Bruce received James Madison University's (JMU) Otto G. Brenner Memorial Award for the Outstanding Undergraduate Faculty Member. He also received the Alpha Kappa Alpha Outstanding Teacher award at JMU. He was a finalist for the University Wide Teaching Excellence Award on two occasions. He was a finalist for Western New England University's Teaching Excellence Award in 2009-2010. He researches relationships among investments, public health and economic development. He also studies sustainability issues including relationships among environmental policies, business strategies, technologies, environmental performance and financial performance. He has published more than fifty articles, book chapters and proceedings in journals including the Journal of Business Research, the Academy of Management's Learning and Education, Organizational Management Journal and the Journal of International Development. Prior to entering academia, Bruce had 25 years management experience including working for USEPA, Environmental Advocacy Groups, industry and the National Academy of Sciences.

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Name Title Description

BUS-312

Sustainable Corporation

Business applications of sustainable development and corporate strategies based on economic, environmental and social criteria. How the corporate world plays a central role in making progress toward sustainability. The inter-relatedness of business and natural systems, and how corporations use sustainability as a value driver.

BUS-411

Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship in society and the characteristics of entrepreneurs and their organizations. Topics include: how opportunities are discovered, the conditions of markets and industries that must be weighed in choosing to enter them, and the resources to establish a new venture and build it into a successful enterprise.

BUS-450

Strategic Management

Course for seniors in business administration. The process of strategic management, including industry and competitive analysis and strategy formulation, implementation and evaluation. Knowledge from the different functional areas of business is integrated and focused on the solution of complex business problems. Oral and written communication emphasized.

A good teacher challenges students.

I require a substantial effort from each of my students. I create an atmosphere of rigorous intellectual debate. My students must actively participate in class. My course evaluations include the following question: How challenging was this course in comparison to others in the Business (MBA) program? I receive scores from 4.5 to 4.8 of 5.0 in this question.

My "prime directive" is to make the world a better place.

I view teaching as one of the best ways to positively affect the world. Our society has made incredible progress, yet not everyone has shared equally in that progress. With progress comes responsibility, especially the responsibility to educate and provide a quality environment for learning. Education also opens perspectives. I try my best to provide new perspectives to the students. My experience in the third world and in non-academic jobs adds significantly to my courses. I also especially enjoy offering courses that take students to Guatemala.

Good courses are fun. Good teachers enjoy their work.

I teach because I love it. I try to set an example with my enthusiasm. It is important that students enjoy their experience as well.

Manuscripts in process

  • Clemens, B. "Environmental Strategy" under review in Arthur Jue, Strategy Formulation in Wenkel, C. Management Thru Collaboration.
  • Chipman, C., S. Smith and B Clemens "The History of Agua del Pueblo" for submittal in the Non Profit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly.

