Sustainable Business Research

Selected Sustainable Business Research authored by Walker College of Business Faculty 

  • Cartabuke, M., Westerman, J., Bergman, J., Whitaker, B., Westerman, J., & Beekun, R. (In press). Empathy as an antecedent of social justice attitudes and perceptions. Journal of Business Ethics.

  • Dixon-Fowler, H., Ellstrand, A., Johnson, J. (In press). The role of board environmental committees in corporate environmental performance, Journal of Business Ethics.
  • Groothuis, P. (In press). "Last Settler's Syndrome and Resource Use in Southern Appalachia" with Kristan Cockerill Journal of Rural and Community Development.
  • Kline, C. & Slocum, S. (In press). Neoliberalism in Ecotourism? The new development paradigm of multinational projects in Africa. Journal of Ecotourism.
  • Roy, J. (In press). "Empirical Tests of the Pollution Haven Hypothesis When Environmental Regulation is Endogenous," with Daniel Millimet. Journal of Applied Econometrics.
  • Roy, J. "On the Environmental Consequences of Intra-Industry Trade." Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 2017, 83, 50-67.
  • Westerman, J., Bergman, J., Bergman, S., Whitaker, B., Daly, J., & Westerman, J. 2016. Does social justice knowledge matter in sustainable business education? Effects on student attitudes. Business, Peace, and Sustainable Development, 8: 33-53.
  • Whitehead, J., Gopalakrishnan, S., Landry, C., Smith, M. (2016) Economics of Coastal Erosion and Adaptation to Sea Level Rise. Annu. Rev. Resour. Econ.
  • DeBoer, J., Panwar R., & Rivera, J. (2017) Toward A Place-Based Understanding of Business Sustainability: The Role of Green Competitors and Green Locales in Firms' Voluntary Environmental Engagement. Business Strategy and the Environment 
  • Pollard, C. (2016) "IT- Energy Conservation at Work: People Don't Always Act the Way They Feel', IT Professional, IEEE Publishing, Jan.-Feb. 18 (1), pp: 50-56
  • Pollard, C. (2016). "Up Close and Personal: The Value of Feedback in Implementing an Individual Energy-Saving Adaptation", International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, Vol. 17 Iss: 1, pp.68 - 85
  • Westerman, J., Westerman, J., & Whitaker, B.  (2016).  Does social justice knowledge matter? Education for sustainable development and student attitudes.  Environment, Development, and Sustainability, 18(2), 561-576.
  • Bergman, S., Gable, T., Obi-Melekwe, N., Latowsky, N., & Shangwa, B. (2015, October). Effectiveness of corporate social responsibility on social media: How job seekers are building their perceptions of organizations. Poster session presented at the annual River Cities Industrial-Organizational Psychology Conference, Chattanooga, TN.
  • Byerly, Robin T. (2015) "Eudaemonia, well-being, and the pursuit of sustainability." Philosophy in the Contemporary World, 22(2): 45-59.

  • Marland, G., Kowalczyk, T. and Cherry, T. L. (2015), “Green Fluff”? The Role of Corporate Sustainability Initiatives in Effective Climate Policy: Comment on “Science-Based Carbon Targets for the Corporate World: The Ultimate Sustainability Commitment, or a Costly Distraction?”. Journal of Industrial Ecology, 19: 934–936. 
  • Murray, A., & Kline, C. (2015). Rural tourism and the craft beer experience: factors influencing brand loyalty in rural North Carolina, USA. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, (ahead-of-print), 1-19.
  • Pollard, C. (2015). "Applying the Theory of Planned Behavior to Individual Computer Energy Saving Behavioral Intention and Use at Work" Proceedings of 21st Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS). August.
  • Roy J., Millimet D. (2015). "Multilateral Environmental Agreements and the WTO." Economics Letters, 2015, 134, 20-23.
  • Roy J., Yasar M., (2015). "Energy Efficiency and Exporting: Evidence from Firm-Level Data." Energy Economics, 2015, 152, 127-135.
  • Ray Chaudhury, Sarita and Pia A. Albinsson (2015/ 2014 - online), "Citizen-consumer Oriented Practices in Naturalistic Foodways: The Case of the Slow Food Movement," Journal of Macromarketing, Vol 35 (1), 36-52.
  • Byerly, Robin T. 2014. The social contract, social enterprise, and business model innovation. Social Business, 4(4), pp. 325-343.Byerly, Robin T. 2014. Sitting in the Hoop of the People: Linking Lakota Values and Business Ethics. Journal of Religion and Business Ethics, 3(1), pp. 1-18.

