I am a senior researcher in the Group for Sustainability and Technology (SusTec) at the Department of Management, Technology, and Economics of ETH Zurich. I received my PhD from the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University in 2011. During my studies, I spent time at USC Marshall Business School in Los Angeles, the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai, and the Universidad Complutense Madrid. At USC, I conducted research on configurational methods in the context of organizational innovation and design.
Before joining ETH Zurich, I worked as a researcher at the University of Zurich where I focused on investigating how firms draw on institutional resources to integrate technological and organizational innovation. Moreover, from 2012 to 2013 I held a position as an associate researcher at the Leibniz GIGA Institute of Asian Studies, and from 2011 to 2015 a position as a visiting fellow of the Cranfield School of Management.
I am broadly interested in how organizational design shapes technological innovation. I am studying this in the context of corporate sustainability, drawing on theories at the intersection of corporate sustainability, strategic management, and technological innovation, to investigate strategies for firms to integrate sustainability into their business operations. I also develop new methodological approaches based on set theoretic methods such as fuzzy set Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA), and apply these methods in various substantive field such as organization and innovation theory, strategic HRM, and production and operations management.