School of Public Affairs
Arizona State University
PO Box 873720
Tempe, AZ 85287
For almost two decades Dr. Darnall has been examining firms' sustainability responses to the regulatory and social setting. Her research investigates the reasons why companies supply sustainability strategies, whether these strategies improve the environment, and whether companies that improve the natural environmental also derive business value. More recently she has begun to assess consumers' demand for corporate green strategy and how this demand might be influenced through public policy or business initiatives.
Darnall is a Collaborative Visiting Fellow with the Economic and Social Research Council and the Social Science Research Council, and an Erasmus Mundus International Scholar. She has been awarded the Academy of Management, Organizations and Natural Environment Division's Emerging Scholar Award for research excellence, and its Best Paper Award. Dr. Darnall's scholarship has also received the Decision Science Institute's Distinguished Paper Award. She sits on the Editorial Review Boards of Journal of Business Ethics and Business & Society.Before joining ASU, Dr. Darnall was Associate Professor of Management and Public Policy at George Mason University, and Assistant Professor of Public Administration at North Carolina State University. Prior to Dr. Darnall's academic career, she worked at Resources for the Future and was an economist for the U.S. Forest Service.
green consumerism; information-based environmental policies; self-regulation strategies; sustainable enterprise; voluntary environmental programs; corporate social responsibility; environmental policy; green business practices
Arimura, T., N. Darnall and H. Katayama. 2011. Is ISO 14001 a gateway to more advanced environmental actions? The case for green supply chain management. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 61:170-182.
Carmin, J., N. Darnall and J. Mil-Homens. 2003. Stakeholder involvement in the design of U.S. voluntary environmental programs: Does sponsorship matter?. Policy Studies Journal 41:527-543.
Darnall, N. 2008. What the federal government can do to encourage green production. The Business of Government Fall/Winter:86-89.
Darnall, N. 2009. Regulatory stringency, green production offsets, and organizations' financial performance. Public Adminstration Review 69:418-434. (link)
Darnall, N. 2006. Why firms mandate ISO 14001 certification. Business and Society 45:354-381.
Darnall, N. 2008. Addressing global environmental challenges: Using information as a novel "local" policy approach. Global Studies Review 4:1-3.
Darnall, N. 2008. Creating a green brand for competitive distinction. Asian Business and Management 7:445-466.
Darnall, N. and J. Carmin. 2005. Greener and cleaner? The signaling accuracy of U.S. voluntary environmental programs. Policy Sciences 38:71-90.
Darnall, N. and D. Edwards Jr.. 2006. Predicting the cost of environmental management system adoption: The role of capabilities, resources and ownership structure. Strategic Management Journal 27:301-320.
Darnall, N., D. R. Gallagher, R. N. Andrews and D. Amaral. 2000. Environmental management systems: Opportunities for improved environmental and business strategy. Environmental Quality Management 9:1-9.
Darnall, N., I. Henriques and P. Sadorsky. 2008. Do environmental management systems improve business performance in an international setting?. Journal of International Management 14:364-376.
Darnall, N., I. Henriques and P. Sadorsky. 2010. Adopting proactive environmental practices: The influence of stakeholders and firm size. Journal of Management Studies 47:1072-1094.
Darnall, N. and G. J. Jolley. 2004. Involving the public: When are surveys and stakeholder interviews most effective?. Review of Policy Research 21:581-594.
Darnall, N., G. J. Jolley and R. Handfield. 2008. Environmental management systems and green supply chain management: Complements for sustainability?. Business Strategy and the Environment 17:30-45. (link)
Darnall, N. and Y. Kim. 2012. Which types of environmental management systems are related to greater environmental improvements?. Public Adminstration Review 72:351-365. (link)
Darnall, N., G. I. Nehman, J. W. Priest and J. Sarkis. 1994. A review of environmentally conscious manufacturing theory and practices. International Journal of Environmentally Conscious Design and Manufacturing 3:49-57.
