Glen W.S. Dowell

Glen W.S. Dowell

  • Henrietta Johnson Louis Professor of Management
  • Senior Director of MBA and MPS Programs

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Interdisciplinary Theme

Faculty Expertise

  • Sustainable Business
  • Management and Organizations
  • Strategy
  • Management


Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management


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Glen Dowell is the Henrietta Johnson Louis Professor of Management and senior director of MBA and MPS Programs at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. He researches in the area of corporate sustainability, with a focus on firm environmental performance. Recent projects have investigated the effect of local demographic factors on changes in pollution levels, the role of corporate merger and acquisition in facilitating changes in facility environmental performance, and the relative influence of financial return and disruption on commercial adoption of energy savings initiatives.

Dowell's research has been published in Management Science, Organization Studies, Advances in Strategic Management, Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of Management, Industrial and Corporate Change, Journal of Business Ethics, and Administrative Science Quarterly. He is co-editor of Strategic Organization, is on the editorial boards of Strategic Management Journal and Administrative Science Quarterly, and represents Cornell on the board of the Alliance for Research in Corporate Sustainability (ARCS). He also served as division chair for the Organizations and Natural Environment Division at the Academy of Management (2018).

Dowell teaches Sustainable Global Enterprise and Critical and Strategic Thinking. He is a faculty affiliate for the Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise and is a faculty fellow at the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future.

Selected Publications

Recent Courses

  • NBA 6035 - Organizational Change and Sustainability
  • MGMT 6030 - Strategies for Sustainability
  • NBA 6030 - Strategies for Sustainability
  • NBAE 6030 - Strategies for Sustainability

Academic Degrees

  • PhD University of Michigan, 2000
  • MBA McGill University, 1995
  • BCom University of Alberta, 1989