Department of International Business
- Professor Oetzel’s research focuses on how major discontinuous risks such as natural disasters, terrorist events, and violent conflicts, affect businesses and whether firms can gain experiential advantages managing these events. Dr. Oetzel’s work has been published in top-tier journals such as Organization Science (forthcoming), Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, and the American Business Law Journal, among others. She is also on the Editorial Board of several journals including the Strategic Management Journal and currently holds the Kogod International Business Professorship. In April of 2013 Prof. Oetzel co-organized - with the Institute for Economics and Peace - an international conference on peace metrics and the role of business - at American University. Prof. Oetzel teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on strategy in emerging markets and business and economic development. In 2006 she was selected by BusinessWeek as on the the top three faculty members in the Kogod School of Business.
DegreesPh.D. Strategic Management, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, M.S. Economic Development and Urban Planning and B.A. Economics, University of Texas at Austin
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Area of Expertise: International business; international strategy, business, and economic development; political risk management and assessment; business response to violent conflict; business in developing countries and emerging markets
Additional Information: Jennifer Oetzel's teaching specialties include business strategies for emerging markets and international business. Her research focuses on how companies can better manage major disasters (such as terrorism, natural and technological disasters) and violent conflicts in countries where they do business. Her research has been published in the Strategic Management Journal, Long Range Planning, Journal of Business Ethics, American Business Law Journal, Journal of World Business, International Business Review, and Development Policy Review.
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