Professor J. Alberto Aragon-Correa

Research Interests


  • Organizations and Environment
  • Business Strategy
  • Firms and Innovations
  • International Firms and Strategy

Theories and Organizational Paradigms

  • Resource-Based View / Dynamic capabilities / Contingent Theory


  • Tourism industry / Online industries / TIC / Energy


J. Alberto Aragon-Correa is Professor of Management at the Surrey Business School. Alberto teaches, does research, and serves as an executive instructor in the areas of international strategy, firms' innovations, and environmental management.

Departmental Duties

  • Member of the International Business and Sustainable Systems Group.


Alberto is Editor in Chief of Organization Environment, the leading journal devoted to the relationship between business and sustainability.

He has been the Chair of the Academy of Management’s Organizations and the Natural Environment Division (AOM/ONE), the biggest academic organization in the field of management, and one of the founding members and the President of the Group of Research on Organizations and the Natural Environment (GRONEN), one of the biggest independent academic organizations in the field of environmental management.  He is also a member of the Strategic Management Society (SMS).

Social Media

Google Scholar (My Publications, Citations, and Academic Impact)

Contact Me

Phone: 01483 68 2122

Find me on campus
Room: 50 AP 02


Journal articles

  • Etzion D, Aragon-Correa J. (2016) 'Big data, management, and sustainability: Strategic opportunities ahead'. Sage Organization and Environment: international journal of ecosocial research, 29 (2), pp. 147-155.


    We contend that big data and management for sustainability are very good bedfellows, in that many of the affordances big data provides are naturally aligned with sustainability concerns (e.g. multidimensional nature, collective actions, smart allocation of resources). Notwithstanding this promising stepping off point, and the enticing analytical opportunities that an abundance of data will generate, we provide some reflections on big data and the most promising avenues of research it might inspire in the field of management and sustainability. In the first part of our essay we explore what managers can do with big data to reinforce organizational sustainability and how different operational, strategic, and corporate activities are affected in this process. In the second part we focus on what big data allows researchers to explore and examine, ranging from sustainability job descriptions through environmental metrics to industry transformation. We conclude by advocating for strong theoretical orientation in research on and with big data.

