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Heather Elms

Associate Professor Department of International Business

Heather Elms is Associate Professor of International Business at the Kogod School of Business. She currently teaches graduate courses in critical thinking, business at the private/public intersection, and both graduate and undergraduate courses in 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 is an elected member of the Society for Business Ethics' Board of Directors, a former Associate Editor of Business Ethics Quarterly, and currently a member of the Editorial Boards of both Business & Society and International Journal of Emerging Markets.

Degrees

B.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.A. Columbia University; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Office
KSB - International Business
Kogod - 222
Tuesday 3:30 - 7:30 p.m.; Friday 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. or by appointment
Contact Info
(202) 885-1965

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Teaching

  • Spring 2017

  • Summer 2017

  • Fall 2017

AU Expert

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. 

Media Relations
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