Journal Articles

In press

Soublière, J.-F. & Gehman, J. The Legitimacy Threshold Revisited: How Prior Successes and Failures Spill Over to Other Endeavors on Kickstarter. Academy of Management Journal. In press. doi:10.5465/amj.2017.1103.

Garud, R. & Gehman, J. Performativity: Not a Destination But an Ongoing Journey. Accepted for publication in Academy of Management Review.

Lounsbury, L., Gehman, J. & Glynn, M.A. Beyond Homo Entrepreneurus: Judgment and the Theory of Cultural Entrepreneurship. Journal of Management Studies. In press. doi:10.1111/joms.12429.


Avidan, M., Etzion, D. & Gehman, J. 2019. Opaque Transparency: How Material Affordances Shape Intermediary Work. Regulation and Governance. 13: 197-219. doi:10.1111/rego.12217.

Etzion, D. & Gehman, J. 2019. Going Public: Debating Matters of Concern as an Imperative for Management Scholars. Academy of Management Review. 44: 480-492. doi:10.5465/amr.2018.0016.

Gehman, J., Grimes, M.G. & Cao, K. 2019. Why We Care About Certified B Corporations: From Valuing Growth to Certifying Values. Academy of Management Discoveries. 5: 97-101. doi:10.5465/amd.2018.0074.

Gehman, J. & Höllerer, M.A. 2019. Venturing into the Cultural Future: Research Opportunities at the Nexus of Institutions, Innovation, and Impact. Innovation: Organization and Management. 21: 229-248. doi:10.1080/14479338.2018.1552520.


Garud, R., Gehman, J. & Tharchen, T. 2018 Performativity as Ongoing Journeys: Implications for Strategy, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation. Long Range Planning. 51: 500-509. doi:10.1016/j.lrp.2017.02.003.

Gehman, J., Glaser, V.L., Eisenhardt, K.M., Gioia, D.A., Langley, A. & Corley, K.G. Finding Theory-Method Fit: A Comparison of Three Qualitative Approaches to Theory Building. Journal of Management Inquiry. 27: 284-300. doi:10.1177/1056492617706029.

Garud, R., Gehman, J. & Giuliani, A.P.  2018. Why Not Take a Performative Approach to Entrepreneurship? Journal of Business Venturing Insights. 9: 60-64. doi:10.1016/j.jbvi.2018.01.001.

Grimes, M.G., Gehman, J. & Cao, K. 2018. Positively Deviant: Identity Work through B Corporation Certification. Journal of Business Venturing. 33: 130-148. doi:10.1016/j.jbusvent.2017.12.001.

Garud, R., Gehman, J. & Giuliani, A.P. 2018. Serendipity Arrangements for Exapting Science-Based Innovations. Academy of Management Perspectives. 32:125-140. doi:10.5465/amp.2016.0138.


Gehman, J. & Grimes, M.G. 2017 Hidden Badge of Honor: How Contextual Distinctiveness Affects Category Promotion Among Certified B Corporations. Academy of Management Journal. 60: 2294-2320. doi:10.5465/amj.2015.0416.

Gehman, J., Lefsrud, L.M. & Fast, S. 2017. Social License to Operate: Legitimacy by Another Name? Canadian Public Administration. 60: 293-317. doi:10.1111/capa.12218.

  • Recognized by Wiley as one of the journal’s top 20 most downloaded articles published between 2016-2017.

Murphy, C., Patvardhan, S. & Gehman, J. 2017. Moral Accounting by Organizations: A Process Study of the U.S. Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission. Journal of Management Inquiry. 26: 303-325. doi:10.1177/1056492616689303.

Dong, C., Dong, X., Gehman, J. & Lefsrud, L.M. 2017. Using BP Neural Networks to Prioritize Risk Management Approaches for China’s Unconventional Shale Gas Industry. Sustainability. 9: 979. doi:10.3390/su9060979.

Notte, C., Allen, D.M., Gehman, J., Alessi, D.S. & Goss, G.G. 2017. Comparative Analysis of Hydraulic Fracturing Wastewater Practices in Unconventional Shale Developments: Regulatory Regimes. Canadian Water Resources Journal. 42: 122-137. doi:10.1080/07011784.2016.1218795.

