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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.


  • 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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sponsorship Social Sciences
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stakeholder Earth & Environmental Sciences
certification Social Sciences
sustainability Earth & Environmental Sciences
performance Social Sciences
management Social Sciences

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Research Output 1994 2017

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

Ji, H. & Darnall, N. Mar 2 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : Public Management Review. p. 1-22 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sustainable development
Local government
Policy instruments

Institutional design of ecolabels: Sponsorship signals rule strength

Darnall, N., Ji, H. & Potoski, M. 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : Regulation and Governance.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

performance monitoring
2 Citations

Stakeholder influences on the design of firms’ environmental practices

Ferrón Vilchez, V., Darnall, N. & Aragón Correa, J. A. Jan 20 2017 In : Journal of Cleaner Production. 142, p. 3370-3381 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citations

Business as a Collaborative Partner: Understanding Firms' Sociopolitical Support for Policy Formation

Kim, Y. & Darnall, N. Mar 1 2016 In : Public Administration Review. 76, 2, p. 326-337 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

type of enterprise
policy approach
political activity
19 Citations

The effect of ISO 14001 on environmental performance: Resolving equivocal findings

Arimura, T. H., Darnall, N., Ganguli, R. & Katayama, H. Jan 15 2016 In : Journal of Environmental Management. 166, p. 556-566 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Voluntary Programs
voluntary approach
environmental modeling
Environmental Pollution
international agreement


Best Dissertation Award

Nicole Darnall (Recipient), 2003

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Natural environment

Best First Case

Nicole Darnall (Recipient), 2008

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Best Paper Award

Nicole Darnall (Recipient), 2003

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Natural environment

Carolyn Dexter Award for Best International Paper (finalist)

Nicole Darnall (Recipient), 2005

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Collaborative Visiting Fellow

Nicole Darnall (Recipient), 2009

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

economic research
social research
social science

Projects 2013 2018