Jonatan Pinkse

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Position: Professor of Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship


Jonatan Pinkse (PhD, University of Amsterdam) is a professor of strategy, innovation, and entrepreneurship at Manchester Business School, University of Manchester. He holds an MSc and PhD from the University of Amsterdam. Before moving to Manchester he held positions at the University of Amsterdam and Grenoble Ecole de Management. Jonatan has authored more than 30 scholarly and practitioner articles in such journals as Academy of Management Review, Research Policy, California Management Review, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, and Journal of International Business Studies. He has also co-authored the book International Business and Global Climate Change and edited special issues of California Management Review and Business Strategy and the Environment. He currently sits on the editorial board of European Management Journal, Business Strategy and the Environment, and Organization and Environment. Jonatan’s research interests focus on strategy, innovation and entrepreneurship in the areas of corporate sustainability, business responses to climate change, and renewable energy.

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  • Bohnsack, R., & Pinkse, J. (2017). Value propositions for disruptive technologies: Reconfiguration tactics in the case of electric vehicles. California Management Review, In press. . Publication link: 64156a89-dcfe-487c-8999-30e9538c2047
  • Slawinski, N., Pinkse, J., Busch, T., & Banerjee, B. (2017). The role of short-termism and uncertainty avoidance in organizational inaction on climate change: A multilevel framework. Business & Society, 56(2), 253-282. DOI: 10.1177/0007650315576136. Publication link: 515e03ec-2c44-477e-91ff-3e1f9ac6a4ea
  • Ashraf, N., Pinkse, J., & Ahmadsimab, A. (2017). From Animosity to Affinity: The Interplay of Competing Logics and Interdependence in Cross‐Sector Partnerships. Journal of Management Studies, Published online. DOI: 10.1111/joms.12273. Publication link: d51a4520-3899-4cac-9b1a-d4313cd3d82a


  • Gasbarro, F., & Pinkse, J. (2016). Corporate adaptation behaviour to deal with climate change: The influence of firm-specific interpretations of physical climate impacts. Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, 23(3), 179-192. DOI: 10.1002/csr.1374. Publication link: 972bce3b-ca45-4fc9-9699-aebd67f28e67
  • Bohnsack, R., Pinkse, J., & Waelpoel, A. (2016). The institutional evolution process of the global solar industry: The role of public and private actors in creating institutional shifts. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 20, 16-32. DOI: 10.1016/j.eist.2015.10.006. Publication link: d26490b3-3fe5-45a5-988f-eb981fdc09b4


  • Panwar, R., Hansen, E., Pinkse, J., & Nybakk, E. (2015). Being good when not doing well: Examining the effect of the economic downturn on small manufacturing firms’ ongoing sustainability-oriented initiatives. Organization & Environment, 28(2), 204-222. DOI: 10.1177/1086026615573842. Publication link: fd1a4c94-9837-48ca-81ef-46b0e761cc87
  • Pinkse, J. (2015). Private sector. In P. Pattberg, & F. Zelli (Eds.), Elgar Encyclopedia on Global Environmental Politics and Governance. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. . Publication link: d001e00c-1fcf-424d-b81a-4494107e8437
  • Pinkse, J. (2015). Environmental management. In M. Vodosek, & D. den Hartog (Eds.), Wiley Encyclopedia of Management, 3rd edition. Volume 6 International Management. (3 ed., Vol. 6). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. . Publication link: b3a09b3f-e1ca-454e-a9f1-d939c8bcaeb1
  • Pinkse, J., & Groot, K. (2015). Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Corporate Political Strategy: Overcoming Market Barriers in the Clean Energy Sector. Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, 39(3), 633-654. DOI: 10.1111/etap.12055. Publication link: c5623bbd-62da-480a-abdb-e0d373caf3f8


  • Hahn, T., Preuss, L., Pinkse, J., & Figge, F. (2014). Cognitive frames in corporate sustainability: Managerial sensemaking with paradoxical and business case frames. Academy of Management Review, 39(4), 463-487. DOI: 10.5465/amr.2012.0341. Publication link: ebab7fbd-fdec-44bb-bc08-ff1c0e3a15ce
  • Pinkse, J., Bohnsack, R., & Kolk, A. K. (2014). The role of public and private protection in disruptive innovation: The automotive industry and the emergence of low-emission vehicles. Journal of Product Innovation Management, 31(1), 43-60. DOI: 10.1111/jpim.12079. Publication link: f90d5cce-3270-4831-a370-9ecc2157be2d



  • Busch, T., & Pinkse, J. (2012). Reconciling Stakeholder Requests and Carbon Dependency: What is the Right Climate Strategy? In A. Lindgreen, P. Kotler, F. Maon, & J. Vanhamme (Eds.), A Stakeholder Approach to Corporate Social Responsibility: Pressures, Conflicts, Reconciliation. Aldershot: Gower Press. . Publication link: e9666546-06f0-4c18-b5e1-45681299ded0
  • Winn, M., Pinkse, J., & Illge, L. (2012). Case Studies on Trade-Offs in Corporate Sustainability: An Introduction. Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, 19(2), 63-68. DOI: 10.1002/csr.293. Publication link: 92c4359d-dd4d-453e-9f51-6ff8c7285cc7
  • Kolk, A., & Pinkse, J. (2012). Multinational Enterprises and Climate Change Strategies. In A. Verbeke, & H. Merchant (Eds.), Handbook of Research in International Strategic Management. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. . Publication link: 97a39a4b-4814-4e1a-8de0-5a4395aa7eb0



