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Laura Illia


Laura Illia


Human Sciences & Technology

Laura Illia is Associate Professor at IE University. Her current research focuses on how discourses, narratives and conversations become crucial to comprehend business and society. In particular she is interested in the strategic processes of legitimacy, stigma, reputation, identity and social responsibility of circular economy, sharing economy, hi-tech companies, and banks. She has been doing research at the University of Cambridge (UK), London School of Economics and Political Science (UK) and Università della Svizzera Italiana (CH). Her works are published in journals like MIT Sloan Management Review, Journal of Business Ethics, British Journal of Management, Journal of Management Inquiry, Business and Society, Journal of Business Research and others. She currently serves on the Editorial Board of Business & Society (Sage), Corporate Reputation Review (Palgrave) and Corporate Communication: An international journal (Emerald). Additionally, she is Academic Director of the Full-time and Part-time Master programs in Corporate and Marketing Communication at IE University (ES) and is head of Research at Cotting Consulting International (CH)


Associate (Tenured) professor, 2015-now, IE University
Assistant Professor, 2009-2015, IE University
Post Doc Fellow, 2007-2008, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
Post Doc Fellow, 2006-2007 Judge Business School University of Cambridge
Research fellow, 2001-2006 Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI)


Ph.D., PhD Programme in Business Studies and Communication, Università della Svizzera Italiana
Executive MsCom, Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI)
Bachelor and Master in Communication, Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI)