Ben Lewis

Ben Lewis

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Office: 565 TNRB
Phone: 801-422-2308
Email: blewis@byu.edu

Biography:

Ben W. Lewis is an Assistant Professor in the department of Organizational Leadership and Strategy at Brigham Young University. His research explores how firms strategically respond to institutional pressures, particularly within the domains of corporate social and environmental responsibility. His most recent publication, published in the Strategic Management Journal, examines how executive characteristics influence the voluntary disclosure of environmental performance. His dissertation research examines how firms respond to social responsibility ratings. Prior to pursuing his doctoral studies, Ben was involved in international development work in Kenya and Mozambique. Many of his research interests have been shaped by these experiences and drive his efforts to understand how business can be used as a force for good in society.

Education:

  • PhD, Management, Cornell University, 2013
  • MAcc, Accounting, Brigham Young University, 2008
  • BS, Accounting, Brigham Young University, 2008
  • BS, Economics, Brigham Young University, 2008

Selected Publications:

Awards:

  • Outstanding Paper Award , Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability , 2016

Languages:

  • Portuguese

Certificates and Licenses:

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Colorado 2010

Presentations:

  • Strategic silence: The non-disclosure of certification status as a hypocrisy avoidance tactic - Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability - ARCS Annual Conference - 2016
  • The environmental consequences of voluntary disclosure. - Strategic Management Society - SMS Annual Conference - 2016
  • The paradox of recognizing responsibility: Why positive social ratings can lead to reductions in corporate social performance - International Association for Business and Society - IABS Annual Conference - 2016
  • The strategic communication of certifications - - Entrepreneurship and Social Responsibility Conference - 2016
  • Substantive implementation with symbolic silence: The strategic publication of certification status - Academy of Management - Academy of Management Conference - 2015
  • Substantive implementation with symbolic silence: The strategic publication of certification status - University of Colorado - Sustainability, Ethics, and Entrepreneurship Conference - 2015
  • Do organizations light a candle and hide it under a bushel? The strategic publication of certification status - Academy of Management - Academy of Management Conference - 2014
  • Do organizations light a candle and hide it under a bushel? The strategic publication of certification status - Strategic Management Society - SMS Annual Conference - 2014