Register

Videos

Glen Dowell on Sustainability

Biography

Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University
Associate Professor, Area Coordinator for Management and Organizations

Biography

Professor Glen Dowell is an associate professor of management and organizations at the Johnson Graduate School of Management. He researches in the area of corporate sustainability, with a focus on firm environmental performance. Recent projects have investigated the effect of local demographic factors on changes in pollution levels, the role of corporate merger and acquisition in facilitating changes in facility environmental performance, and the relative influence of financial return and disruption on commercial adoption of energy savings initiatives.

Professor Dowell''s research has been published in Management Science, Organization Studies, Advances in Strategic Management, Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of Management, Industrial and Corporate Change, Journal of Business Ethics, and Administrative Science Quarterly. He is Senior Editor at Organization Science, Co-editor of Strategic Organization, is on the editorial boards of Strategic Management Journal, and Administrative Science Quarterly, and represents Cornell on the board of the Alliance for Research in Corporate Sustainability (ARCS). He is also the Division Chair for the Organizations and Natural Environment Division of the Academy of Management.

Professor Dowell teaches Sustainable Global Enterprise and Critical and Strategic Thinking. He is a faculty affiliate for the Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise and is a faculty fellow at the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future.


Selected Publications

  • Dowell, Glen; Muthulingam, Suresh. "Will Firms Go Green If It Pays? The Impact of Disruption, Cost, and External Factors on the Adoption of Environmental Initiatives" Strategic Management Journal. 38.6 (2017): 1287–1304
  • Kalnins, Arturs; Dowell, Glen. "Community Characteristics and Changes in Toxic Chemical Releases: Does Information Disclosure Affect Environmental Injustice?" Journal of Business Ethics. 145.2 (2017): 277 - 292
  • Lewis, Ben; Walls, Judith; Dowell, Glen. "Difference in Degrees: CEO Characteristics and Firm Environmental Disclosure" Strategic Management Journal. 35.5 (2014): 712-722
  • Dowell, Glen; King, Andrew; Berchicci, Luca. "Environmental Performance and the Market for Corporate Assets" Strategic Management Journal. 38.12 (2017): 2444 - 2464
  • Panikos, Georgallis; Dowell, Glen; Durand, Rodolphe. "Shine on Me: Industry Coherence and Policy Support for Emerging Industries" Administrative Science Quarterly (forthcoming).

Recent Courses

  • NCC 5050/NCCY 5050 - Critical and Strategic Thinking
  • NMI 5000 - Directed Reading and Research
  • NBA 6540 - Power and Politics in Organizations
  • NBA 6030 - Strategies for Sustainability

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D University of Michigan, 2000
  • MBA McGill University, 1995
  • BCom University of Alberta, 1989
School of Hotel Administration

Professor Glen Dowell is Associate Professor at the Johnson School of Graduate Studies at Cornell University. Professor Dowell studies the interaction of firms with their natural, institutional, and competitive environments. His principal interest lies in uncovering sources of performance and survival differences among firms, and his research focuses on environmental performance. Recent publications and current working papers document the impact of environmental performance on acquisition choice, the role of acquirer capabilities and distance on change in targets’ post-acquisition performance, and how organizational structures affect responsiveness to regulatory changes.

Professor Dowell’s research has been published in Management Science, Organization Studies, Advances in Strategic Management, Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of Management, and Industrial and Corporate Change. He is on the editorial boards of Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, and Administrative Science Quarterly and represents Cornell on the board of the Alliance for Research in Corporate Sustainability (ARCS).

At Johnson, Professor Dowell teaches Sustainable Global Enterprise, Strategic Change and Renewal, The Global Enterprise. He is a faculty affiliate for the Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise.

School of Hotel Administration

Professor Glen Dowell is Associate Professor at the Johnson School of Graduate Studies at Cornell University. Professor Dowell studies the interaction of firms with their natural, institutional, and competitive environments. His principal interest lies in uncovering sources of performance and survival differences among firms, and his research focuses on environmental performance. Recent publications and current working papers document the impact of environmental performance on acquisition choice, the role of acquirer capabilities and distance on change in targets’ post-acquisition performance, and how organizational structures affect responsiveness to regulatory changes.

Professor Dowell’s research has been published in Management Science, Organization Studies, Advances in Strategic Management, Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of Management, and Industrial and Corporate Change. He is on the editorial boards of Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, and Administrative Science Quarterly and represents Cornell on the board of the Alliance for Research in Corporate Sustainability (ARCS).

At Johnson, Professor Dowell teaches Sustainable Global Enterprise, Strategic Change and Renewal, The Global Enterprise. He is a faculty affiliate for the Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise.

Read about executive education