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DAVID L. LEVY
Professor, Department of Management
Academic Co-Director, Sustainable Solutions Lab
Courses taught: Organization Theory, Strategy, Business and Society, Multinationals and Globalization, Business and Climate Change
2013- 2015 Associate Dean Graduate Programs and Research, College of Management
2010- present Founder and Director of the Center for Sustainable Enterprise and Regional Competitiveness, UMass Boston
1998-1999 Harvard University,
Doctor of Business Administration
Thesis Title: The Costs of Coordinating International Production
B.Sc. Management Science, 1st Class Honours Degree.
2017 Journal of Management Studies Best Paper award for Levy, D., Reinecke, J. and Manning (2016). The Political Dynamics of Sustainable Coffee: Contested Value Regimes and the Transformation of Sustainability.
2016 Strategic Organization 2016 SO! WHAT award winner for the best essay published in the journal five years earlier. Knox-Hayes, Janelle, and David Levy (2011). The politics of carbon disclosure as climate governance. Strategic Organization 9(1):1-9
2016 Chancellor’s Award for Distinguished Research, UMass Boston
2011 Aspen Institute, Business and Society Program, Faculty Pioneer Award
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REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES
Munir, K., Tanoli, A., Levy, D., and Willmott, H. (2018). The Role of Intermediaries in Governance of Global Production Networks: Restructuring Work Relations in Pakistan’s Apparel Industry. Human Relations, 71(4): 560-583
Online First: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0018726717722395?
Carberry, E., Bharati, P., Levy, D., and Chaudhury, A. (2017, Forthcoming). Social Movements as Catalysts for Corporate Social Innovation: Environmental Activism and the Adoption of Green Information Systems. Business and Society.
Online First: https://doi.org/10.1177/0007650317701674
Levy, D., Reinecke, J. and Manning (2016). The Political Dynamics of Sustainable Coffee: Contested Value Regimes and the Transformation of Sustainability. Journal of Management Studies, 53(3):364-401. Download
Levy, David L. and Andre Spicer (2013). Contested Imaginaries and the Cultural Political Economy of Climate Change. Organization, 20(5): 659–678 Download
Wittneben, B. B. F., Okereke, C., Banerjee, S. B., & Levy, D. L. (2012). Climate Change and the Emergence of New Organizational Landscapes. Organization Studies, 33(11): 1431-1450 Download
Bulkeley, H., Andonova, L., Bäckstrand, K., Betsill, M., Compagnon, D., Duffy, R., Kolk, A., Hoffmann, M., Levy, D., & Newell, P. (2012). Governing climate change transnationally: assessing the evidence from a database of sixty initiatives. Environment and Planning C, 30(4): 591.
Rothenberg, Sandra, and David L. Levy (2012) Corporate Perceptions of Climate Science: The Role of Corporate Environmental Scientists. Business and Society, 51(1): 31-61. Download
Levy, David L. (2011). Private Sector Governance for a Sustainable Economy: A Strategic Approach, Review of Policy Research 28(5): 487-493 Download.
Knox-Hayes, Janelle, and David Levy (2011). “The politics of carbon disclosure as climate governance.” Strategic Organization 9(1):1-9 Download.
Levy, David L., Halina S. Brown, and Martin De Jong (2010). The Contested Politics of Corporate Governance: The Case of the Global Reporting Initiative. Business and Society Vol. 49. No. 1: 88-115. Download.
Brown, H., De Jong, M., and Levy, D. (2009). “Building Institutions Based on Information Disclosure: Lessons from GRI’s Sustainability Reporting.” Journal of Cleaner Production 17(6): 571-580.
Kolk, Ans, David
L. Levy, and
Levy, David L. (2008) “Political Contestation in Global Production Networks”, Academy of Management Review, Vol. 33, No. 4. Download.
Jones, Charles A. and David L. Levy (2007) “North American Business Strategies Towards Climate Change”, European Management Journal, Vol. 25, No. 6, pp. 428-440. Download.
David L. and
Levy, David L. and
Levy, David L. (2005) “Offshoring in the New Global Political Economy”, Journal of Management Studies Vol. 42, No. 3. Download.
Levy, David L. and Aseem Prakesh (2003) “Bargains Old and New: Multinationals in International Governance”, Business and Politics Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 131-151. Download.
in Thomas Clarke and Marie Dela Rama, eds., 2006, Corporate Governance and
Levy, David L. and Daniel Egan (2003) “A Neo-Gramscian Approach to Corporate Political Strategy: Conflict and Accommodation in the Climate Change Negotiations”, Journal of Management Studies, Vol. 40, No. 4, pp. 803-30. Download.
Levy, David L. and
Levy, David L. and Ans Kolk (2002) “Strategic Responses to Global Climate Change: Conflicting Pressures on Multinationals in the Oil Industry” Business and Politics. Vol. 4, No. 3, pp. 275-300. Download.
