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Dima Jamali

Dima Jamali
Associate Dean for Research & Professor

Primary Office
Office Olayan School of Business 308
Extension: 3727
Office Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 2:00-4:00 pm

Short Bio

Dr. Dima Jamali is Professor of Management and Kamal Shair Endowed Chair in Responsible Leadership in the Olayan School of Business, American University of Beirut. She holds a PhD in Social Policy and Administration, from the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK. Her research and teaching revolve primarily around Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Social Entrepreneurship (SE). She is the author and/or editor of three books (CSR in the Middle East; SE in the Middle East; and CSR in Developing Countries), and over 50 international publications, focusing on different aspects of CSR and SE in the Middle East all appearing in top journals, including Journal of Business Ethics, Business Ethics Quarterly and British Journal of Management. She is the winner of the 2010 Shoman Prize for best young Arab researcher and a member of the Eisenhower Fellows, a global network of leading professionals committed to collaborate for a more prosperous, just and peaceful world.


Served as an expert consultant on projects funded by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP); the Economic and Social Commission of Western Asia (ESCWA); the World Bank; the United States Agency for International Development (USAID); the International Development Research Center of Canada (IDRC)


Jan 2001 University of Kent at Canterbury Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Jan 1996 San Jose State University Master of Arts (MA)
Jan 1993 American University of Beirut Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Work Experience

2016 - Present Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development American University of Beirut
2016 - Present Executive Director for Strategic Partnerships reporting to President American University of Beirut
2014 - Present Kamal Shair Endowed Chair in Leadership American University of Beirut
Jan 2012 - Present Associate Dean for Faculty/BBA Program American University of Beirut
2010 - Present Professor and Convener at the Suliman S. Olayan School of Business American University of Beirut
2008 - Present Visiting Professor University of Southampton
2007 - 2010 Associate Professor American University of Beirut
2007 - 2008 Senior Lecturer University of Southampton
2003 - 2007 Assistant Professor (Full-time) American University of Beirut
2002 - 2003 Lecturer (Full-time) American University of Beirut
1997 - 2001 Researcher University of Kent at Canterbury
1996 - 1997 Instructor (Part-time) American University of Beirut
1994 - 1996 Research Associate (Full-time) Consulting Psychologists Press


Arabic Professional working
English Professional working
French Professional working

Honors and Awards

2016 National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS) Research Excellence Award National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
2015 Outstanding Author Contribution Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence
2015 Golden Shield of Excellence for Arab Region and Personality of the Year in CSR -
2015 Aspen Institute Faculty Pioneer Award ASPEN
2014 Best International Symposium Award Academy of Management
2014 Kamal Shair Endowed Chair in Responsible Leadership AUB
2013 Eisenhower Fellowship 2013-Multi Nation Program
2012 Best Paper Proceedings Award Academy of Management
2011 Abdul Hamid Shoman Prize for Best Young Arab Researcher
2011 Outstanding Reviewer – Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence
2011 Best Paper Award Irish Academy of Management
2008 Best Paper Proceedings Award Academy of Management
2007 British Academy of Management ESRC Visiting Fellowship for South Asia / Middle East
2006 Teaching Excellence Award American University of Beirut
2005 Best Professor Award School of Business
2003 Best Paper Award North American Case Research Association (NACRA)
1996 Viola Palmer Memorial Scholarship San Jose State University
1995 Graduate Student Program Fellowship San Jose State University