IVANA NAUMOVSKA

Academic Appointment

Assistant Professor, INSEAD, Department of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
2015 – present

Education

Postdoctoral Fellow, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
2014 – 2015

Ph.D., Management and Finance, (cum laude), Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
2010 – 2014

M.Sc., Finance, (cum laude), Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
2007 – 2009

B.Sc., Financial Economic, (cum laude), Utrecht School of Economics, Utrecht University
2004 – 2007

International Baccalaureate, (with distinction), Druga Gimnazija, Maribor, Slovenia
2002 – 2004

Research Interests

Strategic Management and Organization Theory, Financial Markets and Investor Behavior, Corporate Misconduct, Diffusion of Practices, Reverse Mergers and Special Purpose Acquisition Companies, Digital and AI technologies

Academic Publications

“When an industry peer is accused of misconduct: Stigma and competition effects on non-accused firms.”
Ivana Naumovska & Dovev Lavie. 2021. (Administrative Science Quarterly)

“The diffusion of differences: A review and reorientation of 20 years of diffusion research”
Ivana Naumovska, Vibha Gaba & Henrich Greve. 2021. (Academy of Management Annals)

“Strength and weakness in numbers? Unpacking the role of prevalence in the diffusion of reverse mergers.”
Ivana Naumovska, Edward J. Zajac & Peggy M. Lee. 2021. (Academy of Management Journal)

“How inductive and deductive generalization shape the guilt by association phenomenon among firms: Theory and evidence.”
Ivana Naumovska & Edward J. Zajac. 2021. (Organization Science)

“Last to come and last to go? On the complex role of gender and ethnicity in the reputational penalties for directors linked to corporate fraud.”
Ivana Naumovska, Georg Wernicke & Edward J. Zajac. 2020. (Academy of Management Journal)

“A note on event studies in finance and management research.”
Ivana Naumovska & Abe de Jong. 2016. (Review of Finance)

“Power and paradigms: The Dutch response to pressures for shareholder value.”
Bezemer, Pieter Jan, Edward J. Zajac, Ivana Naumovska, Frans AJ Van Den Bosch, & Henk W. Volberda. 2015. (Corporate Governance: An International Review)

Other Publications

The SPAC bubble is about to burste
Ivana Naumovska (2021) Harvard Business Review

When scandal hits, it pays to resemble the villain
Ivana Naumovska (2021) Insead Knowledge

How to tell the age of innovation
Henrich Greve, Ivana Naumovska & Vibha Gaba Henrich (2021) Insead Knowledge

When American firms misbehave, Chinese firms pay the price
Ivana Naumovska (2021) Insead Knowledge

Research Awards

Finalist for Best Paper Award – Strategic Management Society, London, 2022 

Finalist for Best Responsible Research – Strategic Management Society, London, 2022

Best Paper Award by the German Association of Business Researchers (VHB), 2022

Ghoshal Best Paper Award – Academy of Management, STR Division, 2021

Sucheta Nadkarni Award Finalist – Strategic Management Society, 2021

Kaja Rangus Best Emerging Scholar Paper Award – World Open Innovation Conference, 2020

Best Paper Award (honorable mention) – Academy of Management, STR Division, Boston, 2019

Best Paper Award (honorable mention) – Strategic Management Society, Huston, 2017

Best Paper Award (honorable mention) – Strategic Management Society, Strategic Leadership & Governance Interest Group, Huston, 2017

Best Dissertation Award by The Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2015

Nomination for Best Conference Paper – Strategic Management Society Meeting, Madrid, 2014.

Talent Award by Erasmus University, 2014

Research Grant by NWO (the Dutch Research Council) of € 200 000, 2010

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

EDITORIAL POSITIONS and REVIEWING

Member of the editorial board at the Academy of Management Journal, 2021 – present

Member of the editorial board at the Administrative Science Quarterly, 2022 – present

Member of the editorial board at the Strategic Management Journal, 2021 – present

Member of the editorial board at Strategy Science, 2022 – present

Ad hoc reviewer for American Sociological Review, Management Science, Organization Science,
Journal of Management, and Journal of Management Studies.

OTHER SERVICE TO THE ACADEMY

Representative at large for the Behavioral Strategy Interest Group in the Strategic Management
Society 2019-2021 (elected position)

Served on the Strategic Management (STR) Research Committee at the Academy of Management
(AOM) and sub-committee for best paper and symposia awards 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

Representative at large for the Corporate Strategy Interest Group in the Strategic Management
Society 2018-2019 (elected position)

Served on the Organization and Management (OMT) Research Committee at the Academy of
Management (AOM) and sub-committee for best paper and symposia awards 2018, 2019, 2020.

Co-organizer of INSEAD’s Conference “Behavioral Perspectives on Corporate Governance” June 9-
11, 2017

Founder and co-organizer of the Management Research Symposium organized by INSEAD, HEC, and ESSEC, 2017, 2018 and 2020

Teaching

INSEAD MBA and Executive MBA Programs
Course: Realizing Entrepreneurial Potential / Entrepreneurship through Acquisition

  • Awarded the Deans’ Commendation for Excellence in Teaching in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021.
  • Nominee for the Best Teacher Award 2018, 2019 and 2020
  • Winner of Best Teaching Award 2022

INSEAD MiM Program
Course: Search Funds

INSEAD PhD Program
Courses: Entrepreneurship Research (B) & (C),
Organizational Foundations of Financial Markets

INSEAD Executive Education
Corporate Governance, Financial Decision Making, Risk Management, Female Leadership