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Dawn KeigDawn Keig

Associate Professor
300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251
Phone: 509.777.3841
Fax: 509.777.None listed
Office Location: Weyerhaeuser Hall 310D

Prior to moving into academia, Keig 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.


D.B.A., Kennesaw State University

M.B.A., Creighton University

B.B.A., St. Mary's College

Year Joined Whitworth Faculty


Areas of Specialization / Expertise

Strategic management, international business, institutional environment of multinational enterprises, project management, technology management

Selected Publications / Presentations / Honors


  • Keig, D.L., “Multinational Enterprise Tolerance for Slavery”, Center for Leadership and Social Responsibility 7th Annual CSR Research Development Conference, Milgard School of Business, University of Washington, Tacoma, WA, July 2016.
  • Brouthers, L.E., Marshall, V.B. and Keig, D.L. (2016). Solving the single-country sample problem in cultural distance studies. Journal of International Business Studies, 47(4), 471-479.
  • 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.
  • 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.


  • Best Conference Paper Award finalist from the Western Academy of Management, 2016.
  • Best Conference Paper Award from the Academy of International Business-US Southeast, 2015.
  • Best Conference Paper Award finalist from the Academy of International Business-US West, 2015.
  • Best Reviewer Award from the Western Academy of Management, 2015.
  • Best Instructor Award from the X-Culture Multi-Country Business Student Collaboration Project, 2014.
  • Barry M. Richman Best Dissertation Award finalist from the Academy of Management, International Management Division, 2014. 
  • Georgia Tech Best Innovations, Institutions, and Emerging Market Paper Award finalist from the Academy of International Business-US Southeast, 2013.