Refereed Journal Articles

  • Sauer, M. S Smith and B Clemens 2012 "Does it pay to invest in potable water in the developing world: Relationships between external financing and economic development in sustainable community-run integrated projects" Journal of International Development Article: first published online: 27 SEP: DOI: 10.1002/jid.2880
  • Clemens, B. and Tom Douglas 2012. "To what degree can potable water foster international economic development? What role does health play? Organization Management Journal. 9(2): 83-89. DOI:10.1080/15416518.2012.687988
  • Bosworth, William and B Clemens. 2011 "Does It Pay to Be Environmentally Responsible? Toxic Releases and Financial Performance". Journal of Strategic Innovation and Sustainability. 7(2): Fall: 115-121 (ISSN 1718-2077)
  • Clemens, B., Bakstran, L, and Curt Hamakawa 2010 "Categories of Environmental Interventions: A Reliable Typology", International Journal of Sustainable Strategic Management. 2(3): 234-255.
  • Clemens, B and Curt Hamakawa, 2010 "Classroom as Cinema: Using Film to Teach Sustainability" Academy of Management Learning and Education, 9(3): 561-563.
  • Clemens, B. and Lynn Bakstran, 2010 "A Framework of Theoretical Lenses and Strategic Purposes to Describe Relationships among Firm Environmental Strategy, Financial Performance, and Environmental Performance", Management Research Review, 33(4): 393-405.
  • Hamakawa, C., Clemens, B and Walker, S. 2009 "Does it matter who pays? An empirical study of the impact of public/private ballpark financing on MLB club performance", Regional Business Review, 28: 54-72.
  • Clemens, B. and Maria Papadakis, 2008 "Environmental management and strategy in the face of regulatory intensity: radioactive contamination in the US steel industry", Business Strategy and the Environment, 17(8): 480-492 http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/bse.573.
  • Clemens, B, Charles Bamford and Tom Douglas, 2008 "Size, Uncertainty and Perceived Influence in the Choice of Active/Passive Strategies: Addressing Emerging Environmental Regulations", Business Strategy and the Environment, 17(8): 493-511 http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/bse.601.
  • Clemens, B. 2007. "Escape from the Iron Cage: Longitudinal Study of the Relationship between Government Regulatory Forces and Firm Compliance Strategy in the Natural Environment", Academy of Accounting and Financial Studies Journal, 11(Special Issue): 65-90.
  • Clemens, B, 2006. "Economic Incentives, Environmental and Financial Performance ? The Case for Small Businesses", Journal of Business Research, 59(4): 483-491.
  • Clemens, B. and Thomas Douglas, 2006. "Does coercion drive firms to adopt 'voluntary' green initiatives? Relationships among coercion, voluntary green initiatives and firm resources", Journal of Business Research, 59(4): 491-500.
  • Clemens, B. and Thomas Douglas, 2005 "Understanding Strategic Responses to Institutional Pressures", Journal of Business Research, 58: 1205-1213.
  • Clemens, B. 2001. "Changing environmental strategies over time: An empirical study of the steel industry in the United States". Journal of Environmental Management. 62(2): 221-231
  • Clemens, B. and Thomas Douglas. 2000. "Relationships among Uncertainty, Personal Characteristics and Business Strategies". Journal of Management Systems. 12 (1-4): 33-58
  • Clemens, B. 1978. Paraprofessionals for Rural Potable Water Supply Program. Technos, 7(3): 5-30

Chapters in Books or Research Volumes

  • Clemens, B, Andrew Karp and Maria Papadakis. 2002. The People's Water: Technology Transfer and Community Empowerment in Guatemala. In De Laet, Research in Science and Technology Studies. Kidlington, Oxford, UK: (13) 103-125.
  • Clemens, B. and Scott Gallagher. 2003. On Environmental Strategies in Emerging Industries: The Case of the Radioactive Scrap Metal Industry. In Andriof, J. et al. Unfolding Stakeholder Thinking, Volume II. Sheffield, UK: Greenleaf Publishing Limited: 128-144.
  • Myers, P., Patricia Baisden, Sol Bernstein, Bruce Clemens, Frank Crimi and Linda Wenneberger. 1998. A Review of Decontamination and Decommissioning Technology Development Programs at the Department of Energy. National Academy Press: Washington D.C.