  • Alvarez, Sergio, Sherry L. Larkin, John C. Whitehead, and Tim Haab. "A revealed preference approach to valuing non-market recreational fishing losses from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill." Journal of environmental management 145 (2014): 199-209. ["Corrigendum: A Revealed Preference Approach to Valuing Non-market Recreational Fishing Losses from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill," Journal of Environmental Management 150:516-518, 2015.]
  • Anderson, S., Coffey, B., & Dixon-Fowler, H. 2014. The Empty Bowls Project: Creating, leading and sustaining a social enterprise. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 38(5): 1237-1245.
  • Bergman, J., Westerman, J., Bergman, S., Westerman, J., & Daly, J. 2014. Narcissism, materialism, and environmental ethics in business students. Journal of Management Education, 38(14), 489-510.
  • Cech, L., Cazier, J.A., Roberts, A.B., (2014) "Data Analytics in the Hardwood Industry: The Impact of Automation and Optimization on Profits, Quantity and the Environment", International Journal of Business Analytics, 1(4) 16-33
  • Groothuis, P. "Do consumers want smart meters? Incentives or Inertia-- Evidence from North Carolina and lessons for policy" with Tanga M. McDaniel Mohr, Economics of Energy and Environmental Policy, Vol. 3 No 1. March 2014.
  • Marland, G., Kowalczyk, T. K., and E. Marland (2014). Carbon Accounting – Issues of Scale.  Journal of Industrial Ecology, (1st ed., vol. 19).
  • McGehee, N. G., Kline, C., & Knollenberg, W. (2014). Social movements and tourism-related local action. Annals of Tourism Research, 48, 140-155.
  • Westerman, J., van Beek, E., Westerman, J, & Whitaker, B. 2014. Ecological values, narcissism, and materialism: A comparison of business students in the United States and the Netherlands. International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development, 8(1), 92-104.
  • Whitehead, John and Kevin Atkinson, "Predictive Validity of Stated Preference Data: Evidence from Mountain Bike Park Visits Before and After Trail System Expansion," Applied Economics Letters, 2014. Dixon-Fowler, H., Slater, D., Johnson, J., Ellstrand, A., & Romi, A. 2013. Beyond "Does it pay to be green?": A Meta-analysis of moderators of the CEP-CFP relationship. Journal of Business Ethics, 112(2): 353-366.
  • Albinsson, Pia A. and B. Yasanthi Perera, (2013), "Consumer Activism 2.0 – Tools for Change," in The Routledge Companion to Digital Consumption, (Russell Belk and Rosa Llamas, eds.), Routledge: New York, NY. 356-366 ISBN: 978-0-415-67992-3
  • Corley, J.K., Vannoy, S.A and Cazier, J.A., (2013) "Using Sustainability Reports as a Method of Cause-Related Marketing for Competitive Advantage", International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development (IJSESD), 4(2)
  • Marland, G., Buccholz, T., & Kowalczyk, T. K. (2013). Accounting for CO2 Emissions:  The Context and Stakeholders Matter Journal of Industrial Ecology, (vol. 17, issue 3).
  • Morgan, O. Ashton, John C. Whitehead, William L. Huth, Greg S. Martin, Richard Sjolander, "A Split-Sample Revealed and Stated Preference Demand Model to Examine Homogenous Subgroup Consumer Behavior Responses to Information and Food Safety Technology Treatments," Environmental and Resource Economics 54:593–611, 2013.
  • Singer A.E. (2013): Business Ethics in the 21st Century: Stability and Change. Nova Science: NY.
  • Singer A.E. (2013) James Martin's 21st century and the new dynamic of inequality Human Systems Management. DOI 10.3233/HSM-130779
  • Singer A.E. (2013). Social responsibility, political activity and competitive strategy: an integrative model. Business Ethics: A European Review 22(3) 308-324.
  • Stoddard, J. E., Pollard, C. E., & Evans, M. R. (2013). The Triple Bottom Line, A Framework for Sustainable Tourism Development International Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Administration, 13(1).
  • Albinsson, Pia A. and B. Yasanthi Perera, (2012), "Alternative Marketplaces in the 21st Century: Building Community through Sharing Events," Journal of Consumer Behaviour, Vol. 11 (4), 303-315. DOI: 10.1002/cb.1389)
