About Charlotte


Charlotte obtained her PhD in Applied Social Psychology with a specialization in Organizational Psychology in 2008 from the University of Windsor in Canada. She is an Associate Professor in the Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship track at the Olayan School of Business, American University of Beirut (AUB) and she is the director of the KIP Project. She teaches advanced courses in leadership development, executive behavioral skills, training and development, organizational behavior, and business ethics. She takes great pride in her teaching and in 2012 was awarded AUB’s Teaching Excellence Award. Charlotte served as Associate Dean of the Business School from 2016 to 2018.

Research Interests

Charlotte’s research broadly examines Responsible Engagement within developing economies with a focus on gender, development-oriented CSR and the intersections between the two. Most of her research is examined within a multilevel contextual framework which considers factors relating to the macro-, sociocultural and political structures and their impact on the gender dynamics around women’s careers and women at work more broadly. Recent publications appear in Journal of Business Ethics, Business Ethics Quarterly, Business & Society, International Journal of Management Reviews, Asia-Pacific Journal of Management,Career Development International, Women’s Studies International Forum and others. Her research has been supported by a number of grants. In 2015 Charlotte was awarded US State Department Federal Assistance Award for the initiation of the KIP gender and sexuality project which is a 2-year AUB-based project focused on building bridges between Academia and Civic Society groups and individuals working on empowering women and supporting human rights related work in Lebanon. Charlotte is a board member of the Arab Foundation for Freedoms and Equality and the AUB-AUBMC Evidence-Based Healthcare Management Unit. She is also an independent consultant who provides services across the MENA region. She teaches advanced courses in human capital development, leadership development, organizational behavior and business ethics. In 2012 she received the university’s teaching excellence award.

Consulting in Brief

Charlotte regularly works as an independent consultant providing training and development, as well as other change-oriented services grounded in organizational psychology and organizational development both locally and internationally. This work has involved facilitation of workshops on executive behavioral skills and interpersonal processes in the region, as well as engaging in long-term development projects at the School of Business for clients such as Nissan Gulf, Aramex, and  the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC). Charlotte’s training philosophy is fundamentally predicated on three points: (1) establishing a participatory process; (2) critically reflecting on how the training content plays out in the local socio-cultural “reality”; and (3) reinforcing and further developing participant communication and interpersonal skills. Much of her consulting work is done in collaboration with Dr. Lina Daouk.

 


Published Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals


1. Karam, C.M., Afiouni, F., and Metcalfe, B.D. (in press). Introduction to Gender and Governance in Developing Economies. Business Ethics: European Review. [Q1: Bus and Int’l Mngt].

2. Ralston, D.A., Egri, C.P., Karam, C.M., Yongjuan, L. and Fu, P.P. (2018). Changes in Work Values: A Longitudinal Assessment across China. Asia-Pacific Journal of Management. 5(1), 145-79. DOI: 10.1007/s10490-017-9519-y. [Q1: Bus and Int’l Mngt].

3. Karam, C.M. and Afiouni, F. (2017). Women and the legitimization of (not) engaging in paid work. Career Development International, 22(6): 628-58. DOI: 10.1108/CDI-09-2016-0148. [Q2: OB and HRM].

4. Jamali, D., Karam, C.M., Yin, J. and Soundararajan, V. (2017). CSR Logics in Developing Countries: Translation, Adaptation, and Stalled Development. Journal of World Business, 52(3): 343-59. DOI: 10.1016/j.jwb.2017.02.001. [Q1: Bus, Mngt, Acct].

5. Banalieva. E.R., Karam, C.M., Ralston, D.A., Naoumova, I., Dabic, M., Potocan, V., Thanh, H.V., Starkus, A., Elenkov, D., Danis, W. and Wallace, A. (2017). Communist Footprint and Subordinate Influence Behavior in Post-Communist Economies. Journal of World Business. 52(2), 209-29. DOI: 10.1016/j.jwb.2016.12.002. [Q1: Bus, Mngt, Acct].

6. Karam, C.M. and Jamali, D. (2017). A Cross-Cultural and Feminist Perspective on CSR in Developing Countries: Uncovering Latent Power Dynamics. Journal of Business Ethics (Q1). DOI: 10.1007/s10551-015-2737-7.

7. Karam, C.M. and Ralston, D. (2016). A Failure before Analysis: The soup to nuts of preparing for multicountry analyses. Cross Cultural & Strategic Management. 23(4), 590 – 612.

8. Jamali, D. and Karam, C.M. (2016). CSR in Developing Countries as an Emerging Field of Study. International Journal of Management Reviews, (Q1).

9. Sidani, Y.M., Konrad, A., and Karam, C.M. (2015). From Female Leadership Advantage to Female Leadership Deficit: A Developing Country Perspective. Career Development International, 20(3), 273-292. (Q2).

10. Karam, C. M., Sidani, Y. and Showail, S. (2015) Teaching Business Ethics in the Global South: Control, Resistance and Phronesis. Teaching in Higher Education (Q1). DOI: 10.1080/13562517.2014.1001833.

11. Dawkins, C., Jamali, D., Karam, C.M., Lin, L. and Zhao, J-X. (2015). Corporate Social Responsibility and Job Choice Intentions: A Cross-Cultural Analysis. Business & Society, 55(6), 854-888. (Q1)

12. Ralston, D.A., Egri, C.P., Karam, C.M., Naoumova, I., Srinivasan, N., Casado, T., Li, Y. & Alas, R. (2015). The Triple-Bottom-Line of Corporate Responsibility: Assessing the Attitudes of Present and Future Business Leaders across the BRICs. Asia-Pacific Journal of Management. DOI 10.1007/s10490-014-9376-x (Q1).

