Selected Honours & Awards

  • Teaching Award, Cambridge Judge Business School
  • Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences
  • Academy of Management OMT Division Best Paper Published Award
  • Management OMT Division Best Paper Award
  • IACMR Presidential Award for Responsible Research in Management
  • Faculty Excellence Award, University of Oregon (One of 14 faculty honoured across the university for performing at the forefront of research and discovery.)
  • Extraordinary Service Award (Reviewing), Organization Science
  • Faculty Pioneer Award Finalist, Aspen Institute
  • Rhodes Scholar, University of Oxford
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Academic Leadership

  • Vice Chair of RRBM (Responsible Research in Business and Management) Working Board.
  • Deputy Editor (2019-2022) and Associate Editor (2013-2016) for Academy of Management Journal, one the management field’s top journals.
  • Service on Editorial Review Boards for Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science.


  • BSc Engineering Physics, Queen’s University
  • MA Politics, Philosophy and Economics, University of Oxford
  • PhD in Technology, Policy, and Management, MIT

Media Mentions

My work has been featured multiple times in media including: The New York Times, Financial Times, National Public Radio (NPR), CBC Radio (Canada), and other outlets.

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Selected Publications

I contribute to the academic literatures on organisational culture, identity, routines and change, as well as those on business sustainability and grand societal challenges. I have published more than 40 academic journal articles, several books, and regularly contributes to publications like Harvard Business Review and the Financial Times.

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On the Role of Business Research in Sustainability and Societal Grand Challenges:

See my comment on the Responsible Business Education Awards in the Financial Times

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Business Schools Must Do More to Address the Climate Crisis. Harvard Business Review. (February 1, 2022).

Galdon, C., Haanes, K., Halbheer, D., Howard-Grenville, J., Le Goulven, K., Rosenberg, M., Tufano, P., Whitelaw, A. (2022).

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Surfing the grand challenges wave in management scholarship: how did we get here, where are we now, and what’s next? Research in the Sociology of Organizations

Howard-Grenville, J., & Spengler, J. 2021.

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Caring, courage and curiosity: Reflections on our roles as scholars in organizing for a sustainable future. Organization Theory. 2(1), 2631787721991143.

Howard-Grenville, J. 2021.

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Introduction to the special research forum: Understanding and tackling societal grand challenges through management research. Academy of Management Journal, 59: 1880-1895.

George, G., Howard-Grenville, J., Joshi, A., & Tihanyi, L. 2016.

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On Business Sustainability:

ESG Impact Is Hard to Measure — But It’s Not Impossible. Harvard Business Review. (January 22, 2021).

Howard-Grenville, J. 2021.

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Bringing the biophysical to the fore: Re-envisioning organizational adaptation in the era of planetary shifts. Strategic Organization.

Howard-Grenville, J. & Lahneman, B. 2021.

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From the editors: Climate change and management. Academy of Management Journal, 57(3), 615-623.

Howard-Grenville, J., Buckle, S. J., Hoskins, B. J., & George, G. 2014.

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On the Future of Work and Organizational Culture:

How Has the Past Year Changed You and Your Organization? Harvard Business Review. (March 10, 2021).

Empson, L. & Howard-Grenville, J. 2021.

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How to sustain your culture when everyone is remote. MIT Sloan Management Review. (online and print editions).

Howard-Grenville, J. 2020.

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Organizational culture as a tool for change. Stanford Social Innovation Review. Lead article, June 2020.

Howard-Grenville, J., Lahnemen, B., & Pek, S. 2020.

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