Dr. Carolee M. Rigsbee

Dr. Carolee Rigsbee, Ph.D. University of Texas at San Antonio
Assistant Professor

Area of Specialization: Strategic Management

Carolee Rigsbee is an assistant professor of management who has extensive prior business and industry leadership experience in quality assurance and project/program management in software-based systems. Carolee specializes in strategic management and aims to help design innovative organization governance and value chain structures and processes that strengthen stakeholder voice and reduce obstacles to social goal achievement. Her research is currently focused on understanding the strategic benefits that could be derived from vertically integrated value chains (meta-organizations) enabled by blockchain technology and shared governance structures to deliver goods and services in support of the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals.

Carolee is a member of the Executive Committee for the UI System Center for Urban Resilience and Environmental Sustainability (CURES). Carolee was involved in planning the NSF sponsored “CURES Connection” workshop, held August 7th and 8th, 2019 at the Discovery Partners Institute, at which a broad network of stakeholders focused on addressing energy, water, and climate related issues faced by cities of different sizes in Illinois and the Midwest and set the groundwork for advancing action in these areas.

Carolee is also on the organizing committee for the international conference on Sustainability, Ethics, and Entrepreneurship (SEE Conference website). The conference highlights cutting edge research on social impact investment mechanisms, social entrepreneurship, and mission-based enterprises (e.g. benefit corporations, B-Corp certified firms) and other topics related to social and environmental progress.

Please feel free to contact Carolee for more information on the above topics or if you are interested in collaborating on research, education, or other projects in the area of socially and environmentally responsible business management.

Invited Presentations:

2021, March 31.  Invited Panelist.  Women in Quality.  ASQ Montreal Section https://asqmontreal.qc.ca/language/en-ca/past-events/

2020, October 30. Invited Panelist. Session: Legal, Business, and Human Rights Research and Scholarship about Sustainability. 25th Belle R. & Joseph H. Braun Memorial Symposium – Cutting Through Academic Silos to Achieve Sustainability. UIC John Marshall Law School.

2020, April 20. Hammond C, Rigsbee C. Building Social and Environmental Responsibility into your Business and Legal Career. Invited panelist/presentation at Symposium on Energy, Environment and Sustainability (Part 1), sponsored by Energy Initiative, University of Illinois at Chicago.

2020, January 30. Grossman, E., Hanson, A-M., Kocs, E.A., Forret Lin, Y.-F., Rigsbee, C., Sharma, A., & Wuebbles, D. Cities 2020 and Beyond: Intellogent, Resilient, and Sustainable. Panel at the Night of Ideas Alive! Sponsored by the Consulate General of France and the Chicago Field Museaum. Chicago, Il.

2019, November 18. Invited speaker at University of Illinois at Chicago, US 130 Principles of Urban Sustainability class. Topic: Recent Trends in business on the need for social and environmental responsibility.

2017, October 19. Newman L., Cook, V., Rigsbee C. Forward thinking online education: What do management educators need to know? Invited presentation at Midwest Academy of Management. Chicago, Il.

Recent Publications:

Wuebbles, D., A. Sharma, A. Ando, L. Zhao, Rigsbee, C. (2021), Converging on solutions to plan sustainable cities, Eos (Magazine), 102(1):  18-23.  Available at https://eos.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/EOS_JAN21.pdf

Rigsbee, C.M., Newell, S., & de los Reyes, G. (2020). “Social purpose value chains: Formation and participation enabled by blockchain technology, value-chain level governance, and competition”, in E. Steckler and A. Ward (volume eds.), World Scientific Encyclopedia of Business Sustainability, Ethics & Entrepreneurship (Volume 4). World Scientific Publishing. Forthcoming.

Ando. A., Hanson, A-M., Kocs, E., Klein-Banai, C., Massey, D., Rigsbee, C., Sharma, A., Wuebbles, D., Zellner, M., & Zhao, L. (2019). New Voices and Paths to Urban Sustainability – 2019 CURES Connections Workshop Report (pdf). Center for Urban Resiliency and Environmental Sustainability (CURES), Discover Partners Institute. Chicago, IL.

Lengnick-Hall, M. L., Lengnick-Hall, C. A., & Rigsbee, C. M. (2013). Strategic human resource management and supply chain orientation. Human Resource Management Review, 23(4), 366-377. doi:10.1016/j.hrmr.2012.07.002.

Recent Conference Presentations:

International

Witmer A-P, Wuebbles D.J., Jain A, Dall-Erba S., Rigsbee C., Byrnes P., & Colina Morles E. (2021). “Community-Scale Response To Climate Change Impacts On Rural Agricultural Economies”. 20th IEEE International Symposium on Technologies for Homeland Security, Nov. 8-9, 2021. Forthcoming

Kocs, E. & Rigsbee, C.M., McWilliams, A., Dean, T.J., Moon, J., Wuebbles, D., Zafar, A., Kim, A., Walls, J.L. (2020) Better Late Than Never: Business Schools and Climate Change Action. Panel Symposium. Proceedings of the 2020 Academy of Management Annual Meeting.

Rigsbee, C., Newell, S, & de los Reyes, G. (2020) Social Purpose Value Chains: Formation and Participation Enabled by Blockchain Technology, Value-chain Level Governance, and Coopetition, paper symposium presentation for “Perspectives on the Sustainable Development Goals” (Steckler, E. & Ward, A., Organizers), 2020 Sustainability, Ethics, and Entrepreneurship Conference (February 27-March 1, 2020), San Juan, PR.

Rigsbee, C., Jessup, C., Hammond, C., Black, S., Wasik, J. (2020). Benefit Corporation Awareness. 2020 Sustainability, Ethics, and Entrepreneurship Conference (February 27-March 1, 2020), San Juan, PR.

Kocs, E. & Rigsbee, C. Panel Symposium: Enablers of Social Purpose Organization Success in Post Disaster Communities – Perspectives from Puerto Rico. 2020 Sustainability, Ethics, and Entrepreneurship Conference (February 27-March 1, 2020), San Juan, PR.

Black, S., Cassidy, G., & Rigsbee, C. (2019). Is there a Market for Benefit Corporation Control? 2019 Sustainability, Ethics, and Entrepreneurship Conference (SEE), Miami, FL.

Rigsbee, C. (2018). Social purpose value chains: Formation and participation enabled by blockchain technology, value-chain level governance, and coopetition. Espina, M (organizer) “Social Impact through Entrepreneurial Actions” panel symposium. Academy of Management Meeting, Chicago, Illinois.

Rigsbee, C. (2018). Social purpose value chains: Formation and participation enabled by blockchain technology, value-chain level governance, and coopetition. 2018 Sustainability, Ethics, and Entrepreneurship Conference (SEE),Washington, D.C., District of Columbia.

 

National

Newman, L., Gribbins, M., Jessup, C., Rigsbee, C., Boles, E., Rogers-Skowronski, D. (2017). Who Needs QM? We’re Already Good! The Challenges of Adopting QM for a Legacy Online Program. QM Connect, Fort Worth, Texas.

Newman, L., Boles, E., Gribbins, M., Jessup, C., Rigsbee, C., Rogers-Skowronski, D. (2017). A Community-Based Narrate-Your-Work Approach to Improving Quality. 33rd Distance Teaching & Learning Conference, Madison, Wisconsin.

Newman, L., Jessup, C., Rigsbee, C., Rogers Skowronski, D., Gribbens, M., Boles, E. (2017). Identifying Strategies for Revitalizing legacy online programs: Overcoming barriers to innovation. OLC Innovate Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Regional

Boles, E., Gribbins, M., Jessup, C., Newman, L., Rigsbee, C., Rogers-Skowronski, D. (2017). Panel: Challenges and Strategies for Revitalizing a Mature Online Business Program. Midwest Association for Information Systems, Springfield, Illinois.

Newman, L. V., Cook, V., & Rigsbee, C. (2017, September). Forward thinking online education: What do management educators need to know. Invited presentation at Midwest Academy of Management, Chicago, Illinois.

State

Rigsbee, C., Newell, S., Jessup, C. de los Reyes Jr., G. (2020). Social Purpose Value Chains: Overcoming Barriers to Social Goal Achievement. IIN Sustainability Research Conference. Eastern Illinois University. (forthcoming October 29, 2020)

Boyles, E., Jessup, C., Gribbens, M., Newman, L., Rigsbee, C., Rogers-Skowronski, D. (2017). Panel: Encouraging Innovation in a Mature Online Program. Faculty Summer Institute, Champaign, Illinois.

Grants:

2021. Rigsbee, C., Weckle, A, Hanson, A-M, Sharma, A, Jacobsen, D., Wuebbles, D., Friend, D., Kocs, E., Hamm, G., Kuhn, G., Cidell, J., Thurmaier, K., Merrifield, L., Lamb, M., Hugo, N., Fox, S., Wilson, S., Skuzinski, T., Theis, T., Ford, T. (2021). Illinois Innovation Network grant for “2021 CURES Community Project Lab: Interdisciplinary Sustainable Solutions for Small to Medium Sized Illinois Communities Facing a Changing Climate”. $30,000

2018. Rigsbee, C., Styles, M., & Villegas, J., PepsiCo UIS Recycling Bin Research & Engagement Project, Co-Principal Investigator. $3,654.00

2016. Giraud-Carrier, F., Qahri Saremi, H., & Rigsbee, C., Summer Competitive Scholarly Research, Co-Investigator. $5000.00

 

Awards:

2020. UIS Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentor Award for 2020 in the Business/Professions.

2016. UIS Center for Online Learning, Research and Service Faculty Fellow (2016-2018)

2015. UIS Brookens Faculty Library Associate.