13. Afiouni, F. and Karam, C.M. (2014). Structure, Agency and Notions of Career Success: A Process-oriented, Subjectively Malleable, Localized Approach. Career Development International, 19(5), 548-571 (Q2).

14. Karam, C.M. and Afiouni, F. (2014). Localizing Women’s Experiences in Academia: Multilevel Factors at Play in the Arab MENA, International Journal of Human Resource Management, 24(10), 500-538.
(Q2).

15. Karam, C.M., Afiouni, F. and Nasr, N.† (2013). Walking a Tightrope or Navigating a Web: Parameters of Balance within Perceived Institutional Realities. Women’s Studies International Forum, 40, 87-101.
†Research Assistant (I.F.: 0.468; 5-yr IF: 0.657).

16. Karam, C.M. and Jamali, D. (2013). Gendering CSR in the Middle East: An Institutional Perspective, Business Ethics Quarterly. 23(1): 31-68. (Q1).

17. Karam, C.M., Ralston, D.A., Egri, C.P., Butt, A., Srinivasan, N., FU, P.P., Lee, C. H., Moon, Y.L., Li, Y., Ansari, M., Kup, C., Thanh, H. V., Pekerti, A., Hallinger, P.; Fang, Y., and Chia, H.B. (2013). Perceptions of the Ethicality of Favors at Work in Asia: An 11-Society Assessment, Asia-Pacific Journal of Management. 30(2):373-408. (Q1).

18. Afiouni, F. Karam, C.M., and El Hage, H. † (2013). The HR value proposition model in the Arab Middle East: An Empirical Investigation of the Banking Sector, International Journal of Human Resource Management. 24:10, 1895-1932. †Research Assistant (Q2).

19. Karam, C.M. (2011). Good Organizational Soldiers: Conflict-Related Stress Predicts Organizational Citizenship Behavior, International Journal of Conflict Management, 22:3, 300-319. [Award Winner] (Q2).

20. Karam, C.M. and Kwantes, C.T. (2011). Contextualizing Organizational Citizenship Behavior: How Context May Change the Expected Relationship between Idiocentrism and Employee Behavior. Journal of International Management, 17(4), 12-26. (Q1).

21. Kwantes, C.T., Karam, C.M. and Kuo, B.H. (2008). Culture’s Influence on the Perception of OCB as In-Role or Extra-Role, International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 32, 229-243. (Q1).

Papers Under Review
1. Afiouni, F. and Karam, C.M. Theorizing contextual hardships in the conceptualization of career calling. Journal of Vocational Behavior [3rd Revise and Resubmit]. [Q1: OB and HRM].

2. Afiouni, F., Karam, C.M. and Makarem, Y. Lebanese women’s career transitions out of paid work. Human Resource Management Journal [2nd Revise and Resubmit]. [Q1: OB and HRM].

3. Karam, C.M. and Afiouni, F. Lebanese Women’s Career Constructions: Activists, Rebels or Experts. Gender, Work and Organization [Submitted]. [Q1: OB and HRM; Gender Studies].

4. Ralston, D., Dabic, M., Li, Y.; Srinivasan, N., Maignan, I., Mockaitis, A., Karam, C.M., et al. Business Values Dimensions and Subordinate Influence Ethics Behaviors: A Database of these Cross-Cultural Values and Behaviors. International Business Review [Submitted]. [Q1: Bus and Int’l Mngt].

5. Karam, C.M., Ul Haq, S.; Zadiguan, T. and Mhaidly, Z. The Janus Paradox of CSR. Business & Society [Submitted]. [Q1: Bus and Int’l Mngt].

 


Published Chapters in Books and Case Studies


1. Case – Daouk-Öyry, L., Karam, C.M. and Hassan, N. (in press). Lebanese Red Cross: A Pressing Need for a Structured Volunteering Selection Process. SAGE Business Cases.

2. Chapter – Jamali, D. and Karam, C. M. (in press). CSR in Developed Versus Developing Countries: A Comparative Glimpse. In A. Örtenblad (Ed.) Handbook of Research on Corporate Social Responsibility. Edward Elgar Publishing.

3. Chapter – Kwantes, C. T. and Karam, C. M. (2009). Social Axioms and Organizational Behaviors. In K. Leung, & M. Bond (Eds.) Psychological Aspects of Social Axioms: Understanding Global Belief Systems. Springer Publications

MANUSCRIPTS UNDER REVISE AND RESUBMIT PHASE

1. Jamali, D. and Karam, C.M. Corporate Social Responsibility in Developing Countries: A Critical Review. Journal of World Business.(Q1).

2. Banalieva. E.R., Karam, C.M., Ralston, D.A., Srinivasan, N., Lenartowicz, T., Naoumova, I., Dabic, M., Gutierrez, J.R., Li, Y., Butt, A., Dalgic, T., de la Garza Carranza, M.T., Casado, T., Potocan, V., Thanh, H.V., Starkus, A., Mellahi, K., Ansari, M., Elenkov, D., Riddle, L., Hallinger, P., Danis, W., Ramburuth, P., and Wallace, A. A Communist Footprint Perspective on Subordinate Influence Strategies: Evidence from 9 Countries. Journal of World Business. (Q1).