Other Referred Publications, Conference Proceedings and Presentations

  • Bosworth, William and B Clemens 2011. Does It Pay to Be Environmentally Responsible? Toxic Releases and Financial Performance. Presented at the American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences 18th annual conference in Las Vegas on February 23.
  • Bakstran, Lynn; Linda Edelman; Ken Hatten and Bruce Clemens; 2010, The natural environment as a source of competitive advantage in the U.S. Brewing Industry, Academy of Management Annual Conference, Montreal.
  • Clemens, B and Curt Hamakawa. 2010. Classroom as cinema: Using film to teach sustainability, Hawaii International Conference on Business, Honolulu.
  • Hamakawa, C., Clemens, B and Walker, S. 2009. Effect of Public Stadium Financing on Major League Baseball Team Performance, North American Society for Sport Management Annual Conference, Columbia, SC
  • Clemens, B. and Tom Douglas 2009. "To what degree can potable water foster international economic development? What role does health play? Eastern Academy of Management annual International Conference, Rio de Janeiro
  • Hamakawa, C., Clemens, B and Walker, S. 2009. The Costs and Benefits of Public Financing on Sport Franchises: Dealing from Strength, Hawaii International Conference on Business, Honolulu, HI.
  • Clemens, et al., 2008. Leading and Managing for Global Sustainability: A Conversation for Possibility and Action, Academy of Management annual conference, Anaheim, CA.
  • Clemens, et al., 2008. Making Large Global Collaborations Succeed, Academy of Management annual conference, Anaheim CA.
  • Clemens, 2007. Has Industry Adopted "Doing Good Does Well? A Longitudinal Study of Environmental
    Strategies, Academy of Management Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Clemens, B and Maria Papadakis, 2007. Promote the General Welfare: Environmental Strategy in the Face of Regulatory Intensity, Academy of Management Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Clemens, 2007. Escape from the Iron Cage: Longitudinal Study of Sustainability of the Relationship between Government Regulatory Forces and Firm Compliance Strategy in the Natural Environment, Eastern Academy of Management Annual Conference, New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Clemens, 2007. Institutional Forces, Strategies and Performance: A Sustainable Framework, Eastern Academy of Management Annual Conference, New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Clemens and Papadakis, 2007. Sustainable Environmental Management and Strategy in the Face of Regulatory Intensity: Radioactive contamination in the US Steel Industry, Eastern Academy of Management Annual Conference, New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Clemens, 2005. "Economic Incentives, Green Performance and Financial Performance: New Visions in the 21st Century", Academy of Management Annual Conference
  • Clemens and Chuck Bamford, 2005. "Active and passive strategies addressing emerging environmental regulations: 21st century visions", Academy of Management Annual Conference
  • Clemens, B. 2004. Strategic Decisions in Stahl, Michael J. (editor) Encyclopedia of Health Care Management: 527+
  • Clemens and Tom Douglas, 2004. "Understanding Strategic Responses to Institutional Pressures: Oliver’s Twists", Academy of Management Annual Conference
  • Clemens, B. 2001. "Measuring Development: A Case Study in Guatemala and in Native American villages in the United States". Proceedings, International Society of Quality of Life Studies, Washington DC
  • Clemens and Charles Bamford, 2000. "Strategy, Uncertainty and Influence: A study of initiatives in the natural environment", Academy of Management Annual Conference
  • Myers, P., Patricia Baisden, Sol Bernstein, Bruce Clemens, Frank Crimi and Linda Wenneberger. 1998. A Review of Decontamination and Decommissioning Technology Development Programs at the Department of Energy. National Academy Press: Washington D.C.
  • Clemens, B. and Michael Stahl. 1997. The Relationship between Environmental Interventions and an Organization’s Strategies: A Current Issue that Calls for Action, Academy of Management Annual Conference
  • Loiselle, Val and Bruce Clemens, "The Role of a Trade Association in Environmental
    Management", Proceedings of the Annual Waste Management Conference, 1997
  • Clemens, B. Thomas Douglas and Thomas McGalliard, 1995. Can Uncertainty and Personal Characteristics Predict Political Strategies, Proceedings: Southwest Academy of Management, Nominated for Best Paper
  • McGalliard and Bruce Clemens, "Establishing Cleanup Standards for Radioactive Scrap Metal", Waste Management, January, 1995
  • Lin, Y-L. and Bruce Clemens, "Stakeholder Commitment to Recycle 2000: An Analysis of Efforts by the U.S. Department of Energy", Proceedings of the 11th Pollution Prevention Conference, 1995
  • Clemens, B. "The Antecedents of Political Strategies" Presentations and Proceedings of the Association of Management, 1994
  • Clemens, B. and Robert Muenchen, "Can Fear and Regulatory Intensity Predict Political Strategies?" Proceedings of the Southern Management Association, 1994, Nominated for Best Paper
  • Clemens, B. Thomas McGalliard and Michael Gresalfi, "Identifying Stakeholders in the Radioactive Scrap Metal Standard Setting Process", Proceedings of the International Symposium on Decontamination and Decommissioning, May, 1994
  • Clemens, B, and Abdulkadir Adam, "Report to Establish a Master Plan for the Comprehensive Pollutant Inventory", Journal of the Meteorology and Environmental Protection Administration, Saudi Arabia, June, 1992
  • Clemens, B. "Streamlining the Remedial Investigation and Feasibility Study Process", Environmental Prospectives, Bechtel Environmental Inc., Volume 1 Issue 2, 1991
  • Clemens, B. and Stephen Leidle, "FUSRAP Adapts to the Amendments of Superfund", Proceedings of the Tenth Annual Low-Level Waste Management Conference, Denver, Colorado, August 1988
  • Clemens, B. "The Role of Clean Sites, Inc. in Superfund Cleanups", Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 1986
  • Clemens, B. "The Role of a Third Party Neutral in a Superfund Cleanup", Proceedings: Management of Uncontrolled Hazardous Waste Sites, 1986
  • Clemens, B. and Douglas Cohen, "Superfund's Compliance with Other Environmental Programs", Proceedings: Hazardous Wastes and Environmental Emergencies, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1985
  • Clemens, B. and Edward Yang, "Cost Analysis for Remedial Actions under Superfund", Proceedings: Management of Uncontrolled Waste Sites, 1985
  • Clemens, B. and Priscilla Holtzclaw, "Construction of a Data Base from Hazardous Waste Site Chemical Analyses", Proceedings: Management of Uncontrolled Hazardous Waste Sites, 1984
  • Clemens, B. and Edward Saltzberg, "Regulatory Review on the 1980s: A Case Study of EPA’s First Regulatory Impact Analysis", Proceedings: National Association of Environmental Professionals, Detroit Michigan, April 24-27, 1983
  • Clemens, B. and Edward Saltzberg, "EPA's Regulatory Impact Analysis for the Pretreatment Program", Proceedings: Annual Conference of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 1982
  • Clemens, B. "Approaches to Engineering Projects in the Third World", Proceedings: Loughborough University Annual Conference, Loughborough, England, 1977

