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Drake, David Francis Assistant Professor



research overview

  • Through his research, Professor Drake studies firms’ environmental and social performance. In his work related to environmental operations, he pays particular focus to industry’s role in combating climate change, exploring how emissions regulation influences the capacity portfolios that firms invest in; how such regulation, when unilaterally imposed, impacts technology choice, offshoring, and regional competitiveness; and how creative collaboration can improve the economic feasibility of clean technology development and adoption. Professor Drake’s work in socially responsible operations explores the design and implementation of innovative business models that improve quality of life in areas of extreme poverty through the products and services offered, the resources preserved, and the opportunities for economic gain created.


  • Emissions regulation, Technology Choice, Carbon tariffs, Carbon leakage, Climate change, Base of the pyramid, Business model innovation, Poverty, Operations strategy, Supply chain management


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