3. Ralston, D.A., Egri, C.P., Karam, C.M., Yongjuan, L. and Fu, P.P. Changes in Work Values: A Longitudinal Assessment across the Regions of China. Asia-Pacific Journal of Management. (Q1).

 


Other Publications


SPECIAL ISSUES IN PROCESS WITH JOURNAL

Karam C.M., Afiouni, F., and Metcalf, B.D. Editors of Special Issue on: Gender and Governance in Developing Economies. Business Ethics: European Review.

WORKING PAPERS
1. Theorizing context in the conceptualization of career calling. Planned for Journal of Vocational Behavior. With Afiouni, F.

2. Student Perceptions of Corporate Social and Environmental Responsibility in 37 countries. Planned for Journal of Cross Cultural Psychology. With Egri, C. et al.

3. Employee Perspectives on the CSR-HRM Nexus. Planned for Special Issue in Journal of Business Ethics. With Ul Haq, S.; Zadiguan, T. and Mhaidly, Z.

 


Conferences: Scholarly Paper Presentations


1. Afiouni F. and Karam C.M. (July, 2016). Women, patriarchy, sectarianism and war: The rise of career calling in harsh realities. Paper presented at EGOS meeting in Napoli, Italy.

2. Karam, C. M. and Afiouni, F. (August, 2016). Institutional Logics of Patriarchy and the Legitimacy of Women Not Engaging in Paid Work. Scholarly Symposium Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Anaheim, California, USA.

3. Karam, C. M. (August, 2016). Within HRM systems: Female employee values and perceptions of CSR. Scholarly Symposium Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Anaheim, California, USA

4. Karam, C.M. (March, 2016). Women’s Empowerment through Corporate Funded Initiatives: Power, Resistance, and Change. Paper presented as part of a Scholarly Panel on Field Encounters: Gender, Subjectivities and Strategies in Development at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

5. Karam, C. M. and Afiouni, F. Gender and Governance: Multilevel Dynamics Shaping Perceptions of Career Legitimacy (August, 2015). Paper presented in the GDO Division at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

6. Karam, C.M., and Jamali, D. (August, 2014). Employer Activities to Promote Women in Business and Management in the Arab Middle East. Paper presented as part of a Scholarly Symposium at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Philadelphia, USA.

7. Jamali, D. and Karam, C.M. (August, 2014). Gendering CSR through Corporate Activism. Accepted for presentation at the Business Ethics Quarterly Paper Development Workshop at the Annual Society of Business Ethics Conference, Philadelphia, Pa, USA.

8. Karam, C.M., Jamali, D., Blowfield, M. Ralston, D., Windosr, D. Marcomatto, D. Barin-Cruz, Pedrozo, E. A., Barkemeyer, R., Preuss, L. Figge, F., Huber, K., and Gilbery, D. U. (August, 2014). Development-Oriented CSR: responsible businesses building positive change in developing countries. Scholarly Paper Symposium accepted for presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Philadelphia, Pa, USA.

9. Karam, C.M., Afiouni, F., Sidani, Y.M., Littrell, R.F., Bertsch, A., Son, Y.S., Afioui, F., Howe-Walsh, L., Turnbull, S., Hani, M.B., Syed, J. and Lewis, P. (August, 2014). The Bursting Pipeline: Gender, HR, and Avenues for Regional Developmentin the Arab Middle East. Scholarly Paper Symposium accepted for presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Philadelphia, Pa, USA. *Nominated for the Emerald Best International Symposium Award at the Carolyn Dexter Ceremony.

10. Wankel, C., et al. (August, 2014). Fostering International Teaching and Research Collaborations Professional Development Workshop. Accepted for presentation at the Annual Meeting of Academy of Management,  Philadelphia, Pa, USA.

11. Afiouni, F., Karam, C.M., Kodeih, F. Belhoste, N. and Azad, B. (August, 2014). Researchers at the Periphery: Stories from the Trenches on how to join the Research Conversation. Professional Development Workshop. Accepted for presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management,Philadelphia, Pa, USA.

12. Afiouni, F. and Karam C.M. (June, 2014). Identifying Career Patterns Of Arab Professionals Using the Kaleidoscope Career Model. Accepted for presentation at the 13th International Human Resource Management Conference 2014, Cracow, Poland.

13. Jamali, D. and Karam, C.M.  (June, 2014). Activist CSR and the Gender Institution in the Arab Middle East. Accepted for presentation at the Gender, Work and Organization 8th Biennial International Interdisciplinary Conference, Keele, UK.

14. Karam, C.M., Jamali, D., Ralston, D., Blowfield, M., Egri, C., Idemudia, U., Kolk, A., & Preuss, L. (August, 2013). Development-Oriented CSR: Private Sector Firms serving as Change Agents in Developing Economies. Professional Development Workshop, Accepted for presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Orlando, Fl., USA.

15. Afiouni, F. and Karam, C. M., (July, 2013). Family, Career Patterns, and the Notions of Success in Traditional-Collectivist Cultural Contexts, paper Accepted for presentation at the Competitive Scholarly Paper session at the 2013 Academy of International Business Annual Meeting, Istanbul, Turkey.

16. Afiouni, F. and Karam, C. M., (March, 2013). Women within the Arab Spring: Exploring possible strategic actions for shaping change.  Paper accepted for presentation at the 14th Mediterranean Research Meeting: Mediterranean Program if the RSC European University InstituteMersin University, Mersin, Turkey.

