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Strategic Management and Organization Theory, Sociological Influences on Financial Markets, Symbolic Management, Reverse Mergers and Special Purpose Acquisition Companies
Entrepreneurship, Organization Theory
Ivana Naumovska is an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise at INSEAD, where she teaches an MBA elective on entrepreneurship through acquisition, and PhD courses on organization theory and the organizational foundations of financial markets.
Ivana studies organizational behavior in the context of financial markets. She integrates organization theory, strategy and finance to examine the dynamics that govern how financial markets perceive and evaluate firms and their behaviors, and to understand the factors that drive or hinder firms’ decisions to adopt controversial corporate practices. Her research builds on the fundamental premise that firm behavior, investor sentiments, and financial market dynamics are socially situated and socially constituted. The overarching goal of her work is to better understand the societal dynamics that govern financial market responses to firm characteristics and behaviors, while advancing organizational and strategy theories that can improve the decision making of entrepreneurs, managers, and investors.
Ivana has received several prestigious recognitions and awards for her research. In 2015, her dissertation won the Best Dissertation Prize from the Dutch Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences. She has received Best Paper Nominations for the Strategic Management Society Annual Conference in 2014 and 2017, and was recognized as a finalist for this award in 2017. Ivana was recently elected as a representative at large for the Corporate Strategy interest group in the Strategic Management Society.
Before joining INSEAD, Ivana held a Postdoctoral position at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. She has a PhD in Management (cum laude) and an MA in Finance (cum laude) from Erasmus University, and a BA in Financial Economics (cum laude) from Utrecht University.