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Charla Griffy-Brown, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Information Systems  

Ph.D., Griffith University
B.A., Harvard University

Charla Griffy-Brown, Ph. D., associate professor of information systems at Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management, currently serves as part of an international research team examining technology and development issues.

A former researcher at the Foundation for Advanced Studies on International Development, Tokyo, she has also served as associate professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, worked for NASA at the Kennedy Space Center and has taught innovation/technology management courses in Australia, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Japan. She previously served as a consultant for the United Nation’s Global Environmental Facility and the European Commission.

Dr. Griffy-Brown's publications include more than 40 articles as well as books in the areas of technology management, information systems, and techno-economic development. Some of her publications are written in Japanese. She has also conducted information systems research at large enterprises such as American Honda Motor Corporation, as well as in more than 100 Small and Medium sized enterprises in Japan, the U.S., and China. Dr. Griffy-Brown's research is currently funded by an SAP University Alliance Grant, and she also has funding from the Pepperdine Voyager/Lilly Foundation, and the Rothschild Research Endowment as well as the Graziadio School of Business Funds for Excellence.

Dr. Griffy-Brown was recently name editor-and-chief of Technology in Society, an international journal dedicated to the economic, political and cultural dynamics of a technological business world. Dr. Griffy-Brown has been a frequent contributor to the journal since 2007.

She was also recently named director of the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence. The Center will advance the School’s understanding of marketplace dynamics affecting working professionals given current and future economic challenges, while also enhancing teaching effectiveness in delivering graduate business education that has relevant and practical value and affirms a higher purpose for business practice.

Dr. Griffy-Brown is a Harvard University graduate and holds a Ph.D. in Technology Management from Griffith University in Queensland, Australia.


Notable Publications:

Zhu, B., Zhou, W., Hu, S., Li, Q.,Griffy-Brown, C and Jin, Y. (2010). CO2 emissions and reduction potential in China’s chemical industry. Energy, Volume 35, Issue 12, pp 4663-4670.

Zhou, W., Zhu, B., Li, Q, Ma, T., Hu, S., and Griffy-Brown, C (2010). CO2 emissions and mitigation potential in China’s ammonia industry. Energy Policy, Volume 38, Issue 7, pp 3701-3709.

Griffy-Brown, C. (2010). Supporting the Emergence of Women’s Entrepreneurship: Regulative, Institutional and Technological Changes in Japan. International Journal of Gendered Entrepreneurship. Vol. 3, Issue 1 (accepted Nov. 2010)

Gautsch, S and Griffy-Brown, C. (2010). The Perfect Blend. Biz Ed, pp. 28-32.