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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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sponsorship Social Sciences
environmental management Earth & Environmental Sciences
sustainability Earth & Environmental Sciences
firm Social Sciences
stakeholder Earth & Environmental Sciences
certification Social Sciences
performance Social Sciences
management Social Sciences

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Research Output 1994 2018

1 Citation (Scopus)

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

Environmental technology
Local government
11 Citations (Scopus)

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

Sustainable development
2 Citations (Scopus)

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
6 Citations (Scopus)

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


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 2019

Sustainable development
local government
climate change
global climate
Energy efficiency
Energy conservation
Energy policy
Solar energy