Brent McKnight

Dr. Brent McKnight

Associate Professor

Strategic Management

BIO

Dr. McKnight studies how firms and organizations address complex societal problems. Currently this interest has led to him to undertake research in the areas of responsible investing at the retail advisory, the role of firms in community resilience and adaptation to climate change induced natural disasters, and how non-profits and firms can improve integration outcomes for refugee newcomers. He is also studying non-profit and main-street retailer responses to COVID . Throughout his work, Dr. McKnight is driven by a fascination both with how firms bounce back from substantial adversity and in the increasingly important role that firms play in building community-level resilience across a range of shocks and disturbances. In Dr. McKnight’s research, resilience plays an important role in conceptualizing a firm’s pursuit of sustainability; resilience taps into the essence of what it is to be sustainable over long timelines.

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

June 2019

The Role Of Firms In Resilient Systems: A Multi-level Framework

JOURNAL : CANADIAN JOURNAL OF ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCES

CONTRIBUTORS: Brent Mcknight
April 2019

Patterns Of Firm Responses To Different Types Of Natural Disasters

JOURNAL : BUSINESS AND SOCIETY

CONTRIBUTORS: Brent Mcknight, Mk Linnenluecke
July 2018

Finding The Threshold: A Configurational Approach To Optimal Distinctiveness

JOURNAL : JOURNAL OF BUSINESS VENTURING

CONTRIBUTORS: Brent Mcknight, C Zietsma
January 2017

Community Resilience To Natural Disasters: The Role Of Disaster Entrepreneurship

JOURNAL : JOURNAL OF ENTERPRISING COMMUNITIES

CONTRIBUTORS: Mk Linnenluecke, Brent Mcknight
December 2016

Environmental Finance: A Research Agenda For Interdisciplinary Finance Research

JOURNAL : ECONOMIC MODELLING

CONTRIBUTORS: Mk Linnenluecke, T Smith, Brent Mcknight
September 2016

How Firm Responses To Natural Disasters Strengthen Community Resilience: A Stakeholder-based Perspective

JOURNAL : ORGANIZATION AND ENVIRONMENT

CONTRIBUTORS: Brent Mcknight, Mk Linnenluecke
October 2009

Looking Forward, Pushing Back And Peering Sideways: Analyzing The Sustainability Of Industrial Symbiosis

JOURNAL : JOURNAL OF SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

CONTRIBUTORS: P Bansal, Brent Mcknight
January 2008

How Risk Mediates The Csp-cfp Relationship

JOURNAL : ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT 2008 ANNUAL MEETING: THE QUESTIONS WE ASK, AOM 2008

CONTRIBUTORS: J Frooman, C Zietsma, Brent Mcknight

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

July 2009

Building The Iron Cage: Institutional Creation Work In The Context Of Competing Proto-institutions

CONTRIBUTORS: Brent Mcknight