Imperial College London

Dr Laura J. Noval

Business School

Visiting Researcher



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Laura J. Noval is an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Imperial College Business School. She holds a PhD from the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Vienna). Prior to her PhD, she obtained an MBA from the European School of Management and Technology (ESMT) in Germany and a bachelor degree in Tourism and Hotel Management from the Université de Perpignan in France. In addition to her studies, she has extensive international professional experience in Argentina, the United States, France, Germany, and Austria.

Laura's research interests lie within the fields of Organizational Behavior and Behavioral Business Ethics. Specifically, she is interested in the affective, cognitive, and motivational processes of ethical decision making in organizations. Laura's research has been published in Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes (OBHDP), the Journal of Business Ethics, and Organizational Dynamics. Her PhD thesis won the Society for Business Ethics Best Dissertation Award in 2016 and she was recognized as one of the "Top 40 under 40" business professors in the world by Poets & Quants in 2020. 



Hafenbrack AC, Cameron LD, Spreitzer GM, et al., 2020, Helping people by being in the present: Mindfulness increases prosocial behavior, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Vol:159, ISSN:0749-5978, Pages:21-38

Noval LJ, Hernandez M, 2019, The Unwitting Accomplice: How Organizations Enable Motivated Reasoning and Self-Serving Behavior, Journal of Business Ethics, Vol:157, ISSN:0167-4544, Pages:699-713

Noval LJ, Molinsky A, Stahl G, 2018, Motivated dissimilarity construal and self-serving behavior: How we distance ourselves from those we harm, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Vol:148, ISSN:0749-5978, Pages:145-158

Noval LJ, Stahl GK, 2017, Accounting for proscriptive and prescriptive morality in the workplace: the double-edged sword effect of mood on managerial ethical decision making, Journal of Business Ethics, Vol:142, ISSN:0167-4544, Pages:589-602

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