Office Hours, Spring 2020: by appointment with Google Meet, Zoom, or Canvas Conferences
Nancy Kurland, Ph.D. is an associate professor of Organization Studies in the Business, Organization, and Society department at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA. Previously, she taught at California State University Northridge, where she helped found the university’s Institute for Sustainability and Core Green Team. She’s also taught with the management faculties of University of Southern California and Pepperdine University, and spent five years writing fiction full-time. She’s published over 35 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on topics ranging from corporate sustainability to ethics in the financial services industry. Her most recent research focuses on benefit corporations and public (food) markets.
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Ph.D. - University of Pittsburgh, Katz Graduate School of Business
MBA - Cornell University
MBA - Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
BA - Penn State University
Current: Local economy movement, benefit corporations, public (food) markets, greening business and academia; water issues, including deprivatization and regulated utilities.
Previous interests include ethics in financial services, telecommuting, gossip in the workplace
Refereed Journal Articles
- Kurland, N.B. & McCaffrey, S.J. (2020). “Community Socioemotional Wealth: Preservation, Succession, and Farming in Lancaster County, PA.” Family Business Review. pp.1-21 (Impact factor: 6.188) https://doi.org/10.1177/0894486520910876
- Kurland, N. B. 2018. ESOP plus Benefit Corporation: Synergies that build ownership culture and benefit accountability. California Management Review. Summer 2018. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0008125618778853.
Kurland, N.B. 2017. Accountability and the Public Benefit Corporation. Business Horizons, July/August, pp. 519-528.(http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0007681317300332).
- McCaffrey, SJ and Kurland, N.B. 2015, online first. “Does ‘Local’ Mean Ethical? The US ‘Buy Local’ Movement and CSR in SMEs.” Organization & Environment 28(3), 286-306.
- Kurland, N. B. and Aleci, L. S. 2015. “From Civic Institution to Community Place: The Meaning of the Public Market in Modern America.” Agriculture and Human Values. 32:3, 505-521. DOI: 10.1007/s10460-014-9579-2
- Kurland, N. B. and McCaffrey, S. J. 2015. “Social Movement Organization Leaders and the Creation of Markets for ‘Local’ Goods” Forthcoming in Business & Society.
- McCaffrey, S.J. and Kurland, N. B. 2013/2014. Who Defines “Local”? Resistance to Harmonizing Standards in Ethical Markets. Business and Politics (special issue on Multiplicity and Plurality in the World of Standards). 16(1) Published online first December 4, 2013.
- Kurland, N. B. 2014. Shared Governance and the Sustainable College. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education. 15:1, 63-83.
Kurland, N. B., McCaffrey, S.J., and Hill, D. H. 2012. The Localism Movement: Shared and Emergent Values. Journal of Environmental Sustainability. vol. 2. http://www.environmentalmanager.org/index.php/journal/
- Kurland, N. B. 2011. Evolution of a Campus Sustainability Network: A Case Study in Organizational Change. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education 12: 4. Editor Choice for a Highly Commended Award Winner for Outstanding Paper at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2012.
- Kurland, N.B. and Zell, D. 2011. “Regulating water: A naturological analysis among company, town, and state.” Business & Society. 50: 3, 538-569 (published first online February, 2009).
- Kurland, N.B. and Zell, D. 2011. “Green Management: Principles and Examples.” Organizational Dynamics. (Jan-Mar), 40: 49-56.
- Kurland, N. B. & Zell, D. 2010. Water and Business: A Taxonomy and Review of Business and Management Research. Organization & Environment. 26:3, 316-353. Highlighted on the publisher website for articles about water.
- Kurland, N. B., Michaud, K., Best, M., Wohldmann, E., Cox, H. M., Pontikis, K., & Vasishth, A. 2010. Overcoming Silos: The Role of an Interdisciplinary Course in Shaping Sustainability Network. Academy of Management Learning & Education. Special Issue on Sustainability. vol 9. No. 3, pp. 457-476.
- Zell, D. & Kurland, N. 2010. Book review of “An Executive’s Primer on the Strategy of Social Networks.” Academy of Management Learning & Education. Special Issue on Sustainability. vol. 9, no. 9, pp. 563-565.
- Kurland, N. B. and Zell, D. 2010. “The green in entertainment: A conversation with five sustainability leaders.” Journal of Management Inquiry. 19:3, 209-218.
- Cooper, C. and Kurland, N.B. 2002, “Telecommuting, Professional Isolation, and Employee Development in Public and Private Organizations.” Journal of Organizational Behavior 23:4 (June), 511-531.
- Bailey, D. E. and Kurland, N. B. 2002. “A Review and New Directions for Telework Research: Study Telework, Not Teleworkers.” Journal of Organizational Behavior, 23:4 (June), 383-400.
