Journal Articles


Panwar, R., Ober, H., & Pinkse, J. (2022). The uncomfortable relationship between business and biodiversity: Advancing research on business strategies for biodiversity protection. Business Strategy and the Environment. In press.

Vernay, A-L, Cartel, M. & Pinkse, J. (2022). Mainstreaming business models for sustainability in mature industries: Leveraging alternative institutional logics for optimal distinctiveness. Organization & Environment. In press.

Panwar, R., Pinkse, J., & De Marchi, V. (2022). The future of global supply chains in a post-COVID-19 world. California Management Review. In press. CMR

Bohnsack, R., Bidmon, C.M., & Pinkse, J. (2022). Sustainability in the digital age – Intended and unintended consequences of digital technologies for sustainable development. Business Strategy and the Environment. In press. BSE

Schena, R., Russo, A., & Pinkse, J. (2021). Employee domain and non-financial performance: The moderating effect of digital reputation. Meditari Accountancy Research. In press. MAR


Geels, F., Pinkse, J., & Pereira, G.I. (2021). Moving beyond opportunity narratives in COVID-19 green recoveries: A comparative analysis of public investment plans in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom. Energy Research and Social Science. 84, 102368. ERSS; ResearchGate

Pereira, G.I., Niesten, E., & Pinkse, J. (2022). Sustainable energy systems in the making: A study on business model adaptation in incumbent utilities. Technological Forecasting and Social Change [3]. 174, 121207. TFSC; ResearchGate


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. 30 (7), 3120-3130. Business Strategy and the Environment; ResearchGate

Barnett, M.L., Cashore, B., Henriques, I., Husted, B.W., Panwar, R., Pinkse, J., 2021. Reorient the Business Case for Corporate Sustainability. Stanford Social Innovation Review, 19 (1), 34–39. Stanford Social Innovation Review

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


Preuss, L., Pinkse, J., Hahn, T., & Figge, F. (2022). Travelled Roads and Novel Vistas: Taking Stock of Empirical Studies into Tensions in Business Sustainability. In T. Maak, N. M. Pless, M. Orlitzky, S. Sandhu (Eds.) The Routledge Companion to Corporate Social Responsibility. New York: Routledge. Full-text; ResearchGate


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. Full-text; ResearchGate


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.