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Gerry Keim


Office:BA 352L
Mailing Address:
Main Campus
PO BOX 874006
Tempe, AZ 85287-4006

Phone: 480-965-2832
Fax: 480-965-8314
Email: Gerald.Keim@asu.edu
Gerry Keim

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Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute; M.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute; B.S., University of Delaware

Research Areas
The interaction of business firms with their institutional environments (political, social, and economic) in advanced and developing countries. Organizational entrepreneurship, especially learning why some existing organizations are more successful than others at responding to changing environmental opportunities and threats. 

Recent Consulting
Keim has worked with the staffs of major corporations and associations including the Atlantic Richfield Co., Bayer, Conoco, Centel, Edison Electric Institute, Exxon USA, Glaxo, Manville Corporation, Middle South Utilities, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Pfizer, Inc., Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association, Sears, Roebuck & Co., Standard Oil of Ohio, State Farm Insurance, The Southern Co., and The Business Roundtable.

Academic Positions
Faculty Director Executive MBA, 2016

Management Department Chair, 2010-2014

Associate Dean, International Programs, 2009-2012

Associate Dean, MBA Programs, 2004-2009

Arizona State University: 2001-present. Previous Appointments: University of Western Ontario, Johannes Kepler University, Texas A&M University, Stanford University

Career and Professional Awards; Teaching Awards
Best Paper Award in 2009, from the Journal of Management for "Corporate Political Activity: A Review and Research Agenda,"  JOM 2004, with D. Schuler and A. Hillman.

Best Article Award in 2005 from the International Association of Business and Society (IABS) for "The Attractiveness of Political Markets: Implications for Firm Strategy," Academy of Management Review, J.P. Bonardi, A. Hillman, G. Keim.

W. Teets Award, Outstanding Graduate Teacher, ASU, 2004; Dean's Commendation for MBA teaching, Ivey Business School, 2000; MBA Core Faculty Teaching Award, Texas A&M University, 1998

Professional Leadership
Board of Trustees, The Washington Campus, 2004-Present, Chairman of the Board, 2011-2014.  At Large Representative of Entrepreneurship and Strategy Interest Group, Strategic Management Society, 2003-2005.   Chair, Social Issues in Management Division, AOM Best Paper committee, 2003-2004.  Editorial Review Board, Journal of Public Affairs, 1999-present; Reviewer: The Academy of Management Journal, The Academy of Management Review, The Administrative Science Quarterly

Representative Publications
“Political Environments and Business Strategy: Implications for Managers”, Gerry Keim and Amy Hillman, in Business Horizons, Journal of the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, January-February 2008, Volume 51, Number 1, 47-53.

“Managing Business Political Advocacy in the United States: Opportunities for Improved Effectiveness” in The Handbook of Corporate Public Affairs, ed. P. Harris and C. Fleisher, Sage. 2005, 418-433

"Corporate Political Strategies for Widely Salient Issues," J. P. Bonardi and G. Keim.  Academy of Management Review. July 2005, Vol. 30, No. 3, 555-576.

"Competition in the Political Marketplace: Implications for Firm Strategy," J.P. Bonardi, A. Hillman, G. Keim.  Academy of Management Review, April 2005, Vol. 30, No. 2, 397-413.

"Corporate Political Strategies: A Review and Research Agenda," A. Hillman, G. Keim, D. Schuler. Journal of Management, December 2004.














ASU is a tier 1 research university and W. P. Carey is proud of its strong tradition of teaching and classroom excellence. Our students directly benefit from the research and theories our faculty brings into the classroom. Below is a list of courses being taught during the current semester by this faculty member. Click a course to view it in the ASU course catalog.

MGT 565 - Business and Public Policy
Takes a managerial perspective to examine the interface between businesses and their external political environments. Potential changes in public policy can affect current operations and future opportunities. Examines how managers can anticipate and affect the formation, modification and enforcement of public policy in various institutional environments.

MGT 580 - Practicum
Structured practical experience in a professional program, supervised by a practitioner and/or faculty member with whom the student works closely.

MGT 591 - Seminar
A small class emphasizing discussion, presentations by students, and written research papers.

MGT 792 - Research
Independent study in which a student, under the supervision of a faculty member, conducts research that is expected to lead to a specific project such as a dissertation, report, or publication. Assignments might include data collection, experimental work, data analysis, or preparation of a manuscript.

MGT 799 - Dissertation
Supervised research focused on preparation of dissertation, including literature review, research, data collection and analysis, and writing.

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