Mistra Center for Sustainable Markets
Director of the Center for Responsible Leadership, PRME director for SSE and CIVICA Academic Lead for SSE, my work focuses on how organisations contribute to inclusive societies. In particular, I investigate representation and interaction, in mutually respectful and enriching ways, with those perceived as the cultural Other. I consider contributions from critical management, feminist and postcolonial organization studies to further cross-cultural management and diversity management research.
Critical management studiesMultiple-paradigm studies
The employable migrant: construction of employability by organizational actors
Selected recent Publications:
Böhm, S., et al. (2022) Ethics at the Centre of Global and Local Challenges: Thoughts on the Future of Business Ethics, Journal of Business Ethics, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-022-05239-2
Morillas, M and Romani, L. (2022). Ideology, doxa and critical reflexive learning: The possibilities and limits of thinking that ‘diversity is good’, Management Learning, OnlineFirst.
Risberg, A. and Romani, L. (2022). Underemploying highly skilled migrants: An organizational logic protecting corporate ‘normality’. human relations, 75:4, pp. 655-680.
Romani, L; Zanoni, P and Holck, L. (2021) Radicalizing diversity (research): Time to resume talking about class, Gender, Work & Organization, online
Holgersson, C. and Romani, L. (2020) Tokenism revisited: when organizational culture challenges masculine norms, the experience of token is transformed, European Management Review.
Szkudlarek, B.; Romani, L.; Osland, J. and Caprar, D. (2020) The Sage Handbook of Contemporary Cross-Cultural Management. London: Sage.
Romani, L. Holck, L. and Risberg, A. (2019) Benevolent discrimination: explaining how Human Resources professionals can be blind to the harm of diversity initiatives. Organization. Online first & Open Access. See link in 'My documents'
Primecz, H., Mahadevan, J., Romani, L. (2016), Why is Cross-Cultural Management blind to power relations? Investigating ethnicity, language, gender and religion, International Journal of Cross-Cultural Management, 16(2), 127-136.