Jorge E. Rivera

Professor of Strategic Management and Public Policy

The George Washington University, School of Business

Dept. of Strategic Management and Public Policy

e-mail: jrivera(at)

Funger Hall 615, 2201 G Street,

NW Washington, DC 20052; P. (202) 994-0163



Broadly, my research examines how country context, regulatory, industry, and firm-level factors are associated with corporate environmental strategies. One key stream of my work has focused on evaluating how participation in domestic and international voluntary environmental programs is associated with business competitiveness and environmental performance. Related to this research, I have also examined how industry association membership, regulatory and firm-level factors are associated with beyond compliance environmental performance. More recently, I have been examining: a) how regulations and industrial accidents affect foreign investment by multinational corporations; and b) how natural disasters and environmental uncertainty affect corporate adaptation and mitigation.

Over the past ten years, I have published two books, over twenty journal articles, and a couple of dozen cases, journal special issues, and book chapters. In 2011, my book entitled Business and Public Policy (by Cambridge University Press), received the Outstanding Book Award by one of the divisions of the Academy of Management. Additionally, my work has received Best Paper Awards from the Academy of Management in 2001 and the Policy Sciences Society in 2003. My research findings have been mentioned in more than 30 news stories by national and international newspapers including the New York Times. My research publications have also been recognized at GWU, where between 2008-2010, I was one of only 3 professors in the School of Business to be conferred the Dean’s Research Scholar Award. Most recently, I received a university wide research prize when I was selected as a 2012-13 GWU Public Policy Scholar.

In 2012, I became a founding Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Cambridge University Press’ Book Series on Organizations and the Natural Environment. Between 2009-14, I was an Associate Editor of the Policy Sciences journal. I also served as an Associate Editor of Business & Society, 2009-12. In August 2012, I finished my term as the Chair of the Academy of Management’s Organizations and the Natural Environment Division. In this position, I led a comprehensive performance review of this Division that resulted in the renewal of its Academy of Management’s Division status for another five year period.

Updated: 10/2015


Research Interest and  Biography

Curriculum Vitae

Outstanding Book Award, 2011

Academy of Management's

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