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Heather Berry

Heather Berry

Title: Associate Professor of International Business
Department: International Business
Phone: 202-994-8498
Personal Web Site:
Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, Anderson Graduate School of Management,
Dual Major: International Business & Strategy and Organization, 2001
M.Sc., University of Edinburgh (Scotland), Major in International and European Politics
B.A., McGill University (Montreal, Canada), Major in Political Science

Area of Expertise: International Corporate Strategy, Multinational Corporations, Foreign Direct Investment, Divestment, Global Innovation


Berry, H., forthcoming, Global Integration and Innovation: Multi-Country Knowledge Generation within MNCs, Strategic Management Journal

Berry, H, 2013. When Do Firms Divest Foreign Operations? Organization Science.24:2462-79.

Berry, H, 2010. Why Do Firms Divest? Organization Science 21(2): 380-398.

Berry, H., Guillen, M and Zhou, N. 2010. An Institutional Approach to Cross-National Distance, Journal of International Business Studies 41(9): 1460-1480.

Berry, H. and M. Sakakibara, 2008, Resource Accumulation and Overseas Expansion by Japanese Multinationals Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 65(2): 277-302

Berry, H., 2006. Leaders, Laggards and the Pursuit of Foreign Knowledge, Strategic Management Journal , 27: 151-168.

Editorial Positions:

Strategic Management Journal, Editorial Review Board Member ( 2007-present),

Journal of International Business Studies, Editorial Review Board Member (2007- present)

Organization Science, Editorial Review Board Member (2009 – present)

Professional Activities:

BPS Executive Committee (elected), Academy of Management, 2008-2010; INFORMS, College on Organization Science, Executive Committee (elected), 2007-2011

Current Research:

Berry, H. and A. Kaul, The Changing Nature of Global Integration: Antecedents of Parent and Affiliate Product Transfers

Berry, H., Global Innovation and Multi-Country Collaborations within MNCs

Berry, H., The Influence of Knowledge Assets on the Internal Global Sourcing Strategies of MNCs

Berry, H., Global Innovation Structures and Offshore Outsourcing by MNCs

ASA/NSF/BEA Fellowship; CIBER (Center for International Business Education and Research) Faculty Grants from the Lauder Institute, University of Pennsylvania; Global Initiative Program Faculty Research Grants, Wharton School; Mack Center on Technological Innovation, the Wharton School.

Professor Berry’s research examines the scope and performance of multinational firms. Through her research, she has explored antecedents of firm divestment decisions, global innovation and location strategies, shareholder valuation of multinationality and the resource allocation decisions of firms across product and geographic markets Her papers have been published in top academic journals and she has received several grants for her research.