RRBM Honor Roll

The RRBM Honor Roll publications have been selected as examples of research that is both rigorous and relevant. The listing below offers credible insights for society.

These publications have been selected for the RRBM Honor Roll by the Selection Board with the exception of 2019 articles selected by a pre-test review panel.


Nature of the publicationJournal article
Title of the publicationThe grand challenge of human health: A review and an urgent call for business-health research
Journal name/Book publisherBusiness & Society

Considering the urgency of addressing grand challenges that affect human health and achieving the ambitious health targets set by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the role of business in improving health has become critical. Yet, our systematic review of the business–health literature reveals that business research focuses primarily on occupational health and safety, health care organizations, and health regulations. To embrace the health externalities generated by business activities, we propose that future research should investigate the conditions under which business (a) articulates and participates in health challenges, (b) engages in multilevel actions toward tackling health challenges, and (c) improves health outcomes and its impact on the health of external stakeholders, including customers and local communities. We also urge business scholars to engage with the public health research community to increase impact.

Author #1Junghoon Park
Affiliation Author #1Baruch College, City University of New York
Author #2Ivan Montiel
Affiliation Author #2Baruch College, City University of New York
Author #3Bryan W Husted
Affiliation Author #3Tecnológico de Monterrey
Author #4Remy Balarezo
Affiliation Author #4Universidad de Piura (UDEP)