Andrew King

Questrom Professor in Management Professor, Strategy and Innovation
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    Questrom School of Business
    Rafik B. Hariri Building
    595 Commonwealth Avenue
    Boston, MA 02215

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Professor Andrew A. King is a leading authority on environmental performance and innovation. His research established whether and when firms can find ways to profitably reduce their impact on the environment. His empirical tests of the efficacy of industry self-regulation helped change both private and public policy. His research now explores open source innovation and knowledge sharing. Andy was an early advocate of a scholarship on what is now called “sustainability”, and his findings and methods have influenced scholars in many disciplines. With students and colleagues, he helped found some of the most important research institutions in the field, culminating in the Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability. Andy has been a Marvin Bower Fellow at the Harvard Business School, an Aspen Institute Faculty Pioneer, and an Academy of Management Journal Best Paper Award winner His thesis won the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Zannetos Prize. Andy holds a BA from Brown University, an MS from the University of California, Berkeley, and a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

  • King, A., Goldfarb, B., Simcoe, T. (In Press). "Learning from Testimony on Quantitative Research in Management", Academy of Management Review
  • Goldfarb, B., King, A. (In Press). "Scientific Apophenia in Strategic Management Research", SSRN Electronic Journal
  • Berchicci, L., Dowell, G., King, A. (In Press). "Environmental Capabilities and Corporate Strategy: Exploring Acquisitions Among US Manufacturing Firms", SSRN Electronic Journal
  • King, A., Pucker, K. (2021). "The Dangerous Allure of Win-Win Strategies", Stanford Social Innovation Review (Winter, 2021), 35-39
  • Berchicci, L., King, A. (2020). "Evidence on Social and Financial Performance: Mapping the Empirical Garden of Forking Paths", Academy of Management Proceedings, 2020 (1), 17546-17546
  • Pillai, S., Gambardella, A., Goldfarb, B., King, A. (2020). "Abduction and the Problem of Null", Academy of Management Proceedings, 2020 (1), 15012-15012
  • Bergquist, A., Cole, S., Ehrenfeld, J., King, A., Schendler, A. (2019). "Understanding and Overcoming Roadblocks to Environmental Sustainability: Past Roads and Future Prospects", Business History Review, 93 (1), 127-148
  • Lyon, T., Delmas, M., Maxwell, J., Bansal, P., Chiroleu-Assouline, M., Crifo, P., Durand, R., Gond, J., King, A., Lenox, M., Toffel, M., Vogel, D., Wijen, F. (2018). "CSR Needs CPR: Corporate Sustainability and Politics", California Management Review, 60 (4), 5-24
  • Favaron, S., Di Stefano, G., King, A. (2018). "Power to the Crowd: Understanding the Role of Individual Contributors in Innovation Initiatives", Academy of Management Proceedings, 2018 (1), 17131-17131
  • Goldfarb, B., King, A., Simcoe, T. (2018). "Heritability of Trust and Distrust Remains Unknown.", Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115 (10), E2149-E2150
  • Berchicci, L., Dowell, G., King, A. (2017). "Environmental Performance and the Market for Corporate Assets", Strategic Management Journal, 38 (12), 2444-2464
  • Goldfarb, B., King, A. (2016). "Scientific apophenia in strategic management research: Significance tests & mistaken inference", Strategic Management Journal, 37 (1), 167-176
  • Di Stefano, G., King, A., Verona, G. (2015). "Sanctioning in the Wild: Rational Calculus and Retributive Instincts in Gourmet Cuisine", Academy of Management Journal, 58 (3), 906-931
  • Di Stefano, G., King, A., Verona, G. (2014). "Kitchen confidential? Norms for the use of transferred knowledge in gourmet cuisine", Strategic Management Journal, 35 (11), 1645-1670
  • Dutt, N., King, A. (2014). "The Judgment of Garbage: End-of-Pipe Treatment and Waste Reduction", Management Science, 60 (7), 1812-1828
  • Di Stefano, G., King, A., Verona, G. (2014). "Hell’s Kitchen: Sanctioning Violations of Norms of Knowledge Use in Gourmet Cuisine", Academy of Management Proceedings, 2014 (1), 15118-15118
  • Berchicci, L., King, A. (2014). "Do Managers Systematically Miss Opportunities for Waste Reduction? A Goal Setting Approach", Academy of Management Proceedings, 2014 (1), 15466-15466
  • Adner, R., Eggers, J., King, A., Sosa, M., Tucci, C. (2014). "A Multilevel Perspective on Technological Discontinuities:What Do We Know &Where Do We Go From Here?", Academy of Management Proceedings, 2014 (1), 10274-10274
  • Berchicci, L., Dowell, G., King, A. (2012). "Environmental capabilities and corporate strategy: exploring acquisitions among US manufacturing firms", Strategic Management Journal, 33 (9), 1053-1071
  • Di Stefano, G., King, A., Verona, G. (2012). "Second-party sanctioning of norm violations: The case of know-how trading in gourmet cuisine", Academy of Management Proceedings, 2012 (1), 11307-11307
  • Berchicci, L., King, A., Tucci, C. (2011). "Does the apple always fall close to the tree? The geographical proximity choice of spin-outs", Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 5 (2), 120-136
  • Barnett, M., King, A. (2008). "Good Fences Make Good Neighbors: A Longitudinal Analysis of an Industry Self-Regulatory Institution", Academy of Management Journal, 51 (6), 1150-1170
  • BERCHICCI, L., KING, A., TUCCI, C. (2008). "NO PLACE LIKE HOME? SPIN-OFFS' STRATEGY AND LOCATION CHOICE.", Academy of Management Proceedings, 2008 (1), 1-6
  • Pe'er, A., Vertinsky, I., King, A. (2008). "Who enters, where and why? The influence of capabilities and initial resource endowments on the location choices of de novo enterprises", Strategic Organization, 6 (2), 119-149
  • Terlaak, A., King, A. (2007). "Follow the small? Information-revealing adoption bandwagons when observers expect larger firms to benefit more from adoption", Strategic Management Journal, 28 (12), 1167-1185
  • Berchicci, L., King, A. (2007). "11 Postcards from the Edge", Academy of Management Annals, 1 (1), 513-547
  • Berchicci, L., King, A. (2007). "11 Postcards from the Edge", The Academy of Management Annals, 1 (1), 513-547
  • King, A. (2007). "Cooperation between corporations and environmental groups: A transaction cost perspective", Academy of Management Review, 32 (3), 889-900
  • Terlaak, A., King, A. (2006). "The effect of certification with the ISO 9000 Quality Management Standard: A signaling approach", Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 60 (4), 579-602
  • King, A., Lenox, M., Terlaak, A. (2005). "The Strategic Use of Decentralized Institutions: Exploring Certification With the ISO 14001 Management Standard", Academy of Management Journal, 48 (6), 1091-1106
  • Lenox, M., King, A. (2004). "Prospects for developing absorptive capacity through internal information provision", Strategic Management Journal, 25 (4), 331-345
  • King, A., Lenox, M. (2001). "Does It Really Pay to Be Green? An Empirical Study of Firm Environmental and Financial Performance: An Empirical Study of Firm Environmental and Financial Performance", Journal of Industrial Ecology, 5 (1), 105-116
    Research Presentations
  • King, A. Cooperation in a Time of Disintegration and Distrust, BAIC Conference, Milan, Italy, 2019
  • King, A. , King, A. Is Secrecy Always Bad? A Conversation on the Negative Consequences of Disclosure, Strategic Management Society, Minneapolis, MN, 2019
  • Goldfarb, B. , King, A. , Simcoe, T. , Bettis, R. , Greve, H. , Shaw, J. Learning and Reporting after the Replication Crisis, 2019
    Awards and Honors
  • 2020, Strategic Management Society - Research Methods Prize
  • 2020, Core Course Teaching Award