Quick Links

Dror Etzion

Desautels researchers win oikos Case Writing Competition 2014

Wed, 2014-06-04 14:55

Professor Dror Etzion and BCom 2012 alumni, Benjamin Gruber and James Povitz (along with Raymond Paquin of Concordia University) have won 1st place in the Social Entrepreneurship track at the 11th annual oikos Case Writing Competition for their case entitled "Communauto: A Big Idea for a Big Market".

Category:
Source Site: /desautels

"Diffusion as Classification," Organization Science

Thu, 2014-04-24 11:27

Author: Etzion, Dror

Publication: Organization Science, March 2014

Abstract: 

Category:
Source Site: /desautels

Professor Etzion selected as finalist for Giarratani Rising Star Award

Fri, 2014-04-11 10:40

Professor Dror Etzion was selected as a finalist of this year's Giarratani Rising Star Award (GRSA) for his paper entitled, “Institutional logics and environmental strategy in the office furniture industry.” The three finalists and winner will be honoured at the upcoming Industry Studies Conference in late May where they will present their work in a special session with a senior leader in the field.

Read more about the GRSA.

Category:
Source Site: /desautels

Market May Reward 'Greenwashing' Over Green Results

Mon, 2014-03-03 10:55

A growing number of people are interested in investing in companies that perform well environmentally as well as economically. Unfortunately, measuring environmental performance is not as straightforward as calculating a simple financial return on investment. Developing a yardstick for environmental performance is inherently fraught, forcing evaluators to reduce all of the complex dimensions of sustainability, greenhouse gas emissions, water consumption, biodiversity impacts and other factors into a single value.

Source Site: /desautels

CSR Ratings

Fri, 2014-01-24 15:11

The ascendance of socially responsible investing as a viable financial strategy has been accompanied by a similar proliferation of ratings schemes for assessing corporate social responsibility. Simply, if investors want to allocate their funds with SRI principles in mind, they need data that will allow them to make informed decisions. Indeed, over 50 rating methodologies for assessing environmental and social performance have been developed, more than a third of them since 2005. At some point, this may have become too much of a good thing.

Source Site: /desautels

"Triangulating Environmental Performance: What Do Corporate Social Responsibility Ratings Really Capture?," Academy of Management Perspectives

Thu, 2013-11-21 10:05

Authors: Delmas, Magali A.; Etzion, Dror; Nairn-Birch, Nicholas

Publication: Academy of Management Perspectives, August 2013

Abstract:

Category:
Source Site: /desautels

Desautels Professors Dror Etzion and Jeroen Struben Place 1st at oikos Case Writing Competition

Fri, 2011-05-06 12:00

Professor Dror Etzion and Professor Jeroen Struben ranked first for their case “Better Place: Shifting Paradigms in the Automotive Industry.”

Source Site: /desautels

"Mixed Signals: A Dynamic Analysis of Warranty Provision in the Automotive Industry, 1960-2008," Strategic Management Journal

Fri, 2013-09-27 16:00

Authors: Etzion, Dror; Pe'er, Aviad A.

Publication: Strategic Management Journal, 2013

Abstract:

Category:
Source Site: /desautels

Professor Dror Etzion wins 2013 ONE Emerging Scholar Award

Mon, 2013-08-26 11:48

Professor Dror Etzion has won the 2013 Organizations and the Natural Environment (ONE) Division Emerging Scholar Award, presented at the Academy of Management (AoM) Business Meeting. The ONE Emerging Scholar Award recognizes early career academics who have already  made outstanding research contributions in the area of organizations and the natural  environment, and who appear to have a strong potential to continue making such contributions in the near future.

Category:
Source Site: /desautels

Dror Etzion

Dror Etzion
Associate Professor, Strategy and Organization
Degree(s): 

PhD, IESE Business School, University of Navarra, Spain
MSc, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
BSc, Ben-Gurion University, Israel

Area(s): 
Strategy and Organization
Phone: 
+1 514 398 4071
Email Address: 
dror [dot] etzion [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Address: 

Bronfman Building, [Map]
1001 rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Montreal, Quebec
Canada
H3A 1G5

Office: 
486
Biography: 

Dror Etzion is an associate professor of strategy and organizations at the Desautels Faculty of Management, and an associate member of the McGill School of the Environment.  He joined McGill in 2008, after completing his Ph.D. studies at IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain. Previously, Dror worked for 5 years in the Israeli software industry, and also spent a year at The Natural Step, an international non-profit research and consultancy organization focused on sustainable development.

Dror’s research program focuses on environmental metrics: how we decide what we measure, how new metrics diffuse in the organizational landscape, and how accurately the measures used actually capture the reality of business impacts on the environment.  This research integrates areas of scholarship as diverse as economic sociology, signaling theory, behavioral economics and social psychology.  In other research, he examines the effects of industry affiliation and geographic location on firm environmental performance. A third stream examines the social context of business and critically investigates the intersection of corporations, democracry and the public good.

