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Karen Elisabeth Schnietz, PhD, MBA

Associate Professor of Strategy


Education

Ph.D. University of California at Berkeley, 1994. Business Administration, Business Strategy and Public Policy Group. Committee: David Mowery; Oliver Williamson; Vinod Aggarwal.

M.B.A. University of California at Berkeley, 1991.

A.B. Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, 1982. Cum laude with honors in History. Economics and German minors.

Academic Experience

2003-present Associate Professor of Strategy. Graziadio School of Business and Management. Pepperdine University. Malibu and Los Angeles, California.

1994-2003 Assistant Professor of Management. Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management. Rice University. Houston, Texas.

1993-1994 Post-Doctoral Research Fellow. Graduate School of Industrial Administration. Political Economy Group. Carnegie Mellon University. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

1988-1993 Teaching and Research Assistant. Haas School of Business Administration. Business and Public Policy Group. University of California at Berkeley.

Business Experience

1985-1986 Public Finance Analyst. Municipal Investment Banking Division. PaineWebber, Incorporated. New York, N.Y.

1984-1985 Assistant Planner. New York City Department of Parks and Recreation.

1982-1984 Legal Assistant and Assistant Manager of Paralegals. Litigation Division. Davis Polk & Wardwell. New York, N.Y.

Refereed Journal Articles

"The Capstone Strategy Course: What Might Real Integration Look Like?" (with Ariff Kachra). Journal of Management Education 31(2007, forthcoming).

"Exploring the Financial Value of a Reputation for Corporate Social Responsibility During a Crisis" (with Marc Epstein). Corporate Reputation Review 7, 4 (2005): 327-345.

"Private Response to Political Change: Investor Reaction to the 1934 Reciprocal Trade Agreements Act." International Organization 57 (Winter 2003): 213-233.

"Measuring the Cost of Environmental and Labor Protests to Globalization: An Event Study of the Failed 1999 Seattle WTO Talks" (with Marc Epstein). International Trade Journal 15, 2 (2002): 129-160.

"Determinants of Foreign Trade Mission Participation: An Analysis of Corporate Political and Trade Activities" (with Douglas Schuler and Scott Baggett). Business & Society 41 (2002): 6-35.

"Globalization Derailed? Multinational Investors' Response to the 1997 Demise of Fast-Track Trade Authority" (with Joanne Oxley). Journal of International Business Studies 32 (2001): 479-496.

"The Institutional Foundations of U.S. Trade Policy: Revisiting Explanations for the 1934 Reciprocal Trade Agreements Act." Journal of Policy History 12 (2000): 417-444.

"Politics Matter: The 1997 Derailment of Fast-Track Negotiating Authority" (with Timothy Nieman). Business and Politics 1 (1999): 233-251.

"Much Ado About Nothing? The Economic Impact of U.S. Foreign Trade Mission Participation" (with Douglas Schuler). Business and Politics 1 (1999): 155-177.

"Democrats' 1916 Tariff Commission: Responding to Dumping Fears and Illustrating the Consumer Costs of Protectionism." Business History Review 72 (Spring 1998): 1-45.

"The 1916 Tariff Commission: Democrats' Use of Expert Information to Constrain Republican Tariff Protection." Business and Economic History 23 (Fall 1994): 176-89.

Other Publications

"Tariffs and Quotas" in The Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society, edited by Robert Kolb, Sage, forthcoming 2007.

"Entry and Exit Barriers," "Opportunism," "Theories of Decision-Making," "Transaction Costs" (all with Ariff Kachra) in The Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society, edited by Robert Kolb, Sage, forthcoming 2007 (each is a 2,000 word, double-peer-reviewed definition).

Book chapter, "The History of Business Regulation," in The Accountable Corporation, edited by Marc Epstein and Kirk Hanson, Praeger Publishing, 2005.

Article in electronic journal, "Revisiting 5-Forces Analysis: Assessing the Key Success Factors in the National Basketball Association," (with former students Sanjay Advani, Tim Henderson, Harold McIntyre, Darrell Sims and Sara VanVolkenburg) in the Graziadio Business Journal 8 (Fall 2005).

Managerial summary in electronic journal, "Does Corporate Social Responsibility Pay Off? Evidence from the 1999 Seattle WTO" (with Marc Epstein). Graziadio Business Journal 7 (2004).

Book review, Reed Hundt's (FCC Chair 1993-97) "You Say You Want a Revolution: A Story of Information Age Politics." Business History Review 75 (2001): 223-225.

Dissertation Abstract, "To Delegate or Not to Delegate: Congressional Institutional Choices in the Regulation of Foreign Trade, 1916-1934." Business & Society 35 (1996): 129-137.

