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Abagail McWilliams

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  • Associate Dean and Professor

Office: 2200 UH
Phone: (312) 996-5201
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  • PhD in Economics, The Ohio State University, 1987
  • Master's of Arts in Economics, The Ohio State University, 1984
  • BS in Business Administration, The Ohio State University, 1982, summa cum laude


  • Professor of Strategic Management, UIC 2000-present
  • Associate Professor of Strategic Management, Arizona State, 1993-2000
  • Assistant Professor of Business and Policy, Texas A&M University, 1987-1993


Classes Taught

  • Business Ethics
  • Strategic Management
  • Sustainability Management

Research & Publications


  • McWilliams, A, A. Parhankangas, J. Coupet, E. Welch, and D. Barnum, (2016) Strategic Decision Making for the Triple Bottom Line, Business Strategy and the Environment, 25: 193-204.

  • McWilliams, A., editor, The Economics of Corporate Social Responsibility, (2015) Edward Elgar Publishing, UK.

  • Lockett, A., A. McWilliams, and D. D. Van Fleet (2014) Reordering Our Priorities by Putting Phenomena Before Design, British Journal of Management, 25: 863-873.

  • McWilliams, A. and D. Siegel (2011) Creating and Capturing Private and Social Value: Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility, Resource Based Theory and Sustainable Competitive Advantage, Journal of Management, 37(5): 1480-1495.

Awards & Affiliations

  • Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) Academic Leadership Program 2003-04.