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Research - Darrell Brown

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Journal of Information Systems

International Journal of Information Systems


  • Decision-making with accounting information - reliance on decision
  • Business metrics and measures for environmental sustainability


  • Co-PI on a five-year $3 million NSF grant to fund doctoral studies in ecosystem services at PSU.
  • Co-PI of an $87,000 grant to partner with the City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services and the Pollution Prevention Resource Center to provide assistance to small firms interested in implementing environmental initiatives as a part of their business processes.

Selected Recent Activity

Refereed Journal Articles

Marshall, R. Scott, Darrell Brown & Marlene Plumlee. (2007). "‘Negotiated transparency'? Corporate citizenship engagement and environmental disclosure".  Journal of Corporate Citizenship, 28: 43-60.

Marshall, R. S. & Brown, D. (2003). "The Strategy of Sustainability: A Systems Perspective on Norm Thompson Outfitters' Environmental Stewardship Initiatives." California Management Review, 46: 101-126.

Marshall, R. S. & Brown, D. (2003) "Corporate Environmental Reporting: What's in a Metric?" Business Strategy and the Environment, 12: 87-103.

Non-Refereed Journal Articles

Costanza, R., Kubiszewski, I., Ervin, D., Bluffstone, R., Boyd, J., Brown, D. et al. (2011). Valuing ecological systems and services. F1000 Biology Reports, 3 (14).

Brown, D., Dillard, J. and Marshall, R.S. (2005). "Strategically Informed, Environmentally Conscious Information Requirements for Accounting Information Systems," Journal of Information Systems, 19, 79-103.
Book Chapters

Marshall, R. S., Brown, D., & Plumlee, M. (2011). Driving to distraction or disclosure: Shareholder activism, institutional investors and firms’ environmental transparency. In S. C. Jain and B. L. Kedia (editors). Enhancing global competitiveness through sustainable environmental stewardship. (pp. 153-183). Northampton, MA: Edward Edgar Publishing.

Brown, D., Dillard, J., and Marshall, R. S.  (2008)  "Triple bottom line: A business metaphor for a social construct".  in Understanding the social dimension of sustainability. Edited by Jesse Dillard, Veronica Dujon and Mary C. King. Routledge Press.

Selected Conference Presentations

Brown, D., Marshall, R. S., & Plumlee, M. (May 19-21, 2010). Voluntary environmental disclosure quality and firm value: Roles of venue and industry type. European Accounting Congress, Istanbul, Turkey.

American Accounting Association Western Regional Conference, Portland, OR, April 2010.  “Multi-stakeholder Governance: Impact on Environmental Disclosure,” with K. Rupley and S. Marshall; presented in a concurrent session.

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