Jennifer Palthe

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Jennifer Palthe
Associate Professor of Management
Office: (269) 387-5798
3220 Schneider Hall, Mail Stop 5429
Mailing address
Department of Management
Haworth College of Business
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5429 USA
Ph.D., Michigan State University
Research interests
  • Change management
  • Social sustainability in business education
  • Organizational development

Dr. Jennifer Palthe, associate professor of management, is a Western Michigan University Distinguished Teaching Award recipient. She teaches managing change, leading people and organizations, international human resource management, international management, multinational management and organization development. Prior to commencing her doctoral studies at Michigan State University, she was senior change management Consultant for Andersen Consulting (now Accenture). Palthe has consulting experience in retailing, manufacturing, finance, aviation and oil and gas industries in Europe, Africa and the U.S.A.

Palthe's research interests include social sustainability in business education, managing change in transnational corporations, cross-cultural diversity management and global human resource management. Her work has been published in the International Journal of Intercultural Relations, Journal of Asia Business Studies, California Management Review, Competitiveness Review, Health Care Manager, Forum on Public Policy, Consulting Psychology Journal, Journal of Education for Business and Journal of Organizational Change Management.