Other Publications

    Clemens, B. 2000. Management of Technology - textbook for COB 420. James Madison University: Harrisonburg
  • Clemens, B. 2000. Environmental Sustainability - textbook for ISAT 420. James Madison University: Harrisonburg
  • Clemens, B. 2000. Social Implications of Technologies - textbook for ISAT 231. James Madison University: Harrisonburg
  • Clemens, B. and Papadakis, M. 1999. Training Seminar on Sustainability. International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (The World Bank)
  • Clemens, B. 1999. International studies and Public Policy - textbook for ISAT 131. James Madison University: Harrisonburg, VA
  • Clemens, B. 1999. Economics and Ethics - textbook for ISAT 231. James Madison University: Harrisonburg
  • Clemens, B. Whose problem is radioactive contamination in metals? New Steel, May, 1997
  • Myers, P., Patricia Baisden, Sol Bernstein, Bruce Clemens, Frank Crimi and Linda Wenneberger, "Decontamination and Decommissioning: Lesson Learned from the Department of Energy", National Academy of Sciences Periodic Publications, 1997
  • Clemens, B and Thomas McGalliard, "Stakeholder Commitment: An Analysis of Efforts by the U.S. Department of Energy", Working Paper, 1996
  • Clemens. 1995. "Are Uncertainties and Personal Characteristics related to Political Strategies"? Business Strategy and the Environment Conference. Shipley, England
  • McGalliard, T and Bruce Clemens, Proceedings of the Third Annual International Radioactive Scrap Metal Conference -Beneficial Reuse '95, University of Tennessee, August, 1995
  • Clemens, B, and Thomas McGalliard (editors), Proceedings of the Second Annual International Radioactive Scrap Metal Conference, University of Tennessee, August, 1994
  • Clemens, B. "Radioactive Scrap Metal: Keep it, Dump it, or Clean it?" University of Tennessee Occasional Paper, 1994
  • Clemens, B., Thomas McGalliard, Laurence Miller and Thomas Kerlin, "Cleanup Standards for Radioactive Scrap Metal", University of Tennessee, April, 1994
  • Clemens, B. and Thomas McGalliard (editors), Proceedings of the Annual International Radioactive Scrap Metal Conference, University of Tennessee, June, 1993
  • Clemens, B. "Investigation Derived Wastes for the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program, Bechtel Environmental, Inc. October, 1992
  • Clemens, B. "Treatment Technologies for FUSRAP Sites" Bechtel Environmental Inc, Oak Ridge, TN. June, 1991
  • Clemens, B. et al. "Evaluation of the Hanford RI/FS Cost Projections", Battelle, U.S. Department of Energy Richland Office, January, 1991
  • Clemens, B., Priscilla Holtzclaw and Craig Zamuda (editors), Superfund Health Assessment Manual, USEPA, 1986
  • Clemens, B. and Richard Stanford (editors), Guidance for Preparing Remedial Investigations and Feasibility Studies under Superfund, USEPA, 1986
  • Clemens, B. "Environmental Sanitation for the Displaced Persons Camps in El Salvador", Consultant's report and presentation to the Honorable Frank Wolf, U.S. Congressional Record, 1985
  • Clemens B. and Robert Cochran, Guidance for Cost Estimating for Superfund, USEPA, 1985
  • Clemens, B. Final Report of Peace Corps Evaluation in Guatemala, The U.S. Ambassador, Peace Corps Contract No. 80-041-1115, 30 October 1980
  • Clemens, B. "Appropriate Methodologies for Rural Potable Water Supply Programs", Harvard University. Occasional Paper, January 1978
  • Clemens, B. "Prefabricated Lightweight Concrete Columns", C.A.R.E. Journal, June, 1976
  • Clemens, B. "The Biocide Albatross", Journal of the Instituto Geografico Nacional, 1974

