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Timothy Werner


Department:     Business, Government & Society

Industry Areas:     Business Management, Public Policy

Research Areas:     Corporate Social Responsibility, Governmental Regulation, Public Policy

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McCombs Research Excellence Award


Best Paper Award, Stakeholder & Nonmarket Strategy Track, Academy of Management Annual Meeting


Best Paper Proceedings, Academy of Management, Organization and Management Theory Division


Best Conference Paper Award, Strategic Management Society Annual Meeting


Emerging Scholar Award, American Political Science Association, Political Organizations and Parites Section


Best Book Award (finalist), Academy of Management, Social Issues in Management Division

Pei Sun, Jonathan Doh, Tazeeb Rajwani, Timothy Werner, and Xiaowei Rose Luo. Mar 2024.
The Management of Socio-Political Issues and Environments: Toward a Research Agenda for Corporate Socio-Political Engagement.
Journal of Management Studies 61:2 (277-306).

The Evolving Political Marketplace: Revisiting 60 Years of Theoretical Dominance Through a Review of Corporate Political Activity Scholarship in Business & Society and Major Management Journals. By: Stefanie Lenway, Douglas Schuler, Richard Marens, Timothy Werner, and Colby Green. Business and Society. May 2022. Vol. 61(5): 1416-147

Timothy Werner, Amanda Shanor, and Mary-Hunter McDonnell. Corporate Political Power: The Politics of Reputation and Traceability. Emory Law Journal, forthcoming.


Firm Partisan Positioning, Polarization, and Risk Communication: Examining Voluntary Disclosures on COVID‐19. By: Richard A. Benton, J. Adam Cobb, Timothy Werner. Strategic Management Journal. Apr2022, Vol. 43 Issue 4, p697-723.  

Nan Jia, Stanislav Markus, and Timothy Werner.  April 2023. Theoretical Light in Empirical Darkness: Illuminating Strategic Concealment of Corporate Political Activity. Academy of Management Review 48(2): 264-291.

Timothy Werner, Ishva Minefee, and Mary-Hunter McDonald. 2021. Reexamining Investor Reaction to Covert Corporate Political Activity: A Replication and Extension of Werner. Strategic Management Journal 42(6), 1139-1158.


Hollis A. Skaife and Timothy Werner. 2020. Changes in Firms' Political Investment Opportunities, Managerial Accountability, and Reputational Risk. Journal of Business Ethics 163(2), 239-263.


Brian Richter and Timothy Werner. 2017. Campaign Contributions from Corporate Executives in Lieu of Political Action Committees. Journal of Law, Economics and Organization 33(3), 443-474.


Timothy Werner. 2017. Investor Reaction to Covert Corporate Political Activity. Strategic Management Journal 38(12), 2424-2443.


Mary-Hunter McDonnell and Timothy Werner. 2016. Blacklisted Businesses. Administrative Science Quarterly 61(4), 584-620.


Timothy Werner and John J. Coleman. 2015. Citizens United, Independent Expenditures, and Agency Costs: Reexamining the Political Economy of State Antitakeover Statutes. Journal of Law, Economics & Organization 31(1), 127-159.


Timothy Werner. 2015. Gaining Access by Doing Good: The Effect of Sociopolitical Reputation on Firm Participation in Public Policymaking. Management Science 61(8), 1989-2011.


Brian Richter and Timothy Werner. 2015. Sources of Congressional Candidates' Funds: Does Interest Group Money Dominate?, in Interest Group Politics, 9th ed., Allan J. Cigler, Burdett A. Loomis, and Anthony J. Nownes, eds. Washington, DC: CQ Press, 155-175.


Timothy Werner. 2013. Total Executive Compensation and Regulatory Threat, in Business and Government: Critical Perspectives, Matthew Maquire and Graham K. Wilson, eds. London (UK): Routledge.


Timothy Werner. 2012. Public Forces and Private Politics in American Big Business. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.


Timothy Werner. 2011. The Sound, the Fury, and the Nonevent: Business Power and Market Reactions to the Citizens United Decision. American Politics Research 39(1), 118-41.


Timothy Werner and Graham K. Wilson. 2010. Divided but Strong: Business Representation in Washington, D.C. in Oxford Handbook of Business and Government, David Coen, Wyn Grant, and Graham K. Wilson, eds. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.


Timothy Werner. 2009. Congressmen of the Silent South: The Persistence of Southern Racial Liberals, 1949-1964. Journal of Politics 71(1), 70-81.


Timothy Werner and Graham K. Wilson. 2008. Interest Groups, in Comparative Politics, Daniele Caramani, ed. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.


Timothy Werner and Kenneth R. Mayer. 2007. Public Election Funding, Competition, and Candidate Gender. PS: Political Science and Politics49(4), 661-67.


Timothy Werner, Kenneth R. Mayer, and Amanda D. Williams. 2006. Do Public Funding Programs Enhance Electoral Competition?, in The Marketplace of Democracy: Electoral Competition and American Politics, Michael P. McDonald and John Samples, eds. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution.