Christopher Marquis

Christopher Marquis

Samuel C. Johnson Professor in Sustainable Global Enterprise
Professor of Management and Organizations

363 Sage Hall
Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-6201
Phone: 607-255-1584

Chris Marquis is the Samuel C. Johnson Professor in Sustainable Global Enterprise and Professor of Management at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. Prior to joining Cornell, he worked at Harvard Business School and has held visiting positions at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Peking University, Fudan University and Shanghai Jiaotong University. Marquis received a PhD in Sociology and Business Administration from the University of Michigan.

Professor Marquis’ teaching and research is focused on how business can have a positive impact on society and the natural environment. He is currently pursuing several streams of research. The first seeks to assess how firms’ and entrepreneurs’ social and environmental strategies and activities can be designed to maximize both business and social value. The second explores how environmental sustainability and shared value initiatives have developed in China. Finally, the third examines institutional change processes in emerging markets. These research projects build on Marquis’ earlier work that analyzed how firm behavior is shaped by broader contexts such as embeddedness in geographic communities and how environmental conditions during founding periods leave a lasting imprint on organizations. In particular, Marquis’ prior research examined the effects of these processes in the contexts of community-based social networks and the evolution of the US banking industry.

Marquis’ research has won a number of national awards including the 2006 William H. Newman Award for best dissertation across the entire the Academy of Management, the 2006 Louis R. Pondy award for best dissertation in organizational theory from the Academy of Management, the 2003 James D. Thompson Award for best graduate student paper from the American Sociological Association and the 2005 State Farm Doctoral Dissertation Award. He was a finalist for the 2010 and 2013 Aspen Institute Faculty Pioneer Award, a runner-up in the Academy of Management’s Best Published Paper in Organization and Management Theory in 2009 and a finalist in the 2004 INFORMS/Organization Science Dissertation Proposal Competition.

Marquis has published in Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, American Sociological Review, Organization Science, and Strategic Management Journal as well as a number of edited collections. He is an Associate Editor of Administrative Science Quarterly and an elected member of the Executive Committee of the Organization and Management Theory Division of the Academy of Management, and the International Association of Chinese Management Research (IACMR). Before his academic career, Marquis worked for 6 years in the financial services industry, most recently as Vice President and Technology Manager for a business unit of J.P. Morgan Chase.

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

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Accepted Papers

  • Almandoz, John; Lee, Matthew ; Marquis, Christopher.  "Different Shades of Green: The Impact of Complex and Uncertain Environments in the Strategies of Innovative Hybrid Organizations"  Research in the Sociology of Organizations  (Accepted)

  • Luo, Xiaowei Rose; Zhang, Jianjun; Marquis, Christopher.  "Mobilization in the Internet Age: Internet Activism and Corporate Response"  Academy of Management Journal  (Accepted)

  • Marquis, Christopher; Yin, Lynn; Yang, Dongning.  "State-Mediated Globalization Processes and the Adoption of Sustainability Reporting in China"  Management and Organization Review  (Accepted)

Published Papers

Working Papers

  • Liang, Hao; Marquis, Christopher; Sun, Sunny Li.  "Finance and Social Responsibility in the Informal Economy: Institutional Voids, Globalization and Microfinance Institutions."

  • Marquis, Christopher; Zhou, Yanhua.  "Governmental Attention and Environmental Enforcement in China"

  • Yi, Jiangling; Marquis, Christopher; Zhang, Chenjian .  "Historical Imprints and Contemporary Foreign Investment in Chinese Cities"

  • Lee, Matthew; Marquis, Christopher.  "Large Corporations, Community Social Capital and Social Welfare: Evidence from Organized Community Philanthropy"

  • Marquis, Christopher; Tilcsik, Andras.  "Living in Two Worlds: The Simultaneous Influence of Industry and Community Peers on Corporate Philanthrophy"

  • Marquis, Christopher; Liu, Yuhuan ; Jing, Runtian.  "Political Position and Firms’ Defiance of Governmental Mandates in China"

  • Liang, Hao; Marquis, Christopher; Renneboog, Luc; Sun, Sunny Li.  "Speaking of Corporate Social Responsibility"

Book Chapters

  • Almandoz, John; Marquis, Christopher, (accepted), Drivers of Community Strength: An Institutional Logics Perspective on Geographical and Affiliation Based Communities, in The Sage Handbook of Organizational Institutionalism, eds Royston Greenwood et al., Sage Publications, Inc..

  • Tilcsik, Andras; Marquis, Christopher, 2014, Imprinting, in Oxford Bibliographies in Management, eds Ricky Griffin, Oxford University Press.

  • Marquis, Christopher; Davis, Gerald F., 2009, Organizational Mechanisms Underlying Positive Community Identity and Reputation, in Exploring Positive Identities and Organizations: Building a Theoretical and Research Foundation, eds Laura Morgan Roberts and Jane E. Dutton, Taylor & Francis Group.

  • Glynn, Mary Ann; Marquis, Christopher, 2007, Legitimating Identities: How Institutional Logics Motivate Organizational Name Changes, in Identity and the Modern Organization, eds Caroline A. Bartel, Steven Blader, and Amy Wrzesniewski, Lawrence Erlbaum.

  • Marquis, Christopher; Mizruchi, Mark, 2005, Banks, in International Encyclopedia of Economic Sociology, eds Jens Bckert and Milan Zafirovski, Routledge.

  • Marquis, Christopher; Mizruchi, Mark , 2005, Interlocking Directorates, in International Encyclopedia of Economic Sociology, eds Jens Bckert and Milan Zafirovski, Routledge.

  • Glynn, Mary Ann; Marquis, Christopher, 2005, How Institutional Norms and Individual Preferences Legitimate Organizational Names, in Artifacts and Organizations: Beyond Mere Symbolism, eds Anat Rafaeli and Michael G. Pratt, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc..

  • Marquis, Christopher; Davis, Gerald F., 2005, The Globalization of Stock Markets and Convergence in Corporate Governance, in The Economic Sociology of Capitalism, eds Victor Nee and Richard Swedberg, Princeton University Press.

  • Marquis, Christopher; Glynn, Mary Ann, 2004, When Good Names Go Bad: Organizational Illegitimacy, and the Dotcom Collapse, in Legitimacy Processs in Organizations, Volume 22 (Research in the Sociology of Organizations), eds Cathryn Johnson, Emerald Group Publishing Limited.