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