Jennifer Oetzel conducts research on how major discontinuous risks such as natural disasters, terrorist events, and violent conflicts, affect businesses and whether firms can gain experiential advantages managing these events. Dr. Oetzel’s work has been published in Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, among other top outlets. In 2015, she was awarded the “Best OB/OT/HR Paper Award” for the International Management Division at the Academy of Management Meeting in Vancouver, Canada, for a co-authored paper, "Melting pot or tribe? Ethnic diversity and its effect on firm ownership and productivity." She is also on the editorial boards of several journals including the Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of World Business, Business & Society, Journal of International Business Policy, Multinational Business Review, and Business, Peace and Sustainable Development. In the last few years she has co-organized (with the Institute for Economics and Peace) two international conferences on "Business and Peace" at American University. Prof. Oetzel teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on social sustainability, strategy in emerging markets, and business and economic development. In 2006 she was selected by BusinessWeek as on the the top three faculty members in the Kogod School of Business.