Sheila M. Puffer
University Distinguished Professor and Professor of International Business
PhD, Business Administration, University of California-Berkeley
Diploma in Management, Plekhanov Institute of the National Economy, Russia
MBA, University of Ottawa, Canada
BA in Slavic Studies, University of Ottawa
Research & Teaching Interests
Professor Puffer has research and teaching interests in international business and management and entrepreneurship, with emphasis on Russia, the Former Soviet Union, and other emerging markets.
Industry & Academic Experience
Professor Puffer is a fellow at the Davis Center for Russian Studies at Harvard University. She has served as program director of the Gorbachev Foundation of North America at Northeastern. She worked for six years as an administrator in the Government of Canada and has consulted for a number of private and nonprofit organizations.
Services to the Profession
Professor Puffer was the editor of The Academy of Management Executive and a member of the Academy’s Board of Governors (1999-2002). She serves on numerous editorial boards, including the Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of World Business, and European Journal of International Management. She was a track chair at the 2014 Academy of International Business meetings and has been a keynote speaker at numerous international conferences.
Awards & Recognition
University Distinguished Professor, 2011- (the highest award for faculty, for having achieved international recognition and distinction for contributions to education and research that cross disciplinary boundaries).
Visiting Scholar, Stanford Graduate School of Business (January-September 2015).
Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Stockholm School of Economics and U of Calgary. (April 2009).
Walsh Research Professor, Northeastern University. (2008-2010).