17. Karam, C.M., Jamali, D. (March, 2013). Ethical Business Strategies: Helping to level the playing field through gendering CSR. Paper to be presented at the 14th Mediterranean Research Meeting: Mediterranean Program if the RSC European University InstituteMersin University, Mersin, Turkey.

18. Karam, C. M., Afiouni, F. and Nasr, N.†. (August, 2012). Parameters of Balance within Perceived Institutional Realities, paper presented at the Scholarly Divisional Paper session at the 2012 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Boston, Ma., United States. †Student Advisee

19. Karam, C. M., Afiouni, F. and Jamali, D.  (August, 2012). Organizers of a multi-paper symposium entitled: Gender and the Arab Spring: Women Shaping Change., symposium organizes for the 2012 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Boston, Ma., United States.

20. Puffer, S.M., McCarthy, D.J., Ahlstrom, D., Butt, A.N., Ding, Z., Egri, C.P., Ford, D.L., Ismail, K.M., Karam, C. M., Li, Y., Mudambi, R., Navarra, P., Peng, M.W., Ralston, D.A., Yakubovich, Dunlap, D.R., & Jaeger, A.M. (August, 2012).  Understanding the role of favors in the informal economies of developed and developing countries. All Academy Professional Development Workshop, Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Boston, Ma., USA.

21. Karam, C.M., Ralston, D.A., Egri, C.P., Butt, A., Srinivasan, N., Fu, P.P., Lee, C.H., Moon, Y-L., Li, Y., Ansari, M., Kuo, M-H. C., Thanh, H.V., Pekerti, A., Hallinger, P., Fang, Y., & Chi, H-B. 2012. The hard or the soft: The ethics of getting ahead at work across Asia, paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business, Washington DC, United States.

22. Karam, C. M., Sidani, Y. and Showail, S. (2012, February). Greener Pastures, Ontology, and Paradigm Shifts: Business Ethics Education in a Developing Nation, paper presented at the Global Business and Management Education Innovation in Emerging and Developing Countries: Second Symposium, Atlanta, Ga., United States.

23. Daouk, L., Karam, C. M., and Schlatter, N.  (January, 2012). En Route to Better Nurse Leadership through self-discovery: Designing a Tailored Leadership Development Program for Nursing in a Complex Multicultural Work Context, paper presented at the Division of Occupational Psychology Annual Conference, Chester, United Kingdom.

24. Karam, C. M. and Afiouni, F.  (August, 2011). Localizing Women’s Experiences of Academia: Multi-Level Factors at play in the MENA, paper presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Ga., USA.

25. Karam, C. M., and Afiouni, F.  (August, 2011). Organizers of a multi-paper symposium entitled: Multi-level Factors Impacting Women at Work in the Arab MENA region, paper presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Ga., USA.

26. Afiouni, F. and Karam, C. M., (August, 2011). Women at work and flexibility in the Middle East’, paper presented at the HRM Presenter Symposium at the 2011 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Ga., USA.

27.Jamali, D., Karam, C. M., and Kenney, S. (August, 2011). ‘Organizer and Chair of a Professional Development Workshop entitled Multi-paper symposium entitles: Where West hears East: Balancing Business Ethics Education by Including Eastern Perspectives and Realities’, paper presented at the 2011 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Ga., USA.

28. Kwantes, C., Karam, C. M., and Boglarsky, C.  (March, 2011)  ‘Individual level cultural values and ideal organizational culture’, paper presented at the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology- Regional, Istanbul, Turkey.

29. Egri, C.P., Ralston ,D.A., Fang, Y., Karam, C. M., Darder, F.L., Srinivasan, N., Wangenheim, F., Brock, D., Furrer, O., Naoumova, I., Molteni, M., Mellahi, K., Palmer, I., Szabo, E., Casado, T., Fu, P.P., Rossi, A.M., Li, Y., Gutierrez, J.R., Dabic, M., Alas, R., Kangasniemi, M., Reynaud, E., Gelbuda, M., Starkus, A., C., de la Garza Carranza, M.T.,  Mockaitis, A., Butt, A., Castro, F.B., Danis, W., Lee, C.H., Richards, M., Potocan, V., Thanh, H.V., Ramburuth, P., Moon, Y-L., Pla-Barber, J., Kuo, M.H., Hallinger, P., Dalgic, T., Milton, L., Girson, I., Chia, H.B., & Wallace, A. (2011). Influence of societal contexts and individual values on attitudes towards corporate responsibilities across 40 societies, paper presented at the Academy of International Business Annual Meeting, Nagoya, Japan.

30. Karam, C. M., and Sidani, Y (April, 2011). Perceived Importance of Ethics for Leadership in the Lebanese Culture, paper presented at the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Chicago, Il., United States.

31. Afiouni, F., Karam, C. M., and Al Hage, H. † (July, 2011). The HR Value Proposition Model in the Arab Middle East: An Empirical Investigation of the Banking Sector, paper presented at the Gulf Research Meeting in Cambridge, United Kingdom. †Student Advisee

32. Karam, C. M., and Daouk, L. (August, 2010). Organizational Citizenship Behavior in Times of Conflict: Good Soldiers Watch the Register, paper presented at the 2010 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Montreal, QC, Canada.

33. Karam, C. M., Sidani, Y. and Showail, S. (August, 2010). Greener Pastures, Ontology, and Paradigm Shifts: American Business Ethics Education in a Developing Nation, paper presented at the Society of Business Ethics, Montreal, QC, Canada.

34. Karam, C. M., and Kwantes, C. (April, 2010). Collective Citizenship Behavior: Theoretical Explication and a Cross-Level Examination, paper presented at the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology Annual Conference, Atlanta, Ga., United States.

