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Research interests

Nicole Darnall's research investigates non-regulatory governance as it relates to global sustainability. Operating at this nexus of the policy and management sciences, she considers a variety of non-regulatory governance approaches (e.g., voluntary programs, strategic alliances, certification, and information-based initiatives) to determine whether the absence of state coercion combined with appropriate incentives can encourage organizations to operate more sustainably.

Research interests

  • Sustainability policy
  • Sustainable enterprise
  • Information-based policy
  • Certification programs
  • Nonregulatory governance
  • Voluntary programs
  • Green consumerism
  • Management
  • Strategic alliances
  • Public policy
  • Sustainable procurement

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Research Output

All are not created equal: assessing local governments’ strategic approaches towards sustainability

Ji, H. & Darnall, N., Jan 2 2018, In : Public Management Review. 20, 1, p. 154-175 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 3 Scopus citations

    Environmental purchasing in the city of Phoenix

    Darnall, N., Hsueh, L., Stritch, J. & Bretchneider, S., Jun 1 2018, The Palgrave Handbook of Sustainability: Case Studies and Practical Solutions. Springer International Publishing, p. 485-502 18 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    1 Scopus citations
  • 1 Scopus citations

    Market segmentation of consumers based on their actual sustainability and health-related purchases

    Sarti, S., Darnall, N. & Testa, F., Aug 10 2018, In : Journal of Cleaner Production. 192, p. 270-280 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 12 Scopus citations

    Third-Party Certification, Sponsorship, and Consumers’ Ecolabel Use

    Darnall, N., Ji, H. & Vázquez-Brust, D. A., Jul 1 2018, In : Journal of Business Ethics. 150, 4, p. 953-969 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 21 Scopus citations


    Best Dissertation Award

    Darnall, Nicole (Recipient), 2003

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    Best First Case

    Darnall, Nicole (Recipient), 2008

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    Best Paper Award

    Darnall, Nicole (Recipient), 2003

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    Carolyn Dexter Award for Best International Paper (finalist)

    Darnall, Nicole (Recipient), 2005

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    Collaborative Visiting Fellow

    Darnall, Nicole (Recipient), 2009

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