Heather Berry

Title:
Professor of International Business and International Affairs
Faculty:
Full-Time
Office:
International Business
Address:
Funger Hall
2201 G Street NW
Suite 401-T
Washington, DC 20052
Phone:
202-994-8498
Email:
[email protected]
Website:
Personal Website

Heather Berry is a professor of international business and international affairs at the George Washington University School of Business. Professor Berry received her BA in Political Science from McGill University in Canada, her M.Sc. in International and European Politics from Edinburgh University in Scotland and her Ph.D. in Strategy & Organization and International Business from the Anderson School at UCLA. Before joining GW, Professor Berry was a faculty member at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Senior Fellow at the Mack Institute for Innovation Management. During the 2010-2011 academic year, Professor Berry was awarded an ASA/NSF/BEA Fellowship for her research at the Bureau of Economic Analysis on the foreign direct investment of US MNCs.

Professor Berry's research examines the scope and performance of multinational firms. Her research shows how interdependencies across firm resource allocation decisions in product and geographic markets impact firm investment, divestment and performance. Her papers have been published in top academic journals, including the Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, the Journal of International Business Studies, Management Science and the Academy of Management Journal.

Professor Berry is an Associate Editor at the Strategic Management Journal and a Consulting Editor at the Journal of International Business Studies. She also serves on the Editorial Review Boards for Organization Science and the Global Strategy Journal. Professor Berry was elected to serve in the leadership of the Strategic Management Division (STR – formally, BPS) at the Academy of Management, starting as Assistant Program Chair in the 2018-2019 academic year. Previously, she was elected to serve on the BPS Executive Committee of the Academy of Management (2008-2010) as well as the INFORMS College on Organization Science Executive Committee (2007-2011).

Professor Berry received the 2001 Richard Farmer Award for the best dissertation at the Academy of International Business and the 2002 Barry Richman Award for the best dissertation from the IM Division of the Academy of Management. She has received the best reviewer award from the Journal of International Business Studies and Organization Science, and was a finalist for the Haynes Prize for Most Promising Scholar under the age of 40 at the Academy of International Business Conference. She has developed global strategic management courses at the Ph.D, MBA and undergraduate levels. Prior to her graduate work, Professor Berry worked in several government positions on Capitol Hill; her last position was Ways and Means Committee Associate in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Nominated for Nominated for the Academy of Management Carolyn Dexter Award, AOM Conference, 2018

Nominated for the Strategic Management Society (SMS) Best Paper Prize, Paris Conference, 2018

Tucker Fellowship Award, George Washington University, 2015-2017; 2018-2020

Nominated for the Trachtenberg Prize for Teaching Excellence, George Washington University, 2016

Best Reviewer Award, Journal of International Business Studies, 2016

Nominated for the Peter B. Vaill Outstanding Doctoral Educator Award, Doctoral Program, School of Business, George Washington University, 2016

Winner, Dom Cabral Best Paper in Strategy/IB Theory, International Management Division, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, 2013

Extraordinary Service to the Editorial Review Board (Best Reviewer Award), Organization Science, 2011

Best Reviewer Award, Journal of International Business Studies, 2011

Best Reviewer Award, IM Division, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, 2011

Finalist, Haynes Prize for Most Promising Scholar under the age of 40, Academy of International Business Conference, 2006

Winner, Barry Richman Award for best dissertation, International Management Division, Academy of Management, 2002

Winner, Richard Farmer Award for best dissertation in International Business, Academy of International Business, 2001

Finalist (1 of 4), The Free Press Doctoral Dissertation Award, Business Policy and Strategy Division, Academy of Management, 2001

Honours Program, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Valedictorian, Richard Montgomery High School, Rockville, MD

  • Multinational Corporations
  • Global Strategy
  • Foreign Direct Investment
  • Divestment
  • Innovation

Professor Berry’s research examines the scope and performance of multinational firms. Her research shows how interdependencies across firm resource allocation decisions in product and geographic markets impact international investment, divestment and performance. Her papers have been published in top academic journals, including the Strategic Management JournalOrganization Science, the Journal of International Business Studies and the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization.

Ph.D., University of California, 2001
M.S.C., University of Edinburgh
B.A., McGill University

Introduction to International Business

Berry, H., forthcoming. The Influence of Multiple Knowledge Networks on Innovation in Foreign Operations, Organization Science.

Berry, H., 2018. Combinative Capabilities, Internal Global Sourcing and Technology Diversification in MNCs, (Best Paper), Proceedings of the 78th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management.

Berry, H., 2017. Managing Valuable Knowledge in Weak IP Protection Countries, Journal of International Business Studies 48: 787-807.

Berry, H., 2017. The International Configurations of US Multinational Corporations, in Alcacer, J., B. Kogut, B. Yeung and C. Thomas (eds), Advances in Strategic Management: Geography, Location and Strategy, Volume 36. Springer (New York, NY), pp 9-48.

Berry, H. and A. Kaul. 2016. Replicating the Multinationality-Performance Relationship: Is There an S-Curve?” Strategic Management Journal 37(11): 2275-2290.

Berry, H., 2016. The Global Family Patents of Multinational Corporations. (Best Paper) Proceedings of the 76th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. Online ISSN: 2151 6561.

Berry, H., 2015. Knowledge Inheritance in Global Industries: The Impact of Parent Firm Knowledge on the Performance of Foreign Subsidiaries, Academy of Management Journal 58(5): 1438-58.

Berry, H. and A. Kaul, 2015. Global Sourcing and Foreign Knowledge Seeking, Management Science, 61(5): 1052-1071.

Berry, H., M. Guillen and A. Hendi, 2014, Is there Convergence Across Countries? A Spatial Approach. Journal of International Business Studies 45(4): 387-404.

Berry, H., 2014, Global Integration and Innovation: Multi-Country Knowledge Generation within MNCs, Strategic Management Journal 35(6): 869-890.

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

Bals, L., Berry, H., Hartmann, E. and G. Rattich, 2013. What Do We Know About Going Global Early: Liabilities of Foreignness and Early Internationalizing Firms in Devinney, T., T. Pedersen and L. Tihanyi (eds) Advances in International Management Volume 26, Springer (New York, NY), pp. 397-433 (authors listed alphabetically).

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

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.

Berry, H,. 2006. Shareholder Valuation of Foreign Investment and Expansion, Strategic Management Journal, 27: 1123-1140.

Alcacer, J., Berry, H., and W. Chung, 2005. Increasing Exploration: Evidence from International Expansion, Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings (authors are listed alphabetically).

Berry, Heather, 2003. Leaders, Laggards and the Pursuit of Foreign Knowledge, Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings.

Berry, Heather, 2001. Do Foreign Assets Harm Stock Prices? Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings.