Andrew J. Hoffman

Selected Academic Publications

"Organizational Fields: Past, present and future" for Sage Handbook of Organizational Institutionalism (with Melissa Wooten) (forthcoming).

"Institutional theory and the natural environment: Building research through tensions and paradox" for Sage Handbook of Organizational Institutionalism (with Dev Jennings) (forthcoming).

"Communicating about climate change with corporate leaders and stakeholders," in M. Nisbet (ed.) Oxford Encyclopedia of Climate Change Communication (Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press) (2016).

"Plugging a leaky ship: Modeling the organizational obstacles to sustainable practices,"Academy of Management Discoveries, June 20 (2016).

"Reflections: Academia's emerging crisis of relevance and the consequent role of the engaged scholar," Journal of Change Management, DOI: 10.1080/14697017.2015.1128168 (2016).

"The fourth wave: Management science and practice in the age of the Anthropocene." In E. Lawler, S. Mohrman and J. O'Toole (eds) Corporate Stewardship: Organizing for Sustainable Effectiveness, (Sheffield, UK: Greenleaf Publishing): 228-246 (with John Ehrenfeld) (2015).

"Institutional theory and the natural environment: Research in (and on) the Anthropocene," Organization & Environment, 28(1): 8-31 (with Dev Jennings) (2015).

"Industrial ecology as a source of competitive advantage," Journal of Industrial Ecology, 18(5): 597-602 (with Charles Corbett, Nitin Joglekar and Peter Wells) (2014).

"The new heretics: Hybrid organizations and the challenges they present to corporate sustainability," Organization & Environment, 27(3): 223-241 (with Nardia Haigh) (2014).

"The varied work of challenger movements: Identifying challenger roles in the U.S. environment movement," Organization Studies, DOI: 10.1177/0170840613517601 (with Stephanie Bertels and Rich DeJordy) (2014).

"Academic engagement in public and political discourse: Establishing the rules of the game," Michigan Journal of Sustainability, 1(1): 5-13 (2013).

"Processes for retrenching logics: The Alberta oil sands case, 2008-2011," in M. Lounsbury and E. Boxenbaum (eds.), Research in the Sociology of Organizations: Institutional Logics in Action, (Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing): 131-163 (with Patricia Misutka, Charlotte Coleman, and P. Devereaux Jennings) (2013).

"Exceptional boards: Environment experience and positive deviance from institutional norms," Journal of Organizational Behavior (with Judith Walls) (2012).

"A history of research on business and the natural environment: Conversations from the field," Introduction in S. Georg and A. Hoffman (eds.) Business and the Environment: Critical Perspectives in Business and Management, Volume 1 (Oxford, UK: Routledge): 1-58 (with Susse Georg) (2013).

"Retrospective, perspective and prospective: Introduction," in Pratima Bansal and Andrew Hoffman (eds.) The Oxford Handbook on Business and the Natural Environment (Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press): 3-28 (with Pratima Bansal) (2012).

"Hybrid organizations: The next chapter in sustainable business," Organizational Dynamics, 41: 126-134 (with Nardia Haigh) (2012).

"Hybrid organizations as agents of positive social change: Bridging the for-profit & non-profit divide," in Karen Golden-Biddle and Jane Dutton (eds.) Exploring Positive Social Change and Organizations: Building and Theoretical and Research Foundation (Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group): 131-153 (with Krista Badiane and Nardia Haigh) (2012).

"Positive deviance for a sustainable world: Linking sustainability and positive organizational scholarship," in Kim Cameron and Gretchen Spreitzer (eds.) Handbook of Positive Organizational Scholarship (Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press): 953-964 (with Nardia Haigh) (2011).

"The growing climate divide," Nature Climate Change, 1(4): 195-196 (July 2011).

"Talking past each other? Cultural framing of skeptical and convinced logics in the climate change debate," Organization & Environment, 24(1): 3-33 (2011).

"The BP oil spill as a cultural anomaly? Institutional context, conflict and change," Journal of Management Inquiry , 20(2): 100-112 (with P. Devereaux Jennings) (2011).

"The culture and discourse of climate skepticism," Strategic Organization, 9(1): 77-84 (2011).

"Climate change as a cultural and behavioral issue: Addressing barriers and implementing solutions," Organizational Dynamics, 39(4): 295-305 (2010).

"Reconciling professional and personal value systems: The spiritually motivated manager as organizational entrepreneur,” revised and reprinted in R. Giacalone & C. Jurkiewicz (eds.) 2nd edition, The Handbook of Workplace Spirituality and Organizational Performance (New York: M.E. Sharpe): 155-170 (2010).

"Who is part of the environmental movement? Assessing network linkages between NGOs and corporations" in T. Lyon (ed). Good Cop Bad Cop: Environmental NGOs and their Strategies toward Business (Washington DC: Resources for the Future Press): 48-69 (with Stephanie Bertels) (2010).

