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Adam Sulkowski

Associate Professor

Academic Division: Accounting & Law

Bio

Associate Professor Adam Sulkowski has taught and advised students from all continents in a variety of formats at the undergraduate, graduate, and executive education levels. Adam’s teaching specializations are in the fields of business law, sustainable business, and corporate social responsibility (CSR). Prof. Sulkowski’s research has appeared in over 30 publications, including over 20 peer-reviewed scholarly journal articles, and has explored topics related to sustainability reporting (also known as triple bottom line reporting), integrated reporting, and corporate and environmental law. His findings have been cited in Inc. magazine, MSN, The Times of India, Science Daily, and Cities Today, among others news sources. Adam has advised start-ups such as www.Waste-Hub.com and has engaged in entrepreneurial projects related to his research and teaching. These have included pioneering the deployment of sustainability reporting – a widely adopted practice in the private sector for boosting good governance and efficiency – with cities on two continents. Prof. Sulkowski received his JD and MBA from Boston College and BA from the College of William & Mary, became a licensed attorney in two states, and was a manager at an education company for several years before becoming a professor at University of Massachusetts where he was awarded tenure. Adam has won awards for teaching, service, and research, including the Holmes-Cardozo Distinguished Paper award from the Academy of Legal Studies in Business. He has served academic organizations in various roles, including president, conference chair, section chair, editor, and reviewer. In 2014 and 2015 he was a Fulbright Scholar in Europe. A Polish-American dual citizen, Adam frequently works internationally and has taught, researched, consulted, and explored in over 80 countries.​

Academic Degrees

  • JD, Boston College Law School
  • MBA, Boston College, Carroll School of Management
  • BA, College of William & Mary

Academic Interests

Business Law; Sustainability; Sustainable Entrepreneurship; Social Entrepreneurship; Corporate Social Responsibility; Environmental Entrepreneurship; Global Environmental Issues; Socially Responsible Investing

Awards & Honors

  • 2014 - Fulbright Scholar
  • 2013 - Green Campus Faculty Award
  • 2013 - MBA Association Teaching Excellence Award
  • 2012 - Thomas Higginson Teaching Award
  • 2011 - Distinguished Proceedings Award, Academy of Legal Studies in Business annual conference
  • 2011 - Master Teacher Symposium Presenter, Academy of Legal Studies in Business annual conference
  • 2008 - Advisor of the Year Award, Net Impact chapter at UMass Dartmouth
  • 2008 - Grant Recipient from the Government of Canada
  • 2008 - Holmes-Cardozo Distinguished Paper Award, Academy of Legal Studies in Business annual conference
  • 2007 - Charlton College of Business Research Fellowship
  • 2007 - Provost’s Best Practices Award
  • 2007 - UMass Dartmouth Center for Teaching Excellence Partnership Award
  • 2006 - Best Presentation Award, Pacific Southwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business annual conference
  • 2006 - Charlton College of Business Research Fellowship

Courses

Degree Courses 2015-2016
  • LAW 7200: BL1 LAW
  • LAW 1000: BUSINESS LAW

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Sulkowski, A.J. (in press). City Sustainability Reporting: An Emerging and Desirable Legal Necessity. Pace Environmental Law Review
  • Sulkowski, A.J. (in press). Midas, Cassandra & the Buddha: Curing delusional growth myopia by focusing on thriving. The Journal of Corporate Citizenship link
  • Sulkowski, A.J. (in press). A happiness Kuznets curve? Using model-based cluster analysis to group countries based on happiness, development, income, and carbon emissions. Environment, Development and Sustainability
  • Sulkowski, A.J., Waddock, S. (2013). Beyond Sustainability Reporting: Integrated Reporting is Practiced, Required and More Would Be Better. University of St. Thomas Law Journal, 10(7), 1060-1123. link
  • Hughey, C.J., Sulkowski, A.J. (2012). More disclosure= better CSR reputation? An examination of CSR reputation leaders and laggards in the global oil & gas industry. Journal of Academy of Business and Economics, 12(2), 24-34.

Monographs

  • Sulkowski, A.J. (in press). Warsaw, Poland & City Sustainability Reporting .

Presentations

  • PDW on sustainability in management education
    Sulkowski, A. PDW on sustainability in management education Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2015, Vancouver, BC (2015)
  • Leveraging Stakeholder Networks for Sustainable Consumption
    Edwards, M., Sulkowski, A. Leveraging Stakeholder Networks for Sustainable Consumption Academy of Management Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA (2014)
  • Emitting Happiness? Using Model-Based Cluster Analysis to Group Countries By Wealth, Development, Carbon Emissions, and Happiness
    Sulkowski, A., White, D. Emitting Happiness? Using Model-Based Cluster Analysis to Group Countries By Wealth, Development, Carbon Emissions, and Happiness European Academy of Management Annual Conference, Valencia, Spain (2014)
  • Stakeholder Interactions and the Firm’s Unique Capacity in Issue Networks
    Sulkowski, A., Edwards, M. Stakeholder Interactions and the Firm’s Unique Capacity in Issue Networks International Association for Business and Society Annual Conference, Sydney, Australia (2014)
  • Legal and Ethical Implications of ESG Reporting
    Sulkowski, A. Legal and Ethical Implications of ESG Reporting Bentley Global Business Ethics Symposium: The Challenges and Opportunities of Integrated Reporting, Waltham, MA (2014)
  • Beyond Sustainability Reporting
    Sulkowski, A., Waddock, S. Beyond Sustainability Reporting Law and History of Corporate Social Responsibility Conference, Minneapolis, MN (2013)
  • Relationships Between Regulatory and Legal Environment, CSR, and Financial Performance
    Sulkowski, A. Relationships Between Regulatory and Legal Environment, CSR, and Financial Performance North Atlantic Regional Business Law Association Annual Conference, Boston, MA (2013)
  • Management Matters
    Sulkowski, A. Management Matters Warsaw Dialogue on Scaling-Up Local and Subnational Climate Action, 19th UN Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Warsaw, Poland (2013)
  • Sustainability Reporting in Action. The Concept of Sustainability as a Way to Manage a Crisis
    Sulkowski, A. Sustainability Reporting in Action. The Concept of Sustainability as a Way to Manage a Crisis Warsaw School of Economics, Warsaw, Poland (2013)
  • Capitalism in Crisis and Other Conundrums: Tackling the Big Questions
    Sulkowski, A. Capitalism in Crisis and Other Conundrums: Tackling the Big Questions All Academy Theme Professional Development Workshop, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL (2013)
  • Towards and Economics of Justice, Sustainability, and Economic Thrivability
    Sulkowski, A. Towards and Economics of Justice, Sustainability, and Economic Thrivability All Academy Theme Symposium, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL (2013)
  • Measuring, Managing & Reporting on Sustainable Performance
    Sulkowski, A. Measuring, Managing & Reporting on Sustainable Performance Verdexchange, Los Angeles, CA (2013)
  • Sustainability Reporting: Moving from Mainstream to Mandate
    Sulkowski, A., Ling, L. Sustainability Reporting: Moving from Mainstream to Mandate North Atlantic Regional Business Law Association Annual Conference, Chestnut Hill, MA (2012)
  • Sustainable Business Ideas in Action: How to Survive and Thrive Now
    Sulkowski, A. Sustainable Business Ideas in Action: How to Survive and Thrive Now Royal Bank of Scotland Global Operations Hub, Warsaw, Poland (2012)