Joel Gehman
Winspear Associate Professor of Business, and
Associate Professor of Strategic Management and Organization
Alberta School of Business
University of Alberta
3-23 Business Building
Edmonton, AB  T6R 2G6
jgehman [at] ualberta [dot] ca


I am Winspear Associate Professor of Business and Associate Professor of Strategic Management and Organization at the University of Alberta School of Business.

I study sustainability, innovation, and strategy. In particular, I investigate how concerns related to sustainability and values affect organizational strategies, technology innovation, and institutional arrangements, and reciprocally, how organizations, innovation, and institutions affect the emergence and trajectories of such concerns. In approaching these questions, I draw primarily on organization theory, together with insights from strategic management, and science and technology studies. My work also takes a process perspective, focusing on the organization of concerns over place and time.

I am the investigator, co-investigator or recipient of more than $4 million in research funding. My ongoing research examines these issues in the context of technology entrepreneurship, B Corporations, unconventional shale gas drilling, hydraulic fracturing patents, shareholder activism, multinational divestitures, social license to operate, and cultural understandings of risk, among others. Copies of my published articles and selected working papers may be downloaded for free through Research Gate and the Social Sciences Research Network.

Before becoming a professor, I spent 13 years in industry. I graduated from Cornell University (B.S.) and the Pennsylvania State University (Ph.D.).

You can download my Curriculum Vitae here.


The opinions expressed here are my own, and should not be construed as reflecting those of my collaborators or my employer.