Research areas/topics on business sustainability at our Strategy, Management, and Organisation Division include:
- Impact of corporate governance on environment and corporate social responsibility (CSR) performance
- Strategic leadership and corporate sustainability
- Cultural and institutional factors in CSR and business ethics practices
- Legitimacy, visibility, and the antecedents of corporate social performance
- Organisational perspectives of industrial symbiosis
Publications: Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, Organization & Environment, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Business & Society, International Journal of Environmental Studies, Sustainable Development
Our faculty members include:
Professor Josh Keller has been conducting research on cultural and institutional factors in corporate social responsibility and business ethics practices. His work has been published in Organization Science, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Business Ethics and Management and Organization Review.
He has recently published a paper in Management and Organization Review with Professor Ying-yi Hong on institutional influences on perceptions of fairness in organizational hiring practices. In addition, Professor Keller has a paper under second review at the Journal of Business Ethics on the institutionalization of corporate ethics practices and is currently conducting research on the culture of stigmatized industries.
- Walls JL & Paquin. 2015. Organizational perspectives of industrial symbiosis: A review and synthesis.Organization& Environment, 28(1): 32-53.
- Walls JL & Triandis HC. 2014. Universal truths: Can universally held cultural values inform the modern corporation? Cross-Cultural Management: An International Journal, 21(3):345-356.
- Lewis B, Walls JL & Dowell G. 2014. Difference in degrees: CEO characteristics and firm responses to pressure for disclosure. Strategic Management Journal,35(5): 712-722.
- Walls JL & Hoffman AJ. 2013. Exceptional boards: Environmental experience and positive deviance from institutional norms. Journal of Organizational Behavior,34: 253-271.
- Walls JL, Berrone P & Phan PH. 2012. Corporate governance and environmental performance: Is there really a link? Strategic Management Journal, 33(8): 885-913.
- Walls JL, Phan PH & Berrone P. Measuring environmental strategy: Construct development, reliability, and validity. Business & Society, 50(1): 71-115.
- Chiu S & Sharfman MP. 2011.Legitimacy, visibility, and the antecedents of corporate social performance: An investigation of instrumental perspective. Journal of Management, 37 (6): 1558-1585. This article won the Best Article Award by International Association for Business and Society (IABS).
- Kang, E. 2008. Director interlocks on spill over effects of reputational penalties from reporting fraud. Academy of Management Journal, 51(3): 537-555.
- Lang, Josephine Chinying, 2005. Zero landfill, zero waste: the greening of industry in Singapore. Int. J. Environment and Sustainable Development. Vol. 4, No.3, pp331-351.
- Lang Chin Ying, Josephine, Ho A. C., 2000,Environmentalism and the Multinational Corporation -- A Viewpoint, Part II, International Journal of Environmental Studies, Vol. 57, pp 373 - 385.
- Lang Chin Ying, Josephine, Ho, A. C. , 2000,Environmentalism and the Multinational Corporation -- A Viewpoint, Part I, International Journal of Environmental Studies, Vol. 57, pp 253 - 263.
- Lang Chin Ying, Josephine, 1999, Legislative,Regulatory and Juridical Dilemmas in Environmental Auditing,Eco-Management and Auditing, Vol. 6, pp 101 - 114.
- Lang Chin Ying, Josephine, Ho A. C., 1997, Trade, National Competitiveness and the Environment, Part II: The Institutional Story, International Journal of Environmental Studies, Vol. 53, pp 247 - 264.
- Lang Chin Ying, Josephine, Ho A. C., 1997, Trade, National Competitiveness and the Environment, PART I: The Empirical Story, International Journal of Environmental Studies, Vol. 53, pp 183 - 193.
- Lang Chin Ying, Josephine, 1995, Conceptualizing a Corporate Environmentalism Model, Sustainable Development, Vol. 3, No.1, pp 20 - 34.
Conference papers and proceedings
- Walls JL & Berrone P. 2015. The power of one: How CEO power affects corporate environmental sustainability. Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings.
- Chiu, S. & Sharfman, M. 2015. Executive succession as a response to the risks from corporate social irresponsibility. Accepted for presentation at the 75th Academy of Management Annual Conference. Vancouver, Canada.
- Keller JW, Chandler D & Mezias J. 2014. Consensus and clustering: Shared perceptions of ethics practices across an organizational field. Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings.
- Rousseau HE, Berrone P & Walls JL. 2014. Let’s talk: examining dialogue among firms and outside actors on social and environmental issues. Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings. Winner of the Best Paper Award.
- Chiu S.,Hoskisson, R.E, & Johnson, R.A. 2012. CEO human capital, environmental munificence and corporate divestiture intensity. 32nd Strategic Management Society Conference. Prague, Czech Republic.
- Sharfman, M. P. & Chiu, S. 2007. Legitimacy, visibility and the antecedents of corporate social performance. 67th Annual Conference of Academy of Management, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
- Sharfman, M. P. & Chiu, S. 2006. Legitimacy, visibility and the antecedents of corporate social performance”. Montreal CSR International Workshop, Quebec,Canada.
- Chiu, S. & Sharfman, M. Executive succession as a response to the risks from corporate social irresponsibility. Under review at the Academy of Management Journal.
- Lang, Josephine Chinying. 2006. Zero Landfill,Zero Waste: The Greening of Industry in Singapore. In Peter Ho (Ed.), Greening Industries in Newly Industrializing Economies: Asian-Style Leapfrogging. Kegan Paul: London.
- Lang, Josephine Chinying, 2002, Information and Communications Technologies: Boon or Bane to Sustainable Development?. In J.Park & N. Roome (Eds.) The Ecology of the New Economy, Greenleaf Publishing, pp 174 - 182.
- Lang, Josephine Chinying, Ho, A. C, 1998, Virtual Teams for Corporate Environmental Excellence. In J. Moxen & P.A. Strachan(Eds.) Managing Green Team, Greenleaf Publishing, pp 237 - 250.
- Neo Boon Siong, Leong Ching and Yang Wen, “The Singapore Water Story – From Scarce Resource to Environmental and Economic Asset,” CLC Case Study, August 2011.
- Neo Boon Siong, Leong Ching, Grace and Chor Ing,“Driving Forces – Development of Singapore’s Transport Policies,” CLC Case Study, Sept 2011.
- Tai Jo Fen, Lim Teck Kiat and Neo Boon Siong, “TianjinEco-city Project: The First Five Years,” Center for Liveable Cities, MND, September 2014.