(reprinted in Andrew Crane and Dirk
Matten, eds., 2007, Corporate Social
Responsibility, Vol. 3.
Kolk, Ans and David L. Levy (October 2001) “Winds of Change: Corporate Strategy, Climate Change and Oil Multinationals, European Management Journal, Vol. 19, No. 5, pp. 501-509. Download.
Levy, David L. and Daniel Egan (1998). "Capital Contests: National and Transnational Channels of Corporate Influence on the Climate Change Negotiations", Politics and Society, Vol. 26, No. 3 (September), pp. 335-359. Download.
Levy, David L. (1997). "Environmental Management as Political Sustainability", Organization and Environment, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 126-147. Download pdf file.
Levy, David L. (1997). "Business
and International Environmental Treaties".
Levy, David L. (1997). "Lean Production in an International Supply Chain", Sloan Management Review, Vol. 38, No. 2 (Winter), pp. 94-102 Download.
in: Smart Globalization: Designing Global Strategies, Creating Global
Networks." Editors: Anil K. Gupta and Eleanor Westney.
Levy, David L. (1995) "The Environmental Practices and Performance of TNCs", Transnational Corporations, Vol. 4, No. 1 (April), pp. 44-68 Download.
Levy, David L. (1995) "International Sourcing and Supply Chain Stability", Journal of International Business Studies, Vol. 26, No. 2, pp. 343-360 Download.
Reprinted in Global Supply Chain Management, Vol. 2, Masaaki Kotabe and Michael J. Mol (eds.), Edward Elgar (2006).
Levy, David L. (1994), "Chaos Theory and Strategy: Theory, Application, and Managerial Implications", Strategic Management Journal, Vol. 15 (Summer), pp. 167-178. Download.
in Complexity and Organization (2006).
Edited by Robert MacIntosh, Donald Maclean, Ralph Stacey and Douglas Griffin.
Levy, David L. with John D. Dunning (1993), "International Production and Sourcing: Trends and Issues", Science, Technology, and Industry Review, No. 13 (December), pp. 14-59 Download.
Reprinted in Global Supply Chain Management, Vol. 1, M. Kotabe and M. J. Mol (eds.), Edward Elgar (2006).
Begg, Kathryn, Frans van der Woerd, and David L.
Levy, Editors, (forthcoming, 2004) Corporate
Responses to Climate Change.
CHAPTERS IN BOOKS
Levy, David L. and Palpacuer, Florence (2017). Global Production Networks and the Changing Corporation. In: The Corporation: A Critical, Interdisciplinary Handbook. Edited by Andre Spicer and Grietje Baars. Cambridge University Press. Download
Levy, David L. (2015). Strategy, Power and Practice, in , , , Editors,
Knox-Hayes, Janelle and David Levy (2014) The Political Economy of Governance by Disclosure: Carbon Disclosure and Nonfinancial reporting as Contested Fields of Governance. In Aarti Gupta and Michael Mason (eds.) Transparency in Global Environmental Governance (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press). Pp. 204-224
Levy, David L. and Sandra Rothenberg (2014) The Role of Corporate Scientists and Institutional Context: Corporate Responses to Climate Change in the Automobile Industry. In Neil Harrison and John Mikler (eds.) Climate Innovation: Liberal Capitalism and Climate Change (Palgrave Macmillan) Ch. 5.
David L. (2012) Private actors and strategies in global environmental
governance: The role of information disclosure. In Peter Dauvergne, ed., Handbook of Global Environmental Politics
David L. and Halina Brown (2012) The Global Reporting Initiative: The Promise
and Limitations of Non-Financial Reporting for Corporate Governance. In Peter
Utting, Darryl Reed, and Ananya Mukherjee-Reed (eds). Business Regulation and Non-State Actors.
Levy, David L. and
David L. and Halina Brown. (2011) The Global Reporting Initiative:
Collaboration and conflict in the development of non-financial reporting. In
Subhash Jain and Ben Kedia (eds.), Enhancing
Global Competitiveness through Sustainable Environmental Stewardship.
L. (2011) “Environmentalism” In: Key Concepts in Critical Management Studies.
Edited by Mark Tadajewski, Pauline Maclaran, Elizabeth Parsons and Martin
Charles A. Jones and David L. Levy (2009. “Business Strategies and Climate Change”. In Henrik Selin
and Stacy D. VanDeveer (eds.), Changing Climates in North American Politics: Institutions,
Policymaking and Multilevel Governance.
Levy, David L. and
Levy, David L. and Peter
J. Newell (2006) “Multinationals in Global Governance”, in Sushil Vachani, ed.,
Transformations in Global Governance: Implications for
Multinationals and Other Stakeholders (
Peter J. and David L. Levy (2006) “The Political Economy of the Firm in Global
Environmental Governance” in May, Chris (Ed.) Global Corporate Power
(IPE Yearbook, Vol. 15). (
Kolk, Ans and David L. Levy (2004) “Multinationals and Global Climate Change: Issues for the Automotive and Oil Industries” in Sarianna Lundan (ed.), Multinationals, environment and global competition, Research in Global Strategic Management, Vol. 9, Oxford, UK. JAI an imprint of Elsevier Science.
