Faculty and ResearchExpert Guide

Karen Paul

Karen Paul

Department of International Business

College of Business
Florida International University

Modesto A. Maidique Campus
11200 S.W. 8th St, MANGO 431
Miami, FL 33199

P: (305) 348-6881
E: paulk@fiu.edu


  • PhD, Sociology
    Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Master of Arts, Sociology
    Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Bachelor of Arts, Sociology
    Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

Areas of Expertise

  • Business Ethics
  • International Business
  • Management Development
  • Socially Responsible Investing

Professional Activities

Before joining Florida International University, Dr. Paul was a dean’s research professor and professor of management at the Rochester Institute of Technology. She is a member of the Eastern Academy of Management, Society for Business Ethics, Academy of International Business, Academy of Management, and International Association for Business and Society. She served as the editor of several books including Current Issues in Business Ethics and Politics, Current Issues in International Business and Society, and Business Environment and Business Ethics: The Social, Moral, and Political Dimensions of Management. She has also written chapters for several other books. Professor Paul’s research has been published in journals such as the Journal of Business Ethics, Business and Society Review, California Management Review, Society 20, NIRA Policy Research 3, International Journal of Value-Based Management, Black Enterprise, Academy of Management Review, and others.

Courses Taught

  • Business Ethics
  • Business In Society
  • Colloquium in Managing Organizational Ethics
  • Crisis Management
  • International Business
  • International Management
  • Organization Design and Behavior
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Ph.D. Dissertation
  • Professional Development Seminar I
  • Special Topics in Management

Refereed Journal Articles

Parra, C. M., Tremblay, M. C., Paul, K. & Castellanos, A. (2017). Exploratory Content Analysis Using Text Data Mining: Corporate Citizenship Reports of Seven U.S. Companies from 2004-2112.  Journal of Corporate Citizenship. 2017 (66), 106-151.

Paul, K. (2017). The Effect of Business Cycle, Market Return, and Momentum on Financial Performance of Socially Responsible Investment Funds.  Social Responsibility Journal. 13 (3), 513-528.

Paul, K. (2014). Stakeholder Theory, Meet Communications Theory: Media Systems Dependency and Community Infrastructure Theory, with an Application to California;s Cannabis/Marijuana Industry. Journal of Business Ethics.

Panwar, R., Paul, K., Nybakk, E., Hansen, E. & Thompson, D. (2013). The Legitimacy of CSR Actions of Publicly Traded Companies versus Family-Owned Companies. Journal of Business Ethics.

Paul, K. & Meyskens, M. (2011). Components of a global mindset: Corporate social responsibility and cross-cultural sensitivity.  Journal of International Business and Cultural Studies. 5, 1-3A.

Elango, B., Paul, K., Kundu, S. K. & Paudel, S. K. (2010). Organizational ethics, individual ethics, and ethical intentions in international decision-making.  Journal of Business Ethics. 97 (4), 543-561.

Meyskens, M. & Paul, K. (2010). Evolution of corporate social reporting practices in Mexico.  Journal of Business Ethics. 91 (2), 211-227.

Paul, K. (2008). Corporate Sustainability, Citizenship, and Social Responsibility Reporting: A Website Study of 100 Model Corporations.  Journal of Corporate Citizenship. (32), 63-78.

Paul, K., Cobas, E., Ceron, R., Frithiof, M., Guajardo, D. & Angel Maass,Ivan Navarro,Lina Palmer,Loretta Serrano,Lori Zalka. (2006). Corporate Social Reporting in Mexico.  Journal of Corporate Citizenship. 22, 67-80.

Giacalone, R. A., Paul, K. & Jurkiewicz, C. L. (2005). A Preliminary Investigation into the Role of Positive Psychology in Consumer Sensitivity to Corporate Social Performance.  Journal of Business Ethics. 58 (4), 295-310.

Paul, K. (2004). Business and Society and Business Ethics Journals: A Citation and Impact Analysis.  Journal of Scholarly Publishing. 35 (2), 103-117.

Ruf, B. M., Muralidhar, K., Brown, R. M. , Janney, J. J. & Paul, K. (2001). An Empirical Investigation of the Relationship Between Corporate Social and Financial Performance: A Stakeholder Theory Perspective.  Journal of Business Ethics. 32 (2), 143-156.

Azevedo, A., Von Glinow, M. & Paul, K. (2001). Does Ethnic Diversity Equal Cultural Diversity?.  Journal of Business Ethics. 14 (3), 273-291.

Paul, K. (1999). One of a Kind.  Business &; Society. 38 (1), 31.

Paul, K. (1998). Corporate Social Responsability in Accounting: A Review and Extension.  Research on Accounting Ethics. 4, 185-200.

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