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Gehman, Joel


Joel Gehman is the Alberta School of Business Chair in Free Enterprise and Professor of Strategic Management & Organization. He studies the strategies and practices organizations pursue in response to concerns related to sustainability and values, and how concerns related to sustainability and values impact technology innovation and institutional policies and vice versa. His work has been published in the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Organization Studies, Research Policy, and many others. Ongoing research examines these issues in the context of shale gas drilling, hydraulic fracturing patents, social benefit corporations, multinational divestitures, climate change, energy risk perspectives, and organizational codes of conduct, among others. He previously spent 13 years in industry as an entrepreneur, manager and executive in the areas of management consulting, business development, technology management, and marketing strategy. He graduated from Cornell University (B.S.) and the Pennsylvania State University (Ph.D.).

Gehman, Joel

Publications, Activities, and Awards

  • Energy Futures: Moving Forward by Overcoming Legacies of the Past
  • Social License to Operate: Legitimacy by Another Name?
  • SSHRC Partnership Development Grant, Enhancing Regulatory Effectiveness and Corporate Performance
  • Using BP Neural Networks to Prioritize Risk Management Approaches for China‚Äôs Unconventional Shale Gas Industry