Curriculum VitaeExecutive Professor, International Business and Strategy

Alexandra V. Roth

304E Hayden Hall
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5000

617.373.2274
al.roth@northeastern.edu


Profile

Education

Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
MA, Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg, Germany
BA, Eberhard-Karls-Universitaet, Tuebingen, Germany

Research & Teaching Interests

Dr. Roth teaches courses in International Business Management, Cultural Aspects of International Business, Managing the Global Enterprise, International Business and Global Social Responsibility, and Executive development. Her research interests are cross-cultural management, gender studies, globalization and cultural change, corporate social responsibility (CSR), and socially responsible investments (SRI).

Industry & Academic Experience

Dr. Roth is a Lecturer and Executive Professor for International Business for the D'Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University. Prior to joining Northeastern University, she worked as an internal consultant at the Deutsche Bank and as a General and Project Manager at the Institute for Corporate Cultural Affairs, the World Corporate Ethics' Council, and the Society for European Business History in Frankfurt and in London. Through her experiences as a management consultant, especially during the merger activities of Deutsche Bank and Bankers Trust, Dr. Roth became acquainted with the interrelationships of peoples of different cultures in a business environment and organized "Cultural Assessment Townhalls" and executive training that heightened employees' awareness of diversity differences. Under several reengineering projects, she was responsible for integrating and streamlining operational support and functions of Corporate Cultural Affairs and established a data base which for the first time consolidated the bank's worldwide Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities. Dr. Roth has also conducted fieldwork in Native American communities in Alaska and managed a development aid project in the Ecuadorian Amazon basin.

Services to the Profession

Dr. Roth is a member of the Editorial board for the Journal for East European Management Studies (JEEMS). She is also a registered Lego Serious Play (LSP) facilitator. Dr. Roth is an active member of several professional organizations, including the German Anthropological Association (DGV); the American-German Business Club (AGBC), Frankfurt; the German American Business Council (GABC), Boston; the German Scholars Organization (GSO) Boston; and Share Boston - Swiss House. Dr. Roth is an alumnus of the Hanns-Seidel-Foundation Fellowship in Munich.

Awards & Recognition

Winner of the 2012 European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) Case Writing Award in the Euro-Mediterranean Managerial Practices and Issues Category for the case: "Launch of Durra: Women in Islamic Banking" (Ivey case). In collaboration with David T.A. Wesley.

Hanns-Seidel-Foundation Fellowship (Munich).

German Research Foundation (DFG) Research Fellow; grant for the interdepartmental examination of societal cultural changes.

Publications

Selected Publications

Roth, A., David, W. T.A. (2013). Religion in the Workplace: Tyson Foods, Inc.. Aspen Institute's Business & Society Program (New@ CasePlace.org).

Roth, A., Wesley, D. (2012). Launch of Durra: Women in Islamic Banking. Introduction to Nonprofit Management: Text and Cases, by Glenn Rowe and Mary Conway Dato-on. SAGE Publications Inc.

Roth, A., Wesley, D. T.A. (2011). Religion in the Workplace: The British Airways Cross Controversy.

Roth, A., Wesley, D. T.A. (2011). Religion in the Workplace: Tyson Foods, Inc.. Richard Ivey School of business cases. The University of Western Ontario, Ivey.

Roth, A., Wesley, D. T.A. (2011). Religion in the Workplace: The British Airways Cross Controversy.

Presentations

Selected Presentations

Roth, A., ION Conference Istanbul, "Presentation on Current Research on Islamic Banking and Socially Responsible Investment (SRI)," IGIM, Istanbul. (May 15, 2009).

Roth, A. (Presenter & Author), 8th International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organisations, "Banking on God: A Fresh Take on Islamic Banking and Religion-Based Ethical Funds," Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Changes in Organisations, Cambridge University UK/Keynote speaker.