35. Karam, C. M., and Afiouni, F. (July, 2010) ‘Current Status of Academic Women in the Middle East: Scientific Analysis for Human Resource Policy Development’, paper presented at the International Human Resource Management Conference, 4 July, United Kingdom.

36. Karam, C. M., Sidani, Y. and Showail, S. (February, 2012). Greener Pastures, Ontology, and Paradigm Shifts: Business Ethics Education in a Developing Nation. Paper presented at the Global Business and Management Education Innovation in Emerging Countries: Second Symposium, Atlanta, USA.

37. Daouk, L., Karam, C. M., and Schlatter, N. (January, 2012). En Route to Better Nurse Leadership through self-discovery: Designing a Tailored Leadership Development Program for Nursing in a Complex Multicultural Work Context. Paper presented at the Occupational Psychology Annual Conference, UK.

38. Karam, C. M. and Afiouni, F. (August, 2011). Localizing Women’s Experiences of Academia: Multilevel Factors in MENA. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, San Antonio, USA.

39. Afiouni, F. and Karam, C. M., (August, 2011). Women, Work and Flexibility in the Middle East. Paper presented at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, San Antonio, USA.

40. Kwantes, C., Karam, C. M., and Boglarsky, C. (March, 2011). Individual-level Cultural Values and Ideal Organizational Culture. Paper presented at the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology- Regional, Turkey.

41. Afiouni, F., Karam, C. M., and Al Hage, H. (July, 2011). The HR Value Proposition Model in the Arab Middle East: An Empirical Investigation of the Banking Sector. Paper presented at Gulf Research Meeting, Cambridge.

42. Karam, C. M., and Sidani, Y (April, 2011). Perceived Importance of Ethics for Leadership in the Lebanese Culture. Paper presented at the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology conference, Chicago.

43. Egri, C.P., Ralston ,D.A., Fang, Y., Karam, C. M., et al.. (April, 2011). Influence of Societal Contexts and Individual Values on Attitudes towards Corporate Responsibilities Across 40 Societies. Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business, Nagoya, Japan.

44. Karam, C. M., and Daouk, L. (August, 2010). Organizational Citizenship Behavior in Times of Conflict: Good Soldiers Watch the Register. Paper presented at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Montreal, Canada.

45. Karam, C. M., Sidani, Y. and Showail, S. (August, 2010). Greener Pastures, Ontology, and Paradigm Shifts: American Business Ethics Education in a Developing Nation. Paper presented at the Society of Business Ethics, Montreal, Canada.

46. Karam, C. M., and Kwantes, C. (April, 2010). Collective Citizenship Behavior: Theoretical Explication and a Cross-Level Examination. Paper presented at the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology Annual Conference, USA.

47. Karam, C. M., and Afiouni, F. (July, 2010) Current Status of Academic Women in the Middle East: Scientific Analysis for Human Resource Policy Development. Paper presented at the International Human Resource Management Conference, Cambridge, UK.

48. Ralston, D.A., Egri, C.P., Reynaud, E., Srinivasan, N., Furrer, O., Brock, D., Alas, R., Wangenheim, F., Darder, F.L., Mellahi, K., Karam, C. M., et al. (March, 2010). An Assessment of the Societal Values Dimensions of the Schwartz Values Survey. Paper presented at the Business Association of Latin American Studies Conference, Spain.

 


Conferences: Scholarly Symposia Presentations


1. Karam, C. M. and Afiouni, F. (August, 2016). Gendering the HRM – CSR Nexus in Developing Economies: Meaningful Tools and Mechanisms. Scholarly Paper Symposium organized and presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Anaheim, California, USA.

2. Afiouni, F. and Karam, C. M. (August, 2015). Gender Mainstreaming and Corporate Governance: Exploring Potential Approaches in Developing Economies Co-organizers of a multi-paper scholarly symposium in the GDO division. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

3. Karam, C.M., Jamali, D., Blowfield, M. Ralston, D., Windsor, D. Marcomatto, D. Barin-Cruz, Pedrozo, E. A., Barkemeyer, R., Preuss, L. Figge, F., Huber, K., and Gilbery, D. U. (August, 2014). Development-Oriented CSR: Responsible Businesses Building Positive Change in Developing Countries. Scholarly Paper Symposium organized and presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Philadelphia.

4. Karam, C.M., Afiouni, F., Sidani, Y.M., Littrell, R.F., Bertsch, A., Son, Y.S., Afiouni, F., Howe-Walsh, L., Turnbull, S., Hani, M.B., Syed, J. and Lewis, P. (August, 2014). The Bursting Pipeline: Gender, HR, and Avenues for Regional Development in the Arab Middle East. Scholarly Paper Symposium organized and presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Philadelphia.*Winner of the Emerald Best International Symposium Award at the Carolyn Dexter Ceremony.

5. Karam, C. M., Afiouni, F. and Jamali, D. (August, 2012). Organizers of a multi-paper symposium entitled: Gender and the Arab Spring: Women Shaping Change. Symposium organizers for the 2012 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Boston.*Finalist for the Emerald Best International Symposium Award.

6. Karam, C. M., and Afiouni, F. (August, 2011). Organizers of a paper symposium entitled: Multi-level Factors Impacting Women at Work in the MENA region. Paper presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, USA.

