Elizabeth Karam

Rawls College of Business, Area of Management

Elizabeth Karam

Elizabeth Karam is an assistant professor in the Area of Management in the Rawls College of Business. Her research focuses primarily on how leaders affect team and organizational outcomes. Specifically, she examines:

  • the impact of executive leadership on firm performance
  • the contributions of team leaders to work group performance
  • the dependence and influence relationships between leaders and internal and external organizational stakeholders

Her research has been published in the Journal of Management and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and she is a regular presenter at the Academy of Management annual meeting.

Karam will be teaching human resource management and leadership and ethics in the Masters of Business Administration program.

Prior to earning her Ph.D., Karam worked in human resource management in a professional services firm and for a Fortune 500 company. She has consulted on projects related to leadership development, leadership coaching and organizational culture throughout her doctoral studies. She received her B.A. from the University of Michigan and her M.B.A. and Ph.D. from Michigan State University.