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Diego Coraiola

Gustavson researcher Diego Coraiola

Associate Professor

Office: BEC 470 250-472-5649
Bachelor’s in Management, Curitiba University Centre; MSc Management, Federal University of Parana; PhD in Strategy and Organizations, Federal University of Parana
Area of expertise:
Collective action, institutional change, historical injustices, Indigenous organizing, collective memory, qualitative research, historical methods


Diego M. Coraiola is Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria, Canada. He is also Senior Research Fellow at IAE Business School, Argentina. 

Diego’s research focuses on collective action and social change. He applies cultural and historical approaches to analyze how managers and entrepreneurs use symbolic resources to create, perpetuate and transform organizations, markets and institutions. His current research projects focus on memory work and the strategic uses of the past, historical injustices, and Indigenous organizing. His work has been published in several journals such as Academy of Management Annals, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, Organization Studies, and Academy of Management Perspectives. Diego’s primary teaching interests are in entrepreneurship, organization theory and strategy. He has taught undergraduate and graduate student both in Canada and Brazil. 

Diego is currently an Associate Editor at the Academy of Management Learning and Education (AMLE) and Revista de Administração de Empresas (RAE). He is also an editorial board member at Organization Studies and the Academy of Management Perspectives.


Courses taught:

  • Entrepreneurship 100 (BCom)
  • Global Sustainable Business (MBA)

Selected publications

Journal publications

Vives, J., Schrempf-Stirling, J., & Coraiola, D. M. (2024). Dealing with Legacies of Irresponsibility. Academy of Management Perspectives. 

Maclean, M., Harvey, C., Suddaby, R., & Coraiola, D. M. (2023). Multi-Temporality and the Ghostly: How Communing with Times Past Informs Organizational Futures. Journal of Management Studies.

Bastien, F., Coraiola, D. M., & Foster, W. M. (2023). Indigenous Peoples and Organization Studies. Organization Studies, 44(4), 659-675. 

Coraiola, D. M., Foster, W. M., Mena, S., Foroughi, H., & Rintamäki, J. (2023). Ecologies of Memories: Memory Work Within and Between Communities and Organizations. Academy of Management Annals, 17(1), 373–404. 

Suddaby, R., Israelsen, T., Bastien, F., Saylors, R., & Coraiola, D. M. (2023). Rhetorical History as Institutional Work. Journal of Management Studies, 60(1), 242-278.

Awards & grants


Diego has been honoured with multiple accolades for his contributions. He has earned the Best Practical Solutions Award from the Society for Business Ethics. He has been twice awarded the John F. Mee Award from the Management History Division of the Academy of Management. He has also received several awards for his editorial and reviewing work.


  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), 2023. $281,427. “Historical Injustices and Organizations: How Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) Produce, Reproduce, and Disrupt Legacies of Oppression and Disadvantage. Diego M. Coraiola, Shelley Price, François Bastien and William M. Foster.
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC),  2022. $280,422. "Commemoration and Indigenous Organizing”. William M. Foster, Diego M. Coraiola and François Bastien.