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Carroll School of Management

Sandra Waddock

professor and galligan chair of strategy


Fulton Hall 414A

D.B.A., M.B.A., Boston University
M.A., Boston College
B.A., Northeastern University

Dr. Sandra Waddock is the Galligan Chair of Strategy, Carroll School Scholar of Corporate Responsibility, and Professor of Management in the Carroll School of Management at Boston College. She was a co-founder of the Leadership for the Change Program: Sustainability, Responsibility, Community at Boston College and the Initiative for Responsible Investing (formerly at the BC Center for Corporate Citizenship, now at the Hauser Center, Harvard Kennedy School). Her current teaching includes the Social Issues in Management (graduate business in society) course. She has also taught Strategic Management and was the module coordinator for the Leadership for Change Program’s Organizational Module for 14 years.

Widely published, Dr. Waddock's research interests are in the area of macro-system change, corporate responsibility, management education, and multi-sector collaboration. She has published numerous books, most recently Building the Responsible Enterprise: Where Vision and Values Add Value (2012) and SEE Change: Making the Transition to a Sustainable Enterprise (2011). Her more than 100 articles on corporate citizenship, responsibility management systems, corporate responsibility, and management education have appeared in The Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Executive, Strategic Management Journal, and Business & Society, and The Journal of Corporate Citizenship, among numerous other publications. Her 1997 paper with Samuel B. Graves entitled "Quality of Management and Quality of Stakeholder Relations: Are They Synonymous?" was the recipient of the 1997 Moskowitz Prize given by the Social Investment Forum.

She served as editor of the Journal of Corporate Citizenship from 2002-2004. Waddock serves on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Learning and Education, Business Ethics Quarterly, Organization and Environment, and the Journal of Corporate Citizenship, on the founding editorial boards of the Journal of Management for Global Sustainability and Social Responsibility Journal, and was formerly on the editorial board of Business Ethics Quarterly. Her consulting clients have included the International Labour Organization, The Conference Board, the National Alliance of Business, and Pitney Bowes, among others. For five years she worked with the US. Consortium for Faculty Development in Central and Eastern Europe to help build management education in the emerging economies of central and Eastern Europe.

In the fall 2012, and academic year 2006-2007 she was a Visiting Scholar at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. In 2011, she received the Best Book Award for The Difference Makers from the Social Issues in Management Division of the Academy of Management. In 2005 she was awarded the Faculty Pioneer Award for External Impact by the Aspen Institute and World Resources Institute. Dr. Waddock won the 2011 OBTS David L. Bradford Outstanding Educator Award, which honors one person or a team with consistently demonstrated achievement in teaching and learning over a career or lifetime. She received the Sumner Marcus Award for Outstanding Service from the Social Issues in Management Division of the Academy of Management in 2004, and in 2002 the Keyes Distinguished Service Award from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College.



  • Building the Responsible Enterprise: Where Vision and Values Add Value. Sandra Waddock and Andreas Rasche.  Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 2012. 
  • SEE Change: Making the Transition to a Sustainable Enterprise Economy. Sandra Waddock and Malcolm McIntosh. Sheffield, UK: Greenleaf, 2011.
  • The Difference Makers: How Social and Institutional Entrepreneurs Built the Corporate Responsibility Movement. Sheffield, UK: Greenleaf, 2008.
  • Total Responsibility Management: The Manual.  Sandra Waddock and Charles Bodwell with cases by Jennifer Leigh. Sheffield, UK: Greenleaf, 2007. (Translated into Chinese and published by China Electric Publisher, 2009).  
  • Leading Corporate Citizens: Vision, Values, Value Added.  New York: McGraw-Hill, first edition, 2002; second edition, 2006, third edition, 2009.    
  • Learning to Talk: Corporate Citizenship and the Development of the UN Global Compact. Edited by Malcolm McIntosh, Sandra Waddock, and Georg Kell.  Sheffield, UK:  Greenleaf, 2004.  
  • Unfolding Stakeholder Thinking 2: Relations, Communication, Reporting and Performance (Volume 2). Editors: Jörg Andriof, Sandra Waddock, Bryan Husted, Sandra Rahman. Sheffield, UK: Greenleaf, 2003.  
  • Unfolding Stakeholder Thinking:  Theory, Responsibility and Engagement. (Volume 1) Editors: Jörg Andriof, Sandra Waddock, Bryan Husted, Sandra Rahman.  Sheffield, UK: Greenleaf, 2002.     

Recent Selected Articles

  • Developing More Holistic Management Education: Lessons Learned from Two Programs. Sandra Waddock and Joseph M. Lozano, Academy of Management Learning and Education, forthcoming. 
  • Cross-Sector/Cross-Boundary Collaboration: Making a Difference Through Practice. In Social Partnerships and Responsible Business: A Research Handbook, edited by May Seitanidi and Andrew Crane. Routledge. Forthcoming, 2013. 
  • The Wicked Problem of Developing a New Social Contract.  In The Necessary Transition: Transition and Transformation Issues in the Journey Towards a Sustainable Enterprise Economy, Malcolm McIntosh et al. (eds). Emerald Press, in press (2013). 
  • We Are All Stakeholders of Gaia: A Normative Perspective on Stakeholder Thinking. Organization & Environment, 2011, 24 (2): 192-212. 
  • Business Unusual: Corporate Responsibility in a 2.0 World. Sandra Waddock and Malcolm McIntosh. Business and Society Review, Autumn 2011, 116 (3): 303-330. 
  • First They Ignore You…The Time-Context Dynamic and Corporate Responsibility. Pietra Rivoli and Sandra Waddock. California Management Review, Winter 2011, 53 (2): 87-104. 
  • Corporate Responsibility and Financial Performance: The Role of Intangible Resources, Josep Tribo, Jordi Surroca, and Sandra Waddock, Strategic Management Journal, 2010, 31 (5): 463-490.  
  • Pragmatic Visionaries: Difference Makers as Social Entrepreneurs, Organizational Dynamics, 2009, 38 (4):  281-289.  
  • Making a Difference: Corporate Responsibility as a Social Movement, Journal of Corporate Citizenship, Spring 2009, 33: 35-46.  
  • Building a New Institutional Infrastructure for Corporate Responsibility. Academy of Management Perspectives, August 2008, 22 (3): 87-108.  

She currently serves on the Academic Advisory Board of the Global Organizational Learning and Development (GOLDEN) Network for Sustainability and the Initiative for Responsible Investment at Harvard Kennedy School, and Boston College’s Social Innovation Council, and as one of three masters in the 2013 ETH PhD Academy in Sustainability and Technology, Zurich, Switzerland. In 2009 she served on the advisory board for the PRME/CBL (Principles for Responsible Management Education/Copenhagen Business School) International Conference on Sustainable Leadership in the Era of Climate Change, and prior to that on the UN Global Compact Task Force on the Principles for Responsible Management Education.  A past division chair of the Social Issues in Management Division of the Academy of Management, past board member of the International Association of Business and Society, and past member of the Advisory Board for the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship, Dr. Waddock co-chaired the founding of Mentoring Committee and the Task Force on Service/Community-Based Learning, both for the Academy of Management. She was also a member of the Blue Ribbon Panel on the Role of the Academy in Management Education in the 21st Century and served on the Academy Council for its first three years.