  • Aragon-Correa J, Martin-Tapia I, de la Torre-Ruiz J. (2015) 'Sustainability issues and hospitality and tourism firms’ strategies: Analytical review and future directions'. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 27 (3), pp. 498-522.
  • Delgado-Márquez BL, Aragón-Correa JA, Hurtado-Torres NE, Aguilera-Caracuel J, Aragon-Correa J. (2015) 'Does knowledge explain trust behaviors and outcomes? The different influences of initial knowledge and experiential knowledge on personal trust interactions.'. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 26 (11), pp. 1498-1513.
  • de Mandojana NO, Aragon-Correa J. (2013) 'Boards and Sustainability: the Contingent Influence of Director Interlocks on Corporate Environmental Performance'. Wiley Business Strategy and the Environment, 24 (6), pp. 499-517.
  • Delgado-Márquez BL, Hurtado-Torres N, Aragon-Correa J. (2013) 'On the measurement of Interpersonal Trust Transfer: Proposal of Indexes'. Springer Social Indicators Research, 113 (1), pp. 433-449.
  • Delgado-Marquez B, Aragon-Correa J, Cordón-Pozo E. (2013) 'The Profitability of Environmental Proactivity in Business Education Institutions: An Investigation of University Administrators'. Journal of Environmental Science and Management, 16 (1)
  • Aguilera-Caracuel J, Hurtado-Torres NE, Aragon-Correa J, Rugman AM. (2013) 'Differentiated Effects of Formal and Informal Institutional Distance Between Countries on the Environmental Performance of Multinational Enterprises'. Journal of Business Research,
  • Aragon-Correa J, Martín-Tapia I, Hurtado-Torres N. (2013) 'Proactive Environmental Strategies and Employee Inclusion: The Positive Effects of Information Sharing and Promoting Collaboration and the Influence of Uncertainty'. Sage Publications Organization & Environment, 26 (2), pp. 139-161.
  • De la Torre Ruiz JM, Aragon-Correa J. (2013) 'Interdependence Between Best Team Members and Their Team Mates'. Emerald Group Publishing Limited International Journal of Manpower, 34 (5), pp. 552-567.
  • Aragon-Correa J, De la Torre-Ruiz JM. (2012) 'Performance of Newcomers in Highly Interdependent Teams'. Taylor and Francis Group European Sport Management Quarterly, 12 (3), pp. 205-226.
  • Aguilera-Caracuel J, Aragon-Correa J, Hurtado-Torres NE, Rugman AM. (2012) 'The Effects of Institutional Distance and Headquarters' Financial Performance on the Generation of Environmental Standards in Multinational Companies'. Springer African Journal of Business Ethics, 105 (4), pp. 461-474.
  • Delgado-Márquez BL, Hurtado-Torres NE, Aragon-Correa J. (2012) 'The Dynamic Nature of Trust Transfer: Measurement and the Influence of Reciprocity'. Elsevier Science Decision Support Systems, 54 (1), pp. 226-234.
  • Ortiz-de-Mandojana N, Aragon-Correa J, Delgado-Ceballos J, Ferrón-Vílchez V. (2012) 'The Effect of Director Interlocks on Firms' Adoption of Proactive Environmental Strategies'. John Wiley and Sons Corporate Governance: An International Review, 20 (2), pp. 164-178.
  • Aguilera-Caracuel J, Hurtado-Torres NE, Aragon-Correa J. (2012) 'Does International Experience Help Firms to be Green? A Knowledge-Based View of How International Experience and Organisational Learning Influence Proactive Environmental Strategies'. Elsevier Science International Business Review, 21 (5), pp. 847-861.
  • Delgado-Ceballos J, Aragon-Correa J, Ortiz-de-Mandojana N, Rueda-Manzanares A. (2012) 'The Effect of Internal Barriers on the Connection Between Stakeholder Integration and Proactive Environmental Strategies'. Springer Journal of Business Ethics, 107 (3), pp. 281-293.
  • De la Torre-Ruiz JM, Aragon-Correa J, Ferrón-Vílchez V. (2011) 'Job-related Skill Heterogeneity and Action Team Performance'. Emerald Group Publishing Limited Management Decision, 49 (7), pp. 1061-1079.
  • Aguilera-Caracuel J, Aragon-Correa J, Hurtado-Torres NE. (2011) 'Extending the Literature on the Environmental Strategy of MNEs'. Emerald Group Publishing Limited Multinational Business Review, 19 (4), pp. 299-310.
  • Gomez-Haro S, Aragon-Correa J, Cordón-Pozo E. (2011) 'Differentiating the Effects of the Institutional Environment on Corporate Entrepreneurship'. Emerald Group Publishing Limited Management Decision, 49 (10), pp. 1677-1693.
  • Marcus A, Aragon-Correa J, Pinkse J. (2011) 'Firms, Regulatory Uncertainty, and the Natural Environment'. University of California Press California Management Review, 54 (1), pp. 5-16.
  • Bermúdez-Edo M, Hurtado-Torres NE, Aragon-Correa J. (2010) 'The Importance of Trusting Beliefs Linked to the Corporate Website for Diffusion of Recruiting-Related Online Innovations'. Springer Information Technology and Management, 11 (4), pp. 177-189.
  • Bueno-Campos E, Aragon-Correa J, García-Morales VJ, Salmador-Sánchez MP. (2010) 'Tangible Slack Versus Intangible Resources. The Influence of Technology Slack and Tacit Knowledge in the Capability of Organizational Learning to Generate Innovation and Performance'. Inderscience Publishers International Journal of Technology Management, 49 (4), pp. 314-337.
  • Martín-Tapia I, Aragon-Correa J. (2010) 'Environmental Strategy and Exports in Medium, Small and Micro-Enterprises'. Elsevier Science Journal of World Business, 45 (3), pp. 266-275.
  • Martín-Tapia I, Aragon-Correa J, Guthrie J. (2009) 'High Performance Work Systems and Export Performance'. Taylor and Francis Group International Journal of Human Resource Management, 20 (3), pp. 633-653.
  • Rueda-Manzanares A, Aragon-Correa J, Sharma S. (2008) 'The Influence of Stakeholders on the Environmental Strategy of Service Firms: The Moderating Effects of Complexity, Uncertainty and Munificence'. John Wiley and Sons British Journal of Management, 19 (2), pp. 185-203.
  • Martín-Tapia I, Aragon-Correa J, Senise-Barrio ME. (2008) 'Being Green and Export Intensity of SMEs: The Moderating Influence of Perceived Uncertainty'. Elsevier Science Ecological Economics, 68 (1-2), pp. 56-67.
  • Aragon-Correa J, Hurtado-Torres NE, Sharma S, García-Morales VJ. (2008) 'Environmental Strategy and Performance in Small Firms: A Resource-Based Perspective'. Elsevier Science Journal of Environmental Management, 86 (1), pp. 88-103.
  • Aragon-Correa J, García-Morales, VJ , Cordón-Pozo E. (2007) 'Leadership and organizational Learning's Role on innovation and Performance: Lessons From Spain'. Elsevier Science Industrial Marketing Management, 36 (3), pp. 349-359.
  • Aragon-Correa J, Rubio-López E. (2007) 'Proactive Corporate Environmental Strategies: Myths and Misunderstands'. Elsevier Science Long Range Planning, 4 (3), pp. 357-381.
  • Sharma S, Aragon-Correa J, Rueda-Manzanares A. (2007) 'The Contingent Influence of Organizational Capabilities on Proactive Environmental Strategy in the Service Sector: An Analysis of north American and European Ski Resorts'. Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, 24 (4), pp. 268-283.
  • Cordón-Pozo E, Aragon-Correa J, García-Morales VJ. (2006) 'Interdepartmental Collaboration and New product Development Success: A Study on the collaboration Between Marketing and R&D in Spanish High-Technology Firms'. Inderscience Publishers International Journal of Technology Management, 34 (14), pp. 52-79.
  • Aragon-Correa J, Cordón-Pozo E. (2005) 'The Influence of Strategic Dimensions and the Environment on the Introduction of Internet as Innovation into Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises'. Taylor and Francis Group Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, 17 (2), pp. 205-218.
  • Sharma S, Aragon-Correa J. (2004) 'Corporate Environmental Strategy and Competitive Advantage'. Taylor and Francis Group Competition and Change, 8 (4), pp. 339-356.
  • Aragon-Correa J, Matías-Reche F, Senise-Barrio ME. (2004) 'Managerial Discretion and Corporate Commitment to the Natural Environment'. Elsevier Science Journal of Business Research, 57 (9), pp. 964-975.
  • Aragon-Correa J, Sharma S. (2003) 'A Contingent Resource-Based View of Proactive Corporate Environmental Strategy'. Academy of Management Academy of Management Review, 28 (1), pp. 71-88.
  • Martín-Rodríguez M, Aragon-Correa J, Melchor-Ferrer E, Rodríguez-Ferrero N, Sáez-Fernández FJ. (2002) 'Evaluation of Irrigation Projects and Water Resource Management: A Methodological Proposal'. John Wiley and Sons Sustainable Development, 10 (2), pp. 90-102.
  • Aragon-Correa J. (1998) 'Strategic Proactivity and Firm Approach to the Natural Environment'. Academy of Management Academy of Management Journal, 41 (5), pp. 556-567.
  • Aragon-Correa J, Llorens-Montes FJ. (1997) 'Ecological Concern and Environmental Behavious Towards Sustainable Development: A Model Applied to Potential Change in the Recycling Systems'. John Wiley and Sons Sustainable Development, 5 (1), pp. 43-49.


