Diego Coraiola

 Diego Coraiola
Associate Professor


Bachelor’s in Management, Curitiba University Centre; MSc Management, Federal University of Parana; PhD in Strategy and Organizations, Federal University of Parana

Office: BEC 144


  • Entrepreneurial Action
  • Institutional Change
  • Indigenous Organizing
  • Collective Memory
  • Qualitative Research
  • Historical Methods

Scholarship and Professional Profile(s)

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.ca/citations?user=W2uBS9MAAAAJ&hl=en
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2292-627X

Diego M. Coraiola joined the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business as Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship in 2021. He was an assistant professor at the University of Alberta and at Universidade Positivo before joining the University of Victoria.

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 strategic uses of the past, Indigenous organizing, stigmatized entrepreneurs, and innovation in arts and crafts. His work has been published in several journals such as Strategic Management Journal, Organization Studies, Strategic Organization, Journal of Management Inquiry, and Journal of Business Ethics. Diego’s primary teaching interests are in entrepreneurship, strategy, organization theory, and organizational behavior. He has taught undergraduate and graduate student both in Canada and Brazil.

He is currently associate editor of the Academy of Management Learning and Education (AMLE) and Revista de Administração de Empresas (RAE).

Journal Publications

Crawford, B., Coraiola, D. M., & Dacin, T. (In Print). Painful Memories as Mnemonic Resources: Grand Canyon Dories and the protection of place. Strategic Organization.

Coraiola, D. M., Barros, A., Maclean, M., Foster, W. M. (2021). History, Memory, and the Past in Management and Organization Studies. Revista de Administração de Empresas, 61(1), 1-9.

Foroughi, H. Coraiola, D. M., Mena, S., & Rintamäki, J., & Foster, W. M. (2020). Organizational Memory Studies. Organization Studies, 41(12), 1725-1748.

Suddaby, R., Coraiola, D. M., Harvey, C., & Foster, W. M. (2020). History and the Micro-Foundations of Dynamic Capabilities. Strategic Management Journal, 41(3), 530-556.

Coraiola, D. M., & Derry, R. (2020). Remembering to Forget: The Historic Irresponsibility of U.S. Big Tobacco. Journal of Business Ethics, 166(2), 233–252.

Coraiola, D. M., & Murcia, M. J. (2020). From organizational learning to organizational mnemonics: Redrawing the boundaries of the field. Management Learning 51(2), 227–240.

Foster, W. M., Coraiola, D. M., Suddaby, R., Kroezen, J., & Chandler, D. (2017). The strategic use of historical narratives: A theoretical framework. Business History, 59(8), 1176-1200.

Lamertz, K., Foster, W. M., Coraiola, D. M., & Kroezen, J. (2016). New identities from remnants of the past: an examination of the history of beer brewing in Ontario and the recent emergence of craft breweries. Business History, 58(5), 796-828.


Coraiola, D. M., Tsujiguchi, F., Suddaby, R. (In print). Historical Cognition and Strategic