I am a PhD candidate in Management at the NYU Stern School of Business. My research interests lie at the intersection of institutional, entrepreneurship, and sustainability theories. Specifically, I am concerned with identifying the micro-processes behind the development of new fields, markets, and movements, as well as the elements underlying institutional variation and heterogeneity of vocabularies, meanings, and practices.

Prior to joining academia, I worked in Italy and Europe as a management consultant for Deloitte and Arthur D. Little. In the United States, I did research for the New York office of Corriere della Sera, the leading Italian newspaper, and for the public affairs firm APCO Worldwide.

Research Interests

  • Qualitative research (ethnography)
  • Institutional theory
  • Sustainability
  • Field emergence
  • Practice variation
  • Vocabulary
  • Meaning making

Academic Background

  • M.S., with Distinction, in Public Relations and Corporate Communications, New York University
  • Post-Graduate Diploma, Cum Laude, in Economics, Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy
  • B.S., Cum Laude, in Business Administration, University of Pisa, Italy

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