PhD, IESE Business School, University of Navarra, Spain
MSc, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
BSc, Ben-Gurion University, Israel
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Dror Etzion is an assistant 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.
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
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
2007: Booz Allen Hamilton/Strategic Management Society Fellowship
2004-8: IESE Business School, University of Navarra Ph.D. Fellowship
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)
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