 


Conferences: Professional Development Workshops


1. Karam, C.M., Safi, L., Jamali, D., et al. (August, 2016). Research Incubator on the Role of Business and the Private Sector in the Refugee Crisis. A Professional Development Workshop to be presented in the GDO/SIM Division at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Anaheim, California, USA.

2. Grosser, M.B., Jones, D., Karam, C.M., Ozkazanc-Pan, B., and Bell, E. (August, 2016). Challenging Neo-liberal Feminism in Management Studies. A Professional Development Workshop to be presented in the CMS/GDO Division at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Anaheim, California, USA.

3. Goldberg, C. and Karam, C. M. (August, 2015). Co-organizers of the Doctoral Consortium for the Gender and Diversity in Organizations Division (GDO). Facilitated at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

4. Karam, C.M. (August, 2015). Gender governance in the Arab Middle East. Presented in a Professional Development Workshop entitled: Gendering Governance, Governing Gender of the GDO/SIM Division at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

5. Afiouni, F., Karam, C.M., Kodeih, F. Belhoste, N. and Azad, B. (August, 2014). Researchers at the Periphery: Stories from the Trenches on How to Join the Research Conversation. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Philadelphia.

6. Karam, C.M., Jamali, D., Ralston, D., Blowfield, M., Egri, C., Idemudia, U., Kolk, A., and Preuss, L. (August, 2013). Development-Oriented CSR: Private Sector Firms as Change Agents. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Orlando.

7. Jamali, D., Karam, C. M., and Kenney, S. (August, 2011). Where West hears East: Balancing Business Ethics Education by Including Eastern Perspectives and Realities, paper presented at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Atlanta.

 


Short-Term Consulting Engagements in Executive Education



 


Long-Term Consulting Engagements



 


Service to the Business School (OSB)


2018.
Chair of Instructor Promotion Committee.

2016-2018.
Associate Dean of Programs.
Co-chair of the Undergraduate Curriculum and Student Affairs Committee.
Chair of the OSB Graduate Studies Committee.
Chair of the Undergraduate Curriculum and Convener Subcommittee.
Chair of the Undergraduate Curriculum Review taskforce.

2012-2018.
Member, MHRM Program Committee.

2015-2016.
Convener (Chair) of the Marketing, Management, and Entrepreneurship Track (Department).

2014-2015.
OSB delegate to the GBSN-AUC Experiential Learning Summit in Cairo.
MME Faculty Hiring Committee.
CITI Foundation Organizing Committee and Panel Member for Closing Ceremony.
Darwaza Center reviewer for Entrepreneur Proposals.
School Representative on University Research Board.
CITI Foundation Focus Group for Curriculum Development to Empower Female Entrepreneurs.
Faculty Hiring Committee for Data Analyst at Business School.

2013-2014.
MME Committee for Business Ethics Re-certification as General Education.
MME Faculty Hiring Committee.
EMBA Redesign Committee.
Interim Chair on the Task Force for Responsible Leadership.
Chair of the Business School Library Committee.
Student Representative Council and University Student-Faculty Committee Ballot Box Volunteer.

2012-2013.
Member, MHRM Selection Committee.
Co-organizer of the Women’s Panel Event for the Global Entrepreneurship Week (in partnership with the
Lebanese League for Women in Business and Endeavor).
Chair, MHRM Community Outreach Subcommittee.

2012.
Panel Moderator, Next Frontiers for CSR in MENA.
Faculty Supervisor, What’s your Concentration Conference.
Member, Assistant Student Services Officer Search Committee.

2008-2011.
The Academic and Curriculum Committee.

2008-2010.
The Admissions Committee.

 


Service to the University


2018-present.
Member of Core Curriculum Committee of General Education at AUB.
Member of the Standing Committee of the Lives and Careers of Women at AUB.
Advisory Committee: Al Sabah Visiting Chair in Women and Societal Development (FAS).

2017-present.
Member of the Board of Graduate Studies.
Special advising for the LEAD initiative of the Provost Office.
Steering Committee Member for the AUB-New York City Project.
Strategic Planning Consultant for AUB’s scholarship management unit-LEAD.
Special Review for Institutional Review Board.

2016-present.
Member of the AUB Steering Committee on Refugees (AUB4Refugees).
Member of the Employee Benefits Committee. Plan B Representative.

2012-present.
Executive Board Member of the Evidence-Based Health Care Management Unit.

2017.
Center of Teaching and Learning Workshop on Diversity Training for AUB faculty and Staff.
Member of organizing committee for Presidential Symposium on Women at AUB.

2016.
External Member on recruitment committee for the Faculty of Arts & Sciences English Dept.
Member of the AUB Graduate Education Task Force.
Member of the Dean search committee for the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture.
Member of the Strategic Task Force for Reviving the Humanities and Social Sciences.
Member of the Strategic Health Initiatives Committee.
Founding member of the Gender Equity Group at AUB
Organizer of the Gender Equity Group event: “Where are we now.
Member on the President appointed taskforce on the lives and careers of women at AUB.
External member on recruitment committee for the FAS Agribusiness Program.
External member on recruitment committee for the FAS Psych Dept.

2015.
External member on recruitment committee for the Faculty of Arts & Sciences Ed Dept.
Member on reappointment committee for Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Global Liberal Arts Alliance Transnational Initiative. OSB Selection committee representative.
University Research Board.

2014.
Developed and delivered leadership development workshop for med 4 students.
Developed and delivered leadership development workshop for family medicine residents.

2012-2013.
Penrose Award Committee to select an outstanding student for Leadership, Service and GPA.
Developed and delivered portfolio workshop for the center of teaching and learning.
Founders’ Day Essay Contest Committee Member.

