Dr Emilio Marti

Emilio Marti

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


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.

Professional experience

Assistant Professor

Erasmus University Rotterdam
RSM - Rotterdam School of Management
Department of Business-Society Management


Scholarly Publications (6)


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.


Research Methodology I

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