Presentations, Committees, Review boards and Lectures

  • Member Editorial Review Board, Open Research Society
  • Clemens, B. 2009. Global Sustainability in the Third World. The Wilkinson School. Hartford CT.
  • Clemens, B. 2008. Led and facilitated, Annual Strategic Planning Conference, New England Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions, Sturbridge, MA.
  • Clemens, B. 2008. The Western New England College Law and Business Center for Advancing Entrepreneurship, Annual Conference Environmental Issues and Entrepreneurship
  • Clemens, B. 2008. Developing Strategic Plans for Organizations. Springfield Leadership Institute.
  • Clemens, B. and Papadakis, M. Sustainability Training Seminar ? Phase 1. November 1999
  • Strategic planning for the Jacobs Environmental Restoration Team, Oak Ridge, TN. 1997
  • Environmental Engineering 556, Hazardous Waste Management, Graduate School of Engineering, University of Tennessee, 1993-1996 (Team taught with Dr. Gomes Ganapathi)
  • "Reuse of Radioactive Materials", Presentation and paper delivered at the Civil and Environmental Engineering School at Vanderbilt University, 1996.
  • "Can We Still Help?" Lecture to the Honors Program of the Agriculture School, University of Tennessee, 1996
  • Chaired Concluding Session, Beneficial Reuse ‘96, Radioactivity in Metals
  • "Organizaciones Privadas No-Lucrativas in Centro America", Lecture (in Spanish) to the International Programs, University of Tennessee, 1996
  • Review Board for the Organization and the Environment, Academy of Management, 1995 and 1996
  • "Environmental Education: An international and Applied Approach" Lecture to the International Programs, University of Tennessee, 1995
  • Chaired Panel on Environmental Management at the Annual Conference of the Association of Management, 1994
  • Presentation and participation in a working group of the National Academy of Sciences on Radioactive Wastes, 1994
  • "Private Voluntary Organizations: Their Use and Abuse" Lecture to the International Programs, University of Tennessee, 1994
  • Presentation in Symposium and Panel on Sustainable Development, Annual Meeting of the Southern Management Association, 1994
  • Presentation on Lessons Learned in Establishing a Hazardous Waste Program in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, University of Tennessee, November, 1992
  • Member, International Working Group on Climate Change, Meteorology and Environmental Protection Administration (MEPA), Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 1991-1992
Education
Ph.D. Strategy
University of Tennessee
M.P.A. Development Economics
Harvard University
B.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering
Cornell University

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