Levy, David L., Mats Alvesson and Hugh Willmott, (2003) “Critical approaches to strategic management.” in Mats Alvesson and Hugh Willmott (eds.) Studying Management Critically (Newbury Park, Cal.: Sage)
David L. and
Egan, Daniel and Levy, David L. (2000) “International
Environmental Politics and the Internationalization of the State: The Cases of
MAI and Climate Change”, in Dimitris Stevis and Valerie Ansetto, eds., The International Political Economy of the
Environment. Vol. 12 of the International Political Economy Yearbook (
Levy, David L. (2000) "Applications and Limitations of
Complexity Theory in Organization Theory and Strategy", in Jack Rabin,
Gerald J. Miller, and W. Bartley Hildreth (editors), Handbook of Strategic Management, Second Edition (
Levy, David L. and Egan, Daniel (2000) "Corporate
Political Action in the Global Polity: National and Transnational Strategies in
the Climate Change Negotiations" in Richard Higgott,
Non-Refereed Articles, Reports, Book Reviews, and Working Papers
Levy, David L./Sustainable Solutions Lab (2018) Financing Climate Resilience: Mobilizing Resources and Incentives to Protect Boston from Climate Risks. Download
Levy, David L. (2012) Book review of Climate Capitalism by Peter Newell and Matthew Paterson for Ephemera, 12:1/2 (253-258)
Levy, David L. (2011)
Private Sector Governance for a Sustainable Economy: A Strategic Approach.
Levy, David L. (2011) Climate change, corporate change: shifting business models towards the climate agenda. Transparency International
Levy, David L. (2011) Book review of Challenged by Carbon, Cambridge University Press, by Bryan Lovell, for International Affairs, 87: 2: 13-14
Levy, David L. (2011) “Business and
Climate Change beyond
Levy, David L. and Charles A. Jones (2006) “
Reprinted in The Encyclopedia of Earth: http://www.eoearth.org/article/Business_strategies_and_climate_change%2C_United_States
Levy, David L. (2005) “The Passion, Prescience, and Politics of The End of Nature.” Organization and Environment, Vol. 18, No. 2 pp. 177-182. Download.
Levy, David L. and
2016 Collaborator on City of Boston-Barr Foundation grants through Sustainable Solutions Lab. $330,000. Climate Ready Boston Phase 2: Finance and Governance - Evaluation and Recommendations. Leader of Finance sub-group. Grant is supporting 2 PhD students, Nichole Weber and Steve Loren. On steering committee for SSL Harbor Protection study, $300,000 City of Boston/Barr Foundation project.
2016 Co-PI. Agency: NOAA COCA: Ecosystem Services for a Resilient Coast in a Changing Climate. Award NA16OAR4310154. Title: Improving the environment while protecting our coasts: A holistic accounting of ecosystem services of “Green Infrastructure and Natural and Nature-Based Features (NNBF)” in an urbanized coastal environment. PI: Ellen Douglas. Total Budget: $279,000. Duration Aug 2016 to Jul 2018
2013 Co-PI on $3.1 million NSF Division of Graduate Ed. IGERT Grant: Coasts and Communities: Natural and Human Systems in Urbanizing Environments. PI: Robyn Hannigan, School for Environment. NSF EDGE: 1249946. Duration: 09/01/13 to 08/31/18. College of Management and SERC are partners, and funded PhD students will integrate business, science, and policy in research on complex environmental policy.
2005 Awarded grant from NESCAUM (North East States for Coordinated Air Use Management) to study business and economic impact of regional carbon trading system.
2001 Awarded grant from Mass. Technology Collaborative/Renewable Energy Trust Fund, through campus STEP program, to research public role in stimulating region’s renewable energy industry. $200,000
1998: One-year Research Fellowship,
1999: Summer. Visiting Research Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1998: Awarded $30,000 from the Consortium on Environmental Challenges, MIT, to research corporate strategic responses to the emerging greenhouse gas regime
Membership of Professional Governance Bodies, Editorial and Advisory Boards
Associate Editor Business and Society. Member of editorial boards of Organization, Organization and Environment, and Critical Perspectives on International Business.
September 2002 till present: Member, International Advisory Board of the New Zealand Centre for Business and Sustainable Development
Guest editor of Organization and Environment, 2005, Vol. 18, No. 2, special issue on 15th anniversary of publication of Bill McKibben’s The End of Nature.
Occasional reviewer for National Science Foundation, Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of International Business Studies, Strategic Management Journal, Human Relations, Organization, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, California Management Review, Global Environmental Politics, Business and Politics, Review of International Political Economy, Transnational Corporations, International Business Review, Regulation and Governance, Social Forces, Business and Society.