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Research Impact

3,661 cumulative citations on Google Scholar.

1078 cumulative citations on Web of Science/Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI)

Comparison to research standards for full professors in B-Schools, as reported in a study by Fishe (1998, The Journal of Finance, "What Are the Research Standards for Full Professor of Finance?"):

Research impact of recently promoted full professors at top 20 finance departments in the USA: 448 cumulative citations, on average, in SSCI

Research impact of recently promoted full professors at U.S. finance departments ranked 21-96: 150 cumulative citations, on average, in SSCI

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Orlitzky, M. (2013).  Corporate social responsibility, noise, and stock market volatility.  Academy of Management Perspectives, 27(3), 238-254.  doi:10.5465/amp.2012.0097

Orlitzky, M. (2012).  How can significance tests be deinstitutionalized?  Organizational Research Methods, 15(2), 199-228.   DOI 10.1177/1094428111428356

Orlitzky, M. (2011). Institutional logics in the study of organizations: The social construction of the relationship between corporate social and financial performance. Business Ethics Quarterly, 21(3), 409-444.

Finalist, 2011 Best Article Award in Business Ethics Quarterly (Editor Denis Arnold: "One of the three best articles published in BEQ in 2011")


Orlitzky, M., Siegel, D. S., & Waldman, D. A. (2011). Strategic corporate social responsibility and environmental sustainability. Business & Society, 50(1), 6-27.

Orlitzky, M. (2011).  Institutionalized dualism: Statistical significance testing as myth and ceremonyJournal of Management Control, 22(1), 47-77.  DOI 10.1007/s00187-011-0126-7

Moon, J., & Orlitzky, M. (2011). Corporate social responsibility and sustainability education: A trans-Atlantic comparison. Journal of Management & Organization, 17(5), 583-604.

Orlitzky, M., & Moon, J. (2011). Assessing corporate social responsibility education in Europe: Trends and comparisons. In D. L. Swanson & D. G. Fisher (Eds.), Toward assessing business ethics education (pp. 143-175). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Moon, J., Orlitzky, M., & Whelan, G. (Eds.) (2010).  Corporate governance and business ethics.  Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.

Whelan, G., Moon, J., & Orlitzky, M. (2009). Human rights, transnational corporations and embedded liberalism: What chance consensus?  Journal of Business Ethics, 87, 367-383.

Orlitzky, M. (2008). Corporate social performance and financial performance: A research synthesis. In A. Crane, A. McWilliams, D. Matten, J. Moon, & D. S. Siegel  (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of CSR. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Orlitzky, M. (2007). Recruitment strategy. In P. Boxall, J. Purcell & P. M. Wright (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Human Resource Management (pp. 273-299). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. 

Orlitzky, M., Swanson, D. L., & Quartermaine, L.-K. (2006). Normative myopia, executives? personality, and preference for pay dispersion: Toward implications for corporate social performance.  Business & Society, 45:2, 149-177.

Orlitzky, M., & Swanson, D. (2006). Socially responsible human resource management: Charting new territory. In J. R. Deckop (Ed.), Human resource management ethics (pp. 3-25). Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing.

Orlitzky, M., & Frenkel, S. (2005). Alternative pathways to high-performance workplaces.   International Journal of Human Resource Management, 16(8), 1325-1348.

Orlitzky, M. (2005). Social responsibility and financial performance: Trade-off or virtuous circle? University of Auckland Business Review, 7(1), 37-43.

Orlitzky, M., & Benjamin, J. D. (2003). The effects of sex composition on small-group performance in a business school case competition. Academy of Management Learning and Education (AMLE), 2(2), 128-138.

Orlitzky, M., Schmidt, F. L., & Rynes, S. L. (2003).  Corporate social and financial performance: A meta-analysis. Organization Studies, 24(3), 403-441. 

·        Won the 2004 Moskowitz award for outstanding quantitative research relevant to the social investment field.

·        Most cited article ever published in Organization Studies.  As of December 2013, this article was cited 680 times on the Web of Science/Social Science Citations Index (SSCI). See also: 

·        As of December 2013, 2381 citations on Google Scholar, 216 citations per year  (Source: Harzing's Publish or Perish software) 

·         Reprinted in Crane, A., & Matten, D. (eds.) (2007), Corporate social responsibility. London: Sage. 

·         Reprinted in Meyer, K. E. (ed.), Multinational enterprises and host economies, (pp. 430-468). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2009.

·         Reprinted in T. K. Dijkstra & J. J. E. M. Grapperhaus (eds.), Duurzaamheid en beleggen: Een caleidoscopisch beeld (pp. 87-130). Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer.


Orlitzky, M., & Swanson, D. L.  (2002). Value attunement: Toward a theory of socially responsible executive decision making. Australian Journal of Management, 27 (Special Issue), 119-128. 

Orlitzky, M., & Benjamin, J. D. (2001). Corporate social performance and firm risk: A meta-analytic review. Business & Society, 40(4), 369-396. 

·         Won 2001 Best Article Prize awarded by the International Association for Business and Society (IABS) in association with California Management Review

Orlitzky, M. (2001). Does organizational size confound the relationship between corporate social performance and firm financial performance?  Journal of Business Ethics, 33(2), 167-180.

Orlitzky, M., & Hirokawa, R. Y. (2001).  To err is human, to correct for it divine: A meta-analysis of research testing the functional theory of group decision-making effectiveness. Small Group Research, 32(3), 313-341.    

  • Finalist, Gouran Award selection in Group Division of National Communication Association, 2003


Rynes, S. L., Orlitzky, M., & Bretz, R. D., Jr. (1997). Experienced hiring versus college recruiting: Practices and emerging trends. Personnel Psychology, 50(2), 309-339.