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Terry Porter

Terry Porter



Maine Business School
310 DPC Hall
Orono, ME 04469-5723

Professor Porter is an Assistant Professor of Management at the Maine Business School. Ms. Porter received her Ph.D. degree from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts, where her research focused on strategic change and corporate environmentalism. Previously, she was a professor of management at the School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont. Her research program centers on strategic processes, environmentalism, and organizational identity. Terry enjoys outdoor sports and recreation, gardening, and woodworking.


Ph.D. University of Massachusetts, M.A. John F. Kennedy University, B.A. University of California Santa Cruz

Research interests

Strategic Process, Organizations and the Natural Environment, Identity and Identification, Sustainable Economic Development, Organization Theory, Action Research


  • Porter, T. 2006. Coevolution as a research framework for organizations and the natural environment. Organization and Environment, 19(4): 479-504.
  • Porter, T. (2005). Identity subtexts in the discursive construction of sustainability. Electronic Journal of Radical Organisation Theory.
  • Porter, T. (2001). Theorizing organizational identity. Best Papers Proceedings of the 2001 Academy of Management Meeting, Washington, D.C. Nominated for Organization and Management Theory division Best Paper award.
  • Porter, T. (2001). Forging connections: A framework for linking CEO identity, organizational identity, and business strategy. Proceedings of the 2001 Eastern Academy of Management Annual Meeting, New York: 83-86.
  • Porter, T. (1999). Beyond Metaphor: Applying a New Paradigm of Change to Experiential Debriefing. Journal of Experiential Education, 22(2): 85-90.
  • Other Publications Porter, T. (2004). A review of The Oxford handbook of organization theory: Meta-theoretical perspectives, Tsoukas, H. & Knudsen, C. (Eds.) Oxford: Oxford University Press (2003). In Management Learning.
  • Porter, T. (2002). A review of Personal and organisational transformations through action inquiry. Fisher, D., Rooke, D., & Torbert, B. (2001). Boston, MA: Edge/Work Press. In Management Learning, 33(4): 537-541.
  • Porter, T. (1995). ‘Connecting with courage,’ An Outward Bound program for adolescent girls. In K. Warren (Ed.) Women’s voices in experiential education. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall-Hunt, 267-275.

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