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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

  • Impact investing
  • International business

Professional Activities

Karen Paul is a Professor in the Department of International Business of the College of Business at Florida International University. She has been Visiting Professor, Escuela de Graduados en Administración y Dirección de Empresas, Instituto Tecnologico de Monterrey (August, 2004 - December, 2004), Monterrey, Mexico.

She was a Fulbright Fellow at the Universidad Catolica Boliviana (August, 2003 - December, 2004), La Paz, Bolivia and Fulbright Research Fellow for Africa, School of Economic & Business Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand (August, 1987 - December, 1988), Johannesburg, South Africa.

She was the Founding Director of the International MBA Program in 1999-2000 and served as Associate Dean, College of Business Administration, Florida International University (1996 - 1999), Miami, Florida. She was a founding Trustee of Domini Social Impact Funds.

She has also held positions as Research Associate, School of Management, Yale University (1992 - 1993), New Haven, Connecticut; Visiting Professor, Smeal College of Business, Penn State University (1990 - 1991), College Park, Pennsylvania; Distinguished Visiting Lecturer, C.T. Bauer College of Business, University of Houston (1990 - 1990), Houston, Texas; Dean's Research Professor, E. Philip Saunders College of Business, Rochester Insitute of Technology (1989 - 1991), Rochester, New York; Shoemaker Scholar, Smeal College of Business, Penn State University (1989 - 1990), College Park, Pennsylvania; Peace Fellow, Mary Ingraham Bunting Institute Radcliffe College, Harvard University (1987 - 1988), Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Other academic positions include Director, Masters of Business Administration Program, E. Philip Saunders College of Business, Rochester Insitute of Technology (1984 - 1986), Rochester, New York; Adjunct Professor, New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University (1980 - 1984), Ithaca, New York; and Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor, E. Philip Saunders College of Business, Rochester Institute of Technology (1979 - 1991), Rochester, New York.

She has published widely in the areas of business ethics and corporate social responsibility.


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

Beydoun, A. R.


“Risk tolerance, time horizon, and estate intention: just how important are ‘circumstances and associated emotions’?” .

BAU Journal – Society, Culture and Human Behavior

, 4(2)


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Connection Failure

Kundu, S. K., Elango, B., & Paul, K.


Social responsibility skepticism: shareholder and stakeholder perspectives.

Social Responsibility Journal

, 16(4)


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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