Martin L. Martens

Martin L. Martens

Chair, Department of Management

Ph.D. – University of British Columbia, Sauder School of Business, Canada
MBA – University of Hawaii, USA
B.Sc. – Arizona State University, USA

Teaching Area:  Management
Areas of Special Interest: Sustainability and Corporate Governance. I am primarily interested in investigating how internal and external social forces shape organizational structure and form, with an emphasis on situations in which organizations face new or unfamiliar institutional circumstances.

Professional Experience

Academic Experience

University College Professor

Faculty of Management, Vancouver Island University, Canada

Associate Professor

John Molson School of Business, Concordia University, Canada

Associate Professor of Management and Business Program Coordinator

Silberman College of Business, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Canada

Assistant Professor

John Molson School of Business, Concordia University, Canada

Instructor

Faculty of Commerce, University of British Columbia, Canada

Industrial Experience

Balsam Place Strata Council Board Member
Hawaii Newspaper Agency Federal Credit Union - Board of Director Member
Commercial Operations Director. HNA, Honolulu, HI (Internal Operation start-up; P&L responsibility; US$4M in annual revenue)
Production Manager. HNA, Honolulu, HI (8 Departments, 250 employees, 7 unions)
Production Coordinator. Hawaii Newspaper Agency (HNA), Honolulu, HI
Night Production Manager. Buckeye Publishing, Lisbon, OH
Production Coordinator. USA Today, Chandler, AZ

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Stubblefield Loucks, Elizabeth Martens, Martin L., and Cho, Charles. Engaging Small and Medium Sized Businesses in Sustainability, forthcoming at the Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal.

Jones, David. A. and Martens, Martin L. 2009. The Mediating Role of Overall Fairness and the Moderating Role of Trust Certainty in Justice-Criteria Relationships: The Formation and Use of Fairness Heuristics in the Workplace,  Journal of Organizational Behavior, 30, 1025–1051.

Casey-Campbell, Milly and Martens, Martin L. 2009. Sticking It All Together: A Review of the Group Cohesion-Performance Literature, International Journal of Management Reviews, 11(2), 223-246.

Martens, Martin L., Jennings, Jennifer, and Jennings, P. Devereaux. 2007. Do the Stories They Tell Get Them the Money They Need? The Impact of Strategy Narratives on Resource Acquisition, Academy of Management Journal, 50(5), 1107-1132. 

Martens, Martin L. 2006. Creating an Effective Strategic Plan and Putting it into Action: The Strategic Mapping Solution, Enterprise, 8, 22-23.

Martens, Martin L. 2005. Hang On to Those Founders, Harvard Business Review, 83, 19-20.

Martens, Martin L. 2004. IPO Effects: Corporate Restructuring When a Firm Goes Public, Journal of Public Affairs, 4, 125S-139S.

Lamertz, Kai, Martens, Martin L., and Heugens, Pursey. 2003. Issue Evolution: A Symbolic Interactionist Perspective, Corporate Reputation Review, 6, 82-93.

Article Awards in Peer-Reviewed Conference Proceedings

Martens, Martin L., Jennings, Jennifer, and Jennings, P. Devereaux. 2007. Entrepreneurial Strategy Narratives and Resource Acquisition in IPOs,  Entrepreneurship Division’s Best High Potential/Fast Growth Award & Best Paper Proceedings of the Entrepreneurship Division In George T. Solomon (Ed.), Proceedings of the Sixty-Sixth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management 

Jones, David. A. and Martens, Martin L. 2007. Fairness Heuristic Theory: Do Overall Fairness and Trust Certainty Mediate and Moderate Justice Effects? Best Paper Proceedings of the Organizational Behaviour Division. In George T. Solomon (Ed.), Proceedings of the Sixty-Sixth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management

Sur, Sujit, Martens, Martin L., and Raveh, Ohad. 2007. Whose Firm is it anyway? Ownership Effects on IPO Performance, Strategy Division Proceedings, 50-68, H. Bapuji (Ed), Vol 28:6, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference, Ottawa, ON Awarded Honourable Mention in the Strategy Division

Patton, Eric, Martens, Martin L., and Gagné, Marylène. 2007. Participant Comments in Survey Research: The Why, What, Who, and How, In the proceedings of and presented at the 44th Eastern Academy of Management Conference, New Brunswick, NJ. Nominated for Best Conceptual Paper Award.

Riaz, Suhaib and Martens, Martin L. 2006. Resource Equilibrium in Top Management Teams of IPO Firms, Strategy Division Proceedings, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference, Banff, AB. Awarded Best Paper in the Strategy Division

Arcand, Jean-Philippe, Martens, Martin L., and Moschella, Jason. 2004. Why Replace the Founder? Managing Organizational Legitimacy Before Issuing an Initial Public Offering, Strategy Div. Proceedings, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference, Quebec,. Awarded Best Paper in the Strategy Division

Additional Articles in Peer-Reviewed Conference Proceedings

Martens, Martin L. and Jones, David. A. 2008. Justice, Overall Fairness, and Employee Attitudes: Using Qualitative Data to Understand How Context Affects Quantitative Findings, Proceedings of the British Academy of Management Conference, Harrogate, UK

Dow, Sandra, Martens, Martin L., and Toffanin, Melissa. 2007. IPOs in the Upside Down World of Over-valued Equity, Finance Division Proceedings, 175-190, S. Cleary (Ed), Vol 28:1, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference, Ottawa, ON

Martens, Martin L., Hecht, Tracy, Lvina, Elena, and Casey-Campbell, Milly. 2007. A Latent Growth Model Test of Group Cohesion and Performance, Organizational Behaviour Division Proceedings, 175-192, D. Morin & T. Stone (Eds), Vol 28:5, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference, Ottawa, ON

Lamertz, Kai and Martens, Martin L. 2007. Shaping Entrepreneurial Forms: Formal and Informal Sources of Strategic Homogeneity Among IPO Firms, Organizational Theory Division Proceedings, 35-52, M. Martens (Ed), Vol 28: 22, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference, Ottawa, ON
Martens, Martin L., Totskaya, Natalya, and Raveh, Ohad. 2007. Top Management Team Heterogeneity and Faultlines in Initial Public Offering Firms, Strategy Division Proceedings, 89-105, H. Bapuji (Ed), Vol 28:6,  Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference, Ottawa, ON

Moschella, Jason, Martens, Martin L., and McGuire, Jean. 2006. Keeping an Eye on Founders and a Thumb on Mercenaries: A Study of Corporate Governance in IPOs, Strategy Division Proceedings, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference, Banff, AB

Toffanin, Melissa, and Martens, Martin L. 2005. Examining Pre-IPO Activity: Firm Growth by Acquisition, Strategy Division Proceedings, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference, Toronto

Martens, Martin L., Gagné, Marylène, and Brown, Graham. 2003. Toxin Handler Behaviour: An initial assessment of a new measure, Organizational Behaviour Division Proceedings,  95-105, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Martens, Martin L. 2001. Using IPO Prospectuses to Map Field-Level Risk-Intended Strategy Knowledge Structures, Organizational Theory Division Proceedings, 22, 62-72. Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference, London Ontario

MacCrimmon, Kenneth R. and Martens, Martin L. 2001.  Predicting Post-IPO Performance From Ex-Ante Risk Measures, Strategy Division Proceedings, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference, London Ontario

Martens, Martin L. 2000. Institutional Responses to Resource Dependence Processes, Organizational Theory Division Proceedings of the ASAC-IFSAM 2000 Conference, Montreal, Quebec

Martens, Martin L. 1996. Modeling and Measuring the Process of Legitimation, Organizational Theory Division Proceedings, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference, Montreal, Quebec

Book Chapters

Jennings, P. Devereaux, Zandbergen, Paul A. and Martens, Martin L. 2010. An Institutional View of Process Strategy in the Public Sector, Forthcoming Chapter in “The Handbook of Strategy Process Research.”

Moschella, Jason, Martens, Martin L., McGuire, Jean, and Walker, Thomas. 2008. Keeping an Eye on Founders and a Thumb on Mercenaries: Corporate Governance in IPO Firms, Kellan V. Lowery (Ed.), Corporate Governance in the 21st Century, Nova Publishers

Jennings, P. Devereaux, Zandbergen, Paul A. and Martens, Martin L. 2002. Complications in Compliance: Variation in Environmental Enforcement in British Columbia's Lower Fraser Basin, 1985-1996. pgs 57-89. A. Hoffman and M. Vantresca (Eds.), Organizations, Policy and the Natural Environment: Institutional and Strategic Perspectives (Stanford University Press)

Memberships (Professional and Community)

  • Network for Business Sustainability – Founding Member and Champion http://www.nbs.net
  • Positive Organizational Scholarship at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business
  • Academy of Management – OMT, MOC, & ONE Divisions (conference reviewer since 1997)
  • Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (conference reviewer since 1996)
  • Western Academy of Management (conference reviewer since 2000)
  • Canadians for Properly Built Homes – Advisory Board Committee Member
  • Mt Washington Ski Patrol Volunteer – 2008/2009 Midweek Ski Patroller of the Year
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