SUSTAINING KNOWLEDGE LEADERSHIP
The innovations of tomorrow are built on the research of today. Here is a sampling of how UT Austin researchers are leading the way in sustainable business and communications research.
Published Work - Working Papers - Thought Pieces
GSLI-affiliated faculty conduct world-renowned research on sustainability. For instance, Dr. Laura Starks has won multiple awards for her ESG research and was elected President of the American Finance Association in 2022. Faculty members are also changemakers in industry thought leadership. For example, Dr. Jeffrey Hales is the Chair of The Value Reporting Foundation. A list of affiliated research, thought pieces, and works in progress can be found below.
- Laura Starks – “Sentiment Metrics and Investor Demand” (with L. DeVault and R. Sias), Winner of the Highly Commended Paper (Runner Up) for the Common Fund Prize
- Laura Starks – “The Importance of Climate Risk for Institutional Investors” (with P. Krüger and Z. Sautner) , Winner of the 2018 ICPM Research Award
- Laura Starks – “Institutional Investors and Hedge Fund Activism” (with S. Kedia and X. Wang)
- Laura Starks - "ESG Corporate Profiles and Investor Horizons" (with P. Venkat and Q. Zhu); Winner of PRI Award for Outstanding Research
- Laura Starks - "ESG Engagement and Downside Risk" (with A. Hoepner, I. Oikonomou Z. Sautner and X. Zhang)
- Laura Starks - "The Importance of Climate Risk for Institutional Investors" (with P. Krüger and Z. Sautner)
- Timothy Werner - "Gaining Access by Doing Good: The Effect of Socio-Political Reputation of Firm Participation in Public Policy Decision Making", Management Science, August 2015, Vol. 61
- Joe Hahn - "Making Decisions with Multiple Criteria: A Case in Energy Sustainability Planning", EURO Journal of Decision Processes, 3/1, 161-185, 2015
- Andrew Gershoff - Gershoff, Andrew D. and Judy K. Frels (2015), "Just What Makes It Green? The Role of Centrality of Green Product Attributes in Evaluations of Greenness", Journal of Marketing, 79, no. 1: 97- 110
- Brian Richter - "Using Item Response Theory to Improve Measurement in Strategic Management Research: An Application to Corporate Social Responsibility" (Brian K. Richter with Robert J. Carroll and David M. Primo) 2016. Strategic Management Journal. Volume 37, Issue 1, p. 66-85
- William Fuchs - Optimal Arrangements for Distribution in Developing Markets: Theory and Evidence