Dr. Elizabeth Napier's research focuses on the investigation of multinational firms and their interaction with local economies and environments. The topics she is most interested in are corporate social responsibility (CSR), international business ethics, global business strategy, and the internationalization of the firm.
With degrees in Anthropology (BA), International Business (MA), and International Business and Marketing (PhD), she has a unique understanding of what motivates both individuals and firms. She is especially interested in multinational firm performance, unique partnerships, and their impact on the host country’s environmental and financial resources. Specifically, by understanding how multinational firms utilize explicit and tacit knowledge, she works to build theory that can support employee innovation and environmental sustainability.
Dr. Napier has overall received excellent teaching evaluations across her graduate and undergraduate level International Marketing and International Business courses, serves on multiple department and university level service committees, and has published in top journals in her field. Supporting documents and elaborations as follows as a part of her fifth year tenure packet.