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Jorge Rivera

Jorge Rivera

Title: Associate Professor of Strategic Management and Public Policy
Department: Strategic Management and Public Policy
Address: Funger Hall, Suite 608
Phone: (202) 994-0163
Personal Web Site:

Degrees: Ph.D., Duke University

Area of Expertise: Business and public policy; corporate environmental management, and environmental policy.



Rivera, J. (2010). Business and Public Policy: Responses to Environmental & Social Protection Processes. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
- Outstanding Book Award, Academy of Management's Organizations and the Natural Environment Division, 2011
- Revised paperback edition, published in the Summer 2012.

deLeon, P., and Rivera, J. (Eds.) (2009). Voluntary Environmental Programs: A Policy Perspective. Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield for the Policy Studies Organization.

Refereed articles:

Rivera, J., and Oh, C. (2013). Environmental regulations and MNC foreign market entry.
Policy Studies Journal. Vol 41(2):243-72.

Shah, K., and Rivera, J. (2013). Industry associations and corporate environmentalism in
emerging economies: Evidence from the oil, gas, and chemical sectors of Trinidad and Tobago
Policy Sciences. Vol. 46: 39-62.

Blackman, A., and Rivera, J. (2011). Producer-Level Benefits of Sustainability Certification.Conservation Biology, Vol. 25(6):1176-85.

  • According the 2012 Science Citation Index, Conservation Biology's impact factor is 4.36, ranking as number 13 of 193 environmental science academic journals.

Tashman, P., and Rivera, J. (2010). Are Members of Business for Social Responsibility More Responsible? Policy Studies Journal, Vol. 38(3): 487-514.

  • Best paper award nominee, Social Issues in Management Division, Academy of Management Conference, 2008
  • In June-July 2010, this paper was also listed on the Social Science Research Network's Top Ten Download List for papers on Organizations & Markets eJournal.

Oetzel, J., Westermann-Behaylo, M., Koerber, C., Fort, T, & Rivera, J. (2010). Peace through commerce: Sketching the Terrain. Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 89 (supplement 4): 351-373.

Husted, B., Allen, D. and Rivera, J. (2010). Governance choice for strategic corporate social responsibility: Evidence from Central America. Business and Society, 49: 201-215.

Editorial Positions:

Cambridge University Press, Organizations and Natural Environment Book Series, Co-Editor -one of two- (2012-)

Associate Editor of Policy Sciences, member of the editorial board of the Policy Studies Journal.

Current Research: Jorge E. Rivera’s research focuses on the relationship between business and the natural environment. Currently, he is beginning to study the drivers of environmental technology innovation. His research also examines how businesses respond to environmental policies and programs in the US and developing countries. In the pass, his work evaluated how participation in environmental certification initiatives is associated with business competitiveness and environmental performance.

GW Policy Research Scholar 2012-13
GW School of Business's Dean Research Scholar, 2008-2010