Dr Emilio Marti

Emilio Marti

Assistant Professor
Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam

Profile

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.

Publications

  • Academic (5)
    • 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). https://doi.org/10.5465/amj.2019.0238

    • 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. https://doi.org/10.5465/amr.2019.0024

    • 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. https://doi.org/10.5465/amr.2016.0071

    • 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. https://doi.org/10.1111/joms.12206

    • 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. https://doi.org/10.5465/amr.2013.0469

Media

Media items

Discovery items

Why Activist Hedge Funds Target Socially Responsible Firms

Investors looking to prioritise sustainability would do well to ensure their investments are not supporting activist hedge funds.

When theories become self-fulfilling, companies had better pay attention

Sometimes scientific theories become self-fulfilling. When that happens companies better pay attention. Read the award winning paper.

Course

Research Methodology I

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