As an urban institution that is deeply engaged in the community, Temple University's commitment to sustainability can have a profound impact on the health and quality of life of a large and diverse population within Temple and its surrounding community. The university is positioned to be an important educational resource for teaching sustainability, with its three pillars of environment, economics and social justice. It is committed to demonstrating the value of those principles through its own example and through the activities it sponsors in the community. Temple aims to serve as a model for similar urban institutions and to burnish its national reputation for excellence and commitment to principled policy and action.
To reach its goals for sustainability, Temple University has made a commitment to examining all relevant decisions for their environmental impact; assessing current practices and performance; establishing goals; prioritizing plans based on environmental benefits as well as cost effectiveness; providing adequate capital investment to fund the programs; implementing the plans; managing the projects effectively and conducting periodic review and updates of program goals based on changing internal and external constraints. The expected outcome of these steps is the creation of a culture and expectation for environmental action at all levels.
Temple University's work will proceed in three broad areas:
1) Advancing academic initiatives and research;
2) Creating sustainable campuses;
3) Improving outreach and engagement.
Faculty have been actively engaged in sustainability focused research. As a result of their individual research, the faculty authored the following fifty publications:
1. Asthana, S. C., Balsam, S., and S. Kim, 2009. The Effect of Enron, Andersen, and Sarbanes-Oxley on the US Market for Audit Services. Accounting Research Journal, 22(1), 4-26.
2. Asthana, S.A., S. Balsam, and J. Krishnan, 2010. Audit Firm Reputation, Auditor Switches, and Client Stock Price Reactions: The Andersen Experience. International Journal of Auditing 14 (3): 274-293.
3. Bacdayan, P. and D. Geddes, (2009). What makes a quiz fair? Applying the Organizational Justice Literature. Marketing Education Review, 19(2): 15-26.
4. Basu, S. (2009). Conservatism Research: Historical Development and Future Prospects. China Journal of Accounting Research, 2(1): 1-20.
5. Basu, S., Dickhaut, J., Hecht, G., Towry, K. and G.B. Waymire, 2009. Reply to Michael Smith: Does ‘‘Economic History’’ Include Experiments on How Institutions Alter Exchange History in a Laboratory Environment? Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the U.S.A., 106(16), E40.
6. Basu, S., Dickhaut, J., Hecht, G., Towry, K., and G. B. Waymire, 2009. Recordkeeping Alters Economic History by Promoting Reciprocity, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, 106(4):1009-1014.
7. Basu, S., Kirk, M. and G.B. Waymire, 2009. Memory, Transaction Records and The Wealth of Nations. Accounting. Organizations and Society, 34(8): 895-917.
8. Calvano, L., & Andersson, L. 2010. Hitting the jackpot (or not): An attempt to extract value in Philadelphia’s casino controversy. Organization 17(5): 583-597.
9. Chelekis, Jessica and Susan M. Mudambi, 2010, “MNCs and Micro-Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies: The Case of Avon in the Amazon,” Journal of International Management, 16(4), December, 412-424.
10. Deckop, J.R., Jurkiewicz C.L. & Giacalone R.A. 2010. Effects of Materialism on Work-Related Personal Well-Being. Human Relations 63 (7): 1007-1030.
11. Dunlap-Hinker, D., Kotabe, M. and Mudambi, R. 2010. A story of breakthrough vs. incremental innovation: corporate entrepreneurship in the global pharmaceutical industry, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, vol.4(2): 106-127.
12. Gao, Gerald Y., Janet Y. Murray, Masaaki Kotabe, and Jiangyong Lu, 2010 “A ‘Strategy Tripod’ Perspective on Export Behaviors: Evidence from Domestic and Foreign Firms Based in an Emerging Economy,” Journal of International Business Studies, 41 (3): 377-396.
13. Geddes, D., 2009. How Am I Doing? Exploring On-Line Gradebook Monitoring as a Self-Regulated Learning Practice That Impacts Academic Achievement. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 8(4): 494-510.
