Publications: Antony Upward



  1.     Upward, A. et. al. (Forthcoming), Strongly Sustainable Business Model Innovation (Working Title).  (See this presentation for details of this project)

Book Chapters

  1.     Upward, A (Forthcoming), Emergent Organizational Forms in Multiplying the Benefits, Easterbrook S, Savin, B. (Editors)

Refereed Journal Articles

Two articles submitted and currently in peer review:

  1.     Elizabeth Kurucz, Barry Colbert, Florian Lüdeke-Freund, Antony Upward, and Bob Willard submitted a full paper to the Journal of Cleaner Production special issue “Systematic Leadership Towards Sustainability”.   This was at the personal invitation of the guest editors Göran Broman, Karl-Henrik Robèrt,

  2.     Kurucz, E. C., Colbert, B. A., Lüdeke-Freund, F., Upward, A., & Willard, B. (2015). Relationship leadership for sustainability: Addressing the challenge of integration to build resilient societies. Journal of Cleaner Production, TBD(TBD), x-y. doi:TBD

  3.     Peter Jones and Antony Upward submitted a full paper to Organization & Environment special issue “Business Models for Sustainability”.  This was at the personal invitation of  guest editors Prof. Dr. Stefan Schaltegger, Prof. Dr. Erik Hansen and Dr. Florian Lüdeke-Freund (Leuphana University Centre for Sustainability Management).

  4.     Jones, P. H., & Upward, A. (2015). A Conceptual Foundation for Designing Strongly Sustainable Enterprises. Organization & Environment, Special Issue: Business Models for Sustainability: Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Transformation, TBD(TBD), x-y. doi:TBD

Refereed Conference Proceedings

  1.     Wiengarten, F., Pagell, M., Humphreys, P., Upward, A., & Lo, C. (2013). Causes and performance outcomes of health and safety incidences. 24th Annual Conference of the Production and Operations Management Society "Integrating Practice in POM Research and Teaching" (POMS 2013), Denver, Colorado.


  1.     Upward, A., McDougall, J., & Hoeller, N. (2012). Book review - The Nature of Business: Redesigning for Resilience by Giles Hutchins. Zygote Quarterly, 3, 54-71, from


  1.     The Natural Step Canada, Willard, B., Upward, A., Leung, P., & Park, C. (2013). Towards a Gold-standard Benchmark for a Truly Sustainable Business: Working Draft of Science-based KPIs and Goals. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: The Natural Step Canada.

Other Articles and Papers

  1.     Upward, A. (2014), Renewing renewal. Renew Canada, May / June, 30-34.

  2.     Hoeller, N., Goel, A., Freixas, C., Anway, R., Upward, A., Salustri, F., . . . Miteva, K. (2013, Fall). Proposal: Developing a Common Ground for Learning from Nature. Zygote Quarterly,7, 134-144. Retrieved from

  3.     Upward, A. (2012). Strongly Sustainable Business Models: A Personal Perspective on a New Field of Practice and Research. Retrieved 7/27/2012, 2012, from

  4.     Upward, A. (2011). How Firms Will React to Limits on Bio-Physical Flows: An Exploration of Possibilities. Unpublished manuscript. (download)

  5.     Upward, A. (2010). Towards a Definition of Organizational Sustainability: An Exploration of the Reporting of Organizational Performance for Sustainability Outcomes. Unpublished manuscript. (download)

  6.     Upward, A. (2010). Book Review: "Branded!" by Michael E. Conroy, 2007. Unpublished manuscript. (download)

Other Professional Conference Activities

Presented at:

  1.     Upward, A. (2010). MESH 2010 – Canada’s Web Conference, Toronto, May 18 The How (and Why) of Data Warehousing 101 (or Eight Steps to Data Warehousing Heaven) (download)

  2.     Upward, A. (2005).  SAP Telecommunications Info-Days Miami March 16-19 SimplyFI – Taking Telco Finance to the Next Level

  3.     Upward, A. (2003). Telemanagement World Dallas November 11 Customer and Product Profitability Metrics…Are They Possible in a Telco?

  4.     Upward (2003). A. SAP Telecommunications Info-Days Berlin October 28-29 Bell Canada Enterprise Buyer Professional Implementation

Working Papers

  1.     See the Edward James Consulting Ltd. Documents and Downloads page and SlideShare page.


  1.     See Antony Upward’s Refworks Bibliographic Database.

Life-Time Summary
  1. -(1 in development)

  2. -(1 in development)

  3. -(2 in peer review)







Book Chapters

Refereed Journal Article

Refereed Conference Proceedings



Other Articles and Papers

Other Conference Activities