Andrew A. King


Curriculum Vitae


  • Professor of Business Administration (tenure: 2005, Full: 2010), Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College – Hanover, NH: 2002–Present
  • Assistant Professor of Management and Operations Management, Stern School of Business – New York, NY: 1993–2002
  • Visiting Associate Professor (08-09), Harvard Business School – Boston, MA: 2007–09
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, MI: Fall 1999
  • Visiting Assistant Professor,Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Cambridge, MA: Fall 1997


  • PhD 1994 MIT, Sloan School of Management – Cambridge, MA; Management.
  • MS 1984 University of California – Berkeley, CA, Mechanical Engineering.
  • BA 1981 Brown University – Providence, RI, Mechanical Engineering.


Berchicci, L. Dowell, G. & King, A. Environmental Performance and Corporate Strategy:  Exploring Acquisitions Among US Manufacturing Firms. (Forthcoming in the Strategic Management Journal)

Berchicci, L., King, A. & Tucci, C. (2010) Does the Apple always fall close to the tree? Evaluating when Spin-offs stay close to their parents,  Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal 5(2) 120-136

Barnett, M. & King, A. 2008. Good fences make good neighbors: An institutional explanation of the benefits of industry self-regulation. Academy of Management Journal, 51(6) 1150-1170. (Winner of the AMJ award for the best paper published in 2008.)

Berchicci, L., King, A. & Tucci, C. 2008. No place like home?  Spin-off’s Strategy and Location Choice.  Best Paper Proceedings of the Academy of Management, TIM

Pe’er A., Vertinsky I. & King, A. 2008. Who Enters, Where, and Why?  The Influence of Capabilities and Initial Resource Endowments on the Location Choices of de novo Enterprises. Strategic Organization. 6(2) 119-149

Berchicci, L., & King, A. 2007. Postcards from the edge:  A review of the business and environment literature. Annals of the Academy of Management. 513 - 547

Terlaak, A. & King, A. 2007. Follow the small? Information-revealing adoption bandwagons when observers expect larger firms to benefit more from adoption. Lead article in Strategic Management Journal, 28 (12): 1167-1185

King, A. 2007. Cooperation between corporations and environmental groups: A transaction cost perspective.  Academy of Management Review, 32 (3): 889-900

Barnett, M. & King, A. 2006. Good fences make good neighbors: An institutional explanation of industry self-regulation. Best Paper Proceedings of the Academy of Management, OMT: M1-M6

Terlaak, A. & King, A. 2006. The effect of certification with the ISO 9000 quality management standard: A signaling approach. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 60 (4): 579-602 (Awarded one of the Top 20 most-cited articles published in the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 2005 – 2009)

King, A., Lenox, M. & Terlaak, A. 2005. The strategic use of decentralized institutions: Exploring certification with the ISO 14001 management standard.  Academy of Management Journal, 48(6):1091-1106

Lenox, M. & King, A. 2004. Prospects for developing absorptive capacity through internal information provision. Strategic Management Journal, 25(4): 331-345

King, A. & Tucci, C. 2002. Incumbent entry into new market niches: The role of experience and managerial choice in the creation of dynamic capabilities. Lead article in Management Science, 48(2):171-186

King, A. & Lenox, M. 2002. Exploring the locus of profitable pollution reduction. Management Science, 48(2):289-299

King, A. & Shaver, M. 2001. Are aliens green? Assessing foreign establishments’ environmental conduct in the U.S. Strategic Management Journal, 22(11): 244-256

King, A. & Lenox, M. 2001c. Does it really pay to be green? The Journal of Industrial Ecology, 5(1): 105-116

King, A. & Lenox, M. 2001b. Lean and green?  An empirical examination of the relationship between lean production and environmental performance. Production and Operations Management, 10(3): 244-257

King, A. & Lenox, M. 2001a. Who adopts management standards early?  An examination of ISO 14001 certifications. Best Paper Proceedings of the Academy of Management, ONE: A1-A6

King, A. & Lenox, M. 2000. Industry self-regulation without sanctions: The chemical industry's responsible care program. Academy of Management Journal,43(4): 698-716

