Journal Articles


Pinkse, J. & Bohnsack, R. (2021). Sustainable product innovation and changing consumer behavior: Sustainability affordances as triggers of adoption and usage. Business Strategy and the Environment. In press. Business Strategy and the Environment; ResearchGate


Dentoni, D., Pinkse, J. & Lubberink, R. (2021). Linking sustainable business models to socio-ecological resilience through cross-sector partnerships: A Complex Adaptive Systems view. Business & Society. 60 (5), 1216-1252. Business & Society; ResearchGate


Zhang, Y., Pinkse, J. & McMeekin, A. (2020). The governance practices of sharing platforms: Unpacking the interplay between social bonds and economic transactions. Technological Forecasting and Social Change. 158, 120133. TFSC; ResearchGate

Laasch, O. & Pinkse, J. (2020). Explaining the leopards’ spots: Responsibility-embedding in business model artefacts across spaces of institutional complexity. Long Range Planning. 53 (4), 101891. Long Range Planning; ResearchGate

Molecke, G., & Pinkse, J. (2020). Justifying social impact as a form of impression management: Legitimacy judgments of social enterprises’ impact accounts. British Journal of Management. 31(2), 387-402. British Journal of Management; ResearchGate

Bohnsack, R., Kolk, A., Pinkse, J. & Bidmon, C. (2019). Driving the electric bandwagon: The dynamics of incumbents’ sustainable product innovation. Business Strategy and the Environment. 29(2), 727-743. Business Strategy and the Environment; ResearchGate


Ashraf, N., Pinkse, J., Ahmadsimab, A., Ul-Haq, S. & Badar, K. (2019). Divide and rule: The effects of diversity and network structure on a firm’s sustainability performance. Long Range Planning. 52(6), 101880. Longe Range Planning; ResearchGate

Pinkse, J., Hahn, T., & Figge, F. (2019). Super-sized tensions and slim responses: The discursive construction of strategic tensions around social issues. Academy of Management Discoveries. 5(3), 314-340. AoM Discoveries; ResearchGate

Truong, Y. & Pinkse, J. (2019). Opportunistic behaviors in green signaling: When do firms engage in symbolic green product preannouncement? International Journal of Production Economics. 128, 287-296.; ResearchGate

Pinkse, J., & Gasbarro, F. (2019). Managing physical impacts of climate change: An attentional perspective on corporate adaptation. Business & Society. 58(2), 333-368.


Vernay, A-L, D’Ippolito, B. & Pinkse, J. (2018). Can the government create a vibrant cluster? Understanding the impact of cluster policy on the development of a cluster. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development. 30(7-8), 901-919.; ResearchGate

Hahn, T., Figge, F., Pinkse, J., & Preuss, L. (2018). A paradox perspective on corporate sustainability: Descriptive, instrumental, and normative aspects. Journal of Business Ethics. 148(2), 235-248. OpenAccess; ResearchGate

Pinkse, J., Vernay, A-L, & D’Ippolito, B. (2018). An organisational perspective on the cluster paradox: Exploring how members of a cluster manage the tension between continuity and renewal. Research Policy. 47, 674-685. Temporary Open AccessResearchGate

Siegner, M., Pinkse, J., & Panwar, R. (2018). Managing tensions in a social enterprise: The complex balancing act to deliver a multi-faceted but coherent social mission. Journal of Cleaner Production. 174, 1314-1324. Temporary Open Access; ResearchGate


Acquier, A., Daudigeos, T., & Pinkse, J. (2017). Promises and paradoxes of the sharing economy: An organizing framework. Technological Forecasting and Social Change. 125, 1-10.; ResearchGate

Molecke, G., & Pinkse, J. (2017). Accountability for social impact: A bricolage perspective on impact measurement in social enterprises. Journal of Business Venturing. 32(5), 550-568.; ResearchGate

Panwar, R., Nybakk, E., Hansen, E., & Pinkse, J. (2017). Does the business case matter? The effect of a perceived business case on small firms’ social engagement. Journal of Business Ethics. 144(3), 597-608. doi:10.1007/s10551-015-2835-6; ResearchGate

Bohnsack, R., & Pinkse, J. (2017). Value propositions for disruptive technologies: Reconfiguration tactics in the case of electric vehicles. California Management Review. 59(4), 79-96.  Sage; ResearchGate

Ashraf, N.,  Ahmadsimab, A., & Pinkse, J. (2017). From animosity to affinity: The interplay of competing logics and interdependence in cross-sector partnerships. Journal of Management Studies. 54(6), 793-822. 10.1111/joms.12273ResearchGate

Slawinski, N., Pinkse, J., Busch, T., & Banerjee, S. B. (2017). The role of short-termism and uncertainty in organizational inaction on climate change: A multilevel framework. Business & Society56(2), 253-282. doi:10.1177/0007650315576136; ResearchGate


Bohnsack, R., Pinkse, J., & Waelpoel, A. (2016). The institutional evolution process of the global solar industry: The role of public and private actors in creating institutional shifts. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions.20, 16-32. doi:10.1016/j.eist.2015.10.006; ResearchGate

Gasbarro, F., & Pinkse, J. (2016). Corporate adaptation behaviour to deal with climate change: The influence of firm‐specific interpretations of physical climate impacts. Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management. 23(3), 179-192. doi: 10.1002/csr.1374; ResearchGate

Hahn, T., Pinkse, J., Preuss, L., & Figge, F. (2016). Ambidexterity for corporate social performance. Organization Studies. 37(2), 213-235. doi: 10.1177/0170840615604506; ResearchGate

Panwar, R., Nybakk, E., Hansen, E., & Pinkse, J. (2016). The effect of small firms’ competitive strategies on their community and environmental engagement. Journal of Cleaner Production. 129, 578-585.

Shomali, A., & Pinkse, J. (2016). The consequences of smart grids for the business model of electricity firms. Journal of Cleaner Production, 112(5), 3830-3841.  doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2015.07.078; ResearchGate


Pinkse, J., & Groot, K. (2015). Sustainable entrepreneurship and corporate political activity: Overcoming market barriers in the clean energy sector. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 39(3), 633-654. doi: 10.1111/etap.12055; ResearchGate

Bohnsack, R., Kolk, A., & Pinkse, J. (2015). Catching recurring waves: Low-emission vehicles, international policy developments and firm innovation strategies. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 98, 71-87. doi:10.1016/j.techfore.2015.06.020; ResearchGate

Panwar, R., Nybakk, E., Pinkse, J., & Hansen, E. (2015). Being good when not doing well: Examining the effect of the economic downturn on small manufacturing firms’ ongoing sustainability-oriented initiatives. Organization & Environment, 28(2), 204-222. doi:10.1177/1086026615573842; ResearchGate

Hahn, T., Pinkse, J., Preuss, L., & Figge, F. (2015). Tensions in corporate sustainability: Towards an integrative framework. Journal of Business Ethics, 127(2), 297-316. doi:10.1007/s10551-014-2047-5; ResearchGate


Hahn, T., Preuss, L., Pinkse, J., & Figge, F. (2014). Cognitive frames in corporate sustainability: Managerial sensemaking with paradoxical and business case frames. Academy of Management Review, 39(4), 463-487.  doi: 10.5465/amr.2012.0341; ResearchGate

Hahn, T., & Pinkse, J. (2014). Private environmental governance through cross-sector partnerships: Tensions between competition and effectiveness. Organization & Environment, 27(2), 140-160. doi:10.1177/1086026614530996; ResearchGate

Bohnsack, R., Pinkse, J., & Kolk, A. (2014). Business models for sustainable technologies: Exploring business model evolution in the case of electric vehicles. Research Policy, 43(2), 284-300. doi:10.1016/j.respol.2013.10.014; ResearchGate

Pinkse, J., Bohnsack, R., & Kolk, A. (2014). The role of public and private protection in disruptive innovation: The automotive industry and the emergence of low-emission vehicles. Journal of Product Innovation Management, 31(1), 43-60. doi:10.1111/jpim.12079; ResearchGate


