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José Carlos Marques

Marques, José Carlos
Assistant Professor
B.Adm (Concordia), M.Sc. (with distinction) (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. Current projects examine: 1) why and how market and non-market strategies shape the transnational governance of global supply chains (CSR standards, sustainability certifications and industry codes of conduct); 2) the strategic implications and industry responses to carbon pricing schemes.

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) and a nomination by McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management for the Governor General's Gold Medal Award.

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 is 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


  • Utting, P. and Marques, J.C. Corporate Social Responsibility and Regulatory Governance: Towards Inclusive Development?. London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.

Chapters in Books

  • Utting, P. and Marques, J.C. The Intellectual Crisis of CSR“, in Corporate Social Responsibility and Regulatory Governance: Towards Inclusive Development?. In Utting, P. and Marques, J.C.. Palgrave International Political Economy Classics Series. London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.

Papers in Refereed Journals

  • Marques, J.C. 2019. Private regulatory capture via harmonization: An analysis of global retailer regulatory intermediaries. Regulation and Governance, 13: 157-176.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Marques, J.C. 2016. Private Regulatory Fragmentation as Public Policy: Governing Canada’s Mining Industry. Journal of Business Ethics, 135(4): 617-630 .
  • Marques, J.C. and Mintzberg, H. 2015. Why Corporate Social Responsibility Isn't a Piece of Cake. MIT Sloan Management Review, 56(4): 8-11.

Invited Contributions and/or Technical Reports

  • Marques, J.C., Go, L. and Pham, H. 2019. "The Effect of B.C.’s Carbon Tax on Competitiveness: An Examination of Industry Responses", Policy Paper Series, Smart Prosperity Institute, Ottawa, Canada.
  • 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.
  • Marques, J.C. 2016. "Collaboration and confrontation in environmental and social governance.", Greenleaf Publishing, Sheffield, U.K, In Blitzer, V. et al. (Eds.). Annual Review of Social Partnerships, 11th edition.
  • Marques, J.C. 2015. "Government Roles and Influence in Collaborative Initiatives", Greenleaf Publishing, Sheffield, U.K., In Blitzer, V. et al. (Eds.). Annual Review of Social Partnerships, 10th edition.
  • Marques, J.C. 2014. "Partnerships: Essential Pieces of a Larger Governance Puzzle", London, UK, In Seitanidi, M. et al. (Eds.), Annual Review of Social Partnerships, 9th edition.
  • Marques, J.C. 2013. "Management and political science: The potential for cross-disciplinary research on cross-sector partnerships", London, UK, In Seitanidi, M. et al. (Eds.), Annual Review of Social Partnerships, 8th edition.

Funded Research during the last 7 years

Funded Research during the last 7 years
From-To Source Title * ** Role Amount
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 $ 4,000
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
2013 Centre for Strategy Studies in Organizations (CSSO), McGill University PhD Dissertation Grant Award R C PI $ 3,000


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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