Publications

 


New publication helps companies manage climate change mitigation/adaptation

Developing an Effective Climate Change Strategy” by Erb Director, Andy Hoffman,  is  published by the Conference Board Initiative on Sustainability as part of the Director Notes  series.  The Conference Board is a global, independent business membership and research association working in the public interest working to provide the world’s leading organizations with the practical knowledge they need to improve their performance and better serve society.

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Erb paper published in top management journal

Supported in part by Erb Institute funding, a paper based upon a study of Erb Students and Alums and how they sustain themselves in supporting environmental issues has been published in The Academy of Management Journal. (Abstract on AMJ)

It’s Not Easy Being Green: The Role of Self-Evaluations in Explaining Support for Environmental Issues (pdf)

Written by: Scott Sonneshein (Ross PhD), Katy DeCelles (former Erb Post Doc) and Jane Dutton (Ross POS and Erb Faculty Affiliate ). Rice University  produced a video based on the paper:
Congratulations Scott, Katy and Jane!

Stakeholder Dynamics as Determinants of Substantive Versus Symbolic CSR Practices: A Macro/Micro Perspective

Perez-Batres, L. A., & Doh, J. P. (2014). Stakeholder Dynamics as Determinants of Substantive Versus Symbolic CSR Practices: A Macro/Micro Perspective. Progress In International Business Research8, 249-264. Mr

The chapter Stakeholder Dynamics as Determinants of Substantive Versus Symbolic CSR Practices: A Macro/Micro Perspective in Progress in International Business Research examines whether CSR (corporate social responsibility) in large corporations is symbolic or substantive in nature. It also addresses the stakeholders’ role in pressuring the modern organization to engage in substantive CSR.   Read more about Dr. Perez-Batres.

U-M report on public perceptions of fracking in Michigan

Hydraulic Fracturing in the state of Michigan: Public perceptions technical report

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is one of seven U-M Integrated Assessment reports on Hydraulic Fracturing in Michigan
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Kim Wolske, Research Management Fellow, Erb Institute and
Andrew Hoffman, Director, Erb Institute
Lukas Strickland, Research Assistant, School of Natural Resources & Environment

One of seven technical reports completed for the Hydraulic Fracturing in Michigan Integrated Assessment, conducted by the University of  Michigan, this report reviews the current state of knowledge on public perceptions of high-volume hydraulic fracturing (HVHF).  The objective is to highlight issues that may be relevant to HVHF-related policy in Michigan.

Constructing Green: The Social Structures of Sustainability, MIT Press

Edited by Rebecca Henn, former Erb PhD student who recently received her doctorate and Erb Institute Director, Andy Hoffman. This books examines the increase in sustainable buildings by understanding the fundamental challenges green construction faces through cultural, social and organizational shifts.  Read more

Scaling Up Payments for Watershed Services

Scaling Up Payments for Watershed Services gives readers recommendations for increasing participation in watershed conservation for non-industrial private forest landowners in the Sebago Lake Watershed, Maine. This book was the Erb Institute 2012 Best Opus Project winner.

Written by: Dan Cantor (’12), Colm Fay (’12), Matt Harrison, Emily Levine and Chris Zwicke (’12) with a foreword by Andy Hoffman and Emily Plews (’10) and includes an introduction by Faculty Advisor, Peter Adriaens.

This book is available for purchase on Amazon.com: Scaling Up Payments for Watershed Services

Climate Science as Culture War Wins Maggie Award

Erb Director, Andy Hoffman’s article, Climate Science as Culture War in the Stanford Social Innovation Review wins a Maggie Award for Best Feature Article (circulation under 50,000- Trade) from the Western Publishing Association (WPA).

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079 Best Feature Article

Environmental Experience and Positive Deviance from Institutional Norms

Exceptional Boards: Environmental Experience and Positive Deviance from Institutional Norms
Authored by: Erb Director, Andy Hoffman and former Erb Postdoc, Judith Walls
Journal of Organizational Behavior
Vol. 34, Issue 2, June 25, 2012

“This paper explores the phenomenon of positive organizational deviance from institutional norms by establishing practices that protect or enhance the natural environment.”

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The Green Economy as a Sustainable Economic Development Strategy

Going Beyond Growth: The Green Economy as a Sustainable Economic Development Strategy
Laurie Kaye Nijaki
The Next Economics, Global Cases in Energy, Environment, and Climate Change, Springer Press

Explore economic growth, opportunities and strategy through a green economics evaluation in Erb Post-Doc, Laurie Kaye Nijaki’s recently published chapter titled “Going Beyond Growth: The Green Economy as a Sustainable Economic Development Strategy”.

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