NBS’s monthly compilation of the latest business sustainability research prioritizes in-press articles, in order to highlight cutting-edge knowledge. The list draws from Financial Times Top 50 journals and other publications.
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Research for April 2020
Academy of Management Discoveries
Beyond the Business Case for Social Responsibility. Sarah Kaplan.
Bringing signaling theory to intermediated voluntary disclosure. Commentary on “Detecting False Accounts in Intermediated Voluntary Disclosure” by Patrick Callery and Jessica Perkins. Rüdiger Hahn, Daniel Reimsbach.
“Does a Common Mechanism Engender Common Results?” by Rawhouser, Cummings and Hiatt – Some “Carry Forwards” for Studies of the Paris Agreement. P Devereaux Jennings, Andrew Hoffman, Manely Sharifian.
Academy of Management Perspectives
Understanding the Global Refugee Crisis: Managerial Consequences and Policy Implications. Chun Grace Guo, Akram Al Ariss, Chris Brewster.
Climate-proofing management research. Daniel Nyberg, Christopher Wright.
Managing and preparing for emerging infectious diseases: Avoiding a catastrophe. Vijay Pereira, Yama Temouri, Swetketu Patnaik, Kamel Mellahi.
Corporate foresight: A new frontier for strategy and management. Alessandro Fergnani.
It’s Not Black and White: Toward a Contingency Perspective on the Consequences of Being a Token. Marla Baskerville Watkins, Aneika Simmons, Elizabeth Umphress.
New Information Technology and Implicit Bias. Kimberly D. Elsbach, Ileana Stigliani.
Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice
The Dark Side of Entrepreneurs’ Creativity: Investigating How and When Entrepreneurs’ Creativity Increases the Favorability of Potential Opportunities That Harm Nature. Xin Qin, Dean A. Shepherd, Daomi Lin, Sujuan Xie, Xueji Liang, Shanshan Lin.
Entrepreneurship and Poverty Alleviation: The Importance of Health and Children’s Education for Slum Entrepreneurs. Dean A. Shepherd, Vinit Parida, Joakim Wincent.
Entry of Providers Onto a Sharing Economy Platform: Macro-Level Factors and Social Interaction. Oksana Gerwe, Rosario Silva, Julio de Castro.
Environmental Science and Policy
Nexus thinking in business: Analysing corporate responses to interconnected global sustainability challenges. Frederik Dahlmann and Graham Bullock.
Harvard Business Review
Why Sexual Harassment Programs Backfire. Frank Dobbin, Alexandra Kalev.
Marketing Meets Mission. Myriam Sidibe.
What’s Really Holding Women Back? Robin J. Ely, Irene Padavic.
A More Sustainable Supply Chain. Verónica H. Villena, Dennis A. Gioia.
Becoming a Better Corporate Citizen. Indra K. Nooyi, Vijay Govindarajan.
Creating a Trans-Inclusive Workplace. Christian N. Thoroughgood, Katina B. Sawyer, Jennica R. Webster
Information Systems Research
Examining the Heterogeneous Impact of Ride-Hailing Services on Public Transit Use. Yash Babar , Gordon Burtch.
Journal of Accounting and Economics
Where’s the greenium? David F. Larcker, Edward M. Watts.
Journal of Business Ethics
When the Law Distinguishes Between the Enterprise and the Corporation: The Case of the New French Law on Corporate Purpose. Blanche Segrestin, Armand Hatchuel, Kevin Levillain.
Punishment by Securities Regulators, Corporate Social Responsibility and the Cost of Debt. Guangming Gong, Xin Huang, Sirui Wu, Haowen Tian, Wanjin Li.
Beyond Warm Glow: The Risk-Mitigating Effect of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Abhi Bhattacharya, Valerie Good, Hanieh Sardashti.
Sweatshops and Free Action: The Stakes of the Actualism/Possibilism Debate for Business Ethics. Travis Timmerman, Abe Zakhem.
Corporate Social Responsibility Disclosures and Investor Judgments in Difficult Times: The Role of Ethical Culture and Assurance. Andrew C. Stuart, Jean C. Bedard, Cynthia E. Clark.
Microfranchising to Alleviate Poverty: An Innovation Network Perspective. Laté Lawson-Lartego, Lars Mathiassen.
CEO Hubris and Firm Pollution: A Tricky Relationship. Maximilian H. Theissen, Hubertus H. Theissen.
A Longitudinal Assessment of Corrective Advertising Mandated in United States v. Philip Morris USA, Inc. Christopher Berry, Scot Burton, Jeremy Kees, J. Craig Andrews.
Material Sustainability Information and Stock Price Informativeness. Jody Grewal, Clarissa Hauptmann, George Serafeim.
Coercive Pressures and Anti-corruption Reporting: The Case of ASEAN Countries. Tiyas Kurnia Sari, Fitra Roman Cahaya, Corina Joseph.
Translating Corporate Social Responsibility into Action: A Social Learning Perspective. Amanuel G. Tekleab, Paul M. Reagan, Boram Do, Ariel Levi.
