives in knowledge intensive industries and competitiveness strategies for both emerging and developed countries. As Senior Political Advisor at the Glover Park Group, he developed communications and negotiation strategies for firms and industry associations whose markets meet regulatory, public relations, and foreign direct investment concerns.
Steve went to both medical school and graduate school in political science at Stanford. He was a post-doc at Harvard and served as Special Political Consultant to the President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. He is best known for his research that explains how Open Source software communities work, and for his contributions to academic and public debates about the economics of globalization and foreign policy. His academic work provides a forward-looking foundation for practical insights about macroeconomic shifts that influence the ideological, social, political, and organizational alignments that, in turn, shape today’s and tomorrow’s markets.