Anna Kim

Associate Professor, Strategy & Organization
Academic title(s): 

Peter Brojde Faculty Scholar in Entrepreneurship

Anna Kim
Contact Information
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Alternate email address: 
danielle.himbeault [at]

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


PhD in Management Studies, University of Cambridge

Strategy & Organization

Anna Kim is Associate Professor in Management for Sustainability and Peter Brojde Faculty Scholar in Entrepreneurship at the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University. Anna’s research explores how organizations can better 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, as well as alternative trading organizations (ATOs) in Canada and the UK. Anna’s work has been recognized by several awards, including Responsible Research in Management Award, OMT Best International Paper Award, ONE-SIM Outreach Award, ONE Best Paper in Entrepreneurship and Natural Environment Award, and OMT Best Environmental & Social Practices Paper Award at the Academy of Management, and published in journals such as 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

Kim, S. & Kim, A. (2022) "Going viral or growing like an oak tree? Towards sustainable local development through entrepreneurship." Academy of Management Journal, 65 (5): 1709–1746. 

Kim, S. & Kim, A. (2022) "How entrepreneurship can revitalize local communities." Harvard Business Review. 

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: 

2023 ONE-SIM Outreach Award [Winner], Organizations and the Natural Environment (ONE) and Social Issues in Management (SIM) Divisions, Academy of Management 

2023 ONE Best Paper in Entrepreneurship and Natural Environment Award [Winner], Organizations and the Natural Environment (ONE) Division, Academy of Management 

2023 Academy of Management Journal (AMJ) Best Article Award [Finalist]

2023 Fetherstonhaugh Family Foundation Distinguished Teaching Award [Recipient], Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University

2022 Responsible Research in Management Award [Winner], co-sponsored by the Academy of Management Fellows and Responsible Research in Business and Management

2022 Peter Brojde Faculty Scholar Award in Entrepreneurship [Recipient], Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University

2020 OCIS Best Published Paper Award [First 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 [Winner], 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 [Winner], Organization and Management Theory (OMT) Division, Academy of Management

2014 ITC-Emerald Best International Dissertation Award [Winner], International Theme Committee (ITC), Academy of Management

2014 SBE Best Dissertation Award [Finalist], Society for Business Ethics

2014 SIM Best Dissertation Award [Finalist], Social Issues in Management (SIM) Division, Academy of Management

2012 Ivey/ARCS PhD Sustainability Academy Best Paper Award [Winner], Ivey Business School & Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability

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