Marieke Huysentruyt and Leandro Nardi are the winners of the 2022 Carolyn B. Dexter Award for their paper, "
Corporate Social Responsibility, Financial Materiality, and the Challenges of Forced Migration: Evidence from Tragic Refugee Incidents in Europe
", submitted to the Strategic Management (STR) Division for its strong contributions
to theory and novel methodology.
The paper explores whether exposure to social challenges influences an organization's corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities and focuses on refugee incidents and forced migration to Europe.
Leandro is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at HEC Paris, based in the Society & Organizations Institute (and an incoming assistant professor at HEC Paris). He researches the intersection of strategic management and social impact, including topics such as CSR, the interplay of financial and nonfinancial dimensions of performance, ESG, and impact-oriented business and investments.
Marieke is an Associate Professor in Strategy and Business Policy and Academic Director of the Inclusive Economy Center at HEC Paris. She is passionate about teaching and carrying out research on social inequalities, with applications in the fields of strategy, behavioral economics, development, and business policy.
"We see the award as a 'vote of confidence' or 'green light' for all of us researchers who go the extra mile to develop robust and original research methods to study important social topics. With the on-going Ukrainian refugee crisis, the paper has of course gained in relevance. The burden is on us to try to ensure that research projects like ours also gain in impact."
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