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Dawn Keig, D.B.A

Dawn Keig

Dawn Keig joined the Whitworth School of Business in summer 2014. She spent 27 years in the private sector, where she gained extensive experience in defining and mobilizing global service, supply chain, and technology strategy through senior management positions in the high-tech industry and through her own management consulting practice. Keig comes to Whitworth from Brenau University, where she served as an assistant professor and as the director of the Brenau Project Management MBA program.She has been certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP©) by the Project Management Institute (PMI©). Her research interests combine strategy and business ethics in an international context and include cross-national cultural and institutional differences and the corporate social responsibility (and irresponsibility) of multinational enterprises.

Selected Publications/Presentations/Honors:
Brouthers, L.E., O'Donnell, E., and Keig, D.L. (2013). Isomorphic pressures, peripheral product attributes and emerging market firm export performance. Management International Review, 53(5), 687-710.

Ferrell, O.C. and Keig, D.L. (2013). The marketing ethics course: Current state and future directions. Journal of Marketing Education, 35(2), 119-128.

Keig, D. and Brouthers, L.E. (2013). Major Theories of Business Strategy. In T.J. Wilkinson (Ed.), Strategic Management in the 21st Century (Vol. 3). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.

Keig, D. (2012). Stakeholder Management. In A. Rahim (Ed.), Management: Theory, Research, and Practice. San Diego: Cognella Academic Publishing.

Keig, D.L. and Brouthers, L.E. (2013). "Does Corruption-Driven Social Irresponsibility Affect Multinational Enterprise Performance?" resented at Academy of International Business-Southeast USA Conference, Atlanta, Ga. ***Finalist for Georgia Tech Best Innovation, Institutions, and Emerging Markets Paper Award***

Keig, D.L., Brouthers, L.E., and Marshall, V.B. (2015). Formal and informal corruption environments and multinational enterprise social irresponsibility. Journal of Management Studies, 52(1), 89-116.


  • D.B.A., Kennesaw State University
  • M.B.A., Creighton University
  • B.B.A., St. Mary's College