Faculty and Research

Information on faculty and research

Penn State Smeal College of Business research centers and institutes forge connections among leading researchers, senior executives, and prominent business educators to address today's most pressing business challenges.

The Center for the Business of Sustainability’s focus is distinct from existing research institutes that develop basic science or optimize institutional responses. Rather CBoS is oriented toward the business problems of scaling up technological solutions, promoting and strategically deploying new products and services, and devising a regulatory framework that fosters sustainability. 

Partnering Research Centers and Institutes

Sustainability is a team sport. The issues and opportunities addressed cut across functions, disciplines, industries and even sectors. Working with CBoS involves a network of experts who collaborate to accelerate the development and application of new knowledge. Some of our partnering centers and institutes are:

  • The Sustainability Institute supports the sustainability movement at Penn State. The Institute provides consultants and coaches who guide and bolster sustainability efforts through student and staff engagement, curriculum development, student-community projects, operations, research, and more.
  • The Center for Supply Chain Research facilitates benchmarking groups that promote the sharing of qualitative and quantitative data among member firms to improve supply chain management processes and operations.
  • The Farrell Center for Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship promotes and supports entrepreneurship and innovation as fundamental management discipline that can be applied at any scale of enterprise, from start-up companies to global corporations. Farrell Center manages the Garber Fund is one of the nation’s largest and most active student-centric venture funds.
  • The Institute for the Study of Business Markets hosts biannual meetings for member firms focused on recent trends and challenges in B2B marketing. These meetings also facilitate connections among B2B marketing professionals--some of the leading executives in the industry.
  • The Institutes of Energy and the Environment (IEE) is a Penn State strategic research institute that builds teams of researchers from different disciplines to see how new partnerships and ways of thinking can solve the world’s most difficult energy and environmental challenges. IEE includes more than 500 extraordinary faculty, staff, and students advancing the energy and environmental research missions of the University.