How Do Companies Respond to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) ratings? Evidence from Italy. Ester Clementino, Richard Perkins.
Ethical Consumption Communities Across Physical and Digital Spaces: An Exploration of Their Complementary and Synergistic Affordances. Vera Hoelscher, Andreas Chatzidakis.
Distinct Effects of Pride and Gratitude Appeals on Sustainable Luxury Brands. Felix Septianto, Yuri Seo, Amy Christine Errmann.
Perspectives, Opportunities and Tensions in Ethical and Sustainable Luxury: Introduction to the Thematic Symposium. Victoria-Sophie Osburg, Iain Davies, Vignesh Yoganathan.
Constructing Personas: How High-Net-Worth Social Media Influencers Reconcile Ethicality and Living a Luxury Lifestyle. Marina Leban, Thyra Uth Thomsen, Sylvia von Wallpach.
CSR Actions, Brand Value, and Willingness to Pay a Premium Price for Luxury Brands: Does Long-Term Orientation Matter? Mbaye Fall Diallo, Norchène Ben Dahmane Mouelhi.
Stakeholder Perceptions of Risk in Mandatory Corporate Responsibility Disclosure. Lisa Baudot, Zhongwei Huang, Dana Wallace.
To Be or Not to Be Governed Like That? Harmful and/or Offensive Advertising Complaints in the United Kingdom’s (Self-) Regulatory Context. Kristina Auxtova, Mary Brennan, Stephen Dunne.
Price? Quality? Or Sustainability? Segmenting by Disposition Toward Self-other Tradeoffs Predicts Consumers’ Sustainable Decision-Making. Spencer M. Ross, George R. Milne.
Responding to Diffused Stakeholders on Social Media: Connective Power and Firm Reactions to CSR-Related Twitter Messages. Gregory D. Saxton, Charlotte Ren, Chao Guo.
The Ethics of Entrepreneurial Philanthropy. Charles Harvey, Jillian Gordon, Mairi Maclean.
Determinants of Electronic Word-of-Mouth on Social Networking Sites About Negative News on CSR. Maria del Mar García-de los Salmones, Angel Herrero.
Corporate Leadership and Mass Atrocity. Sarah Federman.
Looking Backward and Forward: Political Links and Environmental Corporate Social Responsibility in China. Peng Zhou, Felix Arndt, Kun Jiang, Weiqi Dai.
On Ethical Violations in Microfinance Backed Small Businesses: Family and Household Welfare. Rahul Nilakantan, Deepak Iyengar, Samar K. Datta.
The Moral Disillusionment Model of Organizational Transgressions Ethical Transgressions Trigger More Negative Reactions from Consumers When Committed by Nonprofits. Matthew J. Hornsey, Cassandra M. Chapman, Heidi Mangan.
The Role of Institutional Uncertainty for Social Sustainability of Companies and Supply Chains. Nikolas K. Kelling, Philipp C. Sauer, Stefan Gold.
Green is the New White: How Virtue Motivates Green Product Purchase. Nathalie Spielmann.
The role of Corporate Social Responsibility in Organisational Identity Communication, Co-Creation and Orientation. Mohamed Karim Sorour, Mark Boadu, Teerooven Soobaroyen.
Journal of Consumer Psychology
Improving Financial Inclusion through Communal Financial Orientation: How Financial Service Providers Can Better Engage Consumers in Banking Deserts. Martin Mende, Linda Court Salisbury, Gergana Y. Nenkov, Maura L. Scott.
Journal of Consumer Research
The Impact of Subscription Reciprocity on Charitable Content Creation and Sharing: Evidence from Twitter on Giving Tuesday. Xue (Jane) Tan, Yingda Lu, and Yong Tan.
Interventions for Improving Professional Networking for Women: Experimental Evidence from the IT Sector. Sofia Bapna and Russell J. Funk.
How Information Technology Matters in Societal Change: An Affordance-Based Institutional Logics Perspective. Isam Faik, Michael Barrett, and Eivor Oborn.
Organization and Environment
“Nano” Regeneration: How Human Agency Intermediates Between Nature and Technology in Community-Based Energy. Charlotte Marie Walther, Kim Poldner, Helen Kopnina, Domenico Dentoni.
Material ESG Outcomes and SDG Externalities: Evaluating the Health Care Sector’s Contribution to the SDGs. Costanza Consolandi, Himani Phadke, Jim Hawley, Robert G. Eccles.
Different Reasons for Different Responses: A Review of Incumbents’ Adaptation in Carbon-Intensive Industries. Franziska Sump, Sangyoon Yi.
Understanding the Organization of Green Activism: Sociological and Economic Perspectives. Anthony Heyes, Brayden King.
The Shadow of the Consumer: Analyzing the Importance of Consumers to the Uptake and Sophistication of Ratings, Certifications, and Eco-Labels. Graham Bullock, Hamish van der Ven.
Do Private Regulations Ratchet Up? How to Distinguish Types of Regulatory Stringency and Patterns of Change. Devin Judge-Lord, Constance L. McDermott, Benjamin Cashore.
