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Dr. P. (Pushpika) Vishwanathan

Faculty of Economics and Business
Section Strategy & International Business
Photographer: Ineke Oostveen

Visiting address
  • Plantage Muidergracht 12
  • Room number: 2.25
Postal address
  • Postbus 15953
    1001 NL Amsterdam
Contact details
  • Profile


    Assistant Professor

    Research interests

    Pushpika's research centers on the interplay between strategy and ethics, with a particular focus on the topics of corporate governance, stakeholder management, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and organizational design. She applies both qualitative and quantitative research methods in her research. 

    Pushpika's research has been featured in international conferences organized by the Academy of Management, the Academy of International Business, the European Group for Organization Studies, and the Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability. Two of her papers have been published in the Academy of Management’s Best Paper Proceedings, and one paper was nominated for the best paper award by the European Academy of Management.  



  • Publications


    • Stoelhorst, J. W., & Vishwanathan, P. (2024). Beyond Primacy: A Stakeholder Theory of Corporate Governance. The Academy of Management Review, 49(1).



    • Bridoux, F. M., & Vishwanathan, P. (2020). When Do Powerful Stakeholders Give Managers the Latitude to Balance All Stakeholders’ Interests? Business & Society, 59(2), 232-262. Advance online publication. [details]
    • Vishwanathan, P., van Oosterhout, H., Heugens, P., Duran, P., & van Essen, M. (2020). Strategic CSR: A Concept Building Meta-Analysis. Journal of Management Studies, 57(2), 314-350.



    • Vishwanathan, P. (2014). Theoretically meaningful but economically unsustainable: The case of political CSR. Academy of Management. Annual Meeting Proceedings, 2014, Article 230.


    • Vishwanathan, P. (2010). The Elusive Relationship between Corporate Social Responsibility and Financial Performance: Meta-Analyzing Four Decades of Misguided Evidence. Academy of Management. Annual Meeting Proceedings, 2010.


    • Kourula, A., & Vishwanathan, P. (2022). Media Review: Research Handbook of Responsible Management [Review of: O. Laasch, R. Suddaby, R.E. Freeman and D. Jamali (Eds.) (2020) Research Handbook of Responsible Management]. Organization Studies, 43(7), 1161-1167. [details]




    • Vishwanathan, P., van Oosterhout, H., & Meijs, L. C. P. M. (2013). Governance without Ownership: A Qualitative Study of the Governance of Philanthropic Organizations. Academy of Management. Annual Meeting Proceedings, 2013, Article 11912.



    • Vishwanathan, P., & Boe-Lillegraven, S. N. (2021). Flexibility Strikes a Balance: How Managers Deal with Stakeholders in Practice.
    • Vishwanathan, P., Volberda, H. W., Sidhu, J. S., Kashanizadeh, Z., & Heij, C. V. (2021). How Purpose-Driven Firms Balance Stakeholder Interests.


    • Vishwanathan, P., & Boe-Lillegraven, S. N. (2020). Unpacking the Balancing of Stakeholder Demands: Learning from Executives in Dual Objective Organizations. Paper presented at GRONEN Conference 2020, Lisbon, Portugal.


    • Georgallis, P. (organiser), Kourula, A. (organiser), Boe-Lillegraven, S. (organiser), Kolk, A. (organiser), van Dolen, W. (organiser) & Vishwanathan, P. (organiser) (31-5-2022 - 2-6-2022). GRONEN 2022 Conference: Sustainability in context, Amsterdam. Organization/hosting of the 2022 GRONEN research conference. (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Boe-Lillegraven, S. (organiser), Vishwanathan, P. (organiser), Bwana, R. (organiser), Ocelík, V. (organiser) & van den Ouweland, C. (organiser) (30-5-2022 - 31-5-2022). GRONEN doctoral consortium 2022, Amsterdam. The GRONEN doctoral consortium 2022 took place over two days in a hybrid format and had an extensive program with a mix of sessions providing (…) (organising a conference, workshop, ...).


    • Vishwanathan, P. (2016). Governing for Stakeholders: How Organizations May Create or Destroy Value for their Stakeholders. [Thesis, fully external, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam]. Erasmus University Rotterdam.
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