Judith Walls

Judith Walls

Judith Walls

Prof. Dr.
Full Professor of Sustainability Management
Büro 33-212
Rosenbergstrasse 51
9000 St. Gallen
Main Focuses
  • Corporate sustainability
  • Environmental and social performance
  • Corporate and environmental governance
  • Behavioral strategy
  • Emotions, values, motivations
  • Social movements and debates
Fields of research
  • Environmental strategy and performance
  • CEOs and Board of Directors
  • Institutional theory
  • Alternative theories of governance
  • Micro-foundations of sustainable behaviour

PhD (Management), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

MSc (Biodiversity, Wildlife, and Ecosystem Health), University of Edinburgh

MBA (International Business), National University of Singapore

BA Honours (Hispanic Studies), University of Stirling

Professional Career

Assistant Professor, Nanyang Business School, NTU Singapore

Faculty Associate, Asian School of the Environment, NTU Singapore

Assistant Professor, John Molson School of Business, Concordia University

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Erb Institute for Sustainable Enterprise, University of Michigan

Program Coordinator & Operations Management, Cheetah Conservation Fund

VP of Business Development, Thomson Financial

Head of Consulting/Head of Research, Thomson Financial (previously Technimetrics) 

Teaching Activities

Business & Sustainability courses (flipped classroom design) 

MOOC on Introduction to Sustainability 

Strategy & Competition 

Governance and Social Responsibility 

PhD courses on Strategic Management 

PhD courses on Sustainability Strategy and Management 

Executive education on Sustainability Strategy and Management    


Delegate, University of St. Gallen, Responsibility and Sustainability 

Chair, Academy of Management (AOM), Division for Organization & Natural Environment (ONE)

Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability (ARCS)

Group for Research on Organizations and Environment (GRONEN)



2019 Nominated, SMJ Best Paper Award 

2017 Winner, Best Paper Award, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada

2015 Outstanding Paper Award, Emerald Literati

2015 Finalist, Best Paper Award, Academy of Management

2014 Winner, Best Paper Award, Academy of Management

2007 Del and Edith Karger Prize for Best Dissertation

2002 Matsushita Book Prize 


2019 Basic Research Fund, University of St. Gallen 

2018 Tier 1, Academic Research Fund (AcRF), Singapore

2017 SMO Division Research Fund, NTU Singapore

2016 Tier 1, Academic Research Fund (AcRF), Singapore

2014 Sustainable Earth Office grant, NTU Singapore

2013 Tier 1, Academic Research Fund (AcRF), Singapore

2012 grant from David O'Brien Centre for Sustainable Enterprise, Concordia University

2010 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)

2010 grant from David O'Brien Centre for Sustainable Enterprise, Concordia University

Editorial Board

Editorial Boards and Reviewing: 

Strategic Organization

Organization & Environment

Journal of Management 

Journal of Business Venturing 

Board Positions: 

Swiss Association of MBAs (SAMBA), Strategy & Executive Board 

Oikos, Advisory Board 

Additional Information

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