Andrew King

Allen and Kelli Questrom Professor in Strategy & Innovation
  • Office 651A
    Questrom School of Business
    Rafik B. Hariri Building
    595 Commonwealth Avenue
    Boston, MA 02215

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According to a citation from the Academy of Management, Professor Andrew A. King’s “contributions have been central to the development of the field of environmental management/sustainable business.” He also has conducted research on innovation, business adaptation and resilience, and epistemology. He has been a Marvin Bower Fellow at the Harvard Business School, an Aspen Institute Faculty Pioneer, and an AOM Distinguished Scholar. Andy holds degrees in mechanical engineering from Brown University (BA) and the University of California (MS). He received a PhD in Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

  • King, A., Berchicci, L. (In Press). "Corporate Sustainability: A Model Uncertainty Analysis", Journal of Financial Reporting, 7 (2)
  • King, A. (2023). "Does Corporate Social Responsibility Increase Access to Finance? A Commentary on Cheng, Ioannou, and Serafeim (2014).", Social Science Research Network
  • King, A. (2023). "Writing a useful empirical journal article", Journal of Management Scientific Reports, 1 (3-4), 206-228
  • Berchicci, L., King, A. (2022). "Material Sustainability and Stock Return: Faith is Not Enough", Journal of Financial Reporting, 7 (2), 41-42
  • King, A., Pucker, K. (2022). "ESG and Alpha: Sales or Substance?", Institutional Investor
  • King, A. (2022). "ESG and alpha: sales or substance?", Institutional Investor
  • Berchicci, L., King, A. (2022). "Building knowledge by mapping model uncertainty in six studies of social and financial performance", Strategic Management Journal, 43 (7), 1319-1346
  • King, A., Pucker, K. (2021). "Heroic Accounting: New proposals for monetizing corporate planetary impacts are alluring, impossible, and perilous.", Stanford Social Innovation, Fall
  • King, A., Goldfarb, B., Simcoe, T. (2021). "Learning from Testimony on Quantitative Research in Management", Academy of Management Review, 46 (3), 465-488
  • King, A., Pucker, K. (2020). "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. The Problem of Learning from Testimony: Epistemic Mapping as a Solution, Strategic Management Society, zoom, 2021
  • King, A. Corporate Sustainability: A Model Uncertainty Analysis of Materiality, Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability, zoom, 2021
  • King, a. Corporate Sustainability: A Model Uncertainty Analysis of Materiality, Strategy and the Business Environment, Zoom, 2021
  • King, A. Corporate Sustainability, UN Principles for Responsible Investing, zoom, 2021
    Awards and Honors
  • 2023, CalCPA Research Relevance Award
  • 2023, Teaching Award
  • 2022, Teaching Award
  • 2021, Best Paper at the ARCS annual conference
  • 2021, Broderick Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • 2020, Strategic Management Society - Research Methods Prize
  • 2020, Core Course Teaching Award