Responsible Research for Business and Management

The Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit at Weatherhead School of Management supports the work of the Responsible Research for Business and Management network, which is "dedicated to inspiring, encouraging and supporting credible and useful research in the business and management disciplines."

Below is a small sample of the research done at the Weatherhead School aimed at guiding business scholars and practitioners toward the betterment of the human condition.

  • Bilimoria, D., Cooperrider, D. L., Kaczmarski, K., Khalsa, G., Srivastva, S., & Upadhayaya, P. (1995). “A call to organizational scholarship. The organization dimensions of global change: No limits to cooperation.” Journal of Management Inquiry, 4(1), 71-90.
  • Bilimoria, D., Cooperrider, D., Srivastva, S. and R. Fry, (1995) “Management and Organizational Learning for Global Change.” Management Learning, 25, 1.
  • Bilimoria, D. (2000). “Redoing management education's mission and methods.” Journal of Management Education, 24, 161-166.
  • Bright, D. S. and Fry, R. E. (2013) “Introduction: Building Ethical, Virtual Organizations,” Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 49 (1) 5-12.
  • Cooperrider, D. L. (2001). “Positive image, positive action: The affirmative basis of organizing.” In D. L. Cooperrider, P. F. Sorensen, Jr., T. F. Yaeger, & D. Whitney (Eds.), Appreciative Inquiry: An Emerging Direction for Organization (pp. 31-76). Champaign, IL: Stipes Publishing L.L.C.
  • Cooperrider, D. L., & McQuaid, M. (2012). “The positive arc of systemic strengths: How appreciative inquiry and sustainable designing can bring out the best in human systems.” The Journal of Corporate Citizenship, 46, 71-102.
  • Cooperrider, D. L., Fry, R. E. (2013)  “Mirror Flourishing and the Positive Psychology of Sustainability+.” Journal of Corporate Citizenship (46), 3-12.
  • Cooperrider, D. L. (2016). “Mirror flourishing: The new business north star.” Retrieved from Kosmos Journal for Global Transformation.
  • Cooperrider, D.L. and Dutton, J. (eds.) 1999.  “The organizational dimensions of global change: No limits to cooperation.” Newbury Pk., CA: Sage Publications.
  • Coooperrider, DL. And Fry, R. (2013) “Special Issue Editors on The Positive Psychology of Sustainability.” The Journal of Corporate Citizenship.  Vol. 46, Emerald Press.
  • Cooperrider, D.L et. al (2013) “Organizational Generativity: The Appreciative Inquiry Summit and a Scholarship of Transformation.” Volume #4 in Advances in Appreciative Inquiry. Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
  • Cooperrider, D.L., (2017) “The Quest for a Flourishing Earth is the Most Significant OD Opportunity of the 21st Century: How Macro OD can be the most powerful form of Micro OD.” The Organization Development Practitioner, Vol 49, No. 3, p. 42-51.
  • Thachenkery, T., Cooperrider, D.L., and Avital, M., 2010. “Appreciative Inquiry and Sustainable Design.” Cooperrider, D.L., and Avital, M. (eds.), Vol. 4 in Advances in Appreciative Inquiry, Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing.
  • Cooperrider, D.L. and Khalsa, G. (eds.) 1997.  Special Issue, Journal of Organization and Environment on the Human Dimensions of Global Change, 10(4).
  • Debebe, Gelaye, Anderson, Deirdre, Bilimoria, Diana & Vinnicombe, Susan M.  (2016). “Women’s Leadership Development Programs: Lessons Learned and New Frontiers”, Journal of Management Education, 40, 3: 231-252.
  • Fry, R., Sharma, G. (2013) “Generativity: Reconceptualizing the Benefits of Green Buildings.” In Henn, Rebecca and Hoffman, Andrew (Eds.) Constructing Green: Sustainability and the Places We Inhabit. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 239-259.
  • Fry, Ronald (2017) “An Appreciative Inquiry into Business as Agent for World Benefit.” AI Practitioner, 19 (2), 9-16.
  • Laszlo, C., Brown, J.S., Sherman, D., Barros, I., Boland, B., Ehrenfeld, J., Gorham, M., Robson, L., Saillant, R., & Werder, R. (2012). Flourishing:  “A vision for business and the world.” The Journal of Corporate Citizenship, 46, 31-51.
  • Pavez, I., Kendall, L., & Bao, L. (2014). “The arc of interconnectedness: A theory of the business evolution towards flourishing.” Working Paper Series, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH.
  • Robinson, Michael J., van Esch, Chantal & Bilimoria, Diana. (2017). “Bringing Transgender Issues into Management Education.” Academy of Management Learning & Education, 16, 2: 300-313.  DOI:
  • Srivastva, S., Bilimoria, D., Cooperrider, D. L., & Fry, R. E. (1995). “Management and organization learning for positive global change.” Management Learning, 26(1), 37-54.
  • Sugiyama, Keimei, Cavanagh, Kevin V., van Esch, Chantal, Bilimoria, Diana & Brown, Cara. (2016). “Inclusive Leadership Development: Pedagogies of Women’s and General Leadership Development Programs”, Journal of Management Education, 40, 3: 253-292.
  • Zhexembayava, N. T. and Fry, R. E. (2008). “The Invisible Strategy: Profits at the Intersection of Business and Society”, Harvard Business Review [Russia], April, 19-23.