Visiting Researcher
Geneva Public-Private Partnership Center

Ph.D., University of Geneva

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Short bio

Lea Stadtler currently works as Research Fellow for the Geneva PPP Research Center. Her research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of corporate social responsibility, organization theory, and cross-sector collaboration. From 2008 to 2012, Lea Stadtler has been working as teaching and research assistant at the Chair of Organization & Management at the University of Geneva.

In her PhD thesis, she analyzed design challenges in public-private partnerships for development from the perspectives of interest alignment, governance, boundaries, and broker roles. The thesis received the SIM Best Dissertation Award 2013 (Social Issue Management division of the Academy of Management) and the SNIS Award 2013 for the Best PhD Thesis in International Studies (Swiss Network for International Studies). Related papers have been published in the Journal of Business Ethics, European Management Journal, M@n@gement, and the Journal of Corporate Citizenship. Moreover, she published several case studies at The Case Centre and has won the EFMD Case Competition Award 2012, Inclusive Business Models Track.

Since 2010, Lea has been working on various case studies and other publications as Visiting Researcher at INSEAD, Fontainebleau and Boston College.

Lea graduated in August 2008 from the University of Bamberg with a Masters in European Business Administration. Before, she completed a two-year apprenticeship and formal education program in a German private bank.

Research & publications

Stadtler L.
Tightrope Walking: Navigating Competition in Multi-Company Cross-Sector Social Partnerships
Journal of Business Ethics forthcoming

Stadtler L. & Lin H.
Leveraging Partnerships for Environmental Change: The Interplay between the Partnership Mechanism and the Targeted Stakeholder Group
Journal of Business Ethics forthcoming


Fellows IOM

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