Dr. York's research is focused on how entrepreneurial action can contribute to creation of public goods, and specifically, to addressing environmental problems. He seeks to understand how and when entrepreneurs solve environmental problems in a way that other approaches, such as regulation, social movements, and corporate social responsibility, do not. In order to address this question, much of his research occurs at the intersection of sustainability, entrepreneurship, and institutional theory research. His work has focused primarily on the fields of green building and renewable energy to increase knowledge of what economic, socio-cultural, and individual level forces drive entrepreneurial action that addresses environmental degradation.
Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Entrepreneurship, Sustainability, Collective Action Theory, Institutional Entrepreneurship, Institutional Theory, Green Building, Renewable Energy