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 435
Miami, FL 33199

(305) 348-6881


  • Ph.D. in Sociology
    Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Master of Arts in Sociology
    Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Bachelor of Arts in 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 Europe
  • Business in Latin America
  • Business In Society
  • Colloquium in Managing Organizational Ethics
  • Crisis Management
  • Global Management Skills
  • Global Megatrends, Geopolitics, & Political Econom
  • International Business
  • Organization Design and Behavior
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Ph.D. Dissertation
  • Professional Development Seminar I
  • Special Topics in Management

Refereed Journal Articles

Paul, K., Elango, B., & Kundu, S. K. (2020). Social Responsibility Skepticism: Shareholder and Stakeholder Perspectives. Social Responsibility Journal, 15.

Samara, G. (2019). Justice versus fairness in the family business workplace: A socioemotional wealth approach. Business Ethics / A European Review, 28(2).

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).

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).

Parra, C., Tremblay, M., Paul, K., & Castellanos, A. (2016). Exploratory Business Discourse Analysis: Text Data Mining on Corporate Citizenship Reports of Seven American Companies from 2004 – 2012. Journal of Corporate Citizenship.

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. View Article

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. View Article

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.

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).

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

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

Paul, K., Cobas, E., Ceron, R., Frithiof, M., & Guajardo, D. (2006). Corporate Social Reporting in Mexico. Journal of Corporate Citizenship, 22.

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).

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

Azevedo, A., Von, G., & Paul, K. (2001). Does Ethnic Diversity Equal Cultural Diversity? Journal of Business Ethics, 14(3).

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).

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

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


Paul, K. (2009). Research Monographs.

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