Anna Kim

Assistant Professor, Strategy & Organization — Sustainability
Anna Kim
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PhD in Management Studies, University of Cambridge

Strategy & Organization

Anna Kim is an assistant professor in management for sustainability at the Desautels Faculty of Management and academic mentor for BCom Managing for Sustainability major and concentration programs. Anna’s research explores how organizations coordinate short- and long-term considerations, as well as local and global processes, for sustainable development. Her ethnographic fieldwork sites include Fairtrade-certified tea and coffee producer organizations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and Nepal. Anna’s work has been recognized by several awards, including the Best International Paper Award and the Best Environmental & Social Practices Paper Award at the Academy of Management (OMT Division), and published in journals including Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, and Organization Science.

Tenured & Tenure Track
Research areas: 
Organizational Theory
Social Enterprise
Sustainable Development
Selected publications: 


Journal Articles

Cho, C. H., Kim, A., Rodrigue, M., & Schneider, T. (2020) “Towards a better understanding of sustainability accounting and management research and teaching in North America: a look at the community.” Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal. 11 (6): 985–1007.

Oborn, E., Barrett, M., Orlikowski, W., Kim, A. (2019) “Trajectory dynamics in innovation: Developing and transforming a mobile money service across time and place.” Organization Science, 30 (5): 1097–1123.

Kim, A., Bansal, P., & Haugh, H. (2019) “No time like the present: How a present time perspective can foster sustainable development.” Academy of Management Journal, 62 (2): 607–634.

Bansal, P., Kim, A., & Wood, M. (2018) “Hidden in plain sight: The importance of scale in organizations’ attention to issues.” Academy of Management Review, 43 (2): 217–241.

Teaching Cases

Kim, A. & Renaud, C. (2018) “Ten Thousand Villages in crisis: Can the fair trade pioneer survive and flourish in an economic downturn?” (« Dix Mille Villages en péril : le pionnier du commerce équitable peut-il survivre à la crise économique? ») International Journal of Case Studies in Management, vol. 16, no. 3.

Kim, A. & Perreault-Henry, J. (2018) “PlayPumps: Playful solutions to water problems in Africa?” (« PlayPumps : la solution au manque d’eau en Afrique, un jeu d’enfant? ») International Journal of Case Studies in Management, vol. 16, no. 3.

El-Khoury, J. & Kim, A. (2018) “Gardens without Borders: Creating corporate-social enterprise collaborations for sustainability.” (« Jardins sans frontières : développement durable et collaborations entre entreprises sociales et conventionnelles ») International Journal of Case Studies in Management, vol. 16, no. 2.

Barrett, M., Kim, A., & Prince, K. (2011) “M-PESA power: Leveraging service innovation in emerging economies.” The Case Centre: 911-007-1.

Book Chapters

David, C. & Kim. A. (2010) “Developing markets, building networks: Promoting Fair Trade in Asia.” In K. Macdonald & S. Marshall (Eds.), Fair Trade, Corporate Accountability and Beyond: Experiments in Global Justice Governance Mechanisms. Surrey: Ashgate, 57–74. 




Awards, honours, and fellowships: 

2020 OCIS Best Published Paper Award, 1st runner up, Organizational Communication & Information Systems (OCIS) Division, Academy of Management

2019 Academy of Management Review (AMR) Best Article Award, Finalist

2018 OMT Best International Paper Award, Organization and Management Theory (OMT) Division, Academy of Management

2018 Carolyn Dexter Award Nominee, Academy of Management

2015 OMT Best Paper Award on Environmental and Social Practices, Organization and Management Theory (OMT) Division, Academy of Management

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