Why We Care About Certified B Corporations: From Valuing Growth to Certifying Values

14 Pages Posted: 13 Jun 2018

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Joel Gehman

George Washington University - Department of Strategic Management & Public Policy

Matthew Grimes

University of Cambridge - Cambridge Judge Business School

Ke Cao

Wilfrid Laurier University

Date Written: May 27, 2018

Abstract

This article is a commentary on "The Impact of B Lab Certification on Firm Growth" by Simon Parker, Edward Gamble, Peter Moroz, and Oana Branzei. Academy of Management Discoveries. doi:10.5465/amd.2017.0068.

Keywords: social entrepreneurship, B Corporations, sustainability, values, certification

JEL Classification: L31, L26, O35

Suggested Citation

Gehman, Joel and Grimes, Matthew and Cao, Ke, Why We Care About Certified B Corporations: From Valuing Growth to Certifying Values (May 27, 2018). Academy of Management Discoveries, Forthcoming, Kelley School of Business Research Paper No. 18-50, University of Alberta School of Business Research Paper No. 2018-905, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3185801

Joel Gehman (Contact Author)

George Washington University - Department of Strategic Management & Public Policy ( email )

Washington, DC 20052
United States

Matthew Grimes

University of Cambridge - Cambridge Judge Business School ( email )

Trumpington St.
Cambridge, CB21AG
United Kingdom

Ke Cao

Wilfrid Laurier University ( email )

64 University Ave W
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3C7
Canada

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