Within the overall Oregon MBA program, the Center for Sustainable Business Practices provides the platform for experiential learning on sustainability. The center complements and supports the Oregon MBA curriculum by linking students with industry via consulting projects and internships, seminars, speakers, and mentorships, leadership, and event management opportunities. Students are encouraged to tackle real-world, relevant challenges and issues in sustainability facing industry and government today and in the future. See http://business.uoregon.edu/centers/csbp
In addition to research opportunities for MBA students, the Lundquist College of Business offers a PhD program to pursue extensive academic research along side our faculty. Across several departments (management, marketing, decision sciences, finance and accounting) our faculty publish regularly on sustainable business topics, including sustainable supply chain operations, organizational change for social and environmental stewardship. corporate social responsibility, and product life-cycle analysis. The following is a list of publications from past year alone:
Aydinliyim, Tolga, and M. Pangburn, 2012. Reducing Packaging Waste and Cost via Consumer Price Discounts, Decision Sciences, 43:6, p1063.
Aydinliyim, Tolga and Nagesh. N Murthy. 2012. Managing Engineering Design for Competitive Sourcing in Closed-Loop Supply Chains Proceedings of the 17th MSOM Conference. Columbia University, June 2012. Under review by Management Science.
Del Guercio, Diane and Hai Tran, 2012. Socially Responsible Institutional Investor Activism, chapter in H.K. Baker and J. Nofsinger, eds, Socially Responsible Finance and Investing, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Paquin, R. & Howard-Grenville, J. 2013. Blind dates and arranged marriages: Longitudinal processes of network orchestration. Organization Studies. In press.
Paquin, R. & Howard-Grenville, J. 2012. The evolution of facilitated industrial symbiosis. Journal of Industrial Ecology, 16: 83-93.
Howard-Grenville, J., Bertels, S., & Lahneman, B. forthcoming. Sustainability: How it shapes and is shaped by organizational culture and climate. In B. Schneider & K. Barbera (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Climate and Culture. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
Howard-Grenville, J. & Bertels, S. 2012. Organizational culture and environmental action. In T. Bansal and A. Hoffman (Eds.) Oxford Handbook on Business and the Environment. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
Howard-Grenville, J. 2012. Positive social change and the environment: New paths and processes. In J. Dutton and K. Golden-Biddle (Eds.) Exploring positive social change and organizations: Building a theoretical and research foundation. Routledge.Paquin, R., Tilleman, S., & Howard-Grenville, J. 2013. Is there cash in that trash? Factors influencing industrial symbiosis exchange initiation and completion. Under second review at Journal of Industrial Ecology.
Howard-Grenville, J., Nelson, A., Earle, A., Haack, J., & Young, D. 2013. The Renaissance chemist or the schizophrenic scientist?: Ambiguity, identity, and insider-driven change. Under review at Academy of Management Journal.
Howard-Grenville, J., Metzger, M., & Meyer, A. 2013. Rekindling the flame: Processes of identity resurrection. Academy of Management Journal, 56: 113-136.
Kahle, Lynn R., and Eda Gurel-Atay, Eds. (in preparation). Communicating Sustainability for the Green Economy. Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe, expected 2013. Including: Chapter 1: Introduction to the Psychology of Communicating Sustainability, Lynn R. Kahle and Eda Gurel-Atay; Chapter 12. Legislating Packaging Behavior: Germany’s Green Dot Program, Lukas Jones, Scott Owen, and Lynn R. Kahle; & Chapter 15. Oregon’s Iconic Bottle Bill, Ethan Moskowitz and Lynn R. Kahle
Nelson, A., Earle, A., & Howard-Grenville, J. 2012. Obliteration, symbolic adoption, and other finicky challenges in tracking innovation diffusion. Proceedings of the Seventy-first Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. (peer-reviewed).
Pangburn, M., and E. Stavrulaki, 2013. Take Back Costs and Product Durability. Under review at the European Journal of Operational Research.
Parmigiani, A. and Rivera-Santos, M. 2013. Sourcing for the Base of the Pyramid: Creating Supply Chains for Subsistence Markets, revise and resubmit, Journal of Operations Management, April.
Husted, Bryan, Russo, Michael V., Basurto-Meza, Carlos and Tilleman, Suzanne G. An Exploratory Study of Environmental Attitudes and the Willingness to Pay for Environmental Certification in Mexico, Journal of Business Research, forthcoming, 2013.
Russo, Michael V. and Minto, Amy. Competitive Strategy and the Environment: A Field of Inquiry Emerges, in Bansal, T. and Hoffman, A. (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Business and the Environment, Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2012.