Ph.D., Corporate Strategy, University of Michigan, Ross School of Business
M.A., Applied Economics, University of Michigan
Ed.M., Education, Harvard University
B.S., Electrical Engineering, Cornell University
Research & Teaching Interests
Prof. Karim's research focuses on acquisitions and alliances, corporate restructuring and organization design, and innovation through reconfiguration and redeployment of resources and activities. Her teaching is in the areas of corporate and global strategies, innovation strategies for established firms, and competitive strategy.
Industry & Academic Experience
Prior to joining Northeastern University, Prof. Karim taught at Boston University's Strategy & Innovation Department for thirteen years. Earlier in her career, she worked as an R&D software engineer with Hewlett-Packard's medical products group.
Services to the Profession
Associate Editor, Strategic Management Journal (2014-present)
Senior Editor, Journal of Organization Design (2013-present)
Chair Leadership, Academy of Management's Business Policy & Strategy Division (2016-2021)
Chair Leadership, Strategic Management Society's Competitive Strategy Interest Group (2014-2016)
Board Member, Consortium for Cooperation and Competition (2016-present)"
Conferences Organized: ODC (2014); CCC (2013, 2014); BPS Doctoral Consortium (2011, 2012); SRF (2011)
Awards & Recognition
Best Conference Paper Prize Nominee, Strategic Management Society Annual Conference (2014)
Professor of the Year Award (MBA Cohort A), Boston University Questrom School of Business (2013)
Faculty Graduate Commencement Speaker, Boston University Questrom School of Business (2013)
Favorite Professor, Poets & Quants "The Top MBAs Name Their Favorite Business School Professors", 2015