Kathleen Rehbein

Kathleen  Rehbein
Kathleen RehbeinMarquette University

Straz Hall, 218

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-1446
Curriculum Vitae

Associate Professor of Management

Dr. Rehbein joined the management department faculty at Marquette University in 1988 after completing her doctorate in Economics at Washington University. Most of her research has focused on business/government interactions, looking at which companies are most likely to be involved in the political arena and the regulatory sector, which companies are seeking corporate political access and examining the impact of trade policy on the steel sector. This work has been published in the Academy of Management Journal, Business and Society, and the Southern Economic Journal. More recently, Dr. Rehbein has been examining shareholder activism, specifically looking at the corporate responses to shareholder activists and understanding which corporations get targeted. In addition to her research, Dr. Rehbein has been involved in the governance of the Social Issues Division, Academy of Management (serving as preconference chair, program chair and the head of the division) and she just finished being involved in the governance of the International Association of Business and Society, serving as the program chair and President.


  • B.A.in International Studies, Miami University
  • M.A. in Economics, Washington University
  • Doctorate in Economics, Washington University

Professional Interests

Corporate political activity, corporate political effectiveness, Shareholder activism, Corporate Responses to Shareholder Activists.