Carolyn Egri

  • Associate Dean, Dean's Office
  • Academic Director, Executive MBA
  • Professorship, Management and Organization Studies
  • Professor, Management and Organization Studies
  • B.Comm., M.Sc., Ph.D. (British Columbia)

    Segal Room: SGL 3605
    Segal Phone: 778.782.3456

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    Dr. Carolyn Egri is the William J.A. Rowe EMBA Alumni Professor, and professor of management and organization studies. Carolyn is a pioneer in research related to corporate environmental and social responsibility - she has been publishing on this topic for more than 20 years, long before it became trendy. "It's meaningful work," she says. "Since it's a relatively new field, it's very exciting - there's the opportunity to develop new standards and ideas."

    Carolyn makes leadership and environmental sustainability the focus of her teaching, both for the Beedie School of Business and for other organizations. She is a recipient of the David L. Bradford Outstanding Educator Award (Organizational Behavior Teaching Society for Management Educators) and TD Canada Trust Distinguished Teaching award.

    A prolific researcher, she has been examining corporate environmental social responsibility practices as well as cross-cultural differences in managerial values and influence tactics around the world. Carolyn devotes much of her time to service in her academic community; she has been an Associate Editor for the Academy of Management Learning & Education journal, and a chair of the Academy of Management's Organizations and the Natural Environment interest group. She has also been a director of the Organizational Behavior Teaching Society and serves on a variety of academic journal editorial boards.

    Research Interests

    Corporate environmental and social responsibility, international management, organizational power and politics, leadership, management education, organizational change and development.

    Selected Publications

    Articles and Reports

    Ralston, D. A., Egri, C. P., Karam, C. M., Naoumova, I., Srinivasan, N., Casado, T., ... Alas, R. (2015). The triple-bottom-line of corporate responsibility: Assessing the attitudes of present and future business professionals across the BRICSs. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 32(1), 145-179.

    Na, N., Egri, C. P., Lo, C. W., & Lin, C. Y. (2015). Patterns of corporate responsibility practices for high financial performance: Evidence from three Chinese societies. Journal of Business Ethics, 126(2), 169-183.

    Wei, Y., Egri, C. P., & Lin, C. Y. (2014). Do corporate social responsibility practices yield different business benefits in eastern and western contexts? Chinese Management Studies, 8(4), 556-576.

    Ralston, D. A., Egri, C. P., Furrer, O., Kuo, M., Li, Y., Wangenheim, F., ... Weber, M. (2014). Societal-level versus individual-level predictions of ethical behavior: A 48-society study of collectivism and individualism. Journal of Business Ethics, 122(2), 285-306.

    Karam, C. M., Ralston, D. A., Egri, C. P., Butt, A. N., Srinivasan, N., Fu, P., ... Chia, H. (2013). Perceptions of the ethicality of favors at work in Asia: An 11-society assessment. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 30(2), 373-408.

    Richards, M., Egri, C. P., Ralston, D. A., Naoumova, I., Casado, T., Wangenheim, F., ... Schroll-Machl, S. (2012). How can we better understand current and future workforce values in the global business environment? Thunderbird International Business Review, 54(4), 609-623.

    Ralston, D. A., Egri, C. P., Riddle, L. R., Butt, A., Dalgic, T., & Brock, D. M. (2012). Managerial values in the greater Middle East: Similarities and differences across seven countries. International Business Review, 21(3), 480-492.

    Egri, C. P., Khilji, S. E., Ralston, D. A., Palmer, I., Girson, I., Milton, L. P., ... Mockaitis, A. (2012). Do Anglo countries still form a values cluster? Evidence of the complexity of value change. Journal of World Business, 47(2), 267-276.

    Ralston, D. A., Egri, C. P., Reynaud, E., Srinivasan, N., Furrer, O., Brock, D. M., ... Wallace, A. (2011). A 21st century assessment of values across the global workforce. Journal of Business Ethics, 104(4), 589-590.

    Caykoylu, S., Egri, C. P., Havlovic, S., & Bradley, C. (2011). Key organizational commitment antecedents for nurses, paramedical professionals and non-clinical staff. Journal of Health, Organization and Management, 25(1), 7-33.

    de la Garza Carranza, M. T., & Egri, C. P. (2010). Managerial Cultural Intelligence and Small Business in Canada. Management Revue, 21(3), 353-371.

    Furrer, O., Egri, C. P., Ralston, D. A., Danis, W. M., Reynaud, E., Naoumova, I., ... Furrer-Perrinjaquet, A. (2010). Attitudes toward corporate responsibilities in Western Europe and in Central and Eastern Europe. Management International Review, 50(3), 379-398.

    Ralston, D. A., Egri, C. P., de la Garza Carranza, M. T., Ramburuth, P., Terpstra-Tong, J., Pekerti, A. A., ... Weber, M. J. (2009). Ethical preferences for influencing superiors: A 41-society study. Journal of International Business Studies, 40, 1022-1045.

    Egri, C. P., & Ralston, D. (2008). Corporate responsibility: A review of international management research from 1998 to 2007. Journal of International Management, 14(4), 319-339.

    Lo, C. W., Egri, C., & Ralston, D. A. (2008). Commitment to corporate social and environmental responsibility: An insight into contrasting perspectives in China and the U.S. Organization Management Journal, 5(2), 83-98.

    Ralston, D. A., Terpstra-Tong, J., Terpstra, R. H., Wang, X., & Egri, C. P. (2006). Today's state-owned enterprises of China: Are they dying dinosaurs or dynamic dynamos. Strategic Management Journal, 27(9), 825-843.

    Egri, C. P., & Ralston, D. A. (2004). Generation cohorts and personal values: A comparison of China and the U.S. organization science. Organization Science, 15(2), 210-220.

    Egri, C. P., & Herman, S. (2000). Leadership in the North American environmental sector: Values, leadership styles and contexts of environmental leaders and their organizations. Academy of Management Journal, 43(4), 571-604.

    Chia, H., Egri, C. P., Ralston, D. A., Fu, P., Kuo, C. M., Lee, C., ... Moon, Y. (2007). The four tigers and the dragon: Values differences, similarities, and consensus. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 24(3), 305-320.

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