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D.M. (Diego) Soares, Dr

Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Innovation Management & Strategy
D.M. (Diego) Soares, Dr


I study the role of culture and collective emotions in social impact initiatives. Cultural and emotional mechanisms forge the implementation of solutions to social and ecological problems. By studying these mechanisms, I hope to help a broad range of organizations (e.g. businesses, social movements, and communities) to advance their social impact goals. 

During my graduate studies, I used qualitative methods to investigate these emotional and cultural mechanisms in social impact initiatives such as microfinance and local food. I used archival, interview, and ethnographic data to gain a deep understanding of my research contexts and build theory inductively.

I concluded my Ph.D. in Management at Queen's University in 2020. In September of the same year, I joined the University of Groningen for a postdoctoral research position on collaboration for social innovation.
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