MSC researcher Jacobo Ramirez wins Emerald Literati award


Jacobo Ramirez

 Assistant Professor Jacobo Ramirez has won an Emerald Literati 2019 Highly Commended Paper award for the paper "Ambidexterity strategies in illegitimate institutional contexts: the role of informal institutions", co-authored with C. Vélez-Zapapata and S. Madero, S. and published in 2018 in Management Research, Vol. 16 No. 2, pp. 197-218.


In their article, Jacobo Ramirez and his co-authors argue that the presence of non-governmental armed groups forces firms, HR departments and front-line managers to strategically exploit security measures inspired by employees’ informal institutions to protect firm assets while implementing innovative exploration strategies  to improve employee work conditions, survive in

unsafe environments and remain internationally competitive.


The ‘Awards for Excellence’ are awarded by Emerald Publishing in order to ‘celebrate and reward the outstanding contributions of authors and reviewers to scholarly research’. The authors’ awards of excellence fall into two categories, Outstanding and Highly Commended (read more on Emerald’s website).


For more information, please contact Jacobo Ramirez,


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