14. Giacalone, R.A. & Promislo, M. D. (2010). Unethical and Unwell: Decrements in Well-Being and Unethical Activity at Work, Journal of Business Ethics, 91, 275-297.
15. Giacalone, R.A., 2010 . “JMSR: Where are we now – where are we going?” Journal of Management, Spirituality, and Religion, 7, 3-6.
16. Giacalone, R.A., & Jurkiewicz, C. L. (Eds.) 2010. Handbook of Workplace Spirituality and Organizational Performance. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe (Second Edition).
17. Giacalone, R.A., & Wargo, D. T., 2010. The Roots of the Global Financial Crisis Are In Our Business Schools. Journal of Business Ethics Education, 6: 1-24
18. Hermanson, D., J. Krishnan, and Z. Ye. 2009. “Adverse Section 404 Opinions and Shareholder Dissatisfaction Toward Auditors.” Accounting Horizons, 23 (4): 391-409.
19. Hill, TL & Mudambi, Ram. 2010. Far from Silicon Valley: how emerging economies are reshaping our understanding of global entrepreneurship. Journal of International Management, 16 (4): 321-327.
20. Hill, TL, Kothari, Tanvi & Shea, Matt. 2010. Patterns of meaning in the social entrepreneurship literature: semantic network analysis insights. Journal of Social Entrepreneurship, 1 (1): 5-31.
21. Hutchin, James W. and Norman A. Baglini 2009. Risk and Insurance in a Post-Gulf Catastrophe World. John Liner Review, 24(3): 7.
22. Kang, K.H., Lee, S., & Huh, C. , 2010. Impacts of Positive and Negative Corporate Social Responsibility Activities on Company Performance in the Hospitality Industry. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 29 (1): 72-82.
23. Kim, T., Bateman, T., Gilbreath, B., & Andersson, L. 2009. Employee cynicism and top management credibility: A comprehensive model. Human Relations, 62(10): 1435-1458.
24. Kotabe, Masaaki and Michael Mol, 2009. "Outsourcing and Financial Performance: A Negative Curvilinear Relationship," Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, 15 (4): 205-213.
25. Kotabe, Masaaki, 2010. “Evolving Intellectual Property Protection in the World: Promises and Limitations,” UPR Business Law Journal, 1 (1): 1-16.
26. Krishnan, Jayanthi and Joon S. Yang, 2009. “Recent Trends in Audit Report and Earnings Announcement Lags.”Accounting Horizons. 23(3): 265–288.
27. Krishnan, J., and J.E. Lee. 2009. Audit Committee Financial Expertise, Litigation Risk and Corporate Governance. Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, 28 (1): 248-261.
28. Lee, S. and S.Y. Park, 2009. Do Socially Responsible Activities Help Hotels and Casinos Achieve Their Financial Goals? International Journal of Hospitality Management, 28(1): 105-112.
29. Lee, S., & Park, S.Y. 2010. Financial Impacts of Socially Responsible Activities on Airline Companies. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research, 34 (2): 185-203.
30. Lee, S., and C.Y. Heo, 2009. Corporate Social Responsibility and Customer Satisfaction Among US Publicly Traded Hotels and Restaurants. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 28(4): 635-637.
31. Lorenzen, M. and Mudambi, R. 2010. Bangalore vs. Bollywood: Connectivity and catch-up in emerging market economies, AIB Insights, vol.10(1): 7-11.
32. Malik, Omar R. and Masaaki Kotabe, “Dynamic Capabilities, Government Policies, and Performance in Firms from Emerging Economies: Evidence from India and Pakistan,” Journal of Management Studies, 46 (3), 2009, 421-450.
33. Mudambi, R. and Venzin, M. 2010. The strategic nexus of offshoring and outsourcing decisions, Journal of Management Studies, 47(8): 1510-1533.
34. Murphy, Frederic, 2010. Learning to Collude Tacitly on Production Levels by Oligopolistic Agents, (with Steven Kimbrough) Computational Economics, 2009, 33(1): 47-78.