Joel Gehman is an Assistant Professor of Strategic Management and Organization.
He studies sustainability, innovation and strategy. In particular, he investigates how concerns related to sustainability and values affect organizational strategies, technology innovation, and institutional arrangements. And reciprocally, how organizations, innovation and institutions affect the emergence and trajectories of such concerns.
In approaching these questions, Gehman draws primarily on organization theory, together with insights from strategic management, and science and technology studies. His work also takes a process perspective, focusing on the organization of concerns over place and time.
He is the investigator, co-investigator or recipient of more than $4 million in research funding. His ongoing research examines these issues in the context of technology entrepreneurship, B Corporations, unconventional shale gas drilling, hydraulic fracturing patents, shareholder activism, multinational divestitures, social license to operate, cultural understandings of risk, and university technology spinouts, among others.
Before becoming a professor, Gehman spent 13 years in industry. He regularly advises and consults with diverse organizations. He graduated from Cornell University (B.S.) and the Pennsylvania State University (Ph.D.).
- Administrative Science Quarterly, Editorial Board Member
- Innovation: Organization and Management, Editorial Board Member
- Journal of Business Venturing, Field Editor
- Organization Studies, Editorial Board Member
- Academy of Management, Organization and Management Theory Division, Representative-at-Large (2017-2020)
- Academy of Management, Organizations and the Natural Environment, Emerging Scholar Award Committee Chair (2018)
- Association of Science & Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta, Board Member (2017-present)
- University of Alberta, Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research, Graduate Scholarship Committee (2018-present)
- University of Alberta, Future Energy Systems, Communities and Aboriginal Peoples Theme Co-Champion (2016-present)