Pinkse, J., & Busch, T. (2013). The emergence of corporate carbon norms: Strategic directions and managerial implications. Thunderbird International Business Review, 55(6): 633-645. DOI: 10.1002/tie.21580; ResearchGate


Pinkse, J., & Kolk, A. (2012). Multinational enterprises and climate change: Exploring institutional failures and embeddedness. Journal of International Business Studies, 43(3): 332-341. doi:10.1057/jibs.2011.56; ResearchGate

Winn, M., Pinkse, J., & Illge, L. (2012). Case studies on trade-offs in corporate sustainability. Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, 19(2): 63-68. DOI: 10.1002/csr.293ResearchGate

Pinkse, J., & Kolk, A. (2012). Addressing the climate change – sustainable development nexus: The role of multistakeholder partnerships. Business & Society, 51(1): 176-210. doi:10.1177/0007650311427426ResearchGate

Pinkse, J., & van den Buuse, D. (2012). The development and commercialization of solar PV technology in the oil industry. Energy Policy, 40: 11-20. doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2010.09.029ResearchGate


Marcus, A., Aragon-Correa, J. A., & Pinkse, J. (2011). Firms, regulatory uncertainty, and the natural environment: What can we expect? What should managers do? California Management Review, 54(1): 5-16. DOI: 10.1525/cmr.2011.54.1.5ResearchGate

Fortanier, F., Kolk, A., & Pinkse, J. (2011). Harmonization in CSR reporting: MNEs and global CSR standards. Management International Review, 51(5): 665-696. DOI: 10.1007/s11575-011-0089-9ResearchGate


Pinkse, J., Kuss, M. J., & Hoffmann, V. H. (2010). On the implementation of a ‘global’ environmental strategy: The role of absorptive capacity. International Business Review, 19(2): 160-177. doi:10.1016/j.ibusrev.2009.11.005ResearchGate

Hahn, T., Figge, F., Pinkse, J., & Preuss, L. (2010). Trade-offs in corporate sustainability: You can’t have your cake and eat it. Business Strategy and the Environment, 19: 217-229. DOI: 10.1002/bse.674ResearchGate

Pinkse, J., & Kolk, A. (2010). Challenges and trade-offs in corporate innovation for climate change. Business Strategy and the Environment, 19(4): 261-272. DOI: 10.1002/bse.677ResearchGate

Kolk, A., & Pinkse, J. (2010). The integration of corporate governance in corporate social responsibility disclosures. Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, 17(1): 15-26. DOI: 10.1002/csr.196ResearchGate


Pinkse, J., & Dommisse, M. (2009). Overcoming barriers to sustainability: An explanation of residential builders’ reluctance to adopt clean technologies. Business Strategy and the Environment, 18(8): 515-527. DOI: 10.1002/bse.615ResearchGate


Kolk, A., Levy, D., & Pinkse, J. (2008). Corporate responses in an emerging climate regime: The institutionalization and commensuration of carbon disclosure. European Accounting Review, 17(4): 719-745. DOI:10.1080/09638180802489121ResearchGate

Kolk, A., & Pinkse, J. (2008). A perspective on multinational enterprises and climate change: Learning from ‘an inconvenient truth’? Journal of International Business Studies, 39(8): 1359-1378. doi:10.1057/jibs.2008.61ResearchGate

Kolk, A., & Pinkse, J. (2008). Business and climate change: Emergent institutions in global governance. Corporate Governance, 8(4): 419-429.


Pinkse, J., & Kolk, A. (2007). Multinational corporations and emissions trading: Strategic responses to new institutional constraints. European Management Journal, 25(6): 441-452. doi:10.1016/j.emj.2007.07.003ResearchGate

Kolk, A., & Pinkse, J. (2007). Towards strategic stakeholder management? Integrating perspectives on sustainability challenges such as corporate responses to climate change. Corporate Governance, 7(4): 370-378.

