Faculty Directory

Andrew A. King

Professor of Business Administration



DegreePhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1994; MS, University of California, Berkeley, 1984; BA, Brown University, 1981

AREAS OF EXPERTISEBusiness and the environment, industry self-regulation, innovation, technological change, organizational design

Current Research Topics

  • Industry self-regulation
  • Facility location choice
  • Technological discontinuities and disruptions
  • Knowledge spillovers

Selected Publications

  • With L. Berchicci and G. Dowell, "Environmental Performance and Corporate Strategy:  Exploring Acquisitions Among US Manufacturing Firms." Accepted at the Strategic Management Journal
  • With L. Berchicci and C. Tucci, “Does the Apple Always Fall Close to the Tree? Evaluating when Spin-Offs Stay Close to their Parents,” Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 2011
  • With L. Berchicci and G. Dowell, “Environmental Performance and Corporate Strategy: Exploring Acquisitions Among U.S. Manufacturing Firms,” Strategic Management Journal, 2011
  • With M. Barnett “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors: An Institutional Explanation of the Benefits of Industry Self-Regulation,” Academy of Management Journal, 51(6), 2008
  • With L. Berchicci, “Postcards From the Edge: A Review of the Business and Environment Literature,” Academy of Management Annals, invited paper for inaugural issue, December 2007
  • “Cooperation Between Corporations and Environmental Groups: A Transaction Cost Perspective,” Academy of Management Review, 32(3), 2007
  • With M. Lenox and A. Terlaak, “The Strategic Use of Decentralized Institutions: Exploring Certification with the ISO 14001 Management Standard,” Academy of Management Journal, 48(6), 2006
  • With M. Lenox, “Prospects for Developing Absorptive Capacity Through Internal Informative Provision,” Strategic Management Journal, 25(4), 2004
  • With C. Tucci, “Incumbent Entry into New Market Niches: The Role of Experience in the Creation of Dynamic Capabilities,” Management Science, 48(2), 2002
  • With M. Lenox, “Exploring the Locus of Profitable Pollution Reduction,” Management Science, 48(2), 2002; with M. Shaver, “Are Aliens Green? Assessing Foreign Establishments’ Environmental Conduct in the U.S.,” Strategic Management Journal, 22(11), 2001


  • 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

Professional Activities

Academic positions

  • Tuck School of Business, 2002–present; Marvin Bower Fellow, Harvard Business School, 2007–08
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, 1999
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1997
  • Assistant Professor, Stern School of Business, New York University, 1994–2002

Nonacademic positions

  • Consultant, Arthur D. Little, Inc., 1989–90
  • Principal Investigator and Research Scientist, Honeywell Inc., 1985–88
  • Research Scientist, University of California, Berkeley, 1984–85
  • Associate, Malcolm Lewis Associates, 1981–82

Editorial positions

  • Editorial Boards, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal
  • Associate Editor, Management Science

Research & Teaching

Andrew King’s research in environmental performance and innovation has demonstrated how firms profitably reduce their impact on the environment and when and how they cooperate to achieve mutually beneficial goals. His work on industry self-regulation has been credited with changing private and public policy. Professor King teaches the core course Competitive and Corporate Strategy and the elective Business Strategy for Sustainability.