In 2013 Dror received the Organizations and the Natural Environment (ONE) Division Emerging Scholar Award, presented at the Academy of Management (AoM) Business Meeting. The ONE Emerging Scholar Award recognizes early career academics who have already made outstanding research contributions in the area of organizations and the natural  environment, and who appear to have a strong potential to continue making such contributions in the near future.  Earlier in his career, his work was awarded the Booz Allen Hamilton/Strategic Management Society Fellowship and the Aspen Institute’s Business and Society Program Dissertation Proposal Award. His research has been published or is forthcoming in Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, Sloan Management Review, Academy of Management Perspectives, Journal of Management and other outlets. 

Currently, Dror teaches the MBA core course on Markets and Globalization, an elective on Strategies for Sustainable Development, and in the not-for-profit consulting program.

Courses: 

MGCR 360 Social Context of Business 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MGPO 640 Strategies for Sustainable Dev 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MGCR 653 Markets and Globalization 4 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MGPO 434 Topics in Policy 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MGPO 690 Adv. Topics Strategic Mgmt 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Curriculum Vitae: 
Research Areas: 
Corporate Social Responsibility
Sustainable Development
Selected Publications : 

Papers in Peer-Reviewed Journals

Etzion, D. Diffusion as Classification. Organization Science. Forthcoming.

Etzion D. & Pe’er A. Mixed signals: A dynamic analysis of warranty provision in the automotive industry, 1960- 2008. Strategic Management Journal , Forthcoming.

Delmas, M., Etzion, D., & Nairn-Birch, N. 2013. Triangulating environmental performance: What do corporate social responsibility ratings really capture? Academy of Management Perspectives, 27(3): 255-267.

Gehman, J., Mastroianni, D., Grant, A., & Etzion, D. 2012. An analysis of unconventional gas well reporting under Pennsylvania's Act 13 of 2012. Environmental Practice, 14(4): 262-277.

Etzion, D. & Ferraro, F. 2010. The role of analogy in the institutionalization of sustainability reporting. Organization Science, 21(5): 1092–1107.

Etzion, D. & Davis, GF. 2008. Revolving doors? A network analysis of corporate officers and U.S. government officials. Journal of Management Inquiry, 17(3): 157-161.

Martí, I., Etzion, D. & Leca, B. 2008. Theoretical approaches for studying corporations, democracy and the public good. Journal of Management Inquiry, 17(3): 148-151.

Etzion, D. 2007. Research on organizations and the natural environment, 1992-Present: a Review. Journal of Management, 33(4): 637-664.

Books and Edited Volumes

Chapters in Books

Awards, Honours, and Fellowships: 

Awards

2014: 1st Prize, oikos Case Writing Competition (Social Entrepreneurship Track) “Communauto: A big idea for a big market” (w. Raymond Paquin, James Povitz and Ben Gruber).

2014: Finalist, Giarratani Rising Star Award, Industry Studies Association.

2013: Academy of Management’s Organization and Natural Environment (ONE) Emerging Scholar Award

2011: 1st Prize, oikos Case Writing Competition (Social Entrepreneurship Track) “Better Place: Shifting Paradigms in the Automotive Industry” (w. Jeroen Struben)

2009: Academy of Management’s “Organization and Natural Environment (ONE)” Best Doctoral Dissertation Award.

2009: Finalist, EDAMBA (European Doctoral Programmes Association in Management and Business Administration) Doctoral Thesis Competition.

2007: Aspen Institute, Business and Society Program, US Dissertation Proposal Award

1993-4: Ben Gurion University, Rector’s list

Fellowships


2007: Booz Allen Hamilton/Strategic Management Society Fellowship

2004-8: IESE Business School, University of Navarra Ph.D. Fellowship

Grants

2013- 15: "Predatory Selection: An Analysis of Cultural Vulnerability and Opportunity Exploration in Unconventional Gas Well Drilling" Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Insight Development Grant (w. Joel Gehman)

2009- 13: “An Industry Level View of Environmental Performance.” Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Standard Research Grant

2009: McGill School of Environment Seed Grant for New Research Initiatives, Corporations, Ecosystems and Democracy (with Gregory Mikkelson)

Projects: 

Case Studies:
Paquin, R., Etzion, D., Povitz, J. & Gruber B. (2014).  Communauto: A big idea for a big market. Forthcoming in Case Research Journal 34(3), special issue on Business and Sustainability (Summer).
Etzion, D. & Struben, J. (2011). Better Place: Shifting paradigms in the automotive industry (downloadable at: http://backup.oikos-international.org/academic/case-collection/inspectio...

Connect with the Desautels Faculty of Management

Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill on FacebookDesautels Faculty of Management at McGill on TwitterFollow the Desautels Faculty of Management University page on LinkedInDesautels Faculty of Management at McGill, BCom Program on LinkedInDesautels Faculty of Management at McGill, MBA Program on LinkedInDesautels Faculty of Management at McGill on YouTubeDesautels Faculty of Management at McGill on Facebook

Research at the Desautels Faculty of Management

Accounting at Desautels Faculty of ManagementFinance at Desautels Faculty of ManagementInformation Systems at Desautels Faculty of ManagementMarketing at Desautels Faculty of ManagementOperations Management at Desautels Faculty of ManagementOrganizational Behaviour at Desautels Faculty of ManagementStrategy and Organization at Desautels Faculty of ManagementHealth Care at Desautels Faculty of Management