Andrea Cherman is a Lecturer in the Technological Entrepreneurship and Management Program at the Polytechnic School in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University. Prior to joining ASU, she worked for more than ten years as a Professor in the Department of Business Administration at Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio). There, she also acted as a member of the Undergraduate Departmental Committee and as a coordinator of the Exchange and Dual Certificate Program for business administration students.
Prof. Cherman received her Ph.D. and M.S. in Business Administration from PUC-Rio and her B.S. in Social Communication from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Her Ph.D. dissertation thesis won the 2014 CAPES Thesis Award from the Brazilian Science & Education Ministry, and the 2015 Best Paper Award from the Brazilian Academy of Management. In addition, she won the 2003 Best Paper Award from the Brazilian Academy of Management for her M.S. dissertation thesis.
Additionally, she has more than 20 years of experience in the industry, most of it in management positions at multinational companies, with a very solid and positive understanding of how interdependent, complementary and integrative, academy and industry activities should be, assuring that a steady development of our society turns more viable and effective.
Prof. Cherman research interest lays on three lines of study, that may contribute to bringing an innovative approach to ASU/Polytechnic education programs: Business Ethics in Organizations, dealing with complex ethical boundaries that involve the individuals in their workplace, collectively aspiring for a more humanistic and egalitarian society; Integrative Knowledge in Contemporary Organizations, analyzing the dynamic of innovative knowledge creation in a scenario that science and spirituality can experience synergistic effects; Mindfulness in the Workplace, examining the major benefits of incorporating into organizational structures a more spiritual mindset, thus contributing to a more comprehensive, evolutionary and integrative knowledge framework for individuals, organizations, and society.
Cherman. A.; Azeredo, F. E. M. Integrative Knowledge: Where Spirituality and Science join forces. in submission, 2018.
Cherman. A.; Azeredo, F. E. M. Mindfulness in the context of integrative knowledge. In Dihman, S.; Crossman, J.; Roberts, G. (Eds) The Palgrave Handbook of Workplace Spirituality and Fulfilment. NY: Palgrave Macmillan. in press, 2018.
Cherman, A.; Rocha-Pinto; S. R. Fenomenografia e valoração do conhecimento nas organizações: diálogo entre método e fenômeno / Phenomenography and the valuing of knowledge in organizations: dialog between method and phenomenon . RAC Revista de Administração Contemporânea. v.20, p. 630 - 650, 2016.
Cherman, A.; Rocha-Pinto; S. R. Valuing of knowledge in organizations and its embedding into organizational practices and routines. Review of Business Management / Revista Brasileira de Gestão de Negócios. v.18, p. 416 - 435, 2016.
Cherman, A.; Rocha-Pinto; S. R. Valoração do conhecimento nas organizações: as concepções dos indivíduos no contexto do trabalho / Valuing of knowledge in organizations: conceptions of the individuals at the work contexto. Organizações & Sociedade. v.23, p.307 - 328, 2016.
Franca, L. S.; Turano, L. M.; Cherman, A. Conhecimento científico sobre comércio justo: um estudo bibliométrico de 2001 a 2013 / Scientific knowledge on fair trade: a bibliometric study from 2001 to 2013. RGSA Revista de Gestão Social e Ambiental. v.10, p.41 - 57, 2016.
Martins, L. A. R.; Cherman, A. Dinâmica de poder nos espaços organizacionais de uma administradora de Shoppings Centers: um estudo etnográfico / Power dynamics inside the organizational spaces of a shopping mall management company: an ethnographic study. Revista Pensamento Contemporâneo em Administração. v.9, p.1 - 14, 2015.
Turano, L. M.; Cherman, A; Franca, L. S. Sustentabilidade em uma grande corporação: uma análise da discrepância entre discurso e prática / Sustainability in a big corporation: an analysis of the discrepancy between discourse and practice. Revista de Administração da UFSM. v.7, p.111 - 127, 2014.
Cherman, A.; Rocha-Pinto, S. R. Valoração do conhecimento: significação e identidade na ação organizacional / Valuing knowledge: meaning and identity in organizational activities. RAE Revista de Administração de Empresas. v.53, p.142 - 155, 2013.
Cherman, A.; Tomei, P. Códigos de ética corporativa e a tomada de decisão ética: instrumentos de gestão e orientação de valores organizacionais? / Corporate codes of ethics and the ethical decision-making process: Is code of ethics a management and guiding tools for organizational values? RAC Revista de Administração Contemporânea. v.9, p. 99 - 120, 2005.