Jennifer Oetzel

Research Professor, Department of Management

Dr. Jennifer Oetzel is Professor of Strategy and Kogod IB Professor at American University. Her research and teaching focus on managing major risks like natural disasters and violent conflicts, as well as business adaptation to climate change. More specifically, she looks at how companies can reduce business risk by promoting economic, social, and environmental development and engaging in peace building in countries where they operate. She has won multiple research awards and co-authored a book published by Cambridge University Press in 2022 entitled, Business Adaptation to Climate Change. Her work has appeared in the Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Harvard Business Review, and the Journal of International Business Studies, among numerous other outlets.

Current Projects

• Green investment and sustainable cities

• Building resilience to disaster risk