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Charla Griffy-Brown, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor of Decision Sciences
Graziadio School of Business and Management

Phone: (310) 568-2380
E-mail: charla.griffy-brown@pepperdine.edu
Location: West Los Angeles Graduate Campus

Areas of Expertise

  • Technology and innovation
  • Information systems (small and mid-sized organizations)
  • Ethics and security issues related to information systems
  • International business
  • Business development in China, Japan and Australia

Charla Griffy-Brown, Ph.D., an associate professor of Information Systems at Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management, is currently part of an international research team examining technology and development issues. In 2004, she received a research award from the International Association for the Management of Technology in which she was recognized as one of the most active and prolific researchers in the Technology Management and Innovation field. A former researcher at the Foundation for Advanced Studies on International Development, Tokyo, Dr. Griffy-Brown has also served as associate professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. Dr. Griffy-Brown graduated from Harvard University, is a former Fulbright Scholar, and holds a Ph.D. in Technology Management from Griffith University in Queensland, Australia. She has worked for NASA at the Kennedy Space Center and has taught innovation/technology management courses in Australia, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Japan. Dr. Griffy-Brown has also served as a consultant for the United Nation’s Global Environmental Facility and the European Commission. Dr. Griffy-Brown’s publications include more than 40 articles as well as books in the areas of technology management, information systems, and techno-economic development. Some of her publications are written in Japanese. She has also conducted information systems research at large enterprises such as American Honda Motor Corporation, as well as in more than 100 Small and Medium sized enterprises in Japan, the U.S., and China. Dr. Griffy-Brown’s research is currently funded by an SAP University Alliance Grant, and she also has funding from the Pepperdine Voyager/Lilly Foundation, and the Rothschild Research Endowment as well as the Graziadio School of Business Funds for Excellence.

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