Judith Walls

Judith Walls

Judith Walls

Prof. Dr.
Ordentliche Professorin für Sustainability Management
IWÖ-HSG
Büro 33-212
Rosenbergstrasse 51
9000 St. Gallen
Schwerpunkte
  • Corporate Sustainability
  • Environmental and Social Performance
  • Corporate and Environmental Governance
  • Behavioral Strategy
  • Emotions, Values, Motivations
  • Social Movements and Debates
Forschungsgebiete
  • Environmental Strategy and Performance
  • CEOs and Board of Directors
  • Institutional Theory
  • Alternative Theories of Governance
  • Micro-Foundations of Sustainable Behaviour
Ausbildung

PhD (Management), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

MSc (Biodiversity, Wildlife, and Ecosystem Health), University of Edinburgh

MBA (International Business), National University of Singapore

BA Honours (Hispanic Studies), University of Stirling 

Berufserfahrung

Assistant Professor, Nanyang Business School, NTU Singapore

Faculty Associate, Asian School of the Environment, NTU Singapore

Assistant Professor, John Molson School of Business, Concordia University

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Erb Institute for Sustainable Enterprise, University of Michigan

Program Coordinator & Operations Management, Cheetah Conservation Fund

VP of Business Development, Thomson Financial

Head of Consulting/Head of Research, Thomson Financial (previously Technimetrics)  

Lehraktivitäten

Business & Sustainability courses (flipped classroom design) 

MOOC on Introduction to Sustainability 

Strategy & Competition 

Governance and Social Responsibility 

PhD courses on Strategic Management 

PhD courses on Sustainability Strategy and Management 

Executive education on Sustainability Strategy and Management   

Projekte

Conference Workshops/Panels Organized: 

The business of climate change adaptation and mitigation. International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), World Conservation Congress. 

Advancing sustainable solutions: Dialogue and partnership between business and conservation. International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), World Conservation Congress. 

Hosted the GRONEN Reading Group 16th Session at the Institute for Economy and Environment, University of St. Gallen. 

Sub-plenary on organizations and the Anthropocene. EGOS, Edinburgh. 


The business of climate change adaptation and mitigation. International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), World Conservation Congress. 

Advancing sustainable solutions: Dialogue and partnership between business and conservation. International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), World Conservation Congress. 

Hosted the GRONEN Reading Group 16th Session at the Institute for Economy and Environment, University of St. Gallen. 

Sub-plenary on organizations and the Anthropocene. EGOS, Edinburgh. 

Mitgliedschaften

Delegate, University of St. Gallen, Responsibility and Sustainability 

Chair, Academy of Management (AOM), Division for Organization & Natural Environment (ONE)

Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability (ARCS)  

Group for Research on Organizations and Environment (GRONEN)

Auszeichnungen

Honours: 

2019 Nominated, SMJ Best Paper Award 

2017 Winner, Best Paper Award, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada

2015 Outstanding Paper Award, Emerald Literati

2015 Finalist, Best Paper Award, Academy of Management

2014 Winner, Best Paper Award, Academy of Management  

2007 Del and Edith Karger Prize for Best Dissertation

2002 Matsushita Book Prize 

Grants: 

2019 Basic Research Fund (GFF), University of St.Gallen 

2018 Tier 1, Academic Research Fund (AcRF), Singapore

2017 SMO Division Research Fund, NTU Singapore

2016 Tier 1, Academic Research Fund (AcRF), Singapore

2014 Sustainable Earth Office grant, NTU Singapore

2013 Tier 1, Academic Research Fund (AcRF), Singapore

2012 grant from David O'Brien Centre for Sustainable Enterprise, Concordia University

2010 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)  

2010 grant from David O'Brien Centre for Sustainable Enterprise, Concordia University

Vorträge

The Role of Leadership in Corporate Greening. EAWAG.

Panelist: Social Evaluations and Sustainable Outcomes. PDW, AOM. 

Panelist: Nevertheless, She Persisted: Succeeding as a Woman in Academic Life. PDW, AOM. 

Sub-Plenary Panelist: Grand Challenges: Organizations and the Anthropocene. EGOS. 

Keynote speaker: Alumni Induction Dinner. Leysin American School. 

Moderator: Learning Panel. The “MAD” Conference: Managing Agriculture Digitally – Innovations for Sustainable Food. Singapore Management University & APAARI. 

Perception and Sustainability: The Role of Emotions. Environmental Humanities: Paving the Way Towards a Sustainable Future. Symposium, NTU. 

Law and Governance, Incentives and Motivations for Sustainability. Singapore Sustainability Symposium, NTU. 

Institutional Resistance: All-Male Boards in the 21st Century, Gender Initiative and Social Innovation groups, INSEAD. 

Institutional Resistance: All-Male Boards in the 21st Century, UWA Business School. 

Institutional Resistance: All-Male Boards in the 21st Century, University of Cape Town. 

Corporations and Stakeholder Dialogue, Asian School of the Environment, NTU. 

Panelist: Designing Sustainable Governance, PDW, AOM. Panelist: ONE Doctoral Consortium, AOM. 

Editorial Board

Editorial Boards and Reviewing: 

Strategic Organization 

Organization & Environment 

Journal of Management 

Journal of Business Venturing 

Contributing Boards: 

Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development 

Associate Editor: 

Academy of Management

Ad-hoc reviewing: 

Over 25 journals/conferences  (incl. Academy of Management Journal, Business & Society, Corporate Governance: An International Review, Journal of Business Ethics, Organization & Environment, Strategic Management Journal, etc.AOM, ARCS, GRONEN, SMS)  

Board Positions: 

Swiss Association of MBAs (SAMBA), Strategy and Executive Board

Oikos, Advisory Board 

Forschungskooperation

Chiu SC & Walls JL. 2019. Leadership change and corporate social performance: The context of financial distress makes all the difference. Leadership Quarterly. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.leaqua.2019.101307  (Impact: 5.631)  

Walls JL. 2018. The power of one: Leadership and corporate sustainability. European Business Review. September/October. (Impact: 2.250)  

Walls JL & Berrone P. 2017. The power of one to make a difference: How informal and formal CEO power affect environmental sustainability. Journal of Business Ethics, 145(2): 293-308. (Impact: 3.796)  

Walls JL & Paquin R. 2015. Organizational perspectives of industrial symbiosis: A review and synthesis. Organization & Environment, 28(1): 32-53. (Impact: 8.500)  

Walls JL & Triandis HC. 2014. Universal truths: Can universally held cultural values inform the modern corporation? Cross-Cultural Management: An International Journal, 21(3): 345-356. (Impact: n/a)

Lewis B, Walls JL & Dowell G. 2014. Difference in degrees: CEO characteristics and firm responses to pressure for disclosure. Strategic Management Journal, 35(5): 712-722. (Impact: 5.572)  

Walls JL & Hoffman AJ. 2013. Exceptional boards: Environmental experience and positive deviance from institutional norms. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 34: 253-271. (Impact: 5.000) 

Walls JL, Berrone P & Phan PH. 2012. Corporate governance and environmental performance: Is there really a link? Strategic Management Journal, 33(8): 885-913. (Impact: 5.572)  

Schumann B, Walls JL & Harley V. 2012. Attitudes towards carnivores: The views of emerging commercial farmers in Namibia. Oryx, 46(4): 604-613. (Impact: 2.801)  

Walls JL, Phan PH & Berrone P. 2011. Measuring environmental strategy: Construct development, reliability, and validity. Business & Society, 50(1): 71-115. (Impact: 5.013)  

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