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

University of Alberta - Department of Strategic Management and Organization

Matthew Grimes

Indiana University - Kelley School of Business

Ke Cao

University of Alberta - Department of Strategic Management and Organization

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)

University of Alberta - Department of Strategic Management and Organization ( email )

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Matthew Grimes

Indiana University - Kelley School of Business ( email )

1309 East Tenth Street
Indianapolis, IN 47405-1701
United States

Ke Cao

University of Alberta - Department of Strategic Management and Organization ( email )

Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2R6
Canada

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