If you prefer reading slides to reading the articles, then first up below are a sampling of slide decks associated with specific papers. Below those, in chronological order of most recent first, are most of my publications. You can also go to my sites on Google Scholar or SSRN or Rutgers or ResearchGate. If you can't find an accessible copy of any of my publications, just email me: firstname.lastname@example.org.
it's not gonna save the world
Reframing the business case
M. L. Barnett. 2019. The business case for corporate social responsibility: A critique and an indirect path forward. Business & Society, 58(1): 167-190.
- Finalist, Business & Society 2019 Best Paper Award
can't get there from here
tweets won't save us
don't be a sorta' nice guy!
teamwork is tough!
getting away with misconduct
M. L. Barnett. 2014. Why stakeholders ignore firm misconduct: A cognitive view. Journal of Management, 40(3): 676–702.
Business & Society / si
journal of business ethics/si
sage enc leadership st (forth)
organization science (forth)
ORGANIZATION STUDIES (FORTH)
rutgers business review 2022
M. L. Barnett. 2022. Questions and Unanswers About Social Innovation. Rutgers Business Review, Summer 2022 special issue.
Most of the presenters from the inaugural (2020-21) QUASI seminar series have written articles for inclusion in a special issue to appear in Summer 2022.
EDWARD ELGAR PUB. 2022
M. L. Barnett, I. Henriques & B. Husted. 2022. Salvaging corporate sustainability: Going beyond the business case. In press (March).
In this book, we three scholars, spread across three countries, integrate our three decades of work to develop a three-dimensional view of sustainability that moves beyond "business & society", toward business, government, & society.
St. mgt: state of the field 2021
stanford social inn rvw 2021
aom perspectives 2021
M. L. Barnett, I. Henriques & B. Husted. 2021. Family matters? The effects of size and proximity in the digital age. Academy of Management Perspectives, 35: 556-561.
This is our counterpoint to a "point" about the relevance of size and proximity in understanding stakeholder influence in the digital age, relative to our 2020 AMP on the rise & stall of stakeholder influence. It suggests a few new research directions, but overall, we think that both size and proximity fit within our published model.
Journal of management 2020
Are CSR initiatives providing the societal good that they promise? We review 6,254 articles addressing CSR performance published in the past 50 years. None demonstrated that CSR initiatives achieved their ultimate intended impact. To help firms do better at doing better, scholars need to focus on impact evaluation.
rutgers business review 2020
This is the introduction to a special issue I guest edited, containing ten great articles (freely available at rbr.business.rutgers.edu) on various aspects of corporate social innovation. I review and synthesize them, and I chart a path forward for CSI by identifying its five component parts: invention, innovation, intrapreneurship, integration, and impact.
aom perspectives 2020
The digital age was supposed to democratize corporate control. It didn't. We explain why stakeholders have not increased their influence over firm behavior in the internet age, despite (and because of) the ease of sharing information.
business & society 2019
For decades, across thousands of studies, we've shown that it pays to be good. Right? Wrong. We've shown that it pays to not piss off those who have power over you. We haven't shown that it pays to help the powerless & needy of society. We've been doing it wrong. This is a call to do it right, and to see if it really does pay to be good.