Prior to joining ESADE, Rita was a Research Fellow at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. Her main areas of expertise are business ethics, human rights, and organization studies. Her research focuses on corporate moral responsibility, organizational purpose and legitimacy, business and human rights, role morality, and the ethics of corporate communications.
Rita is also an International Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation, a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Bath School of Management, and she collaborates with the non-profit Global Legal Action Network (GLAN) on a climate change legal case.
Rita's work has been published in the Academy of Management Review, Business Ethics Quarterly, and the Journal of Business Ethics. She is co-convener of the R:ETRO seminar series (Reputation: Ethics, Trust, and Relationships at Oxford), hosted by the Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation. She is co-founder of the Society for Business Ethics Junior Scholars Network, and a member of its inaugural Organizing Committee. Rita is also a member of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee of the Society for Business Ethics.