2010-2011.
OSB Representative on the Humanities and Social Sciences Committee for General Education.
OSB Representative on the General Education Subcommittee on Humanities.
OSB Representative on the General Education Subcommittee on Writing Intensive Courses.

2008-2011.
Senate Committee on General Education.
Academic Development Committee.

 


Service to the Community


Expert Consultation
• UN Women to join Strategic Consultative Group for IMAGES research

• OXFAM study on women’s participation and leadership in Jordan, Lebanon and Northern Iraq

• UN Women- Strategic Consultative Group (SCG) for the Int’l Men and Gender Equality Survey

NGO Board Membership

• Advisory Board Member of the Environment and Sustainable Development Unit (ESDU) at AUB Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences

• Executive Board Member, Arab Foundation for Freedoms and Equality (AFE).

• Executive Board Member, Evidence-Based Health Care Management Unit (EHMU) of the American University of Beirut Medical Center.

• Steering Committee for the UN PRME Business for Peace Working Group

Speaking Engagements at Scholarly Meetings or Colloquia

• European Group for Organizational Studies (July, 2018). Invited by Meyer, R. as one of three speakers on the sub-plenary panel to address doing research in troubled times and places. Ventresca, M., de Rond, M., & Karam C.M. At the 34th EGOS Colloquium on “Surprise in and around Organizations: Journeys to the Unexpected” in Tallinn, Estonia.

• Behavioral Economics and Nudge in the Arab Region Conference (May, 2018). Invited to moderate session on Applying Behavioral Insights to Financial and Social Inclusion. Nudge Regional Conference in Beirut, Lebanon

• Arab Centre for Scientific Research and Humane Studies (May 2018). Invited to speak on Women’s Economic Integration in Arab MENA, at the Inclusive Economic Growth Conference in Marrakesh, Morocco.

• Hollings Center of International Dialogue (July, 2017). Invited to speak on Women’s Economic Integration in Arab MENA as part of the Profits for Peace conference, organized by PRME B4P Working Group in Dubai, UAE.

Speaking Engagements at Public Events

• Lebanese Evangelical School’s Graduation Ceremony. (June, 2018). Invited as main keynote speaker at the 2018 convocation ceremony to address the graduating class and guests on human rights and the challenges of tomorrow in Hazmieh, Lebanon.

• AUB Centers and Groups (March 2016). Invited to give public address Women’s Empowerment initiatives at AUB for international women’s day at Center of Civic Engagement and Community Service (AUB); Gender Equity Group conference (AUB); and the Women’s League (AUB) annual meeting, in Beirut, Lebanon.

• Arab International Women’s Forum and PricewaterhouseCoopers (Oct, 2013). Invited to address participants of the “Young Arab Women Leaders – the Voice of the Future” in Beirut.

Speaking Engagements at Professional Meetings

• OXFAM Regional MENA meeting (May 2018). Invited to training country managers on Anti-Sexual Harassment organizational measures.

• Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (September, 2018). Invited to address civil society staff about feminist models of economic inclusivity, done online to Tunisia for regional staff.

• Lebanese League of Women for Business (April, 2018). Invited to provide closing speech on Women’s Economic Integration in Arab MENA, in Beirut, Lebanon.

• AUB-New York Briefing, Office of the President (April, 2018). Invited to speak on Women’s Political Participation and its link to Economic Integration, in Beirut, Lebanon and NY, USA.

• AUB- Isaam Fares Institute (March, 2018). Invited to speak on Anti-sexual harassment efforts in Lebanon and the recent draft laws, Beirut, Lebanon.

• Clifford-Chance Conference for International Women’s Day (March 2017). Invited to speak on Women’s Economic Integration in Arab MENA, in Dubai, UAE.

• AUB-ILO: Isaam Fares Institute (September, 2016). Invited as part of an expert consultation on Policy Options for Domestic Work in the context of Care Economy, in Beirut, Lebanon.

• Lebanon Network of General Assembly of the UN Global Compact (November, 2016). Invited to address Lebanon Collaboration for the SDGs concerning Women’s Empowerment initiatives in Arab MENA, in Beirut, Lebanon.

• Rafic Hariri University Hospital (May, 2014). Invited to address nursing staff on the importance of soft skill development for leadership in healthcare, in Beirut, Lebanon.

• AUBMC (May, 2014). Invited to address residents of the Faculty of Medicine on the importance of soft skill development for leadership in healthcare, in Beirut, Lebanon.

• Embassy of the Netherlands (February, 2014). Invited to address female ambassadors and heads of intergovernmental organizations about women at work in the Arab MENA, in Beirut, Lebanon.

• Arab Nation’s Chamber of Commerce at the International Labor Organization’s (ILO) workshop (January, 2012) Invited to discuss the role of companies in improving women’s employment in the Arab region, in Beirut, Lebanon.

• United Nations Association of Lebanon Conference (2011). To discuss the development of a selection tool for candidates into the Lebanese Judicial Training Institute, in Beirut, Lebanon.

 


Service to the Profession


• Associate Editor: Business Ethics – European Review. (Term started January 2014).

• Executive Committee, Representative at Large: Elected position at Academy of Management’s Gender and Diversity in Organizations Division (GDO, Term: 2014-2017).

• Special Issue Reviewer: International Journal of Human Resource Management: Special Issue on HRM in the Middle East.