  • Kolk, A., & Pinkse, J. (2010). The integration of corporate governance in corporate social responsibility disclosures. Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, 17(1), 15-26. DOI: 10.1002/csr.196. Publication link: b59ddc79-6018-40a8-a9a8-4a0ec950ea41
  • Caprar, D., Gao, J., Haezendonck, E., Pinkse, J., & Tams, S. (2010). Academic Theory. In D. de Lange (Ed.), Research Companion to Green International Management Studies: A Guide for Future Research, Collaboration and Review Writing. (pp. 142-172). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. . Publication link: f3832e52-0116-45a8-90b2-be393153ca23
  • Kolk, A., Pinkse, J., & Hull van Houten, L. (2010). Corporate responses to climate change: The role of partnerships. In P. Martens, & C. T. Chang (Eds.), The Social and Behavioural Aspects of Climate Change: Linking Vulnerability, Adaptation and Mitigation. (pp. 48-67). Sheffield: Greenleaf Publishing. . Publication link: 6d8bc21d-0938-47d4-ae0e-11dfc9970486
  • Hahn, T., Figge, F., Pinkse, J., & Preuss, L. (2010). Trade-offs in corporate sustainability: You can’t have your cake and eat it. Business Strategy and the Environment, 19(4), 217-229. DOI: 10.1002/bse.674. Publication link: 7093bd9c-5b60-4a10-b575-08bd013fc09c


  • Pinkse, J., & Dommisse, M. (2009). Overcoming barriers to sustainability: An explanation of residential builders’ reluctance to adopt clean technologies. Business Strategy and the Environment, 18(8), 515-527. DOI: 10.1002/bse.615. Publication link: 40265aba-87eb-4463-ab4a-7a9619740660


  • Kolk, A., & Pinkse, J. (2008). Milieu en ondernemingsgedrag. In F. Oosterhuis (Ed.), 21 jaar milieueconomie in Nederland. Amsterdam: IVM. . Publication link: 3fab5af6-1a78-4ba4-b87f-88f04c178965
  • Kolk, A., & Pinkse, J. (2008). The influence of climate change regulation on corporate responses: the case of emissions trading. In R. Sullivan (Ed.), Corporate Responses to Climate Change: Achieving Emissions Reductions Through Regulation, Self-Regulation and Economic Incentives. (pp. 43-57). Sheffield: Greenleaf Publishing. . Publication link: c48b2787-a34e-4033-b9fb-34abc5167346
  • Kolk, A., Levy, D., & Pinkse, J. (2008). Corporate responses in an emerging climate regime: The institutionalization and commensuration of carbon disclosure. European Accounting Review, 17(4), 719-745. . Publication link: a504788a-7247-4718-bf18-fe77fdd9f54e
  • Pinkse, J. (2008). The implementation of emissions trading in companies. In R. Antes, B. Hansjürgens, & P. Letmathe (Eds.), Emissions Trading - Institutional Design, Decision Making and Corporate Strategies. Heidelberg: Physica-Verlag. . Publication link: a142a7a5-e1ad-45da-a973-8724e9b87b3e


  • Kolk, A., & Pinkse, J. (2007). Towards strategic stakeholder management? Integrating perspectives on sustainability challenges such as corporate responses to climate change. Corporate Governance, 7(4), 372-378. . Publication link: 3ce9253d-c2be-4b99-9738-7fe900efde1d
  • Pinkse, J. (2007). Corporate intentions to participate in emissions trading. Business Strategy and the Environment, 16, 12-25. . Publication link: 4b163dd8-3155-4d71-ae48-6be8fe53329c
  • Kolk, A., & Pinkse, J. (2007). Multinationals’ political activities on climate change. Business & Society, 46(2), 201-228. . Publication link: 31bb0ac9-0a01-48db-b984-3a53d271274c
  • Pinkse, J., & Kolk, A. (2007). Multinational corporations and emissions trading. Strategic responses to new institutional constraints. European Management Journal, 25(6), 441-452. . Publication link: 22852f13-8ab5-44a1-8213-a61f59fab16d
  • Kolk, A., & Pinkse, J. (2007). Bedrijfsstrategieën en het klimaatprobleem. MAB: Maanblad voor Accountancy en Bedrijfshuishoudkunde, 81(1/2), 697-703. . Publication link: 65bb2d98-1ce4-414c-a115-de878d8ce850


  • Kolk, A., & Pinkse, J. (2006). Stakeholder mismanagement and corporate social responsibility crises. European Management Journal, 24(1), 59-72. . Publication link: 0f9e6435-f496-4f15-8cb6-b4a6d7bd4b4a


  • Kolk, A., & Pinkse, J. (2005). The evolution of multinationals' responses to climate change. In J. Hooker, A. Kolk, & P. Madsen (Eds.), Perspectives on International Corporate Responsibility. Bowling Green, Ohio: Philosophy Documentation Center. . Publication link: 9e424d63-9f76-4eea-a8dc-7dd7571fd17b
  • Kolk, A., & Pinkse, J. (2005). Business responses to climate change: Identifying emergent strategies. California Management Review, 47(3), 6-20. . Publication link: 0ae31edb-6796-4025-a62a-c3bf20912b8f