Journal Articles

In press

Gehman, J., Grimes, M.G. & Cao, K. Why We Care About Certified B Corporations: From Valuing Growth to Certifying Values. Accepted at Academy of Management Discoveries.

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. In press. doi:10.1177/1056492617706029.

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


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.

This research won the 2017 Responsible Research in Management Presidential Award from the International Association for Chinese Management Research, the 2015 People’s Choice Award from the Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability, and was a finalist for the 2015 Past President’s Best Paper Award from the Western Academy of Management.

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.

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.

Ranked among the Top 50 Most-Read AMR articles in June (#3), July (#8), August (#20), September (#26), December (#9) 2016, January (#7), February (#6), March (#7), April (#7), May (#5), June (#4), July (#4) 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.

Winner of the 2017 Roland Calori Prize given to best article published in Organization Studies during 2015 and 2016. Web of Science has ranked this article as a “highly cited paper” in the top 1% of its academic field.

Summarized as “Tackling the World’s Biggest Problems with Robust Action” in IESE Insight.

Excerpted as Gehman, J., Ferraro, F. & Etzion, D. 2018. Robust Action Strategies for Tackling the World’s Grand Challenges. In J.B. Kinder & M. Stewart-Harawira (Eds.), Resilient Systems, Resilient Communities. 180-204.


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.

As of September/October 2015, Web of Science ranked this as a “highly cited paper” in the top 1% of its academic field. Also ranked among the Top 50 Most-Read AMJ articles for 13 months during 2013-2014.

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 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.