Eliana Crosina

  • Assistant Professor
Academic Division: Entrepreneurship
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Bio

Eliana Crosina joins Babson as an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master in Business Administration from Babson College, as well as a Master of Science and a Ph.D. in Organization Studies from Boston College. Prior to academia, she worked in the for-profit sector as an investment banker, as well as in the not-for profit sector, managing international development projects.

Crosinas research interests lie at the intersection of identity, entrepreneurial behavior, and cognition. She tackles these issues through largely qualitative methods in two main research streams: (1) examining novel processes of identity; and (2) exploring organizing dynamics in nascent entrepreneurial contexts. Her recent research includes a study of former Lehman Brothers bankers career experiences after the demise of Lehman Brothers; an ethnography of first time founders in the process of launching their ventures from the same coworking facility; and a longitudinal field study examining the development trajectories of nascent entrepreneurial firms.

Her work has appeared in outlets including the Academy of Management Journal, the Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior, and Harvard Business Review. In 2016 her dissertation research was awarded a fellowship from the Kauffman Foundation.

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D, Boston College, Carroll School of Management
  • MS, Boston College, Carroll School of Management
  • MBA, Babson College
  • BS, Babson College

Academic Interests

Identity, new venture creation & growth, entrepreneurial ecosystems, qualitative methods.

Awards & Honors

Publications

Journal Article

  • Crosina, E., Pratt, M.G. (in press). Toward a Model of Organizational Mourning: The Case of Former Lehman Brothers Bankers . Academy of Management Journal.
  • Parise, S.A., Guinan, P.J., Crosina, E., Smith, W. (2014). Booz Allen Hamilton: Social and Beyond. Journal of Information Technology Case and Application Research.

Book Chapter

  • Crosina, E., Bartunek , J.M. (2017). The paradoxical mystery of the missing differences between academics and practitioners: Oxford Handbook of Organizational Paradox: Approaches to Plurality, Tensions and Contradictions .
  • Lepisto, D.A., Crosina, E., Pratt, M.G. (2015). Identity work within and beyond the professions: Toward a theoretical integration and extension. Scientific & Academic Publishing. .

Presentations

  • Start Me Up: Learning How to Be an Entrepreneur in a Shared Workspace?Crosina, E. Work Identity & Meaning , Chestnut Hill, MA (2018)
  • Computer Love?: How Identity-Implicating Bonds Shape Responses to Technology ChangeCrosina, E. Anthony , C. Academy of Management Meeting, Chicago, IL (2018)
  • Never Gonna Give You Up: On the Role of Identity Work in Entrepreneurs PerseveranceCrosina, E. Academy of Management Meeting, Chicago, IL (2018)
  • On Individual Imprinting: What, When, How & Why CareCrosina, E. Sala , G. Academy of Management Meeting, Chicago, IL (2018)
  • Start Me Up: On Becoming an Entrepreneur in a Shared WorkspaceCrosina, E. Babson Entrepreneurship Conference , Waterford, Ireland (2018)
  • Start Me Up: On Becoming an Entrepreneur in a Shared WorkspaceCrosina, E. Creative Industries Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland (2018)
  • My Business, Myself?: Unpacking founder identity-venture relationships in growing entrepreneurial firmsCrosina, E. INSEAD Identity Conference , Fontainebleau, France (2018)
  • Entrepreneurial Identity: Why, How and So What?Crosina, E. Academy of Management Meeting, Atlanta, GA (2017)
  • Negotiating Identity Construction at the Work Life InterfaceCreary , S. Crosina, E. Gordon , J. Academy of Management Meeting, Atlanta, GA (2017)
  • Start Me Up: On Becoming an Entrepreneur in a Shared WorkspaceCrosina, E. Expanding Understanding of Business Creation: Adding More Ethnography Into the Research Mix Conference and Workshop, Princeton, NJ (2017)
  • On Becoming an Entrepreneur: Unpacking the Role of Shared Workspace in Entrepreneurial Identity DevelopmentCrosina, E. Academy of Management Meeting, Anaheim, CA (2016)
  • Walking the Tightrope: Unpacking the Role of Shared Workspace in Entrepreneurial Identity and Career AdaptabilityCrosina, E. Kauffman Emerging Scholars Conference, Kansas City, MO (2016)
  • The Road Less Traveled: Identity Resilience and Reinvention among Former Lehman BankersCrosina, E. Pratt, M. Academy of Management Meeting, Vancouver, Canada (2015)
  • Work Identity Imprinting: What, How, Why and When? Crosina, E. Academy of Management Meeting, Vancouver, Canada (2015)
  • The Accidental Entrepreneur?: Unconscious Identity Work in the Context of an Organizational BankruptcyCrosina, E. Pratt, M. Academy of Management Meeting, Philadelphia, PA (2014)
  • Identity Work Within and Beyond the Professions: Toward a Theoretical Integration and ExtensionLepisto, D. Crosina, E. Pratt, M. Academy of Management Meeting, Philadelphia, PA (2014)
  • Job Satisfaction and Work Meaningfulness: Conceptual Twins or Conceptual Cousins? Crosina, E. Pratt, M. Academy of Management Meeting, Orlando, FL (2013)
  • Using a Gaming Social Media Platform to Enhance Classroom LearningParise, S. Crosina, E. Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference 2012, Saint Catharines, ON (2012)
  • Using Social Media to Improve Learning in the Business ClassroomParise, S. Crosina, E. Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, Milwaukee, WI (2011)
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