Heather R. Dixon-Fowler


Universities & Institutions

  • Appalacchian State University

Areas of Interest

  • Management
  • Entrepreneurship

Heather is Assistant Professor and Department Chair in the Management Department at Appalachian State University, in US.

She teaches a variety of management and entrepreneurship courses. She developed the first undergraduate Social Entrepreneurship course in the College of Business and has co-developed and led entrepreneurship Study-Abroad Programs in Vietnam, Panama, Spain and Malawi.

She previously served as Director for the Center for Entrepreneurship. She has an MBA from Wichita State University and earned a PhD in Business Administration with an emphasis in corporate strategy from the University of Arkansas, where she also worked as part of the founding team at the Applied Sustainability Center. She is particularly interested in bridging relationships between representatives from corporations, NGOs and the academic community. Her research on corporate social and environmental responsibility has been published in academic journals and has been recognized by Forbes and Business Week.

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Transforming Good Intentions into Social Impact: A Case on the Creation and Evolution of a Social Enterprise

Details Year: 2019 Published in: Journal of Business Ethics, Volume 159 Cited as: Fowler, Elizabeth AR, Betty S. Coffey, and Heather R. Dixon-Fowler. "Transforming good intentions into social impact: A case on the creation and evolution of a social enterprise." Journal of Business Ethics 159.3 (2019): 665-678. Abstract Process models are valuable conceptual tools to [...]