Heather Berry is an Associate Professor of International Business and International Affairs at the George Washington School of Business. Previously, Heather was a faculty member at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where she remains a Senior Fellow at the Mack Center for Technological Innovation. During the 2010-2011 academic year, Heather was awarded an ASA/NSF/BEA Fellowship for her research at the Bureau of Economic Analysis on the foreign direct investment of US MNCs. Heather received a BA in Political Science from McGill University in Canada, an M.Sc. in International and European Politics from Edinburgh University in Scotland and a Ph.D. in Strategy & Organization and International Business from the Anderson School at UCLA.
Heather’s research examines the scope and performance of multinational firms. Her research shows how interdependencies across firm resource allocation decisions in product and geographic markets impact international investment, divestment and performance. Her papers have been published in top academic journals, including the Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, the Journal of International Business Studies and the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization.
Heather currently serves on the editorial boards of the Strategic Management Journal, the Journal of International Business Studies and Organization Science. She was elected to serve on the Business Policy and Strategy Division Executive Committee of the Academy of Management (2008-2010) as well as the INFORMS College on Organization Science Executive Committee (2007-2011).
Heather received the 2001 Richard Farmer Award for the best dissertation at the Academy of International Business and the 2002 Barry Richman Award for the best dissertation from the IM Division of the Academy of Management. She has received the best reviewer award from the Journal of International Business Studies and Organization Science, and was a finalist for the Haynes Prize for Most Promising Scholar under the age of 40 at the Academy of International Business. She has developed global strategic management courses at the Ph.D, MBA and undergraduate levels. Prior to her graduate work, Heather worked in several government positions on Capitol Hill; her last position was Ways and Means Committee Associate in the U.S. House of Representatives.