King, A. 2000. Organizational response to environmental regulation: Punctuated change or autogenesis?  Business Strategy and the Environment,4 (9): 224-238

Lenox, M., King, A. & Ehrenfeld, J. 2000. An assessment of design-for-environment practices in leading U.S. electronics firms, Interfaces,30(3): 83-94

King, A. & Tucci, C. 2000. Responding to technology-created market niches: Do industry-specialized capabilities facilitate or hamper entry? Best Paper Proceedings of the Academy of Management. TIM: D1-D6. Best Paper Award

King, A. 1999. Retrieving and transferring embodied data: Implications for management of interdependence within organizations. Management Science,45(7): 918-935

King, A. 1997. The social performance uncertainty principle. Corporate Reputation Review,1(1&2): 43-46

King, A. 1995. Avoiding ecological surprise: Lessons from long-standing communities. Academy of Management Review, 20(4): 961-985

King, A. 1992. Innovation from differentiation: Pollution control departments and innovation in the printed circuit industry. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 42(3): 270-277

King, A. 1992. Innovation from differentiation: Environmental departments and innovation in the printed circuit industry. Proceedings of the International Product Development Conference on New Approaches to Development and Engineering,EIASM, May 18-19, 1992:299-312, Best Paper Award


King, A.A. & Prado, A. & Rivera, J. Industry Self-regulation, Oxford University Handbook on Business and Environment. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK (forthcoming)

King, A.A. & Toffel, M. 2009. Self-regulatory Institutions for Solving Environmental Problems: Perspectives and Contributions from the Management Literature, in Magali Delmas and Oran Young (ed.), Governing the Environment: Interdisciplinary Perspective. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK

King, A. 2006. The role of management systems in stakeholder partnerships, in Cary Coglianese and Jennifer Nash (ed.), Leveraging the private sector: Management-based strategies for improving environmental performance, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA

King, A., Lenox, M., & Barnett, M. 2002. Strategic Responses to the Reputation Commons Problem, in A. Hoffman & M. Ventresca (eds.), Organizations, policy and the natural environment, Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA

King, A. & Baerwald, S. 1998. Using the court of public opinion to encourage better business decisions, in K. Sexton et al (ed.) Better environmental decisions: Strategies for governments, businesses and communities, Island Press, Wash. D.C.


2009 Academy of Management Journal – 2008 Best Paper Award
2007 Marvin Bower Fellow – Harvard Business School
2001 Faculty Pioneer Award – World Resources Institute
1998 ATT Faculty Fellow of Industrial Ecology
1994 Zannetos Thesis Prize – Recognizes the Sloan PhD thesis representing the highest level of scholarly excellence


Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College – Hanover, NH

2009-Present, Competitive anc Corporate Strategy
2009, Business Strategies for Sustainability
2002-2008, Strategic Analysis of Technological Systems
2003-2008, Strategic Response to Market Failure

Harvard Business School, Boston, MA

Fall 2008 Technology and Operations Management

New York University, Stern School of Business – New York, NY

1994-2002 Competitive Advantage from Operations
1995-Present Environmental Assessment, Management and Strategy
1994 Global Environmental Resource Management

University of Michigan Business School – Ann Arbor, MI

Strategies for Environmental Management (1999)
Strategies for Sustainable Development (1999)

Selected International Teaching

2005 and 2010 Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Data Analysis and Research Design Bootcamp

August 2001 University of St.Gallen – Oikos Academy, St. Gallen Switzerland

November 2000 China BELL 2000 – International Conference on Environment and Business Education Beijing, China

Summer 1994 University Adolfo Ibañez, Viña del Mar, Chile


  • 1989–90 Consulting Engineer and Analyst, Arthur D. Little, Inc.-Cambridge, MA
  • 1985–88 Research Engineer, Principal Investigator, and Project Manager, Honeywell Corporate Laboratory-Golden Valley, MN
  • 1984–85 Research Specialist, University of California Electronics Research Laboratory-Berkeley, CA
  • 1981–82 Engineer, Malcolm Lewis Associates-Laguna Beach, CA

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