Markman, G. D., Russo, M., Lumpkin, G. T., Jennings, D., & Mair, J. 2016. Entrepreneurship as a Platform for Pursuing Multiple Goals: A Special Issue on Sustainability, Ethics, and Entrepreneurship Journal of Management Studies, 53(5): 673-694.

Stephan, U., Patterson, M., Kelly, C., & Mair, J. 2016. Organizations driving positive social change: a review and an integrative framework of change processes. Journal of Management, 42(5): 1250–1281.

Venkataraman, H., Vermeulen, P., Raaijmakers, A. and Mair, J. 2016.  Market Meets Family: The Interplay between Institutional Logics in Rural India. Organizations Studies, 37(5): 709-733

Mair, J., Mayer, J., & Lutz, E. 2015. Navigating Institutional Plurality: Organizational Governance in Hybrid Organizations. Organization Studies, 36(6): 713-739.

Daskalaki, M., Hjorth, D., & Mair, J. 2015. Are Entrepreneurship, Communities, and Social Transformation Related? Journal of Management Inquiry, 24(4):419-423.

Ebrahim, A., Battilana, J., and Mair, J. 2014. The Governance of Social Enterprises: Mission drift and accountability challenges in hybrid organizations. Research in Organizational Behavior, 34: 81–100.

Mair, J. and Hehenberger, L. 2014. Front-Stage and Backstage Convening: The Transition from Opposition to Mutualistic Coexistence in Organizational Philanthropy. Academy of Management Journal, 57(4): 1174-1200.

Featured in Stanford Social Innovation Review Fall 2012

Best Paper Award 2016 by the Organizational Theory section of the German Business Research Association

Uzo, U. and Mair, J. 2014. Source and Patterns of Organizational Defiance of Formal Institutions: Insights from Nollywood, the Nigerian Movie Industry. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. 8:56-74.

Tobias, J. M., Mair, J., and Barbosa-Leiker, C. 2013. Toward a theory of transformative entrepreneuring: Poverty reduction and conflict resolution in Rwanda's entrepreneurial coffee sector. Journal of Business Venturing, 28(6): 728–742.

Moschieri, C. and Mair, J.2012.  Managing divestitures through time – expanding current knowledge. Academy of Management Perspectives, 26 (4): 35-50.

Mair, J., Battilana, J., and Cárdenas J. 2012. Organizing for Society: A Typology of Social Entrepreneuring Models. Journal of Business Ethics, 111(3): 353-373.

Mair J., Martí I., and Ventresca M. 2012. Building Inclusive Markets in Rural Bangladesh:  How Intermediaries Work Institutional Voids. Academy of Management Journal, 55(4): 819-850.

Featured in Stanford Social Innovation Review Fall 2012

Nominated for Best AMJ Paper Award 2012

Seelos, C.,  Mair, J., Battilana, J. and Dacin, T. 2011. The embeddedness of social entrepreneurship: Understanding variation across geographic communities. In C. Marquis, M. Lounsbury, & R. Greenwood (Eds.), Research in the Sociology of Organizations. Communities and Organizations. 33: 333 – 363.

Moschieri, C. and Mair, J. 2011. Adapting for innovation: including divestitures in the debate. Long Range Planning, 44(1): 4-25.

Mair, J. 2011. Social entrepreneurship: On origins and future of a concept. Planning Administration, 34(3): 31-37.

Mair, J., and Martí, I. 2009. Entrepreneurship in and around institutional voids: A case study from Bangladesh. Journal of Business Venturing, 24(5): 419-435.

Ganly, K. and Mair, J. 2009. Small Steps toward Institutional Change – social entrepreneurship in rural India. Ökologisches Wirtschaften, Special Issue, December: 5-10.

Ganly, K. and Mair, J. 2009. Kleine Schritte zum institutionellen Wandel. Ökologisches Wirtschaften, 2: 15–17.

Mair, J. and Ganly, K. 2008. Social Entrepreneurship as Dynamic Innovation. Innovations: Technology, Governance, Globalization, Fall 2008, 3 (4): 79–84.

Moschieri, C. and Mair, J. 2008. Research on Corporate Divestitures: A Synthesis. Journal of Management & Organization, 14(4): 399-422.

Mair, J. and Thurner, C. 2008. Going global: how middle managers approach the process in medium-sized firms. Strategic Change, 17 (3-4): 83-99.  

Mair, J., and Mitchell, J. 2008. Waste Concern: Turning a Problem into a Resource. Journal of Business Ethics Education 5: 223-246.

Seelos, C. and Mair, J. 2007. Profitable business models and market creation in the context of deep poverty: A strategic view.  Academy of Management Perspectives, 21 (4): 49-63.

Gold Prize “IFC - Financial Times Essay Competition” on Private Sector Development – Creating Markets, Transforming Lives

“SMS Best Conference Paper for Practice Implication Award”. Strategic Management Society Conference 2007

Mair, J., Martí, I. and Ganly, K. 2007. Social entrepreneurship: Seeing institutional voids as spaces of opportunity. European Business Forum, 31: 34-39.

Translated into Chinese

Mair, J. and Martí, I. 2007. Entrepreneurship for social impact: Encouraging market access in rural Bangladesh. Corporate Governance: An International Journal, 7 (4): 493-501.

Mair, J. and Schoen, O.  2007. Social entrepreneurial business models in the context of developing economies: An exploratory study. International Journal of Emerging Markets, 2(1): 54-68.

Mair, J. and Seelos, C. 2006. Digital democracy.  European Business Forum, 26: 59-61.

Mair, J. and Martí, I. 2006. Social entrepreneurship research: A source of explanation, prediction, and delight. Journal of World Business, 41(1): 36-44.

Seelos, C. and Mair, J. 2006. Social entrepreneurship. The contribution of individual entrepreneurs to sustainable development. The ICFAI Journal for Entrepreneurship Development, March 2006: 30-46.

Mair, J. 2005. Exploring the determinants of unit performance: The role of middle managers in stimulating profit growth. Group & Organization Management, 30(3): 263-88.

Mair, J., Seelos, C. and Borwankar, A. 2005. Social entrepreneurial initiatives within the sustainable development landscape. Journal of Entrepreneurship Education, 2(4): 431-52.

Seelos, C. and Mair, J. 2005. Sustainable development, sustainable profit.  European Business Forum, 20: 49-53.

Translated into Chinese

Seelos, C. and Mair, J. 2005. Social Entrepreneurship: Creating new business models to serve the poor. Business Horizons, 48(3): 241-46.

Translated into Arabic


Mair, J., Wolf, M. and Seelos, C. Scaffolding: A Process of Transforming Patterns of Inequality in Small-Scale Societies. Conditionally accepted Academy of Management Journal.

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