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Deborah de Lange

Deborah E. de Lange is a professor of sustainable international business in Canada. After many years in industry, Dr. de Lange obtained her PhD at the University of Toronto and published her PhD dissertation as a book entitled, Power and Influence: The Embeddedness of Nations. She has a second book, Research Companion to Green International Management, and a third focused on reforming corporate governance and that develops a new approach to the theory of the firm called, Cliques and Capitalism: A Modern Networked Theory of the Firm. Her research interests include sustainability, clean technology, climate change, fair trade, foreign direct investment, diplomacy, international organizations, responsible corporate governance and reform, networks and embeddedness, complexity, and institutional theories. She has taught globalization, sustainable strategy, global management studies, high-technology strategy, international business and entrepreneurship at graduate and undergraduate levels. She oversees graduate students interested in topics related to environmental applied science and management. In addition, she is a business strategy advisor for the Digital Media Zone, Center for Urban Energy, and Fashion Zone at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. She is currently the Vice Chair for the North America Chaper of the UN Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) and the 2017 Program Chair for the Public and Non-Profit Division of Academy of Management.

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Cliques and Capitalism : A Modern Networked Theory of the Firm . Palgrave Macmillan, 2011
Power and Influence : The Embeddedness of Nations. Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
Research Companion to Green International Management Studies: A Guide for Future Research, Collaboration and Review Writing. Edward Elgar, 2010


Academy of Management, Organizations and Natural Environment Division Honorable Mention Book Award for Cliques and Capitalism : A Modern Networked Theory of the Firm , 2012
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