Jerry Davis and Christopher J. White



Jerry Davis is the Wilbur K. Pierpont Collegiate Professor of Management at the Ross School of Business and Professor of Sociology, The University of Michigan. He received his PhD from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford and previously taught at Northwestern and Columbia. Davis has published widely in management, sociology, and finance. He is currently Associate Editor of Administrative Science Quarterly and Director of the Interdisciplinary Committee on Organization Studies (ICOS) at Michigan.


Chris leads the Center for Positive Organizational Scholarship at The University of Michigan. The Center helps leaders build purpose-driven and uplifting businesses through its ground-breaking research, educational programs and organizational partnerships. While a student at Michigan, Chris co-developed and taught an MBA Social Intrapreneurship class, which has since been open-sourced into other top business schools. He continues to co-teach the class as Adjunct Faculty, and is co-authoring a book on the topic through Harvard Business Press.


Articles by Jerry Davis and Christopher J. White

  • Jerry Davis and Christopher J. White

    Are you an Intrapreneur? : Take our four-point test

    How is an intrapreneur different from an entrepreneur? In a corporate setting, the ‘ventures’ they lead are not always products or services, but could be other kinds of initiatives that advance organizational objectives while having social or environmental benefits. These come in many shapes or sizes. Intrapreneurs have a wider field of vision than most people when it comes to opportunities for social or environmental impact. We have found it useful to think of this in terms of four Ps: Products, Practices, People, and Public.

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