  • Correa JAA, Barrio MES, Reche FM. (2006) Evaluación de la colaboración entre socios (parteneriado)del proyecto Acerca III. Granada : Deputacíon de Granada
  • Aragon-Correa J, Senise-Barrios ME, Martín-Tapia I, Matías-Reche F, Molina-Fernández LM, Rubio-López E. (2006) Evalución Externa del Proyecto ACERCA III: Delimitación y análisis de los principalles "Outputs", resultados e impactos (External Evaluation of the ACERCA Project). Diputación de Granada
  • Sharma S, Correa JAA. (2005) Corporate Environmental Strategy And Competitive Advantage. Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Correa JAA, Barrio MES. (2001) Polígonos Empresariales y sus Repercusiones: Análisis de las Características e Impactos de los Polígonos Industriales en la Provinca de Granada (Industrial Parks and Implications). Granada : Fundación Caja de Granada/Confederación Granadina de Empresarios
  • Martín-Rodríguez M, Sáez-Fernández FJ, Aragón-Correa JA. (2000) Valoración del Impacto Socioeconomico de la Puesta en Regadío de la Cuenca del Guadalquivir (Irrigation Projects and Evaluation of their Socioeconomic Impacts in the River Guadalquivir). Civitas
  • Correa JAA. (1998) Empresa y medio ambiente: Gestión Estratégica de las Oportunidades Medioambientales (Natural Environment and Firms: Strategic Management of Environmental Opportunities). Comares

Book chapters

  • Ferron-Vilchez V, Aragon-Correa J. (2012) 'A European Approach of the Environmental Costs: A Case Study in the Spanish Road Freight Transport Industry'. in Madu CN, Kuei C-H (eds.) Handbook of Sustainability Management World Scientific , pp. 625-640.
  • Delgado-Marquez BL, Aragon-Correa J, Hurtado-Torres NE. (2011) 'Fostering Integrity in Business Education: An Analysis of Academic Administrators' Perceptions at Spanish Business Schools'. in Wankel C, Stachowicz-Stanusch A (eds.) Management Education for Integrity: ethically Educationg Tomorrow's Business Leaders Bingley : Emerald Group Publishing , pp. 59-76.
  • Martin-Tapia I, Aragon-Correa J, Llamas-Sanchez R. (2008) 'The Relationship Between High Performance Work Systems and Proactive Environmental Management'. in Wüstenhagen R (ed.) Sustainable Innovation and Entrepreneurship Northampton : Edward Elgar Publishing , pp. 197-224.
  • Aragon-Correa J, Matías-Reche F. (2005) 'Small Firms and Natural Environment: A Resource-Based View of the Importance, Antecedents, Implications, and Future Challenges of the Relationship'. in Sharma S, Correa JAA (eds.) Corporate Environmental Strategy And Competitive Advantage Edward Elgar Publishing , pp. 96-114.
  • Sharma S, Aragon-Correa J. (2005) 'Corporate Environmental Strategy and Competitive Advantage: A Review From the Past to the Future'. in Sharma S, Correa JAA (eds.) Corporate Environmental Strategy And Competitive Advantage Northampton : Edward Elgar Publishing , pp. 1-26.

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