- Kurland, N. B. and Cooper, C. 2002. “Manager control and employee isolation in telecommunicating environments." The Journal of High Technology Management Research. 13:1 (Spring), 107-126.
- Kurland, N. B. 2001. “The Impact of Legal Age Discrimination on Women in Professional Occupations.” Business Ethics Quarterly. April, 11:2, 331-348.
- Kurland, N. B. and Pelled, L. H. 2000. “Passing the word: Toward a model of gossip and power in the workplace.” Academy of Management Review. April, 25:2, 428-439.
- Kurland, N.B. and Bailey, D. E. 1999. When workers are here, there, and everywhere: A discussion of the advantages and challenges of telework. Organizational Dynamics. Autumn, 53-68.
- Kurland, N.B. and Egan, T. D. 1999. Telecommuting: Justice and control in the virtual organization. Organization Science, 10:4, 500-513. (Received International Telework Association’s Best Research award in 1997.)
- Kurland, N. B. and Egan, T.D. 1999. Public v. Private Perceptions of Formalization, Outcomes, and Justice. Journal of Public Administration and Research Theory. 9:3, 437-458.
- Settel, J. and Kurland, N. B. 1998. Can We Create A Conflict-Free Commission Payment System? Business and Society Review. 100/101: 33-44.
- Weiss, A. and Kurland, N.B. 1997. Holding distribution channel relationships together: The role of transaction-specific assets and length of prior relationship. Organization Science. November, 612-623. (Winner of ANBAR Electronic Intelligence’s Award of Excellence.)
- Kurland, N.B. and Egan, T. D. 1996. Engendering Democratic Participation via the Net: Access, Voice, and Dialogue. The Information Society: An International Journal, 12:4, 387-406.
- Kurland, N.B. 1996. Trust, accountability, and sales agents' dueling loyalties, Business Ethics Quarterly, 6:3, 323-344.
- Kurland, N. B. 1996. Sales agents and clients: Ethics, incentives, and a modified theory of planned behavior, Human Relations, 49:1, 51-74.
- Kurland, N.B. 1995. Ethics, incentives, and conflicts of interest: A practical solution, Journal of Business Ethics, 14:8, 465-475.
- Kurland, N.B. 1995. The unexplored territory linking rewards and ethical behavior: A review and a diagnostic model, Business and Society 34:1, 34-50.
- Kurland, N.B. 1995. Ethical intentions and the theories of reasoned action and planned behavior, Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 25:4, 297-313
- Kurland, N.B. 1993. The Defense Industry Initiative: Ethics, self-regulation, and accountability, Journal of Business Ethics, 12: 137-145.
- Kurland, N.B. 1991. The ethical implications of the straight-commission compensation system: An agency perspective, Journal of Business Ethics, 10: 757-766.
Refereed Book Chapters
- Kurland, N.B., McCaffrey, S.J. and Zell, D. 2012. The Localism Movement: Environmental Leadership in Grassroots Activism. In D. R. Gallagher (Ed.) Environmental Leadership, Sage Publications.
- Calton, J.C. and Kurland, N.B. 1996. A theory of stakeholder enabling: Giving voice to an emerging postmodern praxis of organizational discourse. In D. Boje, R. Gephart, Jr., and T. Joseph (Eds.) Postmodern management and organizational theory (Sage), pp. 154-177.
- Kilmann, R. H., Albright, R. R., Gambill, D. Y., Kilmann, I., Kurland, N., Litz, R., Pitts, K., Serafin, L., Swanson, D., and Tan, G. 1994. Introduction: The personal struggle for identity, competency, value, worth, and responsibility. In Kilmann, R. H., Kilmann, I., and Associates. 1994. Managing Ego Energy: The Transformation of Personal Meaning into Organizational Success, Jossey-Bass Publishers, San Francisco, pp. 1-48.
- Kurland, N.B. 1993. NEPA (National Environmental Protection Act): Implications for global and domestic collaboration, In D.C. Ludwig (Ed.) Business and Society in a Changing World Order, Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellen Press, 197-224.
Selected Conference Presentations
- Kurland, N. B. “Benefit corporations, hybridity, organizational identity, and the reintegration of capitalism.” Presented at the 2018 Academy of Management Meetings, Chicago, IL.
- Kurland, N. B. and Aleci, L. S. Espouse Community, Practice Competition: Institutional Logics in Modern American Public Markets. Presented at the 2015 Academy of Management Meetings, Vancouver, British Columbia.
- Kurland, N. B., Banerjee, B., Crane, A., Figge, C., Waddock, S., and Weber, J. A Dialogue About Corporate Social Responsibility: Effective Guidance Or Rhetorical Tool? Symposium at the International Association for Business and Society, Costa Rica, March, 2015.
