Professor Glen Dowell studies the interaction of firms with their natural, institutional, and competitive environments. His principle interest lies in uncovering sources of performance and survival differences among firms, and his research focuses on environmental performance. Recent publications and current working papers document the impact of environmental performance on acquisition choice, the role of acquirer capabilities and distance on change in targets’ post-acquisition performance, and how organizational structures affect responsiveness to regulatory changes.
Professor Dowell’s research has been published in Management Science, Organization Studies, Advances in Strategic Management, Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of Management, and Industrial and Corporate Change. He is on the editorial board of Organization Science and represents Cornell on the board of the Alliance for Research in Corporate Sustainability (ARCS).
At Johnson, Professor Dowell teaches Sustainable Global Enterprise, Strategic Change and Renewal, The Global Enterprise. He is a faculty affiliate for the Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise.