Alan Muller

Alan Muller

Affiliate Associate Professor, University of Washington
Associate Professor, University of Amsterdam

PhD, RSM Erasmus University, the Netherlands, cum laude, 2004
MA, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, cum laude, 1998
BA, University of Washington, cum laude, 1993

The global business environment, multinational operations and strategy, corporate social behavior

Positions Held
Affiliate Associate Professor, University of Washington (2011-present)
Associate Professor, University of Amsterdam (2011-present)
Senior Lecturer, University of Washington (2008-2010)
Assistant Professor, University of Amsterdam Business School (2005-2008)
Assistant Professor, RSM Erasmus University (2004-2005)

Current Research
Organizational attention and discretionary social behavior; multinationality and corporate social responsibility (particularly in emerging markets); corporate social performance and corporate financial performance

Honors and Awards
Best Reviewer Award, Academy of Management, SIM division (2011)
Visiting Professor, Hong Kong Baptist University (2011)
Visiting Professor, Hong Kong Baptist University (2010)
Finalist, Best Paper Award, Academy of Management Social Issues in Management Division (2008)
Visiting Scholar, Segal School of Business CCGRM, Simon Fraser University (2008)
Finalist, Richard Farmer Dissertation Award, Academy of International Business (2005)
Winner, Annual Dissertation Award, Dutch National Political Science Association (2005)
Cum laude, PhD, RSM Erasmus University (2004)
Winner, Most Challenging Thesis Proposal Award, European International Business Academy (2001)
Cum laude, MA, University of Amsterdam (1998)
Phi Beta Kappa (1993)
Cum laude, BA, University of Washington (1993)

Academic Service
Ad hoc reviewer for:
Academy of Management Journal
Organization Science
Strategic Management Journal
Journal of Management Studies
Business & Society
International Business Review
Journal of Business Ethics

Referee for:
Academy of Management Annual Meetings
Academy of International Business Annual Meetings

Selected Publications
"A Theory of Collective Empathy in Corporate Philanthropy Decisions," with Mike Pfarrer and Laura Little. In press at Academy of Management Review.

"Responsible Tax as Corporate Social Responsibility: The Case of Multinational Enterprises and Effective Tax in India," with Ans Kolk. Business & Society. 2012. doi: 10.1177/000760312449998.

"Doing Good Deeds in Times of Need: A Strategic Perspective on Corporate Disaster Donations," with Roman Kraussl. Strategic Management Journal, Vol. 32, No. 9, 2011, pp. 911-929. (Lead article).

"The Value of Corporate Philanthropy During Times of Crisis: The Signaling Effect of Employee Involvement." Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 103, No. 2, 2001, pp. 203-220.

"Extrinsic and Intrinsic Drivers of Corporate Social Performance: Evidence from Foreign and Domestic Firms in Mexico," with Ans Kolk. Journal of Management Studies, Vol. 47, 2010, pp. 1-26. (Lead article)

"CSR Performance in Emerging Markets: Evidence from Mexico," with Ans Kolk. Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 85, No. 2, 2009, pp. 325-337.

"Exploring the Geography of Corporate Philanthropic Disaster Response: A Study of Fortune Global 500 Firms," with Gail Whitemen. Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 84, No. 4, 2009, pp. 589-603

Global versus Local CSR Strategies: An Exploratory Study of European MNEs in Mexico." European Management Journal, Vol. 24, No. 2-3. 2006, pp. 180-191.

"Macro Intentions, Micro Realities: A Two-Level Strategic Approach to the Single European Market," with Rob van Tulder. Multinational Business Review, Vol. X, Fall 2002, pp. 1-10.

Selected Consulting Experience
Vodafone, competitive strategy
Philips, strategic orientation
ICCO, public-private partnership development
Ministry of Foreign Affairs (NL), multinationals, taxation and development

Courses Taught
IBUS 300 (Summer 2012, Summer 2011)
IBUS 300 (Autumn 2008, Spring 2009)
IBUS 560 (Winter 2009)
IBUS 480 (Winter 2009)

Contact Information


Mailing Address

Foster School of Business
University of Washington
Box 353226
Seattle, WA 98195-3226