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Marques, José Carlos

Marques, José Carlos

Assistant Professor
B.Adm (Concordia), M.Sc. (with distinction) (London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)), Ph.D. (McGill)
DMS 7156
613-562-5800 x 2058
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José Carlos Marques' research program lies at the intersection of strategic management and sustainability governance. He studies the design and management of inter-organizational collaborations that address social and environmental challenges - these include business associations, multi-stakeholder initiatives (MSIs) and public-private partnerships (PPPs). He is particularly interested in the drivers, strategies and effectiveness of coalitions that develop global CSR standards, sustainability certifications and industry codes of conduct.

His current project examines the contestation, cooperation and competition between firms, non-government organizations (NGOs) and governments which shaped the private regulatory governance regime in the apparel industry's global supply chain. He also has active research projects on sustainability alliances in the global electronics industry and public-private regulatory interactions in the Canadian mining industry.

José Carlos' work has been published and is forthcoming in MIT Sloan Management Review (with Henry Mintzberg) and Journal of Business Ethics. His co-edited volume, Corporate Social Responsibility and Regulatory Governance: Towards Inclusive Development? (with Peter Utting) has recently been re-issued as a Palgrave Macmillan International Political Economy Classic.

Prior to pursuing a PhD, he was a researcher at the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD). He has also held several management positions at the International Air Transport Association (IATA) as well as in the IT industry and NGO sector.

Research Areas
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • International Business
  • Strategy
  • Sustainable Development

Publications during the last 7 years


  • Utting, P. and Marques, J.C. Corporate Social Responsibility and Regulatory Governance: Towards Inclusive Development?. London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.

Chapters in Books

  • Utting, P. and Marques, J.C. The Intellectual Crisis of CSR“, in Corporate Social Responsibility and Regulatory Governance: Towards Inclusive Development?. In Utting, P. and Marques, J.C.. Palgrave International Political Economy Classics Series. London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.

Papers in Refereed Journals

  • Marques, J.C. 2017. Industry Business Associations: Self-Interested or Socially Conscious? Journal of Business Ethics, 143(4): 733-751.
  • Buchanan, S. and Marques, J.C. 2017. How Home Country Industry Associations Influence MNE International CSR Practices: Evidence From the Canadian Mining Industry. Journal of World Business (formerly Columbia Journal of World Business), 53(1): 63-74.
  • Marques, J.C. 2016. Private Regulatory Fragmentation as Public Policy: Governing Canada’s Mining Industry. Journal of Business Ethics, 135(4): 617-630 .
  • Marques, J.C. and Mintzberg, H. 2015. Why Corporate Social Responsibility Isn't a Piece of Cake. MIT Sloan Management Review, 56(4): 8-11.

Invited Contributions and/or Technical Reports

  • Marques, J.C. 2017. "The Public-Private Governance Nexus: New Perspectives on State Agency", n/a.
  • Marques, J.C. 2016. "Collaboration and confrontation in environmental and social governance", Greenleaf Publishing, Sheffield, U.K, n/a.
  • Marques, J.C. 2015. "Government Roles and Influence in Collaborative Initiatives", Greenleaf Publishing, Sheffield, U.K., n/a.
  • Marques, J.C. 2014. "Partnerships: Essential Pieces of a Larger Governance Puzzle", London, UK, n/a.
  • Marques, J.C. 2013. "Management and political science: The potential for cross-disciplinary research on cross-sector partnerships", London, UK, n/a, Pages?.
  • Marques, J.C. 2012. "Canada's CSR Policy: Insights from Recent Research", n/a.

Funded Research during the last 7 years

Funded Research during the last 7 years
From-To Source Title * ** Role Amount
2017-2018 Institute for the Environment The effect of B.C.'s carbon tax on firm competitiveness: Examining industry responses R O PI $ 9,500
2013 Centre for Strategy Studies in Organizations (CSSO), McGill University PhD Dissertation Grant Award R C PI $ 3,000
2011-2012 Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Office, McGill University PhD Dissertation Grant Award R O PI $ 7,200
2009-2012 Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS, Doctoral); Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) PhD Dissertation Grant Award R C PI $ 105,000

*Purpose = C: Contract (R and D), E: Equipment Grant, R: Research Grant, S: Support Award, P: Pedagogical Grant, O: Other, U: Unknown

**Type= C: Granting Councils, G: Government, F: Foundations, I: UO Internal Funding, O: Other, U: Unknown

Role: PI = Principal Investigator, Co-I = Co-Investigator, Co-PI = Co-Principal Investigator

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