Photo of Luis Ballesteros

Luis Ballesteros

PhD Candidate

Research Interests: global strategy, organizational decision-making under uncertainty, organizational responses to systemic risks, strategic csr, non-market strategy, firm-performance implications of corporate philanthropy, social-welfare implications of business strategy, business provision of collective goods

Links: Personal Website, Consortium on Non-Market Strategy


  • Luis Ballesteros, Michael Useem, "Corporate Activity for Dealing with Societal Risks ". In Rethinking Catastrophic Risk: How Corporate America Copes with Disruption, edited by Howard Kunreuther, Erwann Michel-Kerjan, Michael Useem, (2016).
  • Howard Kunreuther, Luis Ballesteros, "Deciding in the Context of Low-Probability Shocks: Biases, Heuristics, and Uncertainty". In Rethinking Catastrophic Risk: How Corporate America Copes with Disruption, edited by Howard Kunreuther, Erwann Michel-Kerjan, Michael Useem, (2016).
  • Luis Ballesteros, Howard Kunreuther, "Organizational Learning from Catastrophes". In Rethinking Catastrophic Risk: How Corporate America Copes with Disruption, edited by Howard Kunreuther, Erwann Michel-Kerjan, Michael Useem, (2016).
  • Luis Ballesteros (Work In Progress), An Adaptation of the Herfindahl-Hirschman index (HHI) to Study Market Concentration at the National and International Levels.
  • Luis Ballesteros, Michael Useem, Tyler Wry (Under Revision), Black Swans and Private Intervention: An Empirical Evaluation of the Social Implications of Corporate Disaster Giving.  Abstract
  • Luis Ballesteros (Work In Progress), Innovation and Systemic Risk: Can Exposure to Large Shocks Affect Risk Taking?.
  • Luis Ballesteros (Work In Progress), Using a Polynomial Expansion of Subsidiaries, Sales, and Employees as a Measure of Firm-Market Economic Linkages.
  • Luis Ballesteros (Under Review), Markets as Clubs: A Study of the Role of Firm-Market Economic Reliance in the Corporate Provision of Collective Goods (ACAD MANAGE PROC 2015 2015:1 19077; doi:10.5465/Best PhD Paper, SMS 2015).  Abstract  Related Materials
  • Luis Ballesteros (Working), Lead, Follow, or Abstain? Timing Advantages under High Uncertainty and Time Constraints (Best Paper SMS 2016, Nomination).  Abstract
  • Luis Ballesteros, Michael Useem (Working), Local versus Global Institutional Pressures: Organizational Imitation and Multinationality.  Abstract
  • Luis Ballesteros, Michael Useem, "How They Did It (Private Giving, Insurance Payouts for Recovery, Execution and Expectations". In Leadership Dispatches: Chile's Extraordinary Comeback from Disaster, edited by Michael Useem, Howard Kunreuther, (2015), 47 - 165.
  • Ballesteros, Luis, “Financing Catastrophe Relief and Recovery in Developing Countries. Are Global Financial Markets the Answer? The Case of Haiti,” The World Bank, 2010.  Description