Research

My research interests are in the crossroads of organization strategy and corporate governance. Some of my current works have covered global public goods and nonfinancial outcomes, including diversity-related issues and societal problems. I am also an advocate of using a configurational approach in my research to study organizational designs and complex phenomena.

Publications in refereed journals
Book
Book chapters
Open Dataset
Work in progress at different stages of development
  • Federo, R. A closer look at board diversity (under review)
  • Federo, R. & Aguilera, R. V. LGBTQ+ and firm outcomes (under review)
  • Infantes, P., Pascual-Fuster, B., & Federo, R. Board gender diversity in business groups (under review)
  • Pascual-Fuster, B., Federo, R., Crespi-Cladera, R., & Gabaldon, P. The double glass ceiling in Spanish corporate boards (under review)
  • Albareda, A., Saz-Carranza, A., & Federo, R. Business interest associations’ governance configurations (under review)
  • Freixanet, J. & Federo, R. A configurational analysis of learning-by-exporting (under review)
  • Aguilera, R. V., Federo, R., Justo, R., Merida, A., & Pascual-Fuster, B. A review of business groups around the world (under review)
  • Pascual-Fuster, B., Infantes, P., & Federo, R. Board independence in business groups (in preparation)
  • Federo, R., Galang, R. M., & Lizares, R. M. Politicians on boards of Philippine listed firms (under review)
Conference/workshop paper presentations
  • 2023: Academy of Management Annual Meeting at Boston, Massachusetts; AMJ Paper and Idea Development Workshop at ESADE-Barcelona, Spain; International Corporate Governance Society Annual Conference at Madrid, Spain
  • 2022: Academy of Management Annual Meeting at Seattle, Washington; International Corporate Governance Society Annual Conference at Miami, Florida; Public Management Research Association Conference at Arizona State University, Phoenix, Arizona; 21st Workshop on Corporate Governance and Investment at Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen-Denmark
  • 2021: Academy of International Business Annual Conference – Online; Academy of Management Annual Meeting – Online; International Corporate Governance Society Annual Conference at Groningen, The Netherlands; International Studies Association Annual Convention – Online; 7th International Congress of the Bicycle | XVIII Iberian Congress “The Bicycle and the City” at Barcelona, Spain
  • 2020: Academy of Management Annual Meeting – Online; Corporate Governance Summit 2020 at Centre for Business Organisations and Society at the School of Management-University of Bath, United Kingdom; International Corporate Governance Society Annual Conference – Online
  • 2019: AMJ/AMR Lisbon Paper and Idea Development Workshop at Lisbon, Portugal; Corporate Governance and European Union Integration (CGEUI) Workshop at Barcelona, Spain; International Corporate Governance Society Annual Conference at University of Essex, United Kingdom
  • 2018: Academy of Management Annual Meeting at Chicago, Illinois; Strategic Management Society Annual Conference at Paris, France; XLII Encontro de ANPAD at Curitiba, Brazil
  • 2017: Academy of Management Annual Meeting at Atlanta, Georgia; International Studies Association Annual Convention at Baltimore, Maryland
  • 2016: Academy of Management Annual Meeting at Anaheim, California; European Group for Organizational Studies Annual Conference at Naples, Italy; International Research Society for Public Management Annual Conference at Hong Kong; Political Economy of International Organizations Annual Conference at University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah; Public Management Research Association Conference at Aarhus University, Denmark
  • 2015: Barcelona Workshop on Global Governance at ESADE Business School and IBEI, Barcelona, Spain; Business and Public Policy Workshop at ESMT Berlin, Germany; ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops at the University of Warsaw, Poland; Public Management Research Association Conference at the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Invited presentations
  • 2022: GLOBE Webinar Series, KU Leuven, Belgium 
  • 2021: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • 2020: Universitat de les Illes Balears, Palma de Mallorca, Spain; EADA Business School, Barcelona, Spain
  • 2019: EADA Business School, Barcelona, Spain
  • 2018: ESCP Business School, Madrid, Spain; LUISS Business School, Rome, Italy; University of Barcelona Business School, Barcelona, Spain 
  • 2017: D’Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University, Boston-MA, United States
Research projects
  • 2022-2024: IRIE (UIB) – PID232523 (Storytelling Educativo: Potenciando la Educación Universitaria de Calidad a través de Narrativas Inspiradoras en el Aula) – Principal investigator
  • 2021-2024: MICIN – PID2020-115982RB-C21 (Business Groups: Strategy. Governance, and Finance – BIGRU) – Research work team member
  • 2017-2020: AGAUR – 2017 SGR1556 (Research Group in Leadership and Innovation in Public Management – GLIGP) – Research work team member
  • 2019-2020: ESADE-PWC Corporate Governance Research Project on Board of Directors – Researcher