Brian Ganson has demonstrated capacity to integrate academic and field perspectives to provide practice- and policy-relevant insight. 



Book Chapters & Articles

  • Co-author with Herbert M’cloed of The persistence of fragility in Sierra Leone. In State Fragility: Cases and Comparisons (N. Bizhan, ed.) London: Routledge (2023, forthcoming).
  • Co-author with Wit Henisz and Tony He of Business and Peace: The Impact of Firm-Stakeholder Relational Strategies on Conflict Risk, in Academy of Management Review (2022, Vol. 47:2).
  • Co-author with Wit Henisz and Tony He of “Us” and “Them”: Corporate Strategic Activism, Horizontal Inequalities, and Society’s Capacity to Address Its Grand Challenges, in Global Strategy Journal (2022).
  • Co-author with Sarah Cechvala et al. of What COVID-19 Taught Us About Doing Business During a Crisis. Harvard Business Review (November 2021).
  • Co-author with Kristian Hoelscher of Theorizing MSMEs in Contexts of Urban Violence, in Journal of Illicit Economies and Development (2020, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 222-241)
  • Co-author with Herbert M’cleod of Private sector development and the persistence of fragility in Sierra Leone, in Business and Politics (2019, Vol 21, No. 4, 602-631)
  • Co-author with John Luiz and Achim Wennmann of Business Environment Reforms in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States: From a Transactions towards a Systems Approach, in Journal of International Business Policy (2019, Vol 2, No. 3, pp. 217-236)
  • Author of Business and Peace: A Need for New Questions and Systems Perspectives, in Business and Peacebuilding: Beyond the Sustainable Development Goals (2019, J. Miklian, ed.), London: Routledge (download PDF preview for access)
  • Author of Business (not) for peace: Incentives and disincentives for corporate engagement on good governance and peaceful development in the African context, in South African Journal of International Affairs (2019, Vol. 26, No. 2, 1-24)
  • Author of Plumbing for Peace, in Indivisible: Global Leaders on Shared Security (2018, Ru Freeman and Kerri Kennedy, eds.). Northhampton, MA: Olive Branch Press
  • Co-author with Achim Wennmann of The Corporation and Violent Conflict: Perspectives, Policy Responses and Future Trends, in Handbook of the International Political Economy of the CorporationA. Noelke and C. May, eds. (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2017)
  • Co-author with Achim Wennmann of Business and Institutional Reform in Hybrid Political Orders, in Institutional Reforms and Peace Building (London: Routledge, 2016, N. Ansorg & S. Kurtenbach, eds.)
  • Author of Business and conflict in fragile environments: Capabilities for conflict prevention, in Negotiation and Conflict Management Research Journal 7(2) 121-139 (2014)
  • Co-author with Diana Chigas of Grand Visions and Small Projects: Notes from the Field in South Eastern Europe, in Imagine Coexistence: Restoring Humanity after Violent Conflict (Jossey Bass 2003, Antonia Chayes & Martha Minow, editors)

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