"Overcoming the social and psychological barriers to green building," Organization & Environment, 21(4): 390-419 (with Rebecca Henn) (2008).

"Sustainability, faith and the market," Worldviews: Global Religions, Culture and Ecology, 12: 129-145 (with Lloyd Sandelands) (2008).

"Beyond corporate reputation: Managing reputational interdependence," special issue co-editor in Corporate Reputation Review, 11(1): 1-9 (with Mike Barnett) (2008).

"Organizational fields: Past, present and future," in R. Greenwood, C. Oliver, K. Sahlin and R. Suddaby (eds.) The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Institutionalism (London: Sage Publications): 130-148 (with Melissa Wooten) (2008).

"Changing practice on sustainability: Understanding and overcoming the organizational and psychological barriers to action," in S. Sharma, M. Starik and B. Husted (eds.) Organizations and the Sustainability Mosaic: New Perspectives in Research on Corporate Sustainability, (Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar): 84-105 (with Max Bazerman) (2007).

"Who can act on sustainability issues? Corporate capital and the configuration of organizational fields as enablers," in S. Sharma, M. Starik and B. Husted (eds.) Organizations and the Sustainability Mosaic: New Perspectives in Research on Corporate Sustainability, (Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar): 193-215 (with Jennifer Howard-Grenville & C.B. Bhattacharya) (2007).

"Let's put Malcolm Gladwell out of business," Journal of Management Inquiry, 15 (4): 410-411 (Commentary on JMI Interview with Malcolm Gladwell) (2006).

"Getting right with nature: Anthropocentism, ecocentrism and theocentrism," Organizations & Environment, 18 (2): 141-162 (with Lloyd Sandelands) (2005).

"Business decisions and the environment: Significance, challenges, and momentum of an emerging research field," in G. Brewer and P. Stern (eds.), Decision Making for the Environment: Social and Behavioral Science Research Priorities.  (Washington D.C.: National Research Council, National Academies Press): 200-229 (2005).

"Reconsidering the role of the practical-theorist: On (re)connecting theory to practice in organizational theory," Strategic Organization, 2 (2): 213-222 (2004).

"The importance of cultural framing to the success of social initiatives in business," Academy of Management Executive, 17 (2): 70-84 (with Jennifer Howard-Grenville) (2003).

"Reconciling professional and personal value systems: the spiritually motivated manager as organizational entrepreneur," in R. Giacalone & C. Jurkiewicz (eds.).  The Handbook of Workplace Spirituality and Organizational Performance (New York: M.E. Sharpe): 193-208 (2003).

"Linking social systems and analysis to the industrial ecology framework," Organization & Environment, 16 (1): 66-86 (2003).

"Barriers to resolution in ideologically based negotiations: The role of values and institutions," Academy of Management Review, 27 (1): 41-57 (with Kim Wade-Benzoni, Leigh Thompson, Don Moore, James Gillespie & Max Bazerman) (2002).

"Chapter 1," in Organizations, Policy and the Natural Environment: Institutional and Strategic Perspectives (with Marc Ventresca, Stanford University Press, 2002).

"Cognitive and institutional barriers to new forms of cooperation on environmental protection: Insights from Project XL and Habitat Conservation Plans," American Behavioral Scientist, 45 (5): 820-845 (with Hannah Riley, Jack Troast & Max Bazerman) (2002).

"Not all events are attended equally: Toward a middle-range theory of industry attention to external events," Organization Science, 12 (4): 414-434 (with William Ocasio) (2001).

"Linking organizational and field level analyses: The diffusion of corporate environmental practice," Organization & Environment, 14 (2): 133-156 (2001).

"Institutional evolution and change: Environmentalism and the US chemical industry," Academy of Management Journal, 42 (4): 351-371 (1999).

"The institutional framing of policy debates: Economics versus the environment," American Behavioral Scientist, 42 (8): 1368-1392 (with Marc Ventresca) (1999).

"A mixed-motive perspective on the economics versus environment debate," American Behavioral Scientist, 42 (8): 1254-1276 (with Kim Wade-Benzoni, Leigh Thompson, Don Moore, James Gillespie & Max Bazerman) (1999).

"Sources of environmentally destructive behavior: Individual, organizational and institutional perspectives," Research in Organizational Behavior, 21: 39-79 (with Max Bazerman) (1999).


Sustainable Enterprise Image
Contact Info
Andrew J. Hoffman
Ross School of Business
University of Michigan
701 Tappan Street, R4390
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

ajhoff at umich dot edu

Twitter: @HoffmanAndy

Administrative Assistant:
     Shelly Whitmer
     sjmoore at umich dot edu