Dr. Paul Shrivastava, has a unique background that combines academic scholarship and teaching with significant entrepreneurial and senior management experience. He is the Chief Sustainability Officer, Penn State University and Director of the Sustainability Institute. Prior to this, he served as Executive Director of Future Earth, a global research platform for environmental change and transformation to sustainability. Earlier Paul was David O’Brien Distinguished Professor of Sustainable Enterprise, and the Director of the David O’Brien Centre for Sustainable Enterprise, at the John Molson School of Business, Concordia University, Montreal. He also leads the International Research Chair on Art and Sustainable Enterprise, at the ICN Business School, Nancy, France. He has previously served as a senior advisor on sustainability at Bucknell University and the Indian Institute of Management-Shillong, India, and on the Board of Trustees of DeSales University, Allentown, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Shrivastava has over 30 years experience in management education, entrepreneurship, and as an advisor to international science research programs and multinational corporations. He created several entrepreneurial ventures. He was part of the management team that launched Hindustan Computer Ltd. (one of India’s largest computer companies). He founded the non-profit Industrial Crisis Institute, Inc. in New York, and published the Industrial Crisis Quarterly. He founded Organization and Environment, a journal of Sage Publications. He was founding Chair of the Organizations and Natural Environment (ONE) Division of the Academy of Management. He was founder President and CEO of eSocrates, Inc., a knowledge management and online training/education software company based in Allentown, PA.
Dr. Shrivastava received his Ph. D. from the University of Pittsburgh. He was tenured Associate Professor of Management at NYU Stern School of Business, New York University. He served as the Howard I. Scott Chair in Management at Bucknell University. He has published 18 books and over 120 articles in refereed scholarly, and professional journals and books. He has served on the editorial boards of leading management research journals including the Academy of Management Review, Asian Case Research Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Organization, Risk Management, Business Strategy and the Environment, International Journal of Sustainable Economy, and the International Journal of Sustainable Strategic Management. He won a Fulbright Senior Scholar Award and studied Japanese management while based at Kyoto University. His work has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Christian Science Monitor, the Globe and Mail, and The Gazette(Montreal), on the McNeil-Lehrer News Hour.
He was co-organizer of the Steelman Triathlon races and a certified USA Triathlon Coach, and an avid fan of Argentine Tango.