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About Burkard Eberlein
My research examines novel ‘regulatory governance’ arrangements designed to address transnational policy problems such as climate change or the need for cross-border standards in regional or global markets. These arrangements (e.g. regulatory networks or multi-stakeholder organizations) typically involve not only governments but also firms, civil society organizations as well as hybrid actors at different territorial levels. A key question is: how effective and legitimate are these complex arrangements in which business often plays an important (self-) regulatory role? A second strand of research rooted in comparative public policy seeks to explain why jurisdictions converge or diverge in their policy responses when faced with similar problems or crises. Empirically, my work has mainly focused on the energy and environment field and, more recently, on corporate reporting standard setting, while the regional focus has been on the European Union and Canada.
2014 'Excellence Initiative’ Research Visiting Professorship $6,000 (1 month) University of Konstanz (Germany)
2010, 2009, 2008 York University Merit Award ($2000)
Manuscripts In Preparation/ Presented/ Under Review:
Wood, S., R. Schmidt, K.W. Abbott, B. Eberlein, and E. Meidinger (eds.), Transnational Business Governance Interactions: enhancing regulatory capacity, ratcheting up standards, and empowering marginalized actors, Edited Volume proposal (Sept 2016, 18 chapters). Status: proposal under review with Cambridge University Press.
Eberlein, B., “From National Sovereignty to Global Governance Gap? Reconceptualising the State in Business Scholarship”, Status: Paper accepted and presented to Paper Development Workshop, Organization Studies, Special Issue (‘Government and the Governance of Business Conduct’), Sept. 29/30, 2016, Copenhagen Business School.
Eberlein, B. and M. Yow, “Claiming Global Legitimacy: comparing the legitimation strategies of two global standard-setters for corporate reporting”, Status: in preparation.
Rinscheid, A., B. Eberlein, and V. Schneider, “Complex Policy Trajectories in Risk Domains: Nuclear policy in Canada, Germany, and Japan”, Status: presented to the International Conference on Public Policy, Milan, July 1-4, 2015. Target Journal: Comparative Political Studies
Hutchinson, I., B. Eberlein and A.J. Richardson, “(De)legitimating Global Governance Organizations: the case of International Accounting Standards”, Status: presented to ‘The Legitimation and Delegitimation of Global Governance Organizations’, Academic Conference, University of Bremen/Germany, September 11-13, 2013, and (“Delegitimation Rhetoric and Global Governance: the case of International Accounting Standards”) to 43rd Atlantic Schools of Business Conference, St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, September 27-29, 2013.
Eberlein, B. and D. Kerwer, “Transnational Business (TBG) Interactions in Global Finance: the role of business involvement for regulatory outcomes”, Status: presented to the International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Convention, San Francisco, USA, April 3-6, 2013; also accepted at the International Conference on Public Policy, Grenoble/France, June 26-28, 2013.
Eberlein, B. and A.J. Richardson, “Accounting for Implementation and Compliance: International Standards in Accounting”, Status: Revise & Resubmit, Regulation & Governance.
Refereed Scholarly Books, Edited; Special Issues of Refereed Journals, Edited:
Schneider, V. and B. Eberlein (eds.), Complex Democracy: Varieties, Crises, and Transformations, Heidelberg/New York: Springer, 2015, 291 pages.
Eberlein, B. and K. Abbott, J. Black, E. Meidinger, S. Wood (eds.), Transnational Business Governance Interactions, Regulation & Governance, Volume 8, Issue 1 (Special Issue) 2014.
Eberlein, B. (ed.) Regulation in the EU, Journal of European Public Policy, ‘Virtual Special Issue’ (of previously published articles), 2013
Wood, S. and K. Abbott, J. Black, B. Eberlein, E. Meidinger, “The Interactive Dynamics of Transnational Business Governance: A Challenge for Transnational Legal Theory”, Transnational Legal Theory, forthcoming.
Eberlein, B. and K. Abbott, J. Black, E. Meidinger, S. Wood, “Transnational Business Governance Interactions: Conceptualization and Framework for Analysis”, Regulation & Governance, 2014, 8(1): 1-21. (Introduction to Special Issue on ‘Transnational Business Governance Interactions’)
Eberlein, B. (ed.) Regulation in the EU, Journal of European Public Policy, ‘Virtual Special Issue’ (of previously published articles), 2013, http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/explore/RJPP_VSI13.pdf
Richardson, A.J. and B. Eberlein, “Legitimating Transnational Standard-Setting: The Case of the International Accounting Standards Board”, Journal of Business Ethics, 2011, 98: 217-245.
