• Phone: 617-353-5397
  • E-Mail:  cflammer@bu.edu
  • Website: http://sites.bu.edu/cflammer/
  • Office: 634A
  • Office Hours: By Appointment
  • Address: Boston University Questrom School of Business
    595 Commonwealth Avenue
    Boston, MA 02215

Profile Summary

My research interests are in competitive strategy. In particular, I study the antecedents and consequences of long-term corporate strategies such as innovation and corporate social responsibility. A common theme of my research is that a long-term orientation can create value and improve firms’ competitiveness as it increases investments in long-term strategies. Moreover, my research examines how the returns from long-term strategies depend on the institutional environment as well as industry- and firm-level attributes.

  • Education Open or Close

    Post-doctoral researcher, MIT Sloan School of Management, 2013.

    Ph D, University of St. Gallen, 2009.

  • PublicationsOpen or Close

    Journal Articles:

      Flammer, C., & Kacperczyk, A. (2016). The Impact of Stakeholder Orientation on Innovation: Evidence from a Natural Experiment. Management Science, 62(7), 19822001.
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      Flammer, C. (2015). Does Corporate Social Responsibility Lead to Superior Financial Performance? A Regression Discontinuity Approach. Management Science, 61(11), 25492568.
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      Flammer, C. (2015). Does Product Market Competition Foster Corporate Social Responsibility? Evidence from Trade Liberalization. Strategic Management Journal, 36(10), 14691485.
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      Flammer, C. (2013). Corporate Social Responsibility and Shareholder Reaction: The Environmental Awareness of Investors. Academy of Management Journal, 56(3), 758781.
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      Flammer, C., & Bansal, P. (Accepted). Does a Long-term Orientation Create Value? Evidence from a Regression Discontinuity. Strategic Management Journal,
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      Flammer, C., & Luo, J. (Accepted). Corporate Social Responsibility as an Employee Governance Tool: Evidence from a Quasi-Experiment. Strategic Management Journal, 38(2), 163-183.
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  • Editorial And Review ActivitiesOpen or Close

    Flammer, C. Strategic Management Journal, Editorial Board Member. (January 1, 2016 - Present).

    Flammer, C. Academy of Management Journal, Editorial Board Member. (July 1, 2016 - Present).

  • Awards and HonorsOpen or Close

    Investor Responsibility Research Center (IRRC) Institute Research Award (2016), IRRC, Columbia University, Research. (December 7, 2016).

    Investor Responsibility Research Center (IRRC) Institute Research Award (2016)


    Moskowitz Prize for Best Paper in Socially Responsible Investing (Honorable Mention), UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, Center for Responsible Business, Research. (November 9, 2016).
    Moskowitz Prize for Best Paper in Socially Responsible Investing (Honorable Mention), UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, Center for Responsible Business, Research. (November 9, 2016).


    Outstanding SMJ Editorial Board Member, Strategic Management Journal, Service, Professional. (September 18, 2016).
    Outstanding SMJ Editorial Board Member


    ONE-NBS Research Impact on Practice Award (Honorable Mention), Organizations and the Natural Environment (ONE) Division of the Academy of Management & Network for Business Sustainability, Research. (August 8, 2016).

    Ivey Emerging Leaders Award, Ivey Business School, Research. (October 26, 2015).

    FIR-PRI Award for Best Published Paper in Finance and Sustainability, Forum pour l'Investissement Responsable (FIR) & Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), Research. (October 8, 2015).

    MBA 80 Faculty Fellowship, Ivey Business School, Research. (July 1, 2015).

    ARCS Sustainability Scholar Award, Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability (ARCS), Research. (May 14, 2015).

    Glueck Best Paper Award, Business Policy and Strategy (BPS) Division of the Academy of Management, Research. (August 4, 2014).

    Moskowitz Prize for Best Paper in Socially Responsible Investing, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, Center for Responsible Business, Research. (October 29, 2013).

    Page Prize Award for Sustainability Issues in Business Curricula (Honorable Mention), University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business, Teaching. (March 12, 2013).

    Research Fellowship of the Swiss National Science Foundation, Swiss National Science Foundation, Research. (July 1, 2007).