John J. Forrer

John Forrer
Title:
Associate Research Professor of Strategic Management & Public Policy Associate Faculty, Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration
Office:
Strategic Management & Public Policy
Address:
Funger Hall
2201 G Street NW
Suite 615-P
Washington, DC 20052
Phone:
202-994-5248
Email:
JFORRER@GWU.EDU

John J. Forrer is Director of the Institute for Corporate Responsibility (ICR), as well as Research Professor at the School of Business and Associate Faculty at the School of Public Policy and Public Administration at George Washington University. He manages the activities of ICR and currently leads projects on corporate governance, conflict-free chocolate, the better world learning community, re-imagining sustainable supply chain governance, and sugar, obesity and corporate responsibility.

 

He has written extensively on multisector collaborations for governance—public private partnerships, governance networks, and global governance enterprises—and the role business plays in making such collaborations effective.  His most recent publications include Global Governance Enterprises: Creating Multisector Collaborations (Routledge, November 2016), The Role of Business in Responsibility to Protect (Cambridge University Press, September 2016), “The PACO Index,” in Business Horizons (59:5, 533-538, September–October 2016), “Business and Peace in the Buffer Condition,” in the Academy of Management Perspectives (29:4, 438-450, November 2015), “Managing Cross-Sector Collaboration,” in The Public Manager (December 2014), Governing Cross-Sector Collaboration, (Jossey-Bass, August 2014) and “Business Practices and Peace in Post-Conflict Zones: Lessons from Cyprus,” in Business Ethics: A European Review (23:2, 154-168, April 2014).

  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Sustainable Supply Chains
  • Public Private Partnerships (P3s)
  • Globalization and Global Governance
  • Business and Peace

Ph.D., Public Administration, The George Washington University, 1991
M.P.A., Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, 1980
B.A., Public Administration; Public Science (Dual Degree), Miami University, 1978

Articles

  • “PPPs: E-SCADs or Partners in Service,” with James Kee, Public Integrity, Spring 2012, Volume 14, Number 2 / Spring 2012
  • “Public-Private Partnerships and the Public Accountability Question,” with James Kee, Kathryn Newcomer and Eric Boyer, Public Administration Review, 2010, Vol 70-3, pp. 475-484.
  • “Locating Peace Through Commerce in Good Global Governance,” Journal of Business Ethics, January 2010, Vol. 89, pp. 449-460
  • “How Do US Economic Sanctions Affect EU’s Trade with Target Countries,” with Jiawen Yang, Hossein Askari, and Lili Zhu, World Economy, 20009, Volume 32, No. 8, pp. 1223-1244.
  • “Private Finance Initiative: The Theory and the Practice,” with James Kee, The International Journal of Public Administration, January 2008, Vol. 31, No. 2.
  • “Not Your Father’s Public Administration,” with James Kee and Seth Gabriel, Journal of Public Affairs Education, Spring/Summer 2007, Vol. 13, No. 2, pp. 265-280.
  • “Privatization and Organizational Change: Lessons form Cross-National Research,” with James Kee, Kathryn Newcomer, Michelle Amante, Laila El Baradei, The International Journal of Business and Public Administration, Spring 2005 Vol 1.
  • “Measuring Vulnerability to U.S. Foreign Economic Sanctions: Focused Sanctions Reduce Costs to Business,” with H. Askari, J. Yang and T. Hakem, Business Economics, April, 2005.
  • “Public Servants as Contract Managers,” with Jed Kee, Public Contract Law Journal, Winter 2004 Vol. 33:2
  • “US Economic Sanctions Against China: Who Gets Hurt?” with H. Askari, H. Teegen and J. Yang, The World Economy, July 2004, Vol. 27:7
  • “U.S. Economic Sanctions: An Empirical Study,” with H. Askari, H. Teegen and J. Yang, The International Trade Journal, Spring 2004, Vol. XII, No. IV
  • “Private Finance Initiative: A Better Public-Private Initiative,” with J. Kee and Z. Zhang, The Public Manager, 31, No. 2 (2002): 43-7.
  • “Economic Sanctions and U.S. International Business Interests,” with H. Askari, H. Teegen, and J. Yang, Banca Nazionale del Lavoro Quarterly Review, No. 220, March 2002.
  • “U.S. Economic Sanctions: The Case of Iran,” with H. Askari, H. Teegen, and J. Yang, Business Economics, 36 (2001), pp. 7-19.
  • “Technology Policy and Manufacturing in the Northeast,” The Survey of Regional Literature, No.6 (1988), pp. 16-24.
  • “The PACO Index,” with Tim Fort, Business Horizons, 2016, 59 (5) 533-538. doi:10.1016/j.bushor.2016.03.017
  • “Business and Peace in the Buffer Condition,” with John Katsos, Academy of Management Perspectives, 2015; 29(4) 438-450.
  • “Managing Cross-Sector Collaboration,” The Public Manager. 2014, 43 (4)
  • “Business Practices and Peace in Post-Conflict Zones: Lessons from Cyprus,” with John Katsos. Business Ethics: A European Review, 2014, 23 (2) 154-168.
  • “From Certification to Supply Chain: An Analytic Framework for Enhancing Tropical Forest Governance,” with Karen Mo. Organization and the Environment, 2013, 26 (3).