- Kurland, N. B. and Aleci, L. S. “From Civic Institution to Community Place: The Meaning of the Public Market in Modern America.” Precented at the Academy of Management Meetings, Philadelphia, August 1-5, 2014. (Finalist for “Best Paper on the History of Corporate Social Responsibility Award” for the Social Issues in Management Division of the Academy of Management.)
Rands, G., Kurland, N.B., and Proffitt, T. Entrepreneurs and the Creation of Sustainable Economies. Professional Development Workshop, the Academy of Management Meetings, Philadelphia, August 1-5, 2014.
Aleci, L. and Kurland, N.B. “Gender, Vending, and the Public Market.” Presented at the Central Pennsyvlania Consortium, “Food Politics and Gender”. March 29, 2014.
- Kurland, N. B. and McCaffrey, SJ. “Localism, Leaders, and the Search for Legitimacy.” Paper presented at the Academy of Management Meetings, Social Issues in Management Division, Aug 9-13, 2013, Lake Buena Vista, FL.
- McCaffrey, S. J. and Kurland, N. B. 2013. “Localist Movements: To Protect Privileged Stakeholders or to Serve Whole Communities?” Paper presented at the Academy of Management Meetings, Social Issues in Management Division, Aug 9-13, 2013, Lake Buena Vista, FL.
- Kurland, N. B. and McCaffrey, S. J., 2012. “Framing ‘Local’ in the Localism Movement.” Paper presentation at the 2012 International Association for Business and Society, Asheville, N.C. “Leadership, Framing, and the Localism Movement”, June.
- McCaffrey, S. J. and Kurland, N. B. 2012. “Localist Movements: To Protect Privileged Stakeholders or to Serve Whole Communities?” Paper presentation at the 2012 International Association for Business and Society, Asheville, N.C. “Leadership, Framing, and the Localism Movement.” June.
- Kurland, N.B. and Zell, D. M., “Obstacles to Sustainability Initiatives: Insights from Industry Leaders.” Conference paper proposal under review for presentation at the 2012 International Association for Business and Society, Asheville, N.C. (submitted by email, 11/27/11; accepted late so I decided to not present).
- Starik. M. Rands, G., Marcus, A., Rusinko, C., Audebrand, L., Benn, S., Heaton, D., Haugh, H., Holliday, S., Slater, D., Dixon-Fowler, H., Kurland, N., Kearins, K., Stead, J., & Stead, E. 2011. "Sustainability in Management Education: In Search of Transformative Approaches and Outcomes.” Professional Development Workshop. 2011 National Academy of Management, San Antonio, Texas.
- Takacs, H., Calton, J., & Kurland, N. 2011. Hot Topic: Teaching Climate Change and Sustainability in the Business Curriculum. Symposium. International Association for Business and Society, for presentation at IABS 2011, Bath, England.
- Zell, D. and Kurland, N.B. 2011. The Evolution of Sustainable Behaviors: A Multi-Level Selection Theory Perspective. Presented (Zell) at the 2011 Western Academy of Management Meeting, March.
- Starik, M., Kurland, N.B., Rands, G., Pinkse, J., Shrivastava, P. 2010. Greening Academic Business Institutions and Stakeholders: Multi-level, University, & International Perspectives. Panel Symposium at the National Academy of Management, Montreal, Canada, August 9th.
- Kurland, N. B. and Zell, D.M. 2009. “Overcoming Obstacles to the Green Transformation: Insights from Company Sustainability Leaders.” National Academy of Management Meetings, Chicago, IL, August 9th. Panel Presentation with Invited Industry Leaders.
- Kurland, N.B. and Zell, D. M. 2009. “Overcoming Obstacles to the Green Transformation: Insights from Company Sustainability Leaders.” National Academy of Management Meetings, Chicago, IL, August 9th. Interactive Paper Session.
- Kurland, N.B. and Zell, D. 2008. “Regulating Water: A naturological analysis of Golden State’s GRC for Ojai.” Presented at the 2008 National Academy of Management, Anaheim, CA, August.
- Kurland, N. B. and Zell, D. 2008. “Managerial Implications of Going Green.” Presented at the 2008 National Academy of Management, MED Writers Workshop, Anaheim, CA, August.
- Kurland, N.B. and Zell, D. 2008. “Regulating Water: A naturological analysis of Golden State’s General Rate Case for Ojai.” Presented at the 2008 Western Academy of Management, Oakland, CA, March.
CNX108: The Business of Food
BOS 200: Organizing in the 21st Century: Strategies for Organizing
BOS 315: Organizational Behavior
BOS 335/ENV335/PUB335: Business and the Natural Environment
BOS 480: Corporate Responsibility & Crisis Management