Dr. Monika Winn
Centre for Social & Sustainable Innovation (CSSI) Director, Professor & Francis G. Winspear Scholar; Business Strategy & Sustainability
MA, Psychology, Eberhard-Karls Universitaet Tuebingen, Germany; MBA, PhD, University of California
|Office: BEC 230|
- Sustainability Strategy and Sustainable Value Creation
- Climate Change Impacts on Business
- Environmental Management
- Managing Stakeholder Conflicts and Social Issues
Monika Winn is a Professor of Business Strategy & Sustainability, Francis G. Winspear Scholar and Director of the Centre for Social and Sustainable Innovation.
Her teaching and research target the many aspects of business and sustainability, and her primary research interest is on organizational and institutional change related to the challenges of sustainability. Recent research streams focus on (1) leveraging social and environmental issues in business for progressive strategic action; (2) integrating business strategy with nature’s functioning principles; (3) climate change impacts for business, and (4) implications of sustainable “Base of the Pyramid” approaches for marketing to the poorest of the poor.
Her research has been published in such journals as the Academy of Management Review, Organization Studies, Business and Society, Journal of Business Venturing, British Journal of Management and others. She actively collaborates with colleagues in several international research networks, spanning Europe, North America and Australia. She has been a contributor to the Greening of Industry Network since its beginnings, and co-founded and chaired the international Academy of Management’s “Organizations and the Natural Environment” group.
Dr. Winn has international teaching experience, including executive education on Corporate Sustainability in Canada, the United States and Australia (in the Sustainable Enterprise Academy, the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation, University of Queensland) and at the University of California (Santa Barbara and Irvine).
Prior to attaining her PhD in 1996, Dr. Winn founded and ran a successful business in Southern California.
Linnenluecke, M., Griffiths, A., & Winn, M.I. (2012). Extreme weather events and the critical importance of anticipatory adaptation and organizational resilience in responding to impacts. Business Strategy and the Environment, 21(1), 17-32.
*Winn, M.I., Pinkse, J. & Illge, L. (In Press). Case studies on trade-offs in corporate sustainability. Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management. Published online 23 January, 2012. DOI: 10.1002/csr.293
Pogutz, S., Micale, V. & Winn, M.I. (2011). Corporate environmental sustainability beyond organizational boundaries: Market growth, ecosystems complexity and supply chain structure as co-determinants of environmental impact. Journal of Environmental Sustainability, 1(1), 1-22.
Winn, M.I., Kirchgeorg, M., Griffiths, A., Linnenluecke, M. & Günther, E. (2011). Impacts from climate change on organizational environments: A conceptual foundation. Business Strategy and the Environment, 20(3), 157-173.
Hahn, T., Kolk, A. & Winn, M.I. (2010). A new future for business? Rethinking theories on business and the impacts on society. Business and Society, 49(3), 385-401.
Winn, M.I. & Gunther, E. (2008). Resilience management. Umwelt Wirtschafts Forum, 15, 175-82.
Winn, M.I., Zietsma, C.E. & MacDonald, P. (2008). Managing industry reputation: The dynamic tension between collective and competitive reputation management strategies. Corporate Reputation Review, Special Issue Managing Reputational Interdependence, 11(1), 35-55.
Cohen, B. D., & Winn, M. I. (2007). Market imperfections: Opportunity and sustainable entrepreneurship. Journal of Business Venturing, 22(1), 29-49.
Kirchgeorg, M. & Winn, M.I. (2006). Sustainability Marketing for the Poorest of the Poor. Business Strategy and the Environment, 15, 171-184.
Lawrence, T., Winn, M.I. & Jennings, P.D. (2001). The Temporal Dynamics of Institutionalization. Academy of Management Review, 26(4), 624-645.
Winn, M.I. & Keller, L.R. (2001). A Modeling Methodology for Multi-Objective Multi-Stakeholder Decisions: Implications for Research. Journal of Management Inquiry, 10(2), 166-181. (Recipient of JMI's 2002 "Breaking the Frame Award" for best paper).
Winn, M.I. & Angell, L.C. (2000). Toward a Process Model of Corporate Greening, Organization Studies, 21(6), 1119-1147.
Champion, Sustainablilty and Social Responsibility
"Bringing sustainability into our core curricula many years ago put us at the forefront of business schools," says Winn. "Wanting to go further, we made a strategic commitment to incorporate sustainability and social responsibility into everything we do. It is a real privilege to have our faculty's mandate to guide the realization and implementation of this commitment throughout our programs, research and operations."
- Excellence in Research Award—UVic Business, 2009
- Excellence in Innovation Award—UVic Business, 2007
- Distinguished Service Award—Academy of Management 1996-2000
- Distinguished Service Award—Organizations and the Natural Environment 1996-2000
- Professor of the Year Award—UVic Business, MBA 2000/01
- Best Paper—Journal of Management Inquiry 2001
- SSHRC Strategic Research Grant—2004-2006
- International Research Network on Environmental and Social Aspects of Business (Berlin, Germany)—2006-2009
- Academy of Management Carolyn Dexter Best International Paper Award—2008
- Business & Sustainability (MBA, BCom)
- Business & Society (BCom)
- Strategy (MBA, BCom)
In this Faces of UVic Research video, talks about ways in which business can be made more sustainable. Dr. Monika Winn studies business strategy and sustainability and is the Director of the Centre for Social and Sustainable Innovation.