Chris Marquis

S.C. Johnson Professor of Sustainable Global Enterprise

Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management
Cornell University


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Entrepreneurship, Environment and Sustainability, Ethics, Gender and Diversity, International Management, Leadership, Management Theory, Public and Nonprofit, Research Methods, Social Issues, Strategic Management


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Biography

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. 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.

Chris’s 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’s 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’s prior research examined the effects of these processes in the contexts of community-based social networks and the evolution of the US banking industry.


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