Research Inspired by Nature
PhD Candidate in Management Sciences
Department of Society, Politics & Sustainability,
ESADE Business & Law School
Visiting Researcher at Babson College (MA)
Passionate about nature and the relationship between organizations and the natural environment, I investigate how decision makers within organizations interpret and respond to the natural environment stimuli, such as climate change, natural disasters or the natural landscape, using both qualitative and quantitative methods.
I developed my research interest and experience with organizations and natural environment thanks to different experiences in Italy and abroad (America, Asia and Africa), and from the academic training in business schools in Europe (Bocconi, ESADE), America (University of California, Babson College) and Asia (Indian Institute of Management).
Voluntary Sustainability Standards (Titled changed to preserve review process anonymity).
Nava L. and Tampe M. (2nd round Revise and Resubmit: Business Ethics Quarterly)
Organizational Posttraumatic Growth: How Disasters Triggers Organizations' Responsiveness to their Enviornment.
Nava L., Matsuno K. and Kohlbacher F. (Target Journal: Academy of Management Discoveries)
Rediscovering the Bucolic Tale: The Role of Place Embeddedness in Fostering Sustainable Practices.
Nava L., Chiapetti J., Barbosa da Rocha R. and Tampe M. (Target Journal: Administrative Science Quarterly)
The Grasshopper and the Ant: Why some Vulnerable Organizations Adapt to Climate Change and Others Do Not.
Nava L., Chiapetti J., Barbosa da Rocha R. and Tampe M. (Target Journal: Management Science)
Rise from Ashes: How Organizations Learn for, from, and through Disasters
Nava L. (Target Journal: Organization & Environment)
The Place of the Material for Organizational Practices.
Tampe M., Nava L. (Target Journal: Organization Science)
Making Sense of Covid-19: How Corporal Sensations, Work-Identity Shifts and Mixed Emotions Shape Health Workers’ Sensemaking
Nava L. (Target Journal: Academy of Management Journal)
WORK IN PROGRESS
Long-term Effects of Natural Disasters on the Organization - Data collection from Japanese organizations.
NEGEM Project: Quantifying and Deploying Responsible Negative Emissions in Climate Resilient Pathways
RECENT INVITED PRESENTATIONS AT CONFERENCES AND SEMINARS
Rotterdam School of Management - Invited Seminar (Virtual)
Academy of Management Discoveries Workshop (Virtual)
Strategic Management Society (SMS) Annual Meeting - London, Oct 2020. Recipient of Honorable Mention Award from Behavioral Strategy IG, Finalist for Best Methods Paper Prize, Nomination for Best PhD Paper Prize
Society of Business Ethics (SBE) Annual Meeting - Philadelphia (PA), Aug 2021
Academy of Management (AOM) Annual Meeting, ONE division – Virtual due to Covid-19 outbreak, August 2020 - Presenting at the Doctoral Consortium and three papers in asynchronous sessions.
EGOS Doctoral Consortium – Virtual Seminar due to Covid-19 outbreak, July 2020
ARCS Annual Meeting – Cencelled due to Covid-19 outbreak, June 2020
Sustainability Salon at Ivey Business School – Virtual Seminar, May 2020
ARCS PhD Sustainability Academy - London (ON), Nov 2019
Strategic Management Society (SMS) Annual Meeting - Minneapolis (MN), Oct 2019
European Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption and Production (ERSCP) - Barcelona, Oct 2019
Society of Business Ethics (SBE) Annual Meeting - Boston (MA), Aug 2019
EDAMBA Summer Academy - Athens, July 2019
Finalist for Best Methods Paper Prize at SMS Annual Meeting, 2020
Nomination for Best PhD Paper Prize at SMS Annual Meeting, 2020
Best Reviewer Award - AOM Annual Meeting, 2020
Emerging Scholar Award Recipient from Society of Business Ethics
Ermenegildo Zegna Scholarship (2018)
Instructor: An Enemy of the People - Learning sustainability through Ibsen's drama (Bachelor Students)
Co-instructor: Business in Society (Master students)
Co-instructor: Leading towards Sustainable Futures (Master students) - Evaluation: 6.23/7
Instructor: How to Write your Master Thesis course (Master in Research students)
Teaching Assistant for Business, Government and Society course (MBA students)
Teaching Assistant for Business and Society courses (Master students)
Thesis supervisor for BBA students
Founder and Organizer of the first Sustainability PhD Community - a virtual space for PhD students in the field to meet, learn, and discuss
Reviewer for Business&Society, Journal of Business Ethics and Organization&Environment
Reviewer for annual conferences (AOM, SBE, ARCS)
Business and Society seminars organiser
Barcelona PhD Day organiser (Cancelled due to Covid-19)
ESADE Doctoral Society Representative (2019-2020)
Volunteer for the ONE division of Academy of Management - Communication Team