Working Papers And Research In Progress

"Exploring the Theoretical Link Between Emotional Intelligence and Ethical Decision-Making," (with Ariff Kachra). Theoretical paper linking the four main types of emotional intelligence to to managers' ability to identify and resolve fuzzy ethical dilemmas in business strategies. To be submitted to the Academy of Management Review in fall 2007. Partial funding from the Funds For Excellence, Graziadio School of Business & Management, Pepperdine University.

"Corporate Strategy, Business Ethics and Emotional Intelligence: Evidence from the Death Care Industry," (with Ariff Kachra). Empirical paper examining whether there is an association between the four main types of emotional intelligence (as defined by the MSCEIT) and managers' ability to identify and resolve fuzzy ethical dilemmas in business strategies, using data from fully-employed MBA students. Funding from the Funds For Excellence, Graziadio School of Business & Management, Pepperdine Universit, and the Julian Virtue Professorship.

"Informing Strategic Management with Evidence of a Corporate Social-Financial Performance Link: Assessing the Impact of Social Responsibility on Investor Losses Associated with Enron, WorldCom and Other 2002 Accounting Scandals". Funded by the Julian Virtue Professorship. "Misunderstood and Misused: Revisiting the SWOT Analysis" (with Ariff Kachra).

Published Conference Proceedings

"Does a Reputation for Corporate Social Responsibility Pay Off?" (with Marc Epstein). International Corporate Responsibility: Exploring the Issues," John Hooker and Peter Madsen, eds. Carnegie Mellon University Press, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (2004).

"Globalization Derailing? Multinational Investors' Response to the 1997 Denial of Fast-Track Trade Negotiating Authority and the 1999 Failed WTO Seattle Ministerial Talks" with Joanne Oxley. International Association for Business and Society, 2001 Proceedings, Twelfth Annual Conference, Sedona, Arizona (March 2001): 173-178.

"Hustled? U.S. Foreign Trade Missions, Corporate Political Contributions and Changes in Firm Value" (with Douglas Schuler). International Association for Business and Society, 1999 Proceedings, Tenth Annual Conference, Paris, France (June 1999): 379-384.

"Enhancing National Industrial Competitiveness: Germany's Apprenticeship System." International Association for Business and Society, 1995 Proceedings, Sixth Annual Conference, Vienna, Austria (June 1995): 289-294.

Conference Presentations and Invited Seminars

"Emotions and Ethical Business Decision-making" (with Ariff Kachra). 2007 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 6-8, 2007.

"The Role of Emotional Intelligence in Ethical Decision-making" (with Ariff Kachra). 2006 Meeting of the Society for Business Ethics, Atlanta, Georgia, August 2006.

"Breaking Down Strategy Silos: Strategy Instruction for the Future" (with Ariff Kachra). 25th Annual Meeting of the Strategic Management Society, Orlando, Florida, October 23-25, 2005.

Session Chair "Research and Teaching: In Search Of Synthesis." 25th Annual Meeting of the Strategic Management Society, Orlando, Florida, October 23-25, 2005.

Discussant for "Creativity and Creation in the Academy," break-out session on Dr. Lee Shulman's presentation to the annual Faculty Conference, Pepperdine University, October 7, 2005.

"Morals Matter: "Fuzzy" Ethical Business Dilemmas and Emotional Intelligence" (with Ariff Kachra). 2005 Christian Scholars Conference, Malibu, California, July 21-23, 2005.

"Policy Matters: Influencing Public Policy for Competitive Advantage." 4th Annual Meeting of the Association for Strategic Planning, Los Angeles, November 18, 2004.

"Corporate Social Responsibility: Investment, Performance and Reputation" (with Marc Epstein). 62nd Annual Conference of the Academy of Management, August 12-14, 2002, Denver, Colorado.

"Does a Reputation for Corporate Social Responsibility Pay Off?" (with Marc Epstein). Carnegie Bosch Institute for Applied Studies in International Management, Conference on International Corporate Responsibility, June 7-9, 2002, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

"Linking Reputation and Corporate Social Responsibility: Empirical Evidence from the 1999 Seattle WTO Meeting" (with Marc Epstein). 6th Annual Conference on Corporate Reputation, sponsored by Dartmouth's Tuck Business School and the Reputation Institute, May 23-25, 2002, Boston, Massachusetts. Paper received Conference's "Best Empirical Paper" award.

"U.S. Foreign Policy Challenges: The Impact of September 11th on Trade." U.S. Department of State, International Visitors Program, Rice University, November 2001.

"Globalization Derailing? Investor Reactions to the Failed 1997 Fast-Track Bill and the 1999 Seattle WTO Talks Seattle" (with Joanne Oxley). 12th Annual Conference of the International Association of Business and Society, March, 2001, Sedona, Arizona.

"Hustled? U.S. Foreign Trade Missions, Corporate Political Contributions and Changes in Firm Value" (with Douglas Schuler). 10th Annual Conference of the International Association of Business and Society, June, 1999, Paris, France.

"The Institutionalization of Low Tariffs: A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis of the 1934 Reciprocal Trade Agreements Act." 58th Annual Conference of the Academy of Management, August 10-12, 1998, San Diego.

"Recent Research in Business-Government Relations." 8th Annual Conference of the International Association of Business and Society, March 6-9, 1997, Destin, Florida.

Symposium Discussant for "NAFTA: Implications for Managers." Fifty-Fifth Annual Conference of the Academy of Management, August 6-9, 1995, Vancouver, British Columbia.

"Enhancing National Industrial Competitiveness: Germany's Apprenticeship System." Sixth Annual Conference of the International Association for Business and Society, June 26-29, 1995, Vienna, Austria.

"The 1916 Tariff Commission." Fourtieth Annual Conference of the Business History Association, March 11-13, 1994, Williamsburg, Virginia.

Teaching

Business Strategy Capstone Course. Graziadio School of Business and Management, Pepperdine University. Fully-employed (evening and weekend) MBA and full-time MBA programs.

Business-Government Relations. Jones Graduate School of Management, Rice University. Executive and weekday MBA core course.

Globalization of Business. Jones Graduate School of Management, Rice University. Weekday MBA core course.

International Trade and Strategy. Jones Graduate School of Management, Rice University. Executive MBA elective.

Political and Legal Environment of Business. Jones Graduate School of Management, Rice University. Weekday MBA core course.

Strategy Formulation and Implementation. Jones Graduate School of Management, Rice University. Weekday MBA core course.

U.S. Business and the World Economy. Jones Graduate School of Management, Rice University. Weekday and Executive MBA elective.

Action Learning Project, Supervising Faculty. Jones Graduate School of Management. Rice
University. Weekday MBA program required consulting project.

Doctoral Dissertation Committees

Bernadette Jungblut. Department of Political Science. Rice University. Dissertation "International Trade and Interstate Conflict: The Influence of Domestic Political Institutions," 2002. University of Central Florida.

Honors and Awards

Nominated for the Howard A. White Teaching Excellence Award. 2007. Graziadio School of Business & Management, Pepperdine University. Award to be determined in October.

Julian Virtue Professorship Recipient (course release and research funding), Graziadio School of Business & Management, Pepperdine University, 2005-2007. Awarded annually to two GSBM faculty for applied and values-centered managerial research.

Funds for Excellence Recipient (Research & Development Grant from the Graziadio School of Business & Management, Pepperdine University). 2004 - 2006. Obtained for (1) "Qualitative Research Methods Training Seminar (for GBSM faculty)" with Mark Chun, Ariff Kachra, John Mooney, Michael Williams and Gwendolyn Whitfield ($12,000); and (2) "Balancing the Tension between Business Ethics and Corporate Strategy: How are MBAs
Doing?," with Ariff Kachra ($4,000 in 2004-2005, and $9,000 in 2005-2006).

Best Empirical Paper of Conference Award. 2002. Sixth Annual Conference on Corporate Reputation, sponsored by Dartmouth's Tuck Business School and the Reputation Institute, May 23-25, Boston, Massachusetts. "Linking Reputation and Corporate Social Responsibility: Empirical Evidence from the 1999 Seattle WTO Meeting."

Teaching Excellence Award. 2002. Jones Graduate School of Management, Rice University. Awarded annually to one member of the Jones School faculty by alumni 2 and 5 years postgraduation (Classes of 2000 and 1997).

Student Choice Teaching Award. 2003, 2000, 1997. Jones School of Management, Rice University. Awarded annually to two instructors at the Jones School for teaching excellence by current 1st and 2nd year MBA students.

Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Prize. 1998. Rice University. Awarded annually to one untenured professor University-wide. Selection made by University-level committee, based on previous year's numeric and written teaching evaluations.

Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Prize Finalist. 1997. Rice University.

Business Week Teaching Recognition. 1997-2000. Named in Ratings of MBA Programs as one of the Jones School's Outstanding Professors.

Bradley Postdoctoral Fellowship in Political Economy. 1993-94. Graduate School of Industrial Administration, Political Economy Group, Carnegie Mellon University.

