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Darla Moore School of Business

Education and Research

Across disciplines, faculty are engaging in research to further understanding of sustainability-related issues from community, firm and consumer perspectives.

Sustainability Faculty Research

Marketing

Carter, Kealy and Satish Jayachandran. (2012) Consumers and Sustainability at Walmart: A Student’s Perspective, case study, The Walmart Sustainability Case Project, University of South Carolina and University of Arkansas (December 4).

Marketing

Jayachandran, Satish, Kartik Kalaignanam and Meike Eilert. Product and environmental social performance: Varying effect on firm performance. Strategic Management Journal 34.10 (2013): 1255-1264.

Carter, Kealy and Satish Jayachandran. (2012) Consumers and Sustainability at Walmart: A Student’s Perspective, case study, The Walmart Sustainability Case Project, University of South Carolina and University of Arkansas (December 4).

Marketing

Jayachandran, Satish, Kartik Kalaignanam and Meike Eilert. Product and environmental social performance: Varying effect on firm performance. Strategic Management Journal 34.10 (2013): 1255-1264.

Management

Shabana, K. and Ravlin, E.C. (2016) Corporate social reporting as substantive and symbolic behavior: A multilevel theoretical analysis. Business and Society Review, 121, 297-327.

Shabana, K.M. and Ravlin, E.C. (2016) Pyrrhic victories of myopic legitimation strategies. Presented at the Academy of Management, August.

Economics

Sheldon, Tamara L. Asymmetric Effects of the Business Cycle on Carbon Dioxide Emissions, forthcoming in Energy Economics.

DeShazo, J.R., Tamara L. Sheldon and Richard T. Carson. Designing Policy Incentives for Cleaner Technologies: Lessons from California’s Plug-in Electric Vehicle Rebate Program, forthcoming in Journal of Environmental Economics and Management.

Sheldon, Tamara, J.R. DeShazo and Richard T. Carson. Demand for Battery-electric and Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles: Policy Lessons for an Emerging Market, forthcoming in Economic Inquiry.

International Business

Hildy Teegen

NGOs and the Millennium Development Goals: Citizen Action to Reduce Poverty (2007) (Co-Edited with Jennifer Brinkerhoff and Stephen C. Smith). New York, NY: Palgrave.

Globalization and NGOs: Transforming Business, Governments and Society (2003) (Co-Edited with J. P. Doh). Westport, CT: Praeger Books.

Looking for a Service Opening: Building Reputation by Leveraging International Activities and Host Country Context (with A. Borda, W. Newburry, A. Montero, J. Najera Sanchez, F. Forcadell, N. Lama and Z. Quispe) (forthcoming) Journal of World Business.

Role of Nongovernmental Organizations in the Business-Government-Society Interface, (Part II) (with N.M. Dahan and J.P.Doh) (2010) Business & Society,49(4): 567-569.

Role of Nongovernmental Organizations in the Business-Government-Society Interface, (Part I) (with N.M. Dahan and J.P.Doh) (2010) Business & Society, 49(1): 20-34.

NGOs Influence on MNEs Social Development Strategies in Varying Institutional Contexts: A Transaction Cost Perspective (with S. Vachani and J.P. Doh) (2009) International Business Review, 18 (5):446-456.

The Importance of Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs) in Global Governance and Value Creation: An International Business Research Agenda (with J.P. Doh and S. Vachani) (2004) Journal of International Business Studies, 35(6): 463-483.

Balancing Private and State Ownership in Emerging Markets Telecommunications Infrastructure: Country, Industry, and Firm Influences (with J.P. Doh and R. Mudambi) (2004). Journal of International Business Studies. 35(3): 233-250.

Sustainability Service

  • Kealy Carter
  • Director of Sustainability Initiative — Darla Moore School of Business
  • Darla Moore School of Business Net Impact — Faculty Advisor
  • Louis Dessau
  • Appointed member of Columbia's Climate Protection Action Campaign
  • The City of Columbia SC Climate Protection Action Campaign (CPAC) empowers all Columbians to improve the environment through water conservation, energy conservation, air quality and recycling/waste reduction. CPAC was formed by Columbia City Council in 2006 after signing the U.S. Conference of Mayors Climate Action Plan. CPAC now serves as the city's clearinghouse for environmental action, information and activities.
  • Hildy Teegen
  • nternational Finance Corporation Business Sustainability Advisory Panel Member
  • Center for International Private Enterprise Board Member/Evaluation Committee Member
  • Culver Academies (Culver, IN) Alumni Advisory Council for Sustainability Chairperson

Sustainability in the Curriculum

Many courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels address current trends in sustainability in business. For students interested a more specific focus on sustainability, the following list of courses provides more detailed insight into sustainability across various functional areas in business.

  • ECON 500: Urban Economics
  • ECON 505:  International Development Economics
  • ECON 509: Economics of Sustainable Development
  • ECON 548: Environmental Economics
  • FINA 473: Corporate Governance and Agency Conflicts
  • MGMT 407: CSR and Stakeholder Management
  • SCHC 375: Conscious Capitalism

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