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16 April 2021

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Four researchers at Cambridge Judge Business School are named to the #ThinklistNext21 for their research in responsible business.

Four researchers at Cambridge Judge Business School have been named to the #ThinklistNext21 at the University of Bath, which recognises doctoral researchers who work on and discuss issues of responsible business on social media.

The Centre for Business, Organisations and Society at the University of Bath says the #ThinklistNext21 focuses on doctoral researchers because “as the next generation of thinkers, they will advance understanding and move the dial on issues of responsible business. However, they are often overlooked and unacknowledged. With this list we hope to recognise the contribution of doctoral researchers and help get their voices heard.”

The Centre last August posted the #Thinklist30 to highlight influential women in the field, and in December the #ThinklistAmplify to amplify racialised scholars.

The four people recognised from Cambridge Judge are:

  • Ariel de Fauconberg, a PhD candidate in the Organisational Theory & Information Systems group at Cambridge Judge, whose research focuses on understanding the challenges that large organisations – particularly those in the oil and gas industry – face as they pursue alternative energy-related innovation. She is the co-author of a study in the Journal of Public Affairs on rethinking the marketing of World Heritage sites with a view to sustainability.
  • Jan Lodge, a PhD candidate in the Organisational Theory and Information Systems group at Cambridge Judge, whose research examines how organisations and their actors work to create social change, with a particular interest in the role of social evaluations and social innovation. Last year, he wrote two articles in The Conversation – about his research on how prisoners deal with loneliness and isolation and how those coping strategies can help people in coronavirus lockdown, and how organisations can hire more ex-offenders. Jan will later this year begin a new role as Assistant Professor in the Business & Society Management department at Rotterdam School of Management.
  • Lucrezia Nava, a researcher in Energy Research Policy at Cambridge Judge and an outcoming PhD Candidate at Esade Business School, whose research examines how decision makers within organisations interpret and respond to natural environment stimuli such as climate change and natural disasters, using both qualitative and quantitative methods. She has working papers on, among other topics, voluntary sustainability standards and organisational responses to climate change and natural disasters.
  • Rasmus Pichler, a PhD candidate in the Strategy & International Business subject group at Cambridge Judge, whose research focuses on the phenomenon of corporate wrongdoing – company actions that violate norms and harm stakeholders. Rasmus studies how top management decisions and governance structures work together to influence wrongdoing. He is co-author of a paper published last year in the journal Organization Theory on “blame games” played by organisations following accusations of misconduct.