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Tima Bansal

Professor, General Management, Sustainability & Strategy

Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
Fellow of the Academy of Management
Executive Director, Network for Business Sustainability
Canada Research Chair in Business Sustainability

P. (Tima) Bansal

Contact Information


  • Strategic Analysis and Action
  • Sustainable Development
  • International Business

Research Publications

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Tima Bansal is a Professor of Strategy at the Ivey Business School. She is also affiliated with the University of Cambridge, MIT, and Monash University. Tima is the Executive Director (and Founder) of the Network for Business Sustainability (, a growing network of over 35,000 followers from management research and practice committed to advancing sustainable business. She also heads the Ivey Innovation Learning Lab, which helps businesses create value for themselves and society simultaneously over the long term. Tima chairs the Canadian Council of Academies Expert Panel on the Circular Economy and sits on the Boards of the United Nation’s Principles for Responsible Education and the Academy of Management.

Tima has received significant accolades for her scholarship. She holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Business Sustainability; she is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a Fellow of the Academy of Management; she was awarded the Distinguished Scholar Award by the Organizations and Natural Environment; and, she was the first Canadian to be named a Faculty Pioneer for Academic Leadership by the Aspen Institute, a global forum for business and society headquartered in Washington, D.C.

Tima’s research targets the interplay between business strategy and sustainability. Her TedX talk describes some of her recent ideas. She has published in several top research journals including the Academy of Management Journal, the Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, and the Strategic Management Journal. She has co-edited two books about business and the natural environment. Her research has also been cited in the popular press, including The Globe and Mail, the National Post, the Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, and The Independent.

She has previously served as a Deputy Editor (2016-2019) and Associate Editor (2010-2013) for the Academy of Management Journal and has served on nine other editorial boards for a range of journals. Since 1999, she has raised over $11M in government grants and $2M in corporate funding for sustainability-related research.

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  • HBA, MBA, Exec, PhD: Strategy
  • HBA, MBA, MES, PhD: Sustainability
  • HBA, MBA, EMBA: International Management


  • DPhil, University of Oxford
  • MPhil, University of Oxford
  • MA, Western University
  • BA (Hons), University of Calgary

Recent Refereed Articles

  • Sharma, G.; Bansal, P., (Forthcoming), "Partnering Up: Including Managers as Research Partners in Systematic Reviews", Organizational Research Methods.
  • Grewatsch, S.; Kennedy, S.; Bansal, P., (Forthcoming), "Tackling Wicked Problems by Foregrounding Systems Thinking in Strategy Scholarship", Strategic Organization.
  • Corley, K.; Bansal, P.; Yu, H., 2021, "An editorial perspective on judging the quality of inductive research when the methodological straightjacket is loosened", Strategic Organization, February 19(1).
  • Bansal, P.; Grewatsch, S., 2020, "The Unsustainable Truth about New Product Innovation Processes", Innovation-Organization & Management, July 22(3): 217 - 227.
  • Bansal, P.; Gualandris, J.; Kim, N., 2020, "Theorizing Supply Chains with Qualitative Big Data and Topic Modeling", Journal of Supply Chain Management, April 56(2): 7 - 18.
  • Bansal, P.; Sharma, G., 2020, "Cocreating Rigorous and Relevant Knowledge", Academy of Management Journal, April 63(2): 386 - 410.
  • DesJardine, M.; Bansal, P., 2019, "One step forward, two steps back: How external evaluations can shorten organizational time horizons", Organization Science, June 30(4): 761 - 780.
  • DesJardine, M.; Bansal, P.; Yang, Y., 2019, "Bouncing Back: Building Resilience Through Social and Environmental Practices in the Context of the 2008 Global Financial Crisis", Journal of Management, April 45(4): 1434 - 1460.
  • Kim, A.; Bansal, P.; Haugh, H., 2019, "No Time Like the Present: How a Present Time Perspective Can Foster Sustainable Development", Academy of Management Journal, April 62(2): 607 - 634.
  • Ortiz-de-Mandojana, N.; Bansal, P.; Aragon-Correa, J. A., 2019, "Older and Wiser: How Ceos’ Time Perspective Influences Long-Term Investments in Environmentally Responsible Technologies", British Journal of Management, January 30(1): 134 - 150.
  • Schad, J.; Bansal, P., 2018, "Seeing the Forest and The Trees: How a Systems Perspective Informs Paradox Research", Journal of Management Studies, November 55(8): 1490 - 1506.
  • Lyon, T.; Delmas, M.; Maxwell, J.; Bansal, P.; al., E., 2018, "CSR Needs CPR: Corporate Sustainability and Politics", California Management Review, August 60(4): 5 - 24.
  • Arjalies, D-L.; Bansal, P., 2018, "Beyond numbers: How investment managers accommodate societal issues in financial decisions", Organization Studies, June 39(5-6): 695 - 725.
  • Bowen, F.; Bansal, P.; Slawinski, N., 2018, "Scale Matters: The Scale of Environmental Issues in Corporate Collective Actions", Strategic Management Journal, May 39(5): 1411 - 1436.
  • Bansal, P.; Kim, A. K.; Wood, M. O., 2018, "Hidden in Plain Sight: The Importance of Scale on Organizational Attention to Issues", Academy of Management Review, April 43(2): 217 - 241.

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