Lite Nartey



Geographical Expertise:

Sub-Saharan Africa

Lite Nartey is an Assistant Professor in the Sonoco International Business Department at the Darla Moore School of Business.

Professor Nartey’s research interests are broadly to explore the relationships, contingencies, and dynamics among multinational firms, governments and civil society actors and the implications of these dynamics on both firm performance and societal value.  She is specifically interested in multinational firms within the extractive and other industries who are forced to interact with diverse and often powerful stakeholders including NGOs, governments, multilateral agencies, legal authorities, conservationists, development experts and members of the community in which their operations are located.

In her current work, Professor Nartey draws from network theory to outline innovative strategies firms can use to improve relations with stakeholders and thus build stakeholder support.

Professor Nartey’s work has been recognized for several awards and nominations: the Douglas Nigh Memorial Best Paper Award 2011, the Aspen Institute’s Center for business Education 2010 Proposal Award, Best Paper at the Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability (ARCS) 2010 PhD Sustainability Academy, and a conceptual paper on the theory portion of her dissertation was nominated for the Haynes Prize for the Most Promising Scholar 2010 at the Academy of International Business. Professor Nartey is from Ghana and she joined the Moore School in July 2011. She earned her Ph.D (2012) and M.Sc. (2008) from the University of Pennsylvania, MPA (2004) from New York University, and B.Sc (2001) from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana.