Schulich Professor Ranked Among World’s Top 100 in CSR and Wins AMR “Paper of The Decade” Award
Dirk Matten, Professor of Strategy and Hewlett-Packard Chair in Social Responsibility at Schulich, was the only academic selected for this year’s “Top 100 Corporate Social Responsibility Influence Leader” list. He ranked next to CEOs and CSR leaders of Google, Apple and Unilever.
According to Assent Compliance, the chosen recipients were selected for embodying corporate social responsibility, and using their influence to help others establish or improve their corporate social responsibility programs.
In addition, Matten recently received the highly prestigious Academy of Management Review (AMR) “Paper of the Decade” award for his paper published in 2008. The paper entitled, “’Implicit’ and ‘Explicit’ CSR: A Conceptual Framework for a Comparative Understanding of Corporate Social Responsibility”, co-authored with Jeremy Moon (Copenhagen Business School), received an astounding number of citations (more than 3,500 according to Google) in books and articles across the world since its publication in April 2008.
“This year the decision was easy for the Board of AMR, as this article is by far the most cited in this period”, AMR Editor-in-Chief Jay Barney said in Chicago at the award ceremony. The AMR journal is ranked #2 of 209 Management journals and #2 of 140 Business journals by Google Scholar.
Matten suggests that the article, which takes its point of departure in an analysis of differences between European and US approaches to Corporate Social Responsibility, has been quoted so much because it:
- Enables analysis of CSR in a variety of national settings and explanation of different national approaches;
- Enables analysis of dynamic features of CSR (e.g. reflecting institutional change, globalization); and;
- In particular, enables understanding of why European and other non-US companies have adopted their own CSR strategies over the last decade or so.
“I am rather humbled to have been selected,” said Matten. Jay B. Barney, Editor-in-Chief of Academy of Management Review, said that the winning paper “has demonstrated a significant impact in the field of management”.