Heather Berry

Associate Professor of International Business
International Business
Funger Hall
2201 G Street NW
Suite 401-T
Washington, DC 20052
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Heather Berry is an associate professor of international business and international affairs at the George Washington School of Business. Previously, Heather was a faculty member at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where she remains a senior fellow at the Mack Center for Technological Innovation. During the 2010-2011 academic year, Heather was awarded an ASA/NSF/BEA Fellowship for her research at the Bureau of Economic Analysis on the foreign direct investment of U.S. MNCs. Heather received a BA in Political Science from McGill University in Canada, an M.Sc. in international and European politics from Edinburgh University in Scotland and a PhD in strategy & organization and international business from the Anderson School at UCLA.

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

Wharton Teaching Honor Roll (for teaching ratings above 3.33/4.0)

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

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

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

Heather’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. and A. Kaul, Forthcoming, Global Sourcing and Foreign Knowledge Seeking: A Formal Model and Empirical Analysis, Management Science
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Berry, H., 2017. Managing Valuable Knowledge in Weak IP Protection Countries, Journal of International Business Studies. Available online at DOI: 10.1057/s41267-017-0072-1
    • Winner, Dom Cabral Best Paper in Strategy/IB Theory, AOM, IM Division, 2013
  • 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., 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.