Jorge E. Rivera

The George Washington University School of Business
Strategic Management and Public Policy

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Jorge E. Rivera’s research examines how environmental policies and programs shape the strategies of businesses in the US and other countries. Professor Rivera has published two books and several dozen journal articles, book chapters, and cases. In 2011, his book entitled Business and Public Policy (by Cambridge University Press), received the Outstanding Book Award by one of the divisions of the Academy of Management. Two of his articles in the Policy Studies Journal are respectively the first and third most cited manuscripts published by this journal between 2004-2014. One of his papers is also the third most cited article published by the Policy Sciences journal during the last decade. His research findings have been mentioned in more than 30 news stories by national and international newspapers including the New York Times. Professor Rivera is founding Co-Editor of the Cambridge University Press’s Book series on Organizations and the Natural Environment. Between 2009-14, I served as an Associate Editor of the Policy Sciences journal. He also served as an Associate Editor of Business & Society, 2009-12,. In August 2012, he finished his term as the Chair of the Academy of Management’s Organizations and the Natural Environment Division.

Blackman, A., Naranjo, M., Robalino, J., Alpizar, F., and Rivera, J. (2014). Does Tourism Eco-Certification Pay? Costa Rica's Blue Flag Program. World Development, Vol. 58: 41–52.
Rivera, J. (2012). Business and Public Policy: Responses to Environmental & Social Protection Processes. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. - Outstanding Book Award, Academy of Management's Organizations and the Natural Environment Division, 2011.
Shah, K., and Rivera, J. (2013). Industry associations and corporate environmentalism in emerging economies: Evidence from the oil, gas, and chemical sectors of Trinidad and Tobago. Policy Sciences. Vol. 46: 39-62.
Rivera, J., and Oh, C. (2013). Environmental regulations and MNC foreign market entry. Policy Studies Journal.Vol 41(2):243-72.
Blackman, A. and Rivera, J. (2011). Producer-level Benefits of Sustainability Certification. Conservation Biology. Vol. 25(6):1176–1185.

Substantive Focus:
Energy and Natural Resource Policy
Environmental Policy PRIMARY

Theoretical Focus:
Policy Process Theory PRIMARY
Policy Analysis and Evaluation SECONDARY