Pipes, Prisms and Cooperative Stakeholder Relations

Wednesdays@NICO Seminar, 12:00 pm, November 13, 2013, Jacobs Center, Room 1246

Professor Lite Nartey, University of South Carolina


Lite J. Nartey is an Assistant Professor in the Sonoco International Business Department at the Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina. Her research interests include exploring the relationships, contingencies, and dynamics among multinational firms, governments and civil society actors and the implications of these dynamics on both firm performance and societal value.

Her recent dissertation entitled “Networks of Influence: Implementing Politically Sustainable Multinational Stakeholder Strategies” has been recognized for several awards and nominations, including: Winner, Buckley and Casson Dissertation Award, 2013 (Academy of International Business); Second Prize, Industry Studies Association Dissertation Award, 2012; Finalist, Wiley Blackwell Award for Outstanding Dissertation Research in Business Policy and Strategy, 2013 (Academy of Management, Business Policy and Strategy Division); Finalist, Barry M. Richman Best Dissertation Award, 2013 (Academy of Management, International Management Division); Finalist, Emerald Best International Dissertation Award, 2013 (Academy of Management, International Theme Committee); The Douglas Nigh Memorial Best Paper Award 2011; The Aspen Institute’s Center for business Education 2010 Dissertation Proposal Award; Best Paper at the Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability (ARCS) 2010 PhD Sustainability Academy; and nominated for the Haynes Prize for the Most Promising Scholar 2010 at the Academy of International Business. Her work is also forthcoming in the Strategic Management Journal.

Lite holds a PhD and MSc from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, a MPA from New York University, and BSc (Hons) from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana..