Research Inspired by Nature

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).

WORKING PAPERS

Voluntary Sustainability Standards (Title changed to preserve the review process anonymity).
Nava L. and Tampe M. (4th round Revise & Resubmit: Business Ethics Quarterly, IF: 2.79)

The Grasshopper and the Ant: What Explain the Variation in Organizational Adaptation to Climate Change. 
Nava L., Chiapetti J., Barbosa da Rocha R. and Tampe M. 

Organizational Post-traumatic Growth: How Disasters Affect Organizational Responses to Social Changes.
Nava L., Matsuno K. and Kohlbacher F. 

The Place of the Material for Organizational Practices.
Tampe M., Nava L.

Rediscovering the Bucolic Tale: The Role of Place Embeddedness in Fostering Sustainable Practices.
Nava L., Chiapetti J., Barbosa da Rocha R. and Tampe M. 

Rise from Ashes: A Dynamic Framework of Organizational Learning and Resilience in Disasters Response.
Nava L. (Accepted for publication in Business and Society Review) 

 

Sustainability as a Vocation? Reflections from Early-Career Sustainability Scholars

Baudoin L., Carmine S., Malou O., Nava L., Poggioli N.- authors in alphabetic order (Proposal accepted at Journal of Management Studies)

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

Circular Business Models Maturity Level Framework for Amazônia Traditional Communities – Data collection design (with Lara Liboni, Luciana Cezarino, Lucas Stocco)

 

RECENT INVITED PRESENTATIONS AT CONFERENCES AND SEMINARS 

Catolica University Lisbon – Invited virtual seminar, Nov 2021 (The Grasshopper and the Ant: Explaining the Variation in Organizational Responses to Climate Change)

 

University of Cambridge Judge Business School – Invited virtual seminar, Nov 2021 (Science or morality? The effects of frames on stakeholder deliberation, a field experiment)

 

Bocconi University – Invited virtual seminar, Oct 2021 (The Grasshopper and the Ant: Explaining the Variation in Organizational Responses to Climate Change)

 

Cambridge Zero Research Symposium– Invited virtual seminar, Oct 2021 (The Grasshopper and the Ant: Explaining the Variation in Organizational Responses to Climate Change)

 

Cambridge Climate Change Festival – Invited virtual seminar, Oct 2021 (The way to Net-Zero and Beyond: Informing European Climate Policy through NEGEM)

 

Nova School of Business and Economics – Invited virtual seminar, Sept 2021 (The Grasshopper and the Ant: Explaining the Variation in Organizational Responses to Climate Change)

 

Academy of Management Annual Meeting, ONE Division – Virtual, Aug 2021 (Invited paper for a symposium: The Grasshopper and the Ant: Explaining the Variation in Organizational Responses to Climate Change)

Co-organization also of a Professional Development Workshop (Step ONE: Starting Your Sustainability PhD Journey with ONE)

 

Society of Business Ethics Annual Meeting - Virtual, Aug 2021 (Paper: Rediscovering the Bucolic Tale: The Role of Place Embeddedness in Fostering Sustainable Practices)

 

EGOS Annual Conference – Virtual, July 2021 (Paper: Rediscovering the Bucolic Tale: The Role of Place Embeddedness in Fostering Sustainable Practices)

Participation also in the PDW on stakeholder deliberation (Paper: Science or morality? The effects of frames on stakeholder deliberation, a field experiment)

 

ARCS Annual Conference – Virtual, June 2021 (Accepted paper: Organizational Post-Traumatic Growth: How Disasters Affect Responsiveness to Environmental Forces)

Participation also in the ARCS Doctoral Consortium (Paper: Organizational Post-Traumatic Growth: How Disasters Affect Responsiveness to Environmental Forces)

 

Business and Society Research Development Workshop – University of Bath, Centre for Business, Organisations and Society, May 2021 (Paper: Rediscovering the Bucolic Tale: The Role of Place Embeddedness in Fostering Sustainable Practices)

 

University of St. Gallen – Virtual Brownbag Seminar, Feb 2021 (Paper: Rediscovering the Bucolic Tale: The Role of Place Embeddedness in Fostering Sustainable Practices)

 

Cambridge Judge Business School – PhD Seminar, Feb 2021 (Paper: Rediscovering the Bucolic Tale: The Role of Place Embeddedness in Fostering Sustainable Practices)

 

Rotterdam School of Management – Invited seminar, Nov 2020 (Paper: The Grasshopper and the Ant: Why some Vulnerable Organizations Adapt to Climate Change and Others Do Not)

 

