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Dr. Josua Oll


Research focus

  • Management
  • Sustainability
  • Finance

Dr. Josua Oll joined the Management Research Group at the University of Oldenburg as a postdoc in July 2019. Dr. Oll’s research is located at the intersection of management, sustainability, and finance. His research interest particularly focuses on the drivers and dynamics of corporate social responsibility at the individual level. In his studies, he draws on diverse methodologies, including vignette, choice, and eye-tracking experiments.

Dr. Oll’s research has been published in leading journals, such as Business & Society, Organization & Environment, or Organizational Research Methods. His doctoral dissertation on the topic of Socially Responsible Investment was awarded theDr. Walter Kapaun Study Prize 2020. In 2018, he received the Colm P Kearney Award for Best Paper at INFINITI Conference on International Finance. He is also co-author of the teaching case study “The Case for Divestment: Rockefellers’ Fortune?“, winner of the oikos Case Writing Competition (Sustainable Finance Track) in 2016.

Dr. Oll holds a PhD in Management from the University of Hamburg. During his PhD studies, he spent time as a visiting scholar at the Markets, Organization and Behavior (MOB) Research Group of the University of Southern Denmark. Prior to starting his PhD, he earned a MA in Sustainability Management and Economics from the University of Kassel, a MSc in Sustainable Development from the University of St Andrews, and a BSc in Economics from Maastricht University. In addition, Dr. Oll gained practical experience at a tax consultancy, the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, and Commerzbank’s Corporate Responsibility department.

Selected Publications

Oll J., Meißner M., Bassen A. (2020): "Goal-Driven and Stimulus-Driven Attention in Sustainable Investing: An Eye-Tracking Experiment", Academy of Management Proceedings, 18037. doi: 10.5465/AMBPP.2020.211

Meißner M., Oll J. (2019): “The Promise of Eye-Tracking Methodology in Organizational Research: A Taxonomy, Review, and Future Avenues”, Organizational Research Methods 22(2), 590-617. doi: 10.1177/1094428117744882

Baur D.G., Oll J. (2019): “From Financial to Carbon Diversification: The Potential of Physical Gold”, Energy Economics 81, 1002-1010. doi: 10.1016/j.eneco.2019.06.003

Bassen A., Gödker K., Lüdeke-Freund F., Oll J. (2019): “Climate Information in Retail Investors’ Decision-Making: Evidence From a Choice Experiment”, Organization & Environment 32(1), 62-82. doi: 10.1177/1086026618771669

Oll J., Rommerskirchen S. (2018): “What's Wrong with Integrated Reporting? A Systematic Review”, Sustainability Management Forum 26(1-4), 19-34. doi: 10.1007/s00550-018-0475-x

Oll J., Hahn R., Reimsbach D., Kotzian P. (2018): “Tackling Complexity in Business and Society Research: The Methodological and Thematic Potential of Factorial Surveys”, Business & Society 57(1), 26-59. doi: 10.1177/0007650316645337




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