2011 Faculty Pioneer Awards



The commitment of business school faculty is critical in ensuring that social and environmental issues become more fully infused in business education and therefore business practice. The Faculty Pioneer Awards recognize exceptional faculty that are leaders in integrating social and environmental issues into their research and teaching both on as well as off campus. For press coverage, visit our Press Center.


Please click on any of the names below to learn more about this year's winners.

Lifetime Achievement

John G. McLean Professor of Business Administration

Senior Associate Dean, Director of Faculty Development

Harvard Business School


Faculty Pioneer


Chair of the Department of Management and Marketing

Director of the Center for Sustainable Enterprise and Regional Competitiveness

University of Massachusetts - Boston


Rising Star

Associate Professor of Finance

Oregon State University, College of Business



Congratulations to this year's winners!  All three will receive an honorarium and will be recognized in person as part of the Beyond Grey Pinstripes MBA Ranking and Faculty Pioneer celebration on October 21, 2011.



2011 Finalists

Preeta M. Banerjee, Assistant Professor of Strategy

International Business School, Brandeis University

Professor Banerjee teaches MBA and undergraduate courses in Competition and Strategy, Business and the Environment, Managing Technology and Innovation, and Knowledge Flows in Global Competition. Her research and teaching span the strategic management of technology and innovation in entrepreneurial endeavors and the evolution of individuals, technology, the firm, and industry. She has published numerous book chapters and press articles, including pieces in BusinessWeek and Environmental Leader about the evolution of skills targeting environmental, social and economic sustainability, and has published her work in R&D Management and Technovation and IEEE TEM. She recently co-edited Social Responsibility and Environmental Sustainability in Business: How Organizations Handle Profits and Social Duties. Professor Banerjee is a recipient of the IBM Innovation Award 2010‐2011 and the Fulbright‐Nehru Scholar award to research the development of technology entrepreneurship in West Bengal, India. She received her Ph.D. from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Andrew Crane, George R. Gardiner Professor of Business Ethics, Co-Director of the Center of Excellence in Responsible Business

Schulich School of Business, York University

Over the past decade, Professor Andrew Crane has been at the forefront of efforts to integrate social, ethical, and environmental issues into global management research and education. He is currently the Co-Director of Schulich’s required MBA course on Managing for Value Creation, a unique course fusing stakeholder thinking with management strategy. Professor Crane’s research work is focused broadly on issues of business ethics and corporate social responsibility. He is best known for his work on corporate citizenship, and the intersection of private enterprise and public responsibility. He is the co-author or editor of eight books, including Business Ethics: Managing Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability in the Age of Globalization and the Oxford Handbook of Corporate Social Responsibility. He was previously the founding Director of the UK’s first MBA in CSR, and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Nottingham, UK.

Gerald F. Davis, Wilbur K. Pierpont Collegiate Professor of Management, Professor of Sociology

Ross School of Business, The University of Michigan

Professor Davis’ research is broadly concerned with the effects of finance on society. Recent writings examine how ideas about corporate social responsibility have evolved to meet changes in the structures and geographic footprint of multinational corporations; whether "shareholder capitalism" is still a viable model for economic development; how income inequality in an economy is related to corporate size and structure; why theories about organizations do (or do not) progress; how architecture shapes social networks and innovation in organizations; why stock markets spread to some countries and not others; and whether there exist viable organizational alternatives to shareholder-owned corporations in the United States. His published and co-authored work includes Managed by the Markets: How Finance Reshaped America, Social Movements and Organization Theory, and Organizations and Organizing: Rational, Natural, and Open System Perspectives. He is also the Editor of Administrative Science Quarterly and Director of the Interdisciplinary Committee on Organization Studies (ICOS) at the University of Michigan. Professor Davis received his Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.

Patricia Márquez, Associate Professor of Management, Faculty Director of the Center for Peace and Commerce

University of San Diego

Professor Márquez laid the foundation at University of San Diego to create the Center for Peace and Commerce, a joint venture between the School of Business Administration and the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies. Under her leadership, the Center obtained funds in 2011 to launch the “Social Innovation Challenge” where students propose to develop either a new venture for social change or a consulting project in existing enterprises. In 2011, USD received the Ashoka U Changemaker Campus designation, and Márquez is co-leading the new USD Changemaker Hub, developed to coordinate the innovative campus-wide endeavors focusing on social entrepreneurship. Professor Márquez co-developed the required MBA course Peace through Commerce and teaches Business Initiatives with the Base of the Pyramid and Microfinance and Wealth Creation. Her current research centers on inclusive business and social enterprise. Márquez is also a Visiting Professor at IESA in Caracas, Venezuela, where she was a faculty member for 12 years and Academic Dean (2003-2005). Márquez received her Ph.D. in Socio-Cultural Anthropology from University of California Berkeley.

Malcolm McIntosh, Professor in Sustainable Enterprise, Founding Director of the Asia Pacific Center for Sustainable Enterprise (APCSE)

Griffith Business School

As Director of the Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise at Griffith Business School, Professor McIntosh is responsible for developing GBS interests in sustainability and CSR, as well as engaging with local, national and international communities. In his role as Program Director of the Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Enterprise, he has introduced students and faculty to a new area of teaching with the integration of a systems-based approach to social, environmental, and economic issues. His co-edited and co-written work include SEE Change,on the emerging low carbon sustainable enterprise, Perspectives on Human Security, and Learning To Talk.Professor McIntosh was also a Special Advisor to the UN Global Compact (2000-2005) and established their Learning Forum, and was a member of the UN Global Compact Task Force that designed the Principles for Responsible Management Education. He was the Founding Editor of the Journal of Corporate Citizenship (2000-2002, 2007-2009), and holds a Masters and Ph.D. in Peace Studies from Bradford University (UK).

Gail Whiteman, Professor of Sustainability, Management and Climate Change

Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Erasmus University

Professor Gail Whiteman is co-founder and Director of RSM’s Centre for Corporate Eco-Transformation, with the objective of reaching a clearer understanding of the management challenges posed by climate change. She has undertaken research with multinational companies, particularly on the strategic role of companies within the transition towards low carbon, sustainable cities, and the key performance indicators on innovation approaches to sustainable design. She has been a long-time advocate of Indigenous Peoples’ rights to meaningful participation in natural resource development and CSR. Professor Whiteman is currently partnering with organizations including IUCN, the NatuurCollege, the Carbon War Room, and the Max Havelaar Foundation to develop methods to incorporate co-learning, systems thinking and use more live cases on the global supply chain within RSM’s MBA and Executive Education & Organizational Development program. Whiteman has a Ph.D. from Queen’s School of Business in Canada.

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