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José Carlos Marques

Marques, José Carlos
Associate Professor
B.Adm (Concordia), M.Sc. (London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)), Ph.D. (McGill)
DMS 7156
613-562-5800 x 2058
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José Carlos' research program lies at the intersection of strategic management, sustainability and transnational governance. He is particularly interested in the drivers, organizational strategies and effectiveness of inter-organizational coalitions that address social and environmental challenges - these include business associations, multi-stakeholder initiatives (MSIs) and business-state interactions.

His research has been published in leading academic journals including MIT Sloan Management Review, Organization Studies, Journal of Business Ethics and Journal of World Business, and a co-edited book, Corporate Social Responsibility and Regulatory Governance: Towards Inclusive Development?, has been re-issued as a Palgrave Macmillan International Political Economy Classic. His work has received several honors including a number of best paper awards (Academy of Management; Ivey/ARCS Sustainability Academy), a nomination by McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management for the Governor General's Gold Medal Award, and the Telfer School of Management Research Excellence Award (Emerging Researcher).

José Carlos holds an MSc in Development Management from the Department of International Development, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and a PhD in Management from the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University. He is a member of the Academy of Management (AOM), the European Group for Organization Studies (EGOS), the International Public Policy Association (IPPA) and the International Studies Association (ISA). He was also a Visiting Research Fellow 2018-2019 (Governing Responsible Business) at the Copenhagen Business School.

Prior to pursuing a PhD, José Carlos was a Research Analyst at the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) in Geneva, Switzerland. He has also held several management and strategy consulting positions while working in global aviation, the IT industry and international development in Montreal, São Paulo and London, UK.

Publications during the last 7 years

Papers in Refereed Journals

  • Marques, J.C. and Eberlein, B. 2021. Grounding Transnational Business Governance: A Political-Strategic Perspective on Government Responses in the Global South. Regulation and Governance, 15(4): 1209-1229.
  • Boghossian, J. and Marques, J.C. 2019. Saving the Canadian Fur Industry’s Hide: Government’s strategic use of private authority to constrain radical activism. Organization Studies, 40(8): 1241-1267.
  • Marques, J.C. 2019. Private regulatory capture via harmonization: An analysis of global retailer regulatory intermediaries. Regulation and Governance, 13(2): 157-176.
  • Buchanan, S. and Marques, J.C. 2018. How Home Country Industry Associations Influence MNE International CSR Practices: Evidence from the Canadian Mining Industry. Journal of World Business (formerly Columbia Journal of World Business), 53(1): 63-74.
  • Marques, J.C. 2017. Industry Business Associations: Self-Interested or Socially Conscious? Journal of Business Ethics, 143(4): 733-751.

Invited Contributions and/or Technical Reports

  • Marques, J.C. 2017. "The Public-Private Governance Nexus: New Perspectives on State Agency", In Blitzer, V. et al. (Eds.). Annual Review of Social Partnerships, 12th edition, Greenleaf Publishing/Routledge.

Funded Research during the last 7 years

Funded Research during the last 7 years
From-To Source Title * ** Role Amount
2024-2026 SSHRC Insight Development Grant Examining the global sustainability standard landscape: A network analysis R C PI $ 75,000
2022-2024 SSHRC Insight Development Grant Developing a process transparency approach to global supply chain sustainability reporting: An application of text mining and machine learning techniques R C PI $ 59,179
2022 Digital Transformation and Innovation (DTI) Graduate Office DTI Matching Funds for PhD Research Assistance R I PI $ 4,000
2021-2026 SSHRC Insight Grant Global sustainability standards in national context: comparing business-government interactions in Argentina, Brazil and Canada R C Co-I $ 171,118
2021 MITACS & Bonjour Startup Montréal Supply chain sustainability and risk management in the post-Covid context: Assessing and deploying industry 4.0 solutions P F Co-PI $ 15,000
2020-2021 Digital Transformation and Innovation (DTI) Graduate Office DTI Matching Funds for PhD Research Assistance R I PI $ 7,500
2019-2020 Electronic Business Technologies (EBT) Graduate Office EBT Matching Funds for PhD Research Assistance R I PI $ 9,000
2018-2020 University of Ottawa, Research Development Program (RDP) Sustainability Standards in Global Industries: A Comparative Analysis R I PI $ 10,000
2018-2019 Copenhagen Business School (CBS) Visiting Research Fellow (Governing Responsible Business (GRB)) R O PI $ 8,500
2018-2019 SSHRC Insight Development Grant Unsealing their fate: An examination of the Canadian government's fur industry defense program R C PI $ 32,191
2017-2019 Telfer School of Management Research Grants (SMRG) A theoretical and empirical examination of how multi-stakeholders (co-regulation) and business association (self-regulation) coalitions shape transnational private business regulation R I PI $ 11,900
2017-2018 Institute for the Environment The effect of B.C.'s carbon tax on firm competitiveness: Examining industry responses R O PI $ 9,500
2016-2018 University of Ottawa, Telfer School of Management Start-up Grant O I PI $ 20,000


C: Contract (R and D) | E: Equipment Grant | R: Research Grant | S: Support Award | P: Pedagogical Grant | O: Other, U: Unknown

C: Granting Councils | G: Government | F: Foundations | I: UO Internal Funding | O: Other | U: Unknown

PI = Principal Investigator | Co-I = Co-Investigator | Co-PI = Co-Principal Investigator

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