Vanessa Burbano

Vanessa Burbano
Sidney Taurel Associate Professor of Business
Management Division
Areas of Expertise
  • Climate
  • Labor Markets
  • Strategy
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Vanessa Burbano is the Sidney Taurel Associate Professor of Management in the strategy area at Columbia Business School.

Burbano researches the strategic implications of socially responsible and irresponsible firm practices; in particular, how they influence employee behavior. Her body of work has been recognized by her receipt of the 2021 Emerging Scholar Award from the Strategic Management division of the Academy of Management, and the 2021 Emerging Sustainability Scholar Award from the Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability. She was also named to Poets and Quants’ 2019 list of Best 40 Business School Professors Under 40.

Her work has been published in Organization Science, Management Science, Strategic Management Journal, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, California Management Review, and Organization & Environment, Her publications have been recognized with awards including those from the Strategic Management Society, the Impact for Investment Research Prize, the Responsible Research in Management Award, the Berkeley Sustainable Business and Investment Forum, the International Association of Business & Society, the Industry Studies Association, and the Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability. Her work has also been cited in the popular press, including in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Forbes, Fortune, and The Financial Times.

Burbano serves on the editorial boards of Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, and Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal.  She also serves as the Corporate Engagement Director and Executive Committee Member of LEAP, an NSF Science and Technology Center (STC) dedicated to improving the accuracy of climate projections needed for optimal adaptation to climate change.

She holds a Ph.D. from UCLA Anderson School of Management and an M.P.A. from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Prior to academia, she worked as an Associate at Goldman Sachs and as a Strategy Consultant at Monitor Group.

B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 2002; M.A., Universidad Complutense, 2003; M.P.A., Princeton Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, 2009; M.A., UCLA Anderson, 2011; Ph.D., UCLA Anderson, 2015
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