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Strategic Management and Organization Theory, Sociological Influences on Financial Markets, Corporate Fraud, Diffusion of Practices, Reverse Mergers and Special Purpose Acquisition Companies
Entrepreneurial Finance, Organizational Foundations of Financial Markets, Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition and Search Funds
Ivana Naumovska is an Assistant Professor at INSEAD, where she teaches in the MBA, Executive MBA and PhD Programs. Her research examines how social and economic forces jointly shape financial market dynamics. In particular she examines stock market valuations, diffusion of financial practices, and the antecedents and consequences of corporate financial fraud. A distinctive feature of Ivana’s research is that it focuses on novel and understudied financial phenomena, such as reverse mergers and special purpose acquisition companies.
Ivana's research has been published in leading academic journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, and the Review of Finance. Her research has also received a number of prestigious recognitions and awards, including Best Dissertation Prize from the Dutch Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences, and multiple Distinguished and Best Paper Awards from the Academy of Management and the Strategic Management Society. In terms of teaching, Ivana has been awarded the Deans’ Commendation for Excellence in MBA Teaching, and has been nominated multiple times for the Best Teacher Award.
Before joining INSEAD, Ivana held a Postdoctoral position at Northwestern University. She has a PhD in Management and Finance (cum laude) and an MA in Finance (cum laude) from Erasmus University, and a BA in Financial Economics (cum laude) from Utrecht University.