Trading Your Diversification Strategy for a Green One: How Do Firms in Emerging Economies Get on the Green Train? Die Hu, Yuandi Wang, Xue Yang.
Social Learning for Anticipatory Adaptation to Climate Change: Evidence From a Community of Practice. Renato J. Orsato, José Guilherme Ferraz de Campos, Simone R. Barakat
From Sustainability to Integrated Reporting: The Legitimizing Role of the CSR Manager. Daniela Argento, Francesca Culasso, Elisa Truant.
The Heterogeneity of Levels of Green Innovation by Firms in International Contexts: A Study Based on the Home-Country Institutional Profile. Dante I. Leyva-de la Hiz, Nuria Hurtado-Torres, María Bermúdez-Edo.
The Formation of Environmentally Friendly Intentions of SME Owner-Managers in an Emerging Country: The Case of Tunisian’s Textile–Clothing Industry. Azzedine Tounés, Erno T. Tornikoski, Fafani Gribaa.
Business Cases for Sustainability: A Stakeholder Theory Perspective. Stefan Schaltegger, Jacob Hörisch, R. Edward Freeman.
Bill McKibben’s Influence on U.S. Climate Change Discourse: Shifting Field-Level Debates Through Radical Flank Effects. Todd Schifeling, Andrew J. Hoffman.
Collaborative Civil Society Organizations and Sustainable Cities: The Role of “Mobilizing Leadership” in Building the Integral Commons. Kevin McDermott, Elizabeth C. Kurucz, Barry A. Colbert.
Engaging With Paradox, Striving for Sustainability: Relating to Public Science and Commercial Research. Mary Ashby, Sally Riad, Sally Davenport.
The Contextual Role of Regulatory Stakeholder Pressure in Proactive Environmental Strategies: An Empirical Test of Competing Theoretical Perspectives. Eva Alexandra Schmitz, Matthias Baum, Pascal Huett, Ruediger Kabst.
To Be or to Seem: The Role of Environmental Practices in Corporate Environmental Reputation. Matilde Morales-Raya, Inmaculada Martín-Tapia, Natalia Ortiz-de-Mandojana.
Management, Social Sustainability, Reputation, and Financial Performance Relationships: An Empirical Examination of U.S. Firms. Robert Sroufe, Venugopal Gopalakrishna-Remani.
The Emergence of “Solidarity Recycling” in Brazil: Structural Convergences and Strategic Actions in Interconnected Fields. Silvio Eduardo Alvarez Candido, Fernanda Veríssimo Soulé, Mário Sacomano Neto.
Dancing with Giants: How Small Women- and Minority-Owned Firms Use Soft Power to Manage Asymmetric Relationships with Larger Partners. Kisha Lashley, Timothy G. Pollock.
If Higher Pay Is Profitable, Why Is It So Rare? Modeling Competing Strategies in Mass Market Services. Hazhir Rahmandad, Zeynep Ton.
The Identity Regulation of Disabled Employees: Unveiling the ‘varieties of ableism’ in employers’ socio-ideological control. Eline Jammaers, Patrizia Zanoni.
Material Temporality: How materiality ‘does’ time in food organizing. Tor Hernes, Jonathan Feddersen, Majken Schultz.
The Dynamics of (De)Stigmatization: Boundary construction in the nascent category of organic farming. Marjo Siltaoja, Merja Lähdesmaki, Nina Granqvist, Sami Kurki, Petteri Puska, Harri Luomala.
Holding On While Letting Go: Neocolonialism as Organizational Identity Work in a Multinational Corporation. Marianne Storgaard, Janne Tienari, Rebecca Piekkari, Snejina Michailova.
Persistent Category Ambiguity: The case of social entrepreneurship. Myrto Chliova, Johanna Mair, Alfred Vernis.
Politicizing the Body in the Anti-Mining Protest in Greece. Marianna Fotaki, Maria Daskalaki.
Rethinking Diversity Management: An Intersectional Analysis of Diversity Networks. Marjolein Dennissen, Yvonne Benschop, Marieke van den Brink.
Economic complexity and the green economy. Penny Mealy, Alexander Teytelboym.
The antecedents of green technologies: The role of team-level recombinant capabilities. Gianluca Orsatti, Francesco Quatraro, Michele Pezzoni.
Specialisation, diversification and the ladder of green technology development. François Perruchas, Davide Consoli, Nicolò Barbieri.
Knowledge sources and impacts on subsequent inventions: Do green technologies differ from non-green ones? Nicolò Barbieri, Alberto Marzucchi, Ugo Rizzo.
Mobile phones for financial inclusion: What explains the diffusion of mobile money innovations? Addisu A. Lashitew, Rob van Tulder, Yann Liasse.
Mapping the winds of whole system reconfiguration: Analysing low-carbon transformations across production, distribution and consumption in the UK electricity system (1990–2016) Andrew McMeekin, Frank W. Geels, Mike Hodson.
Sloan Management Review
A Crisis of Ethics in Technology Innovation. Max Wessel, Nicole Helmer.
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