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Heather Elms Associate Professor Department of Management

Contact
Send email to Heather Elms
(202) 885-1965
KSB - International Business
Kogod - 222
Tuesday 3:30 - 7:30 p.m.; Friday 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. or by appointment
Degrees
B.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.A. Columbia University; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Bio
Heather Elms, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of International Business at the Kogod School of Business, American University, Washington, DC. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in critical thinking, business ethics, business at the private/public intersection, and international business. Her research focuses on the relationship between corporate and stakeholder responsibility in the global context, including the role of professionals in those responsibilities. She has investigated that relationship and role in different industries (e.g., health care, security) and in different regions of the world (e.g., Central and Eastern Europe). Professor Elms has published her work in outlets including Academy of Management Review, Business Ethics Quarterly, Organizational Research Methods, Strategic Management Journal, and Strategic Organization. She recently completed a 5-year term as an elected member of the Society for Business Ethics' Board of Directors (including as President, 2016-17), is a former Associate Editor of Business Ethics Quarterly, continues on as a member of Business Ethics Quarterly’s Editorial Board, and is also a longstanding member of the Editorial Boards of both Business & Society and International Journal of Emerging Markets.
For the Media
To request an interview for a news story, call AU Communications at 202-885-5950 or submit a request.

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Area of Expertise

International business; strategy; business ethics; corporate responsibility; stakeholder responsibility; corporate governance; corruption; the privatization of security; professionalization; emerging markets (Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia)

Additional Information

Heather Elms is associate professor of international business, Kogod Research Professor, and chair of the International Business Department, Kogod School of Business.  She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in critical thinking, international business strategy, and peace through commerce.  Her research focuses on the relationship between corporate and stakeholder responsibility in the global context, including the role of professionals in those responsibilities. She has investigated that relationship and role in different industries (e.g., health care, security) and in different regions of the world (e.g., Central and Eastern Europe). Elms has published her work in outlets including Academy of Management Review, Business Ethics Quarterly, Organizational Research Methods, Strategic Management Journal, and Strategic Organization. She is an associate editor of Business Ethics Quarterly and on the editorial boards of Business & Society and International Journal of Emerging Markets. 

For the Media

To request an interview for a news story, call AU Communications at 202-885-5950 or submit a request.

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