Todd Schifeling

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Todd Schifeling

  • Fox School of Business and Management

    • Management

      • Assistant Professor


Dr. Todd Schifeling joins the Fox School on a tenure-track appointment within the Department of Strategic Management.

Schifeling’s research interests include organizational theory, strategy, innovation, and sustainability. Specifically, he studies how organizational and political contexts affect market dynamics, often utilizing big data methods. Projects in this area include: employment during recessions; news discussion on financial risks from climate change; and community effects on the development of atypical business ideas like gourmet food trucks, among others.

His work has been published in the American Journal of Sociology and has garnered best paper awards from the American Sociology Association. He also has been featured in media outlets, including the National Geographic, Boston Globe, and Harvard Business Review.

Prior to his arrival, he held a post-doctoral research fellowship and Dow Sustainability Fellowship at the University of Michigan, where he earned his PhD in Sociology. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Reed College.

Courses Taught




BA 3591

Directed Business Research


BA 4101

Global Business Policies


BA 4102

Strategic Management


HRM 2511

Corporate Sustainability: People, Profits & Planet


BA 9101

Getting Your Hands Dirty: The Craft of Data Management and Analysis


Selected Publications


  • Schifeling, T. & Soderstrom, S. (2022). Advancing Reform: Embedded Activism to Develop Climate Solutions. Academy of Management Journal, 65(6), 1775-1803. Academy of Management. doi: 10.5465/amj.2019.0769.

  • Kim, S. & Schifeling, T. (2022). Good Corp, Bad Corp, and the Rise of B Corps: How Market Incumbents’ Diverse Responses Reinvigorate Challengers. Administrative Science Quarterly, 67(3), 674-720. SAGE Publications. doi: 10.1177/00018392221091734.

  • Schifeling, T. & Demetry, D. (2021). The new food truck in town: Geographic communities and authenticity-based entrepreneurship. Organization Science, 32(1), 133-155. doi: 10.1287/ORSC.2020.1369.