Academy of Management Discoveries Workshop – Virtual, Nov 2020 (Accepted paper: Organizational Post-Traumatic Growth: How Disasters Affect Responsiveness to Environmental Opportunities and Threats)

 

Strategic Management Society Annual Meeting – Virtual due to Covid-19 outbreak - London, Oct 2020 (Accepted paper: The Grasshopper and the Ant: Why some Vulnerable Organizations Adapt to Climate Change and Others Do Not) – Finalist for the Research Methods Prize and nominated for the Best PhD Paper Prize, Recipient of the Honorable Mention Award of the Behavioral Strategy Interest Group

Participation in Paper Development Workshops

 

Sustainability PhD Community – Virtual Seminar, Oct 2020 (Paper: The Grasshopper and the Ant: Why some Vulnerable Organizations Adapt to Climate Change and Others Do Not)

 

Academy of Management Annual Meeting, ONE Division – Virtual due to Covid-19 outbreak - Vancouver (BC), Aug 2020 (Three accepted papers: Organizational Post-Traumatic Growth: How Disasters Affect Responsiveness to Environmental Forces; Rediscovering the Bucolic Tale: The Role of Place Embeddedness in Fostering Sustainable Practices; Enablers and Tensions of Voluntary Sustainability Standards' Successful Implementation Process)

Participation also in the ONE Doctoral Consortium (Paper: The Grasshopper and the Ant: Why some Vulnerable Organizations Adapt to Climate Change and Others Do Not)

 

EGOS Doctoral Consortium – Virtual Seminar due to Covid-19 outbreak, July 2020 (Paper: The Grasshopper and the Ant: Why some Vulnerable Organizations Adapt to Climate Change and Others Do Not)

 

GRONEN Reading Group – Virtual Seminar due to Covid-19 outbreak, July 2020  (Accepted paper: Ambidextrous (Re)coupling: How to Enable the Implementation Process of Voluntary Sustainability Standards)

 

ARCS Annual Conference – Cancelled due to Covid-19 outbreak - Milan, June 2020 (Accepted paper: Organizational Post-Traumatic Growth: How Disasters Affect Responsiveness to Environmental Forces)

 

Sustainability Salon at Ivey Business School – Virtual Seminar, May 2020 (Paper: Organizational Post-Traumatic Growth: How Disasters Affect Responsiveness to Environmental Forces)

 

ARCS PhD Sustainability Academy - London (ON), Nov 2019 (Paper: Rediscovering the Bucolic Tale: The Role of Place Embeddedness in Fostering Sustainable Practices)

 

Strategic Management Society Annual Meeting - Minneapolis (MN), Oct 2019 (Paper: When the Going Gets Risky: How Climate Risk Perception and Risk Attitude Affect Sustainable Practices)

Participation also in the Paper Development Workshop

 

European Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption and Production - Barcelona, Oct 2019 (Paper: The Grasshopper and the Ant: Why some Vulnerable Organizations Adapt to Climate Change and Others Do Not)

Participation in PhD Day

 

Society of Business Ethics Annual Meeting - Boston (MA), Aug 2019 (Paper: The Grasshopper and the Ant: Why some Vulnerable Organizations Adapt to Climate Change and Others Do Not)

Emerging Scholar Award receiver

 

EDAMBA Summer Academy - Athens, July 2019 (Paper: Rediscovering the Bucolic Tale: The Role of Place Embeddedness in Fostering Sustainable Practices)

 

Esade PhD Paper Development Workshop – Barcelona, July 2019 and June 2020

With Prof. Ruth Aguilera

 

Misbehavior BCN Meeting - Barcelona, June 2019 (Paper: The Grasshopper and the Ant: Why some Vulnerable Organizations Adapt to Climate Change and Others Do Not)

 

IABS Business & Society Paper Development Workshop - Barcelona, June 2019 (Paper: Rediscovering the Bucolic Tale: The Role of Place Embeddedness in Fostering Sustainable Practices)

 

Esade Business & Society and Institute of Social Innovation Seminars – Barcelona

Nov 2020 (Paper: The Grasshopper and the Ant: Why some Vulnerable Organizations Adapt to Climate Change and Others Do Not)

Feb 2020 (Paper: The Grasshopper and the Ant: Why some Vulnerable Organizations Adapt to Climate Change and Others Do Not)

June 2019 (PhD Thesis Proposal)

June 2018 (Paper: When Standards Lead to a Non-Standard World: What Explains Differences in Implementation Quality of    Voluntary Sustainability Standards in Developing Countries)

 

Other attended conferences: EGOS Annual Meeting, 2020, virtual; Academy of Management, 2019, Boston (MA), ECPR Conference, 2018, Lausanne

 

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.

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 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)