Department of International Business
- Professor Oetzel's research focuses on how businesses can address the political and economic challenges they face in their foreign and domestic operations. More specifically, she is interested in how firms can manage major disasters (e.g., terrorism, natural and technological disasters) and violent conflict risk, and contribute to economic and social development in the countries where they operate. Dr. Oetzel’s work has been published in the Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business, Journal of Business Ethics, Long Range Planning, Journal of World Business, International Business Review, American Business Law Journal, among others. Prof. Oetzel teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on strategic management in emerging markets and business and economic development. In 2006 she was selected by BusinessWeek magazine in their 2006 profile of undergraduate business programs as one of the top three "Prominent Faculty" members in the Kogod School of Business at American University. She also serves on the Editorial Boards for the Journal of World Business and Business & Society.
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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