Haram Seo

Assistant Professor


Haram is an Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University’s Management department. She received her Ph.D. in Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship at University of Minnesota. Her research examines the impact of corporate philanthropy and other nonmarket strategies on both firms and society. Specifically, she studies the heterogeneity in how firms give and its implication on the strategic benefits of giving. She also examines the social impact of giving separate from its impact on firms, by highlighting the conditions under which corporate giving that is strategically beneficial may not always be socially beneficial. Her dissertation and other papers were recognized with many awards, including the 2019 Robert J. Litschert Award and 2018 Distinguished Paper Award from the STR Division in the Academy of Management, and the 2018 Outstanding Paper Award from the Annual Conference of Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability. Her research has been published or forthcoming in the Strategic Management Journal. Prior to joining academia, Haram worked as a consultant with A.T.Kearney’s Seoul office.

Research Interests

Nonmarket Strategy, Corporate Social Responsibility, Corporate Philanthropy, Social Movement