Petra Christmann

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Ph.D., UCLA; Strategy and Organization; International Business
M.A., Kiel Institute of World Economics; International Economic Policy Research
Diplom-Kaufmann, Technische Universität Berlin; Finance and Management Information Systems


Business Policy & Strategy; Strategic Management

Petra Christmann is an associate professor in the Department of Management and Global Business at Rutgers Business School where she also has served as Vice-Chair for the past two years.  Prior to joining Rutgers in 2004 she was on the faculty of the Darden School at the University of Virginia for seven years.  She received a Ph.D. with a dual major in Strategy and International Business from the Anderson School at UCLA, a graduate degree in International Economic Policy Research from the Kiel Institute of Works Economics in Kiel, Germany, and a Diplom-Kaufmann (Business) degree from the Technische Universität Berlin in Germany.  Petra teaches courses in business strategy, international management, and international political economy for undergraduate, graduate, and executive audiences.  Petra has also acted as dissertation committee chair and dissertation committee member for several doctoral students at the Darden School and at Rutgers University.  Petra is a leading researcher in the area of firms’ environmental and sustainability strategies in a global context. She has looked at the determinants of firm self-regulation of environmental conduct, the efficacy of international certifiable standards such as ISO 14001 as tools for firm self-regulation, and the link between responsible environmental strategies and firm performance. Petra’s research has been published and is forthcoming in leading academic journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, the Strategic Management Journal, the Journal of International Business Studies, and Business Ethics Quarterly as well as in practitioner journals such as the Academy of Management Executive. She has served on the editorial board of the Journal of International Business Studies, and currently is the Organizer of the Journal of International Business Studies Paper Development Workshops.  She has served on the Teaching Committee for the Business Policy and Strategy Division at the Academy of Management and on the Program Committee for the Organizations and the Natural Environment Division at the Academy of Management.