As an academic, it's important to make yourself available to the media so that you can get the word out about your work. Sometimes lengthy interviews with reporters lead to nothing; other times brief chats turn into front page Wall Street Journal coverage (for some reason, I was the uber cite about Uber for a brief period of time).  Here's a list of many of the media outlets in which my work and comments have been featured over the years.  

priming the academic pipeline

In the June 2021 issue of AACSB Insights (formerly BizEd), Ishva Minefee and I discuss the McNair Business Scholars Network and how it can help to set more underrepresented students onto the pathway of a career as a business school academic. 

McNair journal.pdf

featured scholar

In 2004, the McNair Program at the University of Missouri-Columbia selected me as their featured scholar. Scroll to page 38 of the attached McNair Journal to see me before the gray hair brought on by pondering the tenure process as discussed in this article. Don't skip over all the great content from McNair Scholars along the way!

movers and fakers.pdf

movers & fakers

Oxford/Said's marketing team created a nice in-house publication called Business at Oxford. This article features a summary of the core idea in the 2012 Strategic Management Journal article I co-authored with Rob Salomon.  

The Company You Keep-Mike Barnett -Article-Business at Oxford-Winter 09.pdf

the company you keep

This Business at Oxford article focuses on the 2008 Academy of Management Journal article that was the based on my dissertation and that I co-authored with Andy King. 

Barnett and Pollock 2012 European Financial Review.pdf

Corporate Reputation

Tim Pollock and I co-edited The Oxford Handbook of Corporate Reputation. We gathered together some top scholars in the field, brought them to Oxford, and hashed out what I think is a solid, coherent structure to make sense of the state of the art in corporate reputation as of 2012. There are a couple of academic reviews of the handbook (ASQ & Org Studies), but this piece is a summary for a practitioner outlet, The European Financial Review.

Book Review ASQ.pdf

ASQ Review oxford handbook

Forrest Briscoe reviews The Oxford Handbook of Corporate Reputation in Administrative Science Quarterly. Spoiler alert: he likes it!

Org studies 2013.pdf

oS Review oxford handbook

David Cavazos reviews The Oxford Handbook of Corporate Reputation in Organization Studies. Spoiler alert: he likes it!

Oh those early morning phone calls! But what an honor. This is the video of the speech I gave upon receiving the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, otherwise known as the Nobel Prize. Crank up the audio!   

Gil Eapen interviews someone new every day -- it's impressive, especially since he covers such a wide range of topics! You can listen to my interview with him at this link. 

Interview answers regarding 2019 Business & Society paper outlining indirect path between CSR and profit.

Here's a blog post that summarizes my almost-award-winning 2019 article in Business & Society. Bonus: it has a picture of a monkey (OK, might be a baboon, but you get the idea). 

This blog post applies my research on resolving reputation commons problems to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In this blog post, I explain how reputation rankings affect perceptions of firms, based on the 2018 BAS article I co-authored with Sohvi Leih.

Overview of my 2018 paper, "Sorry to (not) burst your bubble", as posted on Social Science Space / Business & Management INK

I'm quoted in "Taking a stand: Does it pay for companies to take positions on politically charged issues?” Society for Human Resource Management, July 10, 2021, by Mike Ramsey 

I'm quoted in: Companies defend voting rights as GOP lashes out against 'woke corporations'.” April 14, 2021, by Stephen Loiaconi. (Sinclar Broadcast Group, so appeared across national outlets) 

I'm quoted in: Customer boycotts leave bitter taste for Starbucks and McDonald's.” Feb. 9, 2024 by Daria Mosolova. Financial Times. I explain how boycotts are typically brief and inconsequential, unless consumers establish new habits during the boycott. 

I'm quoted in: “ZipRecruiter hires banks for IPO.” The Buttonwood Tree, Dec. 21, 2020, by Haley Cafarella. 

Quoted in: “Member companies face pressure to disavow trade group’s anti-climate actions.” Climate Liability News, May 21, 2019, by Karen Savage. 

Quoted in: “FAQ: Health benefits fraud.” Press of Atlantic City, March 22, 2019, by Claire Low & Colton Shaw. 

Quoted in: “Battling for big oil: Manufacturing trade group leads assault on climate suits.” Climate Liability News, Feb. 26, 2019, by Karen Savage. 

Quoted in: “Giving back to society: Corporate social responsibility ‘win-win,’ companies say.” NJBIZ, Oct. 1, 2018, by Martin Daks. 

Quoted in: “Giving back: PSEG lights up lives as well as homes.” NJBIZ. Oct. 30, 2017, by Martin Daks. 

Quoted in: “Giving back: PSEG lights up lives as well as homes.” NJBIZ. Oct. 30, 2017, by Martin Daks. 

Quoted in: “Uber faces deeper turmoil at top as CEO Travis Kalanick weighs leave of absence.” Wall Street Journal, June 12, 2017, by Greg Bensinger. (on Dow Jones Newswire)

Quoted in: “Woman owes pharmaceutical giant $2M after lawsuit backfires.” The Star-Ledger (, June 9, 2017, by Kathleen O’Brien.

Quoted in: “Uber interviews heavyweights for a crucial job: Handling Travis Kalanick.” Wall Street Journal, April 27, 2017 online/April 28 print (front page, US, Europe & Asia editions). G. Bensinger, B. Morris, G. Wells. (on Dow Jones Newswire)

Quoted in: “Uber’s no-good, very bad month: The stunning string of blows that have upended the world’s most valuable startup.” Business Insider, March 26, 2017, by Biz Carson.

Quoted in: “Uber’s unraveling: The stunning, 2 week string of blows that has upended the world’s most valuable startup.” Business Insider, March 5, 2017, by Biz Carson.

Quoted in: “Travis Kalanick is Uber’s biggest asset, and now its biggest liability.” Business Insider. Feb. 26, 2017, by Biz Carson.

Quoted in: “Trump-fueled backlash puts the brakes on Uber.” Crain’s New York. Feb. 13, 2017, by Matthew Flamm.

Quoted in: “Pharma industry has more in common with Martin Shkreli than it likes to admit.” STAT, Feb. 9, 2016, by Ed Silverman.

Featured study in: “Three steps to making CSR count.” 2012 study with R. Salomon featured in Stanford Social Innovation Review, Feb. 1, 2013, by Jody Kirchner.

Featured study in: “Why it pays more to bake in CSR vs. ignoring it completely.” 2012 study with R. Salomon featured in, Jan. 24, 2013, by Lisa Richmond.

“Oxford’s Mike Barnett on the definition of stakeholders.” The Globe and Mail (Toronto). Transcript and video of interview by Karl Moore, business columnist with newspaper and July 2012.

Research featured in Handelsblatt, 14 July 2011. “Wie Gutmenschen Geld verdienen” (As do-gooders make money), by Johannes Pennekamp.

FT Lexicon: Professor of the Week. Financial Times. Feb. 24, 2011 

Toyota can still save their reputation. Oxford Student (Oxford University Newspaper), Feb. 10, 2010 

Featured in: The Chronicle of Higher Education, April 4, 2008, Vol. 40, Iss. 30, Page B21. “How professors are using technology: A report from the trenches.”

Biz941, January 2008, p. 57-58. “Dealing with a downturn: Five tips for staying alive.”