Dr. Amini Published in the Journal of Business Strategy & Environment

For release:  September 5, 2018

Dr. Mehdi Amini, George Johnson Professor of Marketing and Supply Chain Management, recently published a paper entitled " Status of Corporate Sustainability: A Content Analysis of Fortune 500 Companies," in the Journal of Business Strategy and Environment. Dr. Amini's co-authors are Drs. Carol Bienstock, professor at the Radford University, and John Narcum, a previous PhD student at the Fogelman College of Business and Economics and now a professor at the Arkansas Tech University-Russellville.

The focus of the study is on Fortune 500 corporations and their sustainability practices. The results of our analyses demonstrate three common themes: Business, Employees and Energy/Environment. In addition, we observed significant differences in the relative emphasis for the three common themes across industries. A deeper understanding of the themes that motivate firms' sustainability efforts can enhance future research that explores relationships between organizational sustainability efforts and organizational performance.