Darnall, N., M. Potoski and A. Prakash. 2010. Sponsorship matters: Assessing business participation in government- and industry-sponsored voluntary environmental programs. Journal of Public Adminstration Research and Theory 20:283-307.
Darnall, N., I. Seol and J. Sarkis. 2009. Perceived stakeholder influences and organizations' use of environmental audits. Accounting, Organizations and Society 34:170-187. (link)
Darnall, N. and S. Sides. 2008. Assessing the performance of voluntary environmental programs: Does certification matter?. Policy Studies Journal 36:95-117.
Davies, T. and N. Darnall. 1996. Getting the city on the hill to shine. Resources 125:10-13.
Davies, T., J. Mazurek, K. McCarthy and N. Darnall. 1997. Voluntary incentives are no shortcut to pollution abatement. Resources 126:18.
Edwards Jr, D. and N. Darnall. 2010. Averting environmental justice claims? The role of environmental management systems. Public Adminstration Review 70:422-433. (link)
Kurapatskie, B. and N. Darnall. In press. Which corporate sustainability activities are associated with greater financial payoffs?. Business Strategy and the Environment.
Puente, M., N. Darnall and R. Forkner. 2011. Assessing growers' integrated pest management adoption: Measurement problems and policy implications. Environmental Management 48:1013-1023.
Andrews, R. N., N. Darnall, D. R. Gallagher, S. T. Keiner, E. Feldman, M. Mitchell, D. Amaral and J. Jacoby. 2001. Environmental management systems: History, theory and implementation research. Pp. 31-62 In: C. Coglianese and J. Nash. eds., Regulation from the Inside: Can Environmental Management Systems Achieve Policy Goals?. Resources for the Future.
Darnall, N. 2003. Motivations for participating in a voluntary environmental initiative: The Mulit-state Working Group and EPA's EMS pilot program. Pp. 123-154 In: S. Sharma and M. Starik. eds., Research in Corporate Sustainability. Edward Elgar Publishing.
Darnall, N. 2003. Why firms certify to ISO 14001: An institutional and resource-based view. Pp. A1-A6 In: D. Nagao ed. Best Paker Proceedings: Sixty First Meeting of the Academy of Management. Academy of Management.
Darnall, N., D. R. Gallagher and R. N. Andrews. 2001. ISO 14001: Greening management systems. Pp. 178-190 In: J. Sarkis ed. Greener Manufacturing and Operations. Greenleaf Publishing.
Darnall, N., I. Henriques and P. Sadorsky. 2005. An international comparison of the factors affecting environmental strategy and performance. Pp. B1-B6 In: M. Rowan ed. Best Paper Proceedings: Sixty-Third Meeting of the Academy of Management. Academy of Management.
Darnall, N., G. J. Jolley and B. Ytterhus. 2007. Understanding the relationship between a facility's environmental and financial performance. Pp. 213-259 In: N. Johnstone ed. Environmental Policy and Corporate Behavior. Edward Elgar Pubilshing, in association with Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development.
Darnall, N., C. Ponting and D. Vazquez-Brust. 2012. Why consumers buy green. Pp. 287-308 In: D. Vazquez-Brust and J. Sarkis. eds., Green-Growth: Managing the Transition to Sustainable Capitalism. Springer.
Darnall, N. and S. Sides. 2009. Do voluntary environmental programs improve performance?. Pp. 213-238 In: P. deLeon and J. Rivera. eds., Voluntary Environmental Programs: A Policy Perspective. Lexington Books.
Darnall, N. and S. Sides. 2012. Assessing the performance of voluntary environmental programs: Does certification matter?. In: A. Hoffman and S. Georg. eds., Business and the Natural Environment. Routledge. reprinted from Policy Studies Journal 36(1):95-117.
Lin, H. and N. Darnall. 2010. Strategic alliances for environmental protection. Pp. 233-246 In: J. Sarkis, J. Cordeiro and D. Vazquez-Brust. eds., Facilitating Sustainable Innovation through Collaboration: A Multistakeholder Perspective. Springer.