David Chandler

David Chandler
Professor • Program Director, Executive MBA
Management • Executive MBA

BUSB 6107

David Chandler is Professor of Management at the University of Colorado Denver Business School. His research focuses on understanding how organizations interact with their complex institutional environments. This research has been published in Administrative Science QuarterlyAcademy of Management JournalOrganization ScienceAcademy of Management Review, and the Journal of Management. He has also written the textbook, Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility: Sustainable Value Creation (6th edition, Sage Publications, Inc., 2023) and the book, Sustainable Value Creation (2nd edition, Routledge, 2021).


PhD Management, The University of Texas at Austin

MS Management, The University of Texas at Austin

MBA Management and International Business, University of Miami, Florida

MSc East Asian Business, University of Sheffield (UK)

BA American Studies: Politics and Government, University of Kent at Canterbury (UK)

Areas of expertise

Organization theory

Strategic management

Stakeholder theory

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Select publications

Chandler, David; Polidoro, Francisco & Yang, Wei (2020), ‘When is it Good to be Bad? Contrasting Effects of Multiple Reputations for Bad Behavior on Media Coverage of Serious Organizational Errors,’ Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 63, Issue 4, 1236-1265.

Kraatz, Matthew; Flores, Ricardo & Chandler, David (2020), ‘The Value of Values for Institutional Analysis,’ Academy of Management Annals, Vol. 14, Issue 2, 474-512.

Cole, Benjamin M. & Chandler, David (2019), ‘A Model of Competitive Impression Management: Edison vs. Westinghouse in the War of the Currents,’ Administrative Science Quarterly, Vol. 64, Issue 4, 1020-1063.

Haunschild, Pamela; Polidoro, Francisco & Chandler, David, (2015), ‘Organizational Oscillation between Learning and Forgetting: The Dual Role of Serious Errors,’ Organization Science, Vol. 26, Issue 6, 1682-1701.

Chandler, David, (2014), 'Organizational Susceptibility to Institutional Complexity: Critical Events Driving the Adoption and Implementation of the Ethics & Compliance Officer Position,' Organization Science, Vol. 25, Issue 6, 1722-1743.

Chandler, David, (2014), 'Morals, Markets, and Values-based Businesses,' Academy of Management Review, Vol.39, Issue 3, 396-406.


Chandler, David, (2nd edition, 2021), Sustainable Value Creation, Routledge.

Chandler, David, (5th edition, 2020), Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility: Sustainable Value Creation, Sage Publications, Inc.


Winner of the 'Business School Annual Award for Research' (2020, 2016)

Reviewer of the Year, Academy of Management Review (2020)

Voted 'Professor of the Year' by the One-Year MBA Program graduating class (2020, 2018, 2013)