  • Albinsson, Pia A. and B. Yasanthi Perera (2012), "Consumer Activism through Social Media: Carrots vs. Sticks," in Online Consumer Behavior: Theory and Research in Social Media, Advertising and E-Tail. (Angeline Close, ed.) Taylor & Francis Publ. 101-132
  • Beekun, R., & Westerman, J. 2012. Spirituality and national culture as antecedents to ethical decision making: A comparison between the U.S. and Norway. Journal of Business Ethics, 110(1), 33-44
  • Groothuis, P. "Retail competition in electricity supply – survey results in North Carolina," Energy Policy with Tanga M. McDaniel, Vol. 48, September 2012.
  • Landry, Craig E., Tom Allen, Todd Cherry and John C. Whitehead, "Wind Turbines and Coastal Recreation Demand," Resource and Energy Economics 34:93-111, 2012.
  • Singer A.E. (2012) Eco-preneurship and Recursivity. In: M Muffatto & P Giacon (Eds.) Entrepreneurial Strategies and Policies for Economic Growth. Liberiauniversitaria (Italy) ISBN 978886292266-1, pp603-616
  • Albinsson, Pia A., B. Yasanthi Perera, Elise "Pookie" Sautter, (2011), "Integrating Sustainability into the Business Curriculum through E-Learning," Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, Vol. 7 (1), 117-127. Available online at: http://jolt.merlot.org/vol7no1/albinsson_0311.pdf
  • Bin, Okmyung, Ben Poulter, Christopher Dumas and John C. Whitehead, "Measuring the Impact of Sea-Level Rise on Coastal Real Estate: A Hedonic Property Model Approach," Journal of Regional Science, 51(4):751-767, 2011.
  • Cazier, J.A., Corley, K. & Gora, D. (2011) "Do Independent Sustainability Audits Provide a Competitive Advantage?" The EDP Audit, Control, and Security Newsletter, 43(2)
  • Cazier, J.A., Corely, J. K. & Gora, D. (2011) "Sustainability Reporting: Will Consumers Pay More to Purchase from Technology Companies Who Issue Sustainability Reports?" Journal of Information Science and Technology, 8(1)
  • Kline, C., Cardenas, D., Duffy, L. & Swanson, J. (2011). Funding sustainable paddle trail development: paddler perspectives, willingness to pay and management implications. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 20(2), 235-256.
  • Kline, C., Swanson, J. & Milburn, L.A. (2011). Factors affecting tourism entrepreneurship in the North Carolina mountains. Journal of Tourism Challenges and Trends, 4(1): 77-102.
  • Landry, Craig E., Paul Hindsley, Okmyung Bin, Jamie B. Kruse, John C. Whitehead and Kenneth R. Wilson, "Weathering the Storm: Measuring Household Willingness-to-Pay for Risk-Reduction in Post-Katrina New Orleans," Southern Economic Journal 77(4):991-1013, 2011.
  • Whitehead, John C., Christopher F. Dumas, Craig E. Landry and Jim Herstine, "Valuing Bag Limits in the North Carolina Charter Boat Fishery with Combined Revealed and Stated Preference Data," Marine Resource Economics 26:233-241, 2011.
  • Albinsson, Pia A., Marco Wolf, and Dennis Kopf (2010), "Anti-Consumption in East Germany: Consumer Resistance to Hyperconsumption," Journal of Consumer Behaviour, Vol. 9 (6), 412-425. (Special issue on Sustainability through Anti-Consumption DOI: 10.1002/cb)
  • Cazier, J.A., Shao, B.B.M., and St. Louis, R.D. (2010) "The Business Value of Green IT in Price Premiums". Journal of Strategic Innovation and Sustainability, 6(4), 9-16
  • Kline, C. & Milburn, L.A. (2010). Ten Categories of Entrepreneurial Climate to Encourage Rural Tourism Development. Annals of Leisure Research, 13(1/2): 320-348.
  • Slater, D. & Dixon-Fowler, H. 2010. The future of the planet in the hands of MBAs: An examination of CEO MBA education and corporate environmental performance, Academy of Management Learning & Education, 9(3): 429-441.
  • Whitehead, John C., Daniel Phaneuf, Christopher F. Dumas, Jim Herstine, Jeffery Hill, and Bob Buerger, "Convergent Validity of Revealed and Stated Recreation Behavior with Quality Change: A Comparison of Multiple and Single Site Demands," Environmental and Resource Economics, 45(1):91-112, 2010.
  • Slater, D. & Dixon-Fowler, H. 2009. CEO international assignment experience and corporate social performance, Journal of Business Ethics, 89(3): 473-489.
  • Westerman, J., & Westerman, J. 2009. Social protest novels in management education: Using Hawk's Nest to enhance stakeholder analysis. Journal of Management Education, 33, 659-675.