Books and Monographs

  • Case Studies on U.S. Economic Sanctions: The Cuban, Chinese and Iranian Experience, with H. Askari, H. Teegen and J. Yang. Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2003.
  • Protesting Globalization: What are the Alternatives? with M. Wilkins. GW Center for the Study of Globalization, Washington, D.C.: 2003.
  • Economic Sanctions: Examining Their Philosophy and Efficacy, with H. Askari, H. Teegen and J. Yang. Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2002.
  • Why are People Protesting Globalization? with L. Robinson and M. Wilkins, Washington.: GW Center for the Study of Globalization, 2nd edition, 2002.
  • Japan-U.S.: 1990 Manufacturing Research Exchange, editor. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press, 1992.
  • Global Governance Enterprises: Creating Multisector Collaborations. New York: Routledge, 2016
  • The Role of Business in Responsibility to Protect (editor with Conor Seyle). London: Cambridge University Press, 2016
  • Governing Cross-Sector Collaboration, with Jed Kee and Eric Boyer. San Francisco,CA: Jossey-Bass, 2014.

Book Chapters

  • Kee, James E., John Forrer, “Intergovernmental Revenues,” Local Government Finance: Concepts and Practices, John Petersen (ed.), Washington, D.C.: Government Finance Officers Association (1992).

Working or Occasional Papers

  • “Lessons Learned from Conflict Minerals Supply Chain Strategy” with Karen Mo and Jennifer Yeaw, ICR Working Paper, November 2102
  • “Understanding Global Governance Networks Organization and Leadership,” with Ridhima Kapur and Leilani Greene, ICR Working Paper, June 2012
  • “Business Activities and Peace in Cyprus,” with John Katsos, ICR Working Paper, May 2012
  • “Privatization and Organizational Change: Lessons from Cross-National Research,” GW CSG Occasional Paper-04-28, with James Kee, Kathryn Newcomer, Michelle Amante, Laila El Baradei, 2004.
  • “Using Unilateral Economic Sanctions Effectively,” with H. Askari, H. Teegen and J. Yang, GW CSG Occasional Paper CSGOP-03-11, GW Center for the Study of Globalization, 2003.
  • “Economic and Strategic Impacts of U.S. Economic Sanctions on Cuba,” with H. Askari, H. Teegen and J. Yang, GW CSG Occasional Paper CSGOP-03-13, GW Center for the Study of Globalization 2003.
  • “U.S. Economic Sanctions: An Empirical Analysis,” with H. Askari, H. Teegen, and J. Yang, GW CSG Occasional Paper CSGOP-03-10, GW Center for the Study of Globalization, 2003.
  • “U.S. Economic Sanctions Against China: Who Gets Hurt?” with H. Askari, H. Teegen, and J. Yang, GW CSG Occasional Paper CSGOP-03-12, GW Center for the Study of Globalization, 2003.
  • “Economic Sanctions: Lessons from the Iranian Experience,”with H. Askari, H. Teegen, and J. Yang, Global Management Research Working Paper Series, 01-6 (2001).

Professional Studies and Reports

  • “International Clean Coal Technology Monitor,” (draft) prepared for U.S. Department of Energy (August 1995).
  • “Renewable Technologies,” with Roger LeGassie, in Energy Technology Strategy Study, prepared for International Energy Agency (1993).
  • “A Biofuels Transportation Program Cost-Sharing Strategy: Building Success Today for Tomorrow’s Expanding Biofuels Market,” prepared for National Renewable Energy Laboratory (July 1994).
  • “International GHG Trends and Policies,” prepared for National Renewable Energy Laboratory (July 1995).
  • “Removing Leaded Gasoline from International Markets,” prepared for Alliance to End Childhood Lead Poisoning (June 1995).
  • “Export Plan for Gas and Oil Field Equipment, Technology and Services,” prepared for U.S. Department of Energy (August 1994).
  • “Calculating Growth: Software Used for Financial Analysis in Economic Development,” Washington, D.C., Government Finance Research Center (1990).
  • “State Competitive Research Grant Programs: A Users’ Guide,” Washington, D.C., National Governors’ Association (1990).
  • “State Competitive Research Grant Programs: A Profile,” Washington, D.C., National Governors’ Association (1989).
  • “Technology and the Future of Manufacturing,” Washington, D.C., Coalition of Northeastern Governors (1988).
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Sustainable Supply Chains
  • Public Private Partnerships (P3s)
  • Globalization and Global Governance
  • Business and Peace