Kolk, A., & Pinkse, J. (2007). Multinationals’ political activities on climate change. Business & Society, 46(2): 201-228. doi: 10.1177/0007650307301383ResearchGate

Pinkse, J. (2007). Corporate intentions to participate in emission trading. Business Strategy and the Environment, 16(1): 12-25. DOI: 10.1002/bse.463ResearchGate

Kolk, A., & Pinkse, J. (2007). Bedrijfsstrategieën en het klimaatprobleem. Maandblad voor Accountancy en Bedrijfseconomie, 81(1/2): 697-703.


Kolk, A., & Pinkse, J. (2006). Stakeholder mismanagement and corporate social responsibility crises. European Management Journal, 24(1): 59-72. doi:10.1016/j.emj.2005.12.008ResearchGate


Kolk, A., & Pinkse, J. (2005). Business responses to climate change: Identifying emergent strategies. California Management Review, 47(3): 6-20. DOI: 10.2307/41166304ResearchGate


Kolk, A., & Pinkse, J. (2004). Market strategies for climate change. European Management Journal, 22(3): 304-314. doi:10.1016/j.emj.2004.04.011ResearchGate

Book Chapters


Pinkse, J. (2019). Firms, institutions and politics: The role of corporate political activity in sustainable innovation. In F. Boons & A. McMeekin (Eds.) Handbook of Sustainable Innovation. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.


Pinkse, J. (2015). Corporations. In P. Pattberg, & F. Zelli (Eds.), Elgar Encyclopedia on Global Environmental Politics and Governance. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. Full-text

Pinkse, J. (2015). Environmental management. In M. Vodosek, & D. den Hartog (Eds.), Wiley Encyclopedia of Management, 3rd edition. Volume 6 International Management. (3 ed., Vol. 6). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. Full-text


Busch, T., & Pinkse, J. (2012). Reconciling Stakeholder Requests and Carbon Dependency: What is the Right Climate Strategy? In A. Lindgreen, P. Kotler, F. Maon, & J. Vanhamme (Eds.), A Stakeholder Approach to Corporate Social Responsibility: Pressures, Conflicts, Reconciliation. Aldershot: Gower Press. Full-text

Kolk, A., & Pinkse, J. (2012). Multinational Enterprises and Climate Change Strategies. In A. Verbeke, & H. Merchant (Eds.), Handbook of Research in International Strategic Management. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. Full-text


Caprar, D., Gao, J., Haezendonck, E., Pinkse, J., & Tams, S. (2010). Academic Theory. In D. de Lange (Ed.), Research Companion to Green International Management Studies: A Guide for Future Research, Collaboration and Review Writing. (pp. 142-172). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.

Kolk, A., Pinkse, J., & Hull van Houten, L. (2010). Corporate responses to climate change: The role of partnerships. In P. Martens, & C. T. Chang (Eds.), The Social and Behavioural Aspects of Climate Change: Linking Vulnerability, Adaptation and Mitigation. (pp. 48-67). Sheffield: Greenleaf Publishing. Full-text


Pinkse, J. (2008). The implementation of emissions trading in companies. In R. Antes, B. Hansjürgens, & P. Letmathe (Eds.), Emissions Trading – Institutional Design, Decision Making and Corporate Strategies. Heidelberg: Physica-Verlag. Full-text

Kolk, A., & Pinkse, J. (2008). Milieu en ondernemingsgedrag. In F. Oosterhuis (Ed.), 21 jaar milieueconomie in Nederland. Amsterdam: IVM.

Kolk, A., & Pinkse, J. (2008). The influence of climate change regulation on corporate responses: the case of emissions trading. In R. Sullivan (Ed.), Corporate Responses to Climate Change: Achieving Emissions Reductions Through Regulation, Self-Regulation and Economic Incentives. (pp. 43-57). Sheffield: Greenleaf Publishing.


Kolk, A., & Pinkse, J. (2005). The evolution of multinationals’ responses to climate change. In J. Hooker, A. Kolk, & P. Madsen (Eds.), Perspectives on International Corporate Responsibility. Bowling Green, Ohio: Philosophy Documentation Center.