Is the commodity way of sourcing food, and natural resources ending? This research focuses on (1) understanding why people engage (or not) in strategic sourcing partnerships; (2) assessing whether strategic partnerships provide environmental benefits and better livelihoods; (3) evaluating in financial terms the value of these benefits generated by such partnerships within and across supply networks.
Does investing in employees benefit all? This research examines (1) defining quality jobs in terms of worker resilience-security, flexibility, and viability, (2) how worker wellbeing affects performance, and (3) whether companies with higher quality jobs benefit and are more resilient, and (4) feedback loops between worker wellbeing and the environment.
What drives investments in sustainability? This research focuses on organizational, institutional, and environmental factors that lead to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investments. This includes how asset managers make sense of ESG data, how companies evaluate and justifying investing in sustainability, and how intrapreneurs/entrepreneurs get funding to foster sustainability efforts.
I very much interested in how environmental and social structure influences human decisions and behavior (e.g. cultural materialism); how expertise biases perceptions (e.g., the availability heuristic), resilience and transformations, and management paradoxes.