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Caroline Flammer

Assistant Professor, General Management


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Caroline Flammer is an assistant professor of strategy at the Ivey Business School. Before joining Ivey, she was a postdoctoral researcher at MIT Sloan School of Management. She holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of St. Gallen.

Caroline's research interests are in the area of corporate social responsibility, sustainability, and non-market strategy. Her research examines whether and how companies' social engagement can create value and improve competitiveness. Her work has appeared in leading academic journals, including the Academy of Management Journal, Management Science, and Strategic Management Journal. Caroline is the recipient of the prestigious Moskowitz Prize for Best Paper in Socially Responsible Investing as well as the Glueck Best Paper Award of the BPS Division of the Academy of Management. She teaches Corporations & Society: Business Strategy and Sustainability in Ivey's HBA program.


  • HBA: Corporations & Society: Business Strategy and Sustainability

Selected Publications

  • Flammer C. 2014. Does Corporate Social Responsibility Lead to Superior Financial Performance? A Regression Discontinuity Approach. Management Science, forthcoming.
  • Flammer C. 2014. Does Product Market Competition Foster Corporate Social Responsibility? Evidence from Trade Liberalization. Strategic Management Journal, forthcoming.
  • Flammer C., Kacperczyk A. 2014. In Search of Spark: The Impact of Stakeholder Orientation on Innovation. Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, BPS Division, forthcoming.
  • Flammer C. 2013. Corporate Social Responsibility and Shareholder Reaction: The Environmental Awareness of Investors. Academy of Management Journal, 56(3): 758–781.
  • Flammer C. 2013. The Impact of Product Market Competition on Corporate Social Responsibility. Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, BPS Division.



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