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 publicationStakeholder transformation process: The journey of an indigenous community.
Journal name/Book publisherJournal of Business Ethics.

There are two criteria for “RRBM Honor Roll”: (1) Service to Society and (2) Impact on Stakeholders. Our articles satisfy both of these criteria. Our paper examines the factors that motivated the stakeholder transformation process of an indigenous community, from its position as a non-stakeholder, one lacking in power and legitimacy, to the status of being a primary stakeholder of the firm. The essence of the study is to provide a possible foundation for how indigenous communities in particular, and base of the pyramid communities in general, can coalesce themselves to make their social needs salient to multinational corporations (MNCs). The study is relevant to a broad spectrum of stakeholders, local stakeholders (the Maasai, an indigenous community from East Africa); global stakeholders (MNCs and nongovernment organizations (NGOs)) and governmental agencies. Given the paucity of research on CSR initiatives among indigenous communities who are engaged in mutually beneficial collaboration with MNCs, we believe this article adds a valuable voice in the endeavor of creating inclusive, relevant research that address profound challenges in business and society.

Author #1Joy J Olabisi
Affiliation Author #1Rochester Institute of Technology, 108 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY, 14623, USA
Author #2Eileen Kwesiga
Affiliation Author #2Bryant University, 1150 Douglas Pike, Smithfield, RI, 02917, USA
Author #3Norma A Juma
Affiliation Author #3School of Business, Washburn University, Topeka, KS, 66621, USA
Author #4Zhi Tang
Affiliation Author #4Rochester Institute of Technology, 108 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY, 14623, USA