• Book Reviewer: Cases on Management and Organizational Behavior in the Arab Context: IGI Global

Reviewer for Impact Factor Journals

• International Journal of Human Resource Management

• Business & Society

• Applied Psychology: An International Review

• Business Ethics Quarterly

• Asia-Pacific Journal of Management

• International Journal of Intercultural Relations

• International Journal of Cross Cultural Management

• Human Relations

• Journal of Business Ethics

• International Journal of Conflict Management

Conference Reviewer

• Gender, Work, and Organization

• Society of Business Ethics

• Academy of Management Annual Meeting

• Academy of International Business Annual Meeting

• Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Annual Conference

 


Honors and Awards


2018-2019 – Invited council member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Values, Ethics and Innovation.

2018 – Recipient of the Arab Fund Fellowship Program’s Distinguished Scholar Award from the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development. Amount USD52000

2018 – Recipient of Best Paper Award at the Gender Work and Organization conference – Labour and Industry Stream. For the paper: Preoccupation as Occupation: Lebanese Women’s Career Narratives on Context, with F. Afiouni.

2017 – Recipient of a Olayan School of Business Merit-Based Research Incentive Award, in recognition of advancing knowledge in the field. Amount USD5000.

2017 – Finalist for Best International Paper at the Academy of Management meeting – Career Division: Contextualizing Career Calling: War and Patriarchy, with F. Afiouni. 2017 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Atlanta, GA, USA.

2016 – Recipient of AUB’s Environment and Sustainable Development Unit’s Keeper of the Land award for exceptional contribution towards the advancement of women’s role in the community.

2016 – Recipient of a Olayan School of Business Merit-Based Research Incentive Award, in recognition of advancing knowledge in the field. Amount USD3000.

2015 – Finalist (1 of 4) of the Emerald Best International Symposium Award: Afiouni, F. and Karam, C.M. Gender Mainstreaming & Governance: Exploring Potential Approaches in Developing Economies. 2015 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

2014 – Winner of the Emerald Best International Symposium Award: Karam, C.M. and Afiouni, F. The Bursting Pipeline: Gender, HR, and Avenues for Regional Development in the Arab Middle East. 2014 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

2016 – Recipient of a Olayan School of Business Merit-Based Research Incentive Award, in recognition of advancing knowledge in the field. Amount USD6000.

2014 – Recipient of a Olayan School of Business Merit-Based Research Incentive Award, in recognition of advancing knowledge in the field. Amount USD6000.

2012 – Recipient of a 2012 Emerald Literati Highly Commended Award: Karam, C.M. (2011). Good Organizational Soldiers: Conflict-Related Stress Predicts OCB in the International Journal of Conflict Management. Awarded at 2012 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, USA.

2012 – Finalist (1 of 4) of the 2012 Emerald Best International Symposium Award: Karam, C.M., Afiouni, F., and Jamali, D. Gender and the Arab Spring: Women Shaping Change. 2012 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, USA.

2008 – Nominated for Canada’s Governor General Gold Medal for Academic Excellence during doctoral studies at the University of Windsor.

 


Research Awards and Grants


2018-2020. 1,500,000USD. U.S. Dept of State, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, Federal Assistance Award: Strengthening Women’s Contribution to the Economy in the MENA. Project to develop the KIP Index.

2018-2020. 103,287 of 1,133,714USD total. Euro Erasmus+ CBHE Project: Female Academic Role Models. PI Institution Universidad Nacional De Educacion A Distancia; PI: Y. Sidani, with R. Elias.

2016-2017. 13,000USD. Lebanon’s Center of National Research Studies Grant. Gender differences in political attitudes and participation in the Arab world, with R. Saab and C. Harb.

2015-2017. 8,000USD. Lebanon’s Center of National Research Studies Grant. Workplace communication patterns in several industries in Lebanon.

2015-2017. 464,766USD. United States Department of State Federal Assistance Award. Knowledge is Power: Gender and Sexuality in Lebanon.

2013. 50,000USD. Citi Foundation Grant. Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative for the WEP program. Awarded jointly to OSB-Executive Education, with F. Kanaan, D. Jamali, and A. Lentari.

2013. 10,000USD. Olayan School of Business Research Grant. Activist Corporate Social Responsibility and Gender in the Arab Middle East. Awarded jointly with Dr. Dima Jamali.

2010. 5,000USD. Middle East Research Council Grant. Current Status of Academic Women in the Middle East: Analysis for Human Resource Policy Development. Awarded jointly with Dr. Fida Afiouni.

The American University of Beirut University Research Board (URB) Grants:
– 2018. 9,400USD. Perceptions of Sexual Harassment in Lebanese Workplaces.
– 2017. 7,200USD. Mapping workplace sexual harassment discourses in Lebanon.
– 2015. 6,000USD. Gender, Governance, and Patriarchy: Married Women’s Perceptions of their (Un)Employment Legitimacy.
– 2014. 6,000USD. Crossvergence, Ecological Economics, and Corporate Responsibility.
– 2013. 6,000USD. Crafting a Multi-level Perspective of Work Values Crossvergence.
– 2012. 7,200USD. Localizing Women’s Work Experiences in Five Arab MENA Countries.
– 2011. 8,300USD. Women’s Work Experiences in Five Arab MENA Countries: Case of Academia.
– 2010. 6,000USD. Organizational Citizenship Behavior within the Context of War.
– 2009. 7,500USD. Organizational Citizenship Behavior within the MENA Context.
– 2008. 6,000USD. Organizational Citizenship within the Lebanese Context.

 


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