Research Inspired by Nature

Postdoc Researcher at Cambridge Judge Business School, Energy Research Policy 
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 (Title changed to preserve the review process anonymity).
Nava L. and Tampe M. (2nd round Revise & Resubmit: Business Ethics Quarterly, IF: 2.79)

Organizational Adaption to Climate Change (Title changed to preserve the review process anonymity). 
Nava L., Chiapetti J., Barbosa da Rocha R. and Tampe M. (Under Review at Management Science, IF: 4.22)

Organizational Post-traumatic Growth: How Disasters Affect Organizational Responses to Environmental Opportunities and Threats.
Nava L., Matsuno K. and Kohlbacher F. (Target Journal: Organization Studies)

The Place of the Material for Organizational Practices.
Tampe M., Nava L. (Target Journal: Organization Science, IF: 3.25; Expected Submission in May 2021)

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, IF: 8.02; Expected Submission in September 2021)

Organizational Learning in Disruptions (Title changed to preserve the review process anonymity). 
Nava L. (Revise & Resubmit: Business and Society Review)


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. Data collection (interviews, surveys, workshops, expert elicitations).



Academy of Management (AOM) Annual Meeting, ONE division – Virtual, August 2021 - Co-organization of a PDW and paper presented in a symposium


Society of Business Ethics (SBE) Annual Meeting - Philadelphia (PA), Aug 2021

EGOS Annual Meeting - Virtual, July 2021

ARCS Annual Meeting - Virtual, June 2021


Business and Society Workshop - CBOS University of Bath, Virtual, May 2021


University of St. Gallen - Invited Brownbag Seminar (Virtual), Feb 2021


Cambridge Judge Business School - Invited PhD Seminar (Virtual), Feb 2021

Rotterdam School of Management - Invited Seminar (Virtual), Nov 2020

Academy of Management Discoveries Workshop (Virtual), Nov 2020


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

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)




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, counting over 220 members


Reviewer for Academy of Management Review (Bridge), Business & Society, Journal of Business Ethics and Organization & Environment

Reviewer for annual conferences (AOM, SBE, ARCS, SMS)


Business and Society seminars organiser, Esade Business School

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

Organisation of the social events for the Academy of Management annual meeting 2021, ONE Division