Bradley Fellowship for Dissertation Research. 1992-93. University of California at Berkeley.

Olin Foundation Fellowship for Dissertation Research in Law and Economics. 1992. University of California at Berkeley.

Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor. 1992, 1989. Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley. Awarded annually to top graduate student instructors on the basis of numeric teaching evaluations.

Service to Rice University

Faculty Advisor. Graduate Women in Business Chapter. Jones School. 2001-02.
Steering Committee, Energy and Environmental Systems Institute. Rice University. 2000-01.
MBA Curriculum Committee. Jones School. 1996-97, 2000-02.
Ad Hoc Committee on Jones Scholar Selection. Jones School. 1999-2000.
Academic Standards Committee. Jones School. 1997-2001.
Faculty Advisor. Student Board and International Student Association. Jones School. 1996-99.
Search Committee, Dean of Social Science. Rice University. 1995-96.

Service to Pepperdine University

Member, Learning Assurance Committee. Graziadio School. 2007.
Member, Fully-Employed MBA Program Committee. Graziadio School. 2006-07.
Member, Director of eLearning Search Committee, Graziadio School of Business & Management, 2006.
Chair, Faculty Orientation and Development Committee, Graziadio School of Business & Management, 2005-2006.
Member, Faculty Library Committee, Mark Roosa, Chair. 2005.
Presentation at Graziadio School's Annual Faculty Conference, "How Do You Get Into the Academic Publishing Game (with Al Hagan)?," Pepperdine University, November 12, 2004.
Fully-Employed MBA Curriculum Committee. Graziadio School. 2004-05.
Lead article for Graziadio Business Connection (Alumni Magazine), "It Pays to Be Good," 2004, Volume 2: 1.
Presentation at Annual University-wide Faculty Conference, "Exploring the Financial Value of a Reputation for Corporate Social Responsibility During a Crisis," Pepperdine University, October 9, 2004.
Editorial Board, Graziadio Business Journal. Graziadio School. 2003-04.

Service to the Profession

Best Book Award Committee, Chair, 2005. Social Issues in Management Division, Academy of Management. Committee member 2003, 2004.

Conference Session Discussant and Moderator (various dates): Social Issues in Management Division, Academy of Management. International Association of Business and Society. Strategic Management Society.

Ad hoc reviewer:
Academy of Management Conferences. 1993 to present.
Business History Review. 1997 to present.
Business and Politics. 1998 to present.
Business and Society. 1995 to present.
Graziadio Business Review. 2003 to present.
International Association of Business and Society Conferences. 1994 to present
International Organization. 2003 to present.
Journal of Policy History. 2001 to present.

Consulting

Southern California Edison, IT Group, Rosemead, California, 2007. "Business Essentials for IT Managers," two, 3-day courses (delivered at Pepperdine University) based around five customwritten cases, each pertaining to the business models of SCE's business units.

Identigene, Inc. (Genetic Testing), Houston, Texas (Michelle Council, main contact), 2002-04. Projects included country analysis for possible foreign direct investment (Eastern Europe) and feasibility of undertaking corporate political strategy to advocate crime lab DNA genetic testing be removed from Houston Police Department.

Vince Thompson, Regional Vice-President AOL, Los Angeles, California (book project on middle managers), 2004.

Professional Assocations

Academy of Management (Business Policy, International Management and Social Issues in Management Divisions), American Political Science Association (Political Economy Division), Association for International Business, Business History Association, Economic History Association, and Strategic Management Society.

References

Marc Epstein, Professor of Management, Rice University, MS-531, Houston, TX 77005-1892, (713)348-6140, e-mail: epstein@rice.edu

Douglas Irwin, Professor of Economics, Dartmouth College and NBER , Hanover, NH 03755, (603)646-2942, e-mail: douglas.irwin@dartmouth.edu

George Kanatas, Professor of Finance, Rice University, MS-531, Houston, TX 77005-1892, (713)348-5383, e-mail: kanatas@rice.edu

Thomas McCraw, Professor of Business History, Harvard Business School, Morgan Hall 275, Boston, MA 02163, (617)495-6364, e-mail: tmccraw@hbs.edu

Dennis Quinn, Professor of Management and Public Policy, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. 20057, (202)687-1027, e-mail: quinnd@msb.edu

Duane Windsor, Professor of Management, Rice University, MS-531, Houston, TX 77005-1892, (713)348-5372, e-mail: odw@rice.edu

Stephen Zeff, Professor of Accounting, Rice University, MS-531, Houston, TX 77005-1892, (713)348-6066, e-mail: sazeff@rice.edu

