Research Inspired by Nature

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Postdoctoral Research Associate at Cambridge Judge Business School, Energy Policy Research Group (Cambridge)

Research Associate at Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge


PhD in Management Sciences from ESADE Business SchoolDepartment of Society, Politics & Sustainability, (Barcelona)

Visiting Researcher at Babson College (MA)

Master of Research from Esade Business School (Barcelona), Master in International Management from Bocconi University (Milan), CEMS Master in International Management (Global)

Bachelor in Business Administration from Bocconi University (Milan)

I am a postdoctoral Research Associate in the Energy and Policy Research Group at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School and a Fellow at the Hughes Hall college. My research focuses on understanding the relationships between organizations and the natural environment to inform policy makers. Following my passion for nature, and especially the interactions between social and ecological systems, I investigate how organizational members interpret and respond to the natural environment stimuli, such as climate change or natural disasters.

 

My research is multidisciplinary: it draws from organization theory, behavioral strategy, social and environmental psychology, geography, and natural sciences. It also uses both quantitative (OLS, SEM, PLSSEM, Text Analysis), experimental and qualitative methods (Content Analysis, Thematic Analysis, Inductive Coding). I developed my research interest through different experiences in Italy and abroad (Brazil, India, and Benin), and from the academic training in business schools in Europe (Bocconi, Esade), America (University of California, Babson College) and Asia (Indian Institute of Management).

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS

Nava L. and Tampe M. (2022). The Challenge of Implementing Voluntary Sustainability Standards: A Dynamic Framework on the Tension between Adherence and Adaptation. Business Ethics Quarterly (online first).

https://doi.org/10.1017/beq.2022.1

 

Nava L. (2022). Rise from Ashes: A Dynamic Framework of Organizational Learning and Resilience in Disaster Response. Business and Society Review (online first). https://doi.org/10.1111/basr.12261

 

AWARDS

UNIVERSITAT RAMON LLULL, 2021

Best PhD Thesis Award Nomination

 

STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT SOCIETY (SMS) CONFERENCE, 2020, virtual

Honorable Mention Award Recipient from the Behavioral Strategy Interest Group

Best Methods Paper Prize Finalist

Best PhD Paper Prize Nomination

Paper: The Grasshopper and the Ant: Why some Vulnerable Organizations Adapt to Climate Change and Others Do Not

 

ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT, ONE Division, 2020, virtual

Best Reviewer Award

 

SOCIETY FOR BUSINESS ETHICS (SBE) CONFERENCE, 2019, Boston, MA

 

Emerging Scholar Award Recipient (Paper: The Grasshopper and the Ant: Why some Vulnerable Organizations Adapt to Climate Change and Others Do Not)

 

ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA FOUNDER’S SCHOLARSHIP, 2017

 

The Ermenegildo Zegna Founder’s Scholarship provides scholarships to enable promising Italians to undertake research programs in prestigious international institutions to make a positive contribution to Italy following the completion of the career abroad.

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TEACHING

 

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY – Cambridge Judge Business School (February 2022)

  • Elective course for Master of Science students

  • Co-instructor with David Reiner

 

STRATEGY AND LEADERSHIP – Girton College, University of Cambridge (Summer 2021)

  • Instructor (24 hours of virtual frontal lectures)

  • Teaching Evaluations: 6.78/7 (Response Rate: 75%)

 

BUSINESS AND SOCIETY – Esade Business School (Fall 2020)

 

  • Teaching Assistant for the Master in Business Analytics (30 hours)

  • Instructor: Maja Tampe

 

LEADING TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE FUTURES - Esade Business School (Spring 2020) – Virtual due to Covid-19 outbreak

  • Co-instructor together with Maja Tampe (guest lecturer & group projects mentor)

  • Elective for Master students

  • Teaching Evaluations: 6.23/7

 

BUSINESS, GOVERNMENT AND SOCIETY – Esade Business School (Winter 2020)

  • Teaching Assistant for the MBA 

  • Instructors: Maja Tampe & Daniel Arenas

 

HOW TO WRITE A MASTER THESIS – Esade Business School (Winter 2020)

  • Instructor for the Master in Research in Management Science

 

BUSINESS AND SOCIETY – Esade Business School (Fall 2018)

 

  • Teaching Assistant for the Master in Business Analytics (30 hours)

  • Instructor: Maja Tampe

 

SUPERVISION

 

  • Supervision of two Bachelor theses at Esade Business School (2018-2019)

 

SERVICE

 

ELECTED COMMUNICATION TEAM MEMBER - ONE Division, Academy of Management (August 2021 – August 2024)

 

CO-FOUNDER AND CHAIR OF THE FIRST SUSTAINABILITY PHD COMMUNITY (May 2020 – August 2021)

-     Organization of monthly virtual meetings where the over 250 members of the community can present and get feedback on their work, discuss, develop and share new opportunities, build long-lasting relationships. Supported by GRONEN and ONE Division of the Academy of Management. Special events organized within the community, such as Navigating the Job Market Event, Meet the Association or Meet the Editor.

 

REGULAR REVIEWING FOR TOP‐RANKED PEER‐REVIEWED JOURNALS AND CONFERENCES

 

 

  • Academy of Management Review – Bridge reviewer (IF: 8.86)

  • Academy of Management Discoveries

  • Journal of Management Studies (IF: 7.389

  • Journal of Business Ethics (IF: 4.14)

  • Business & Society (IF: 4.07)

  • Organizations & Environment (IF: 3.33)

  • Accounting & Finance (IF: 2.22)

  • Business & Society Review (IF: 0.93)

  • AOM annual conference (2020) – Best Reviewer Award

  • ARCS annual conference (2020)

  • SBE annual conference (2020)

  • SMS annual conference (2021)

 

ESADE DOCTORAL STUDENTS’ REPRESENTATIVE (2019-2020) – Career Development

  • Organization of seminars for PhD students on job market preparation, teaching, and other academic opportunities

 

AOM – ORGANIZATIONS AND NATURAL ENVIRONMENT (ONE) DIVISION COMMUNICATION TEAM (since 2019)

  • Volunteer to manage the Twitter institutional account

  • Organization of the social events for the Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2021 – ONE Division

 

 

ORGANIZATION OF ACADEMIC CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS

 

  • Co-organization of a Professional Development Workshop for the ONE Division of the Academy of Management (for the 2021 Annual Meeting). Title: "Step ONE: Starting Your Sustainability PhD Journey with ONE"

  • Ideation and organization of the first Esade PhD Day, a day where PhD students from universities in Catalunya present their work, participate in Meet the Editor and Job Market Preparation panels with faculty members, and enjoy networking activities – Cancelled due to covid.

  • Business and Society Research Seminars at Esade Business School (co-organizer of 10 sessions) – 2018-2019

MEMBERSHIP IN ACADEMIC ASSOCIATIONS

 

  • Academy of Management (AOM)

  • Strategic Management Society (SMS)

  • European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS)

 

  • Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability (ARCS)

  • Society for Business Ethics (SBE)