Glen W.S. Dowell

Glen W.S. Dowell

Associate Professor of Management and Organizations

350 Sage Hall
Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-6201
Phone: 607-255-3800

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 boards of Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, and Administrative Science Quarterly 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.

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

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Published Papers

Working Papers

  • Dowell, Glen W.S.; King, Andrew; Berchicci, Luca.  "Shedding a Green Light on Changes at Recently Acquired Establishments"

  • Lewis, Ben William; Walls, Judith; Dowell, Glen W.S..  "When Does Disclosure Lead to Performance Improvement? A Study of Greenhouse Gas Emissions in U.S. Firms"

Scholarly Books

  • Diermeier, Daniel; Dowell, Glen W.S.; Lyon, Thomas, 2014, Corporate Sustainability, Sage Publications.

Book Chapters

  • Dowell, Glen W.S.; Lewis, Ben, 2011, The Effect of Technology Type on the Adoption and Effectiveness of Global Environmental Standards, in Enhancing Global Competitiveness Through Sustainable Environmental Stewardship, eds Subhash C. Jain and Ben L. Kedia, Edward Elgar Publishing.

Book Sections

  • Dowell, Glen W.S.; Swaminathan, Anand; Wade, James, 2002, Pretty Pictures and Ugly Scenes: Political and Technological Maneuvers in High Definition Television, in The New Institutionalism in Strategic Management, eds Professor Brian Silverman, Emerald Group Publishing Limited.