John W. Maxwell

I have been researching the area environmental economics with a focus on Corporate Environmentalism and Public Policy since 1992. Having specialized in Industrial Organization (along with Econometric theory) at Queen's University, my approach to this area is grounded in industrial organization and regulation. 

I currently teach an undergraduate course in Non-market strategy. Non-market strategy focuses on firm strategy in dealing with government and civil regulation (or public and private politics). 

I also teach an MBA course in game theory and business strategy. The course provides MBA students with an introduction to the application of game theoretic tools to different business situations and illustrates the power of the clarity of thought produced by game theory in thinking through strategic business decisions.

Short Bio

Professor Maxwell is W. George Pinnell Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy at the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University. His primary areas of research interest concerns the interface between industry, government, non-governmental organizations and our natural environment. He has published numerous scholarly and practitioner articles and edited volumes in this area including a collection of his work, entitled Corporate Environmentalism and Public Policy, which was published by Cambridge University Press in 2004. Professor Maxwell has been a visiting scholar at University College, London, Bonn University and Peking University. Professor Maxwell has taught courses on the Global Environment of Business, Corporate Non-market Strategy, Managerial Economics, and Regulation & Public Policy to undergraduate, MBA and PhD students.

In addition to his principle appointment at Kelley, Professor Maxwell is a Research Professor at the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University. He is a Fellow of The Royal Society for the Encouragement of the Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (FRSA) and also a Research Fellow at CCISSR, Peking University and ZEI, University of Bonn. He is a founding board member of the Alliance for Research in Corporate Sustainability (ARCS) and has also served as Chairman of the Foreign Scholars Advisory Committee to the Department of Environment, Resource and Development Economics at the Peking University.