Overview of Numeric Teaching Ratings of Karen Schnietz

AT GRAZIADIO SCHOOL OF BUSINESS &MANAGEMENT, PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY

Scale: 5 (Outstanding), 4 (Very Good), 3 (Acceptable), 2 (Poor), 1 (Very Poor)

  Fall
2003
Spring
2004
Fall
2004
Spring
2005
Fall
2005
Spring
2006
Fall
2006
Spring
2007
Summ
2007
Business Strategy 659 (Required Capstone Course in the Fully-Employed MBA Program)  
 Number of Students  32  70  69  46  42  52  27  28  26
 Number of Sections  2  3  3  2  2  2  1  1  1
 Teaching Effectiveness  4.72  4.83  4.65  4.86  4.72  4.72  4.96  4.68  4.82
Business Strategy 619 (Required Capstone Course in the Full-time MBA Program)         
Number of Students  22                
Number of Sections 1                
Teaching Effectiveness 4.71                

*Note: Pepperdine Mean Teaching Effectiveness Scores not available (unlike at Rice University).

Teaching Awards and Recognition:
Nominated for the Howard A. White Teaching Excellence Award. 2007. Graziadio School of Business & Management, Pepperdine University. Award to be determined in October.

 

OVERVIEW OF NUMERIC TEACHING RATINGS OF KAREN SCHNIETZ

AT JONES GRADUATE SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT, RICE UNIVERSITY

Scale in 1994-98: 1 (Excellent), 2 (Good), 3 (Acceptable), 4 (Poor), 5 (Very Poor)
Scale in 1999-01: 1 (Outstanding), 2 (Excellent), 3 (Very Good), 4 (Good), 5 (Fair), 6 (Poor)
Scale in 2002- 03: 1 (Outstanding), 2 (Excellent), 3 (Very Good), 4 (Good), 5 (Average), 6 (Fair), 7 (Poor)

  1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
Political & Legal Environment of Business (MBA Core Course)  
Number of Students 98 99 109 130          
KES Teaching Effectiveness 1.46 1.21 1.20 1.20          
Rice Mean in MBA Core 1.76 2.05 2.05 1.78          
U.S. Business & World Economy (MBA & Executive MBA Elective)  
Number of Students 23 20 16 17  21      12  
KES Teaching Effectiveness 1.61 1.06 1.00 1.10  1.5      1.0  
Rice Mean in MBA Core 1.60 1.56 1.60 1.47  2.3      2.2  
Business-Government Relations & Globalization of Business (MBA Core taught as Integrated Class)          
Number of Students           139  146  148  178  
KES Teaching Effectiveness           1.54  1.45  1.38  1.6  
Rice Mean in MBA Core           2.37  2.41  2.27  2.44  
Business-Government Relations (Executive MBA Core Course)  
 Number of Students              54  55  113
 KES Teaching Effectiveness              1.43  1.39  1.31
 Rice Mean in MBA Core              2.15  2.34  2.28
Strategy Formulation & Implementation (MBA Core Course)  
Number of Students              149    
KES Teaching Effectiveness              1.54    
Rice Mean in MBA Core              2.29    
Action Learning Project (MBA Required E2B On-Site Firm Project Supervision)
 
 Number of Students             29  53  
 KES Teaching Effectiveness              1.8  1.6  
 Rice Mean in MBA Core              2.6  2.4  

Teaching Awards and Recognition

Recipient, Student Choice Teaching Award for Excellence in Second Year Curriculum, 2003, Rice University, awarded annually by current second-year MBA students to one business school faculty member.

Recipient, Teaching Excellence Award, 2002, awarded annually to one faculty member of the Jones School of Management by former students 2 and 5 years post-graduation (classes of 2000 and 1997).

Named one of the Jones School's Outstanding Professors in Business Week's Guide to the Best Business Schools,7th edition, 2001-2002.

Recipient, Student Choice Teaching Award for Excellence in Core Curriculum, 2000, Rice University, awarded annually by current first-year MBA students to one business school faculty member.

Named one of the Jones School's Outstanding Professors in Business Week's Guide to the Best Business Schools, 6th edition, 1999 – 2000.

Recipient, Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Prize, 1998, Rice University, awarded annually to one untenured professor from across campus by University-level committee, based on previous year's numeric and written student teaching evaluations.

Named one of the Jones School's Outstanding Professors in Business Week's Guide to the Best Business Schools, 5th edition, 1997 – 1998.

Recipient, Student Choice Teaching Award for Excellence in Core Curriculum, 1997, Rice University, awarded annually by current first-year MBA students to one business school faculty member.