Eberlein, B. and C.M. Radaelli, “Mechanisms of Conflict Management in EU Regulatory Policy”, Public Administration, 2010, 88(3): 782-799.
Refereed Chapters in Books:
Eberlein, B., “Inching Towards a Common Energy Policy: Entrepreneurship, Incrementalism, and Windows of Opportunity”, in: J. Richardson (ed.), Constructing a policy-making state? Policy Dynamics in the European Union, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012, 147-169.
Prosser, T., H. Adlard, B. Eberlein, G. Britz, and K. Herzmann, „Neo-Institutionalist and Collaborative-Relational Approaches to Governance in Services of General Interest: The Case of Energy in the UK and Germany’, in: J. Lenoble and O. de Schutter (eds.), Reflexive Governance: Redefining the Public Interest in a Pluralistic World, Oxford: Hart, 2010, 67-95.
Eberlein, B., “Experimentalist Governance in the European Energy Sector”, in: C. F. Sabel and J. Zeitlin (eds.), Experimentalist Governance in the European
Union: Towards a New Architecture, New York: Oxford University Press, 2010, 61-78.
Eberlein, B., “Institutionalization”, in: International Encyclopedia of Political Science (edited by B. Badie, D. Berg-Schlosser, L. Morlino), London: Sage, 2011.
Eberlein, B. and A.J. Richardson, “Financial Reporting – Case Study Report” (conducted within the framework of ‘Constitutional Foundations of Transnational Private Regulation’, funded by The Hague Institute for the Internationalization of Law (www.hiil.org), Florence, November 2012 (12,500 words).
Courses TaughtINTL 5331 Regional Analysis (Europe)
MGMT 5260 Managing for Value Creation
PLCY 7900 Business, Society and Global Governance
PUBL 6150 Comparative Public Policy
Project Title Role Award Amount Year Awarded Granting Agency Project TitlePost-Fukushima Energy Policy: Canada and Germany Compared RolePrincipal Investigator Award Amount$3,500.00 Year Awarded2013 Granting AgencyOntario/Baden-Württemberg - Faculty Research Exchange Project TitleCompeting, Coordinating, Co-Opting...? Interactions in Transnational Business Regulation RoleCo-Investigator Award Amount$200,000.00 Year Awarded2011- Granting AgencySocial Sciences and Humanities Research Council - Partnership Development Grant Project TitleInternational Standard-Setting for Corporate Reporting: The Legitimacy of Private Global Governance and Congruence with Domestic Standard-Setting Processes RolePrincipal Investigator Award Amount$58,300.00 Year Awarded2010- Granting AgencySocial Sciences and Humanities Research Council - Standard Research Grant Project TitleInteractions in Transnational Business Governance RolePrincipal Investigator Award Amount$5,000.00 Year Awarded2010 Granting AgencyHennick Centre for Business and Law - Hennick Collaborative Research Grant Project TitlePrivate Transnational Regulation: Constitutional Foundations and Governance Design RolePrincipal Investigator Award Amount$25,000.00 Year Awarded2009- Granting AgencyHiiL (The Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law) Project TitleBusiness and Climate Change in Canada and Germany RolePrincipal Investigator Award Amount$10,000.00 Year Awarded2009- Granting AgencyDAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Project TitleNew Modes of Governance in the European Union RoleCollaborator Award Amount$5,000.00 Year Awarded2007-2008 Granting AgencyEuropean Commission - FP 6 Integrated Project Project TitleREFGOV (Reflexive Governance), Services of General Interest: Energy Governance in Canada in Comparative Perspective RoleCo-Investigator Award Amount$42,750.00 Year Awarded2005-2009 Granting AgencyEuropean Commission - FP 6 Integrated Project Project Title RolePrincipal Investigator Award Amount$25,000.00 Year Awarded2005 Granting AgencySchulich School of Business - Startup Research Grant Project TitleTransatlantic Energy Conference RolePrincipal Investigator Award Amount$30,000.00 Year Awarded2005 Granting AgencySiemens Canada - Transatlantic Energy Conference Grant