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Emilio Marti is an assistant professor in the Business-Society Management Department at the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM). Emilio’s research focuses on how pressure from shareholders makes companies more or less sustainable. For example, with Tanja Ohlson, he currently conducts an ethnography at a London-based shareholder engagement fund to explore the conditions under which shareholder engagement can make companies more sustainable. Emilio also explores, with Mark DesJardine, the potentially problematic interplay between pressure from activist hedge funds and the CSR activities of companies. Emilio joined RSM in 2018 after post-doctoral positions at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, and the Cass Business School, City, University of London. He completed his PhD at the University of Zurich in 2015. His work has been published in the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, and the Journal of Management Studies.


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    • DesJardine, MR., Marti, E., & Durand, R. (2020). Why Activist Hedge Funds Target Socially Responsible Firms: The Reaction Costs of Signaling Corporate Social Responsibility. Academy of Management Journal, 64(3).

    • Marti, E., & Gond, J-P. (2019). How do theories become self-fulfilling? Clarifying the process of Barnesian performativity. Academy of Management Review, 44(3), 686-694.

    • Marti, E., & Gond, J-P. (2018). When do theories become self-fulfilling? Exploring the boundary conditions of performativity. Academy of Management Review, 43(3), 487-508.

    • Schneider, A., Wickert, C., & Marti, E. (2017). Reducing complexity by creating complexity: A systems theory perspective on how organisations respond to their environments. Journal of Management Studies, 54(2), 182-208.

    • Marti, E., & Scherer, A. G. (2016). Financial regulation and social welfare: The critical contribution of management theory. Academy of Management Review, 41(2), 298-323.


Research Methodology I

  • Study year: 2021/2022, 2020/2021, 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • Code: BMRM3GBS
  • Level: Master

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