Faculty Research


Poole College Areas of Expertise

The Poole College of Management faculty has deep expertise in a broad range of teaching and research topics supporting sustainable business models including life cycle assessment, supply-chain management, labor and human rights, sustainable consumer behaviour, integrated reporting and metrics, the interaction of businesses and environmental policies, and environmental economics.

NC State University Faculty Research Poole College of Management

Sustainability-Related Researchers at NC State

More than 600 NC State researchers pursue sustainability-related research and projects. The foundation for this database of sustainability-related researchers includes university sources such as the SPARCS research database, NC State Cleantech Inventory, Global Change Symposium, Environmental Science Academic Program, Academic Sustainability Leaders, Sustainability and Lifecycle Analysis report, and various sustainability-related committees and faculty clusters. Search for researchers at NC State in a databased compiled in Fall 2015 and updated on an ongoing basis.

Sustainability in Research Seminar Series

The Business Sustainability Collaborative hosts regular talks by distinguished visiting faculty across a broad range of sustainability-related research areas. Seminars are free of charge and open to NC State faculty, graduate students and invited guests.

Guler Aras
"The Effect of Corporate Governance Practices on Financial Structure in Emerging Markets: Evidence from BRIC(K) Countries and Lesson for Turkey"
Professor of Finance and Accounting at Yildiz Technical University in Turkey
Monday, December 1st, 2014
Nelson 4210
Bio and CV

Joshua Rauh
"The Sustainability of Public Pension Plans"
Professor of Finance, Stanford Graduate School of Business
Senior Fellow, Hoover Institute, Stanford University
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
3:00 - 4:15pm
Nelson 4210
Bio and CV

Lawrence Ausubel
"Renewable Energy Pricing: How Auction Pricing Can Help Achieve Sustainable Energy from Renewable Sources"
Professor of Economics, University of Maryland
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
3:00 - 4:15pm
Nelson 4210
Bio and CV

Recent Publications

  • Robert Handfield, Andrew Pederson, and Andreas Wieland,
    Fair Trade and Human Rights in the End-to-End Supply Chain.”
    Supply Chain Management Review,
    November 2014.

  • Robert Handfield and Jay Golden,
    Why Biobased?
    U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA),
    October 2014.

  • Jon Bartley, Frank Buckless, Al Chen, Stephen Harvey, Scott Showalter, and Gilroy Zuckerman,
    Flexible Budgeting meets Sustainability at Bacardi Limited, an examination of innovative sustainability metrics developed by Bacardi Limited,”
    Strategic Finance,
    December 2012.
  • Gökçe Esenduran, Eda Kemahlıo ̆glu-Ziya and Jayashankar M. Swaminathan, "Product Take-back Legislation and Its Impact on Recycling Remanufacturing Industries,” published in “Sustainable Supply Chains: Models, Methods, and Public Policy Implications,” Tonya Boone, Vaidyanathan Jayaraman, and Ram Ganeshan, Springer, 2012.
  • Bartley R. Danielsen, David M. Harrison, and Jing Zhao, “It Makes a Village: Residential Relocation after Charter School Admission,” Real Estate Economics, forthcoming.
  • Mark Beasley and Scott Showalter, ”The Marriage of ERM and Sustainability: A Combination to Drive Long-Term Strategic Value,” Strategic Finance.
  • Marianne Bradford, Julie Earp, and Paul Williams, “Sustainability Reports: What Do Stakeholders Really Want?” Management Accounting Quarterly, (Fall). Volume 16, No. 1, 2014.
  • Golden, J., Handfield, R., Morrison, B., and Spall, K. “Innovation Diffusion for Biofuels and Biochemicals”, Sustainable Business: An International Journal, December 2014 (44), pp. 1-35.
  • Golden, J, and Handfield, R, “Commentary: The Emergent Industrial Bioeconomy,” Industrial Biotechnology, 10(6), December 2014, 1-6.
  • Paul Williams, “What is Sustainable: The Need for Sufficient Reporting and its Accounting Implications" in Guler Aras (ed.) Sustainable Markets for Sustainable Business: A Global Perspective for Business and Financial Markets, London: Gower Publishing.
  • Tyler, B.B., Beukel, K., Cerrato, D., Lahneman, B., Discua Cruse, A., Minciullo, M., and Spielmann, N. “How the capabilities of Family-Owned Wineries Moderate the Relationship Between Environmental Practices and Firm Performance.” To be presented at the Strategic Management Society Special Conference, Banff, Canada (June 4, 2017).
  • Tyler, B.B., Cerrato, D., Beukel, K., Minciullo, M., Lahneman, B., Spielmann, N., and Discua Cruse, A., “Attitudes toward sustainability, environmental practices, and firm performance in the Wine Industry: A multi-country study.” To be presented at the European Academy of Management, Glasgow, Scotland (June 22, 2017).
  • Tyler, B.B., Beukel, K., Cerrato, D., Lahneman, B., Minciullo, M., Discua Cruz, A., & Spielmann, N. “How Managers’ Perceptions of Their Attitudes and Entrepreneurial Orientation Relate to the Environmental Practices.” To be presented at the Strategic Management Society Annual Conference, Houston, Texas (October, 2017).
  • Spielmann, N., Discua Cruz, A., Tyler, B.B., and Beukel, K., “Defining Corporate Heritage in Family Business: An International Study of Wineries.” Submitted to a Journal of Business Research Special Issue.
  • Tyler, B.B., Beukel, K., Cerrato, D., Lehneman, B., Discua Cruz, A., Minciullo, M., and Spielmann, N. “Attitudes toward Sustainability, Environmental Practices, and Firm Performance in Small Firms: A Multi-Country Study in the Wine Industry.” To be submitted to Business Strategy & the Environment.

Research Support

The Collaborative works with faculty to:

  • Identify research topics and research partners at other colleges within the university
  • Identify and sponsor sustainability related academic conferences, journals and grant opportunities
  • Integrate sustainability topics into courses
  • Identify and develop sustainability related cases, problems, or exercises
  • Identify sustainability related classroom educational materials such as textbooks, periodicals, and other technical guidance materials.

“To compete in the evolving global economy, entrepreneurial companies large and small are seeking products to produce and approaches to doing business that are not only sustainable, but are attractive to customers who are increasingly concerned with both ecological and the larger sustainability issues. In addition to the growing recognition that businesses must be managed in ways that protect the natural environment, there is a renewed recognition that sustainable companies must give more back to the social environment than they consume." – Dr. Roger Mayer, professor, Department of Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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