Alessi, D.S., Zolfaghari, A., Gehman, J., Allen, D.M. & Goss, G.G. 2017. Comparative Analysis of Hydraulic Fracturing Wastewater Practices in Unconventional Shale Development: Water Sourcing, Treatment and Disposal Practices. Canadian Water Resources Journal. 42: 105-121. doi:10.1080/07011784.2016.1238782.

Gehman, J. & Soublière, J.-F. 2017. Cultural Entrepreneurship: From Making Culture to Cultural Making. Innovation: Organization & Management. 19: 61-73. doi:10.1080/14479338.2016.1268521.

Etzion, D., Gehman, J., Ferraro, F., & Avidan, M. 2017. Unleashing Sustainability Transformations through Robust Action. Journal of Cleaner Production. 140: 167-178. doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2015.06.064.


Gehman, J., Thompson, D.Y., Alessi, D.S., Allen, D.M. & Goss, G.G. 2016. Comparative Analysis of Hydraulic Fracturing Wastewater Practices in Unconventional Shale Development: Newspaper Coverage of Stakeholder Concerns and Social License to Operate. Sustainability. 8: 912. doi:10.3390/su8090912.

Garud, R. & Gehman, J. 2016. Theory Evaluation, Entrepreneurial Processes, and Performativity. Academy of Management Review. 41: 544-549. doi:10.5465/amr.2015.0407.

  • Among the Top 50 Most-Read articles in AMR for more than 12 months during 2016 and 2017.

Garud, R., Gehman, J. & Giuliani, A.P. 2016. Technological Exaptation: A Narrative Approach. Industrial and Corporate Change. 25: 149-166. doi:10.1093/icc/dtv050.

Gehman, J., Lefsrud, L.M., Lounsbury, M. & Lu, C. 2016. Perspectives on Energy and Environment Risks with Implications for Canadian Energy Development. Bulletin of Canadian Petroleum Geology. 16: 384-388. doi:10.2113/gscpgbull.64.2.384.


Ferraro, F., Etzion, D. & Gehman, J. 2015. Tackling Grand Challenges Pragmatically: Robust Action Revisited. Organization Studies. 36: 363-390. doi:10.1177/0170840614563742.


Garud, R., Gehman, J. & Giuliani, A.P. 2014. Contextualizing Entrepreneurial Innovation: A Narrative Perspective. Research Policy. 43: 1177-1188. doi:10.1016/j.respol.2014.04.015.

  • Reprinted in IEEE Engineering Management Review. 43(1): 80-102.

Garud, R., Gehman, J. & Karunakaran, A. 2014. Boundaries, Breaches and Bridges: The Case of Climategate. Research Policy. 43: 60-73. doi:10.1016/j.respol.2013.07.007.


Gehman, J., Treviño, L.K. & Garud, R. 2013. Values Work: A Process Study of the Emergence and Performance of Organizational Values Practices. Academy of Management Journal. 56: 84-112. doi:10.5465/amj.2010.0628.

  • Ranked by Web of Science as a “highly cited paper” (top 1% of Economics and Business cohort).

Cahoy, D. R., Gehman, J. & Lei, Z. 2013. Fracking Patents: The Emergence of Patents as Information Containment Tools in Shale Drilling. Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review. 19: 279-330.


Gehman, J., Mastroianni, D., Grant, A. & Etzion, D. 2012. An Analysis of Unconventional Gas Well Reporting under Pennsylvania’s Act 13 of 2012. Environmental Practice. 14: 262-277. doi:10.1017/S1466046612000373.

Garud, R. & Gehman, J. 2012. Metatheoretical Perspectives on Sustainability Journeys: Evolutionary, Relational and Durational. Research Policy. 41: 980-995. doi:10.1016/j.respol.2011.07.009.

  • Part of a special issue that won the 2012 Chris Freeman Award from the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology for “a significant collective contribution to the interaction of science and technology studies with the study of innovation.”


Garud, R., Gehman, J. & Kumaraswamy, A. 2011. Complexity Arrangements for Sustained Innovation: Lessons from 3M Corporation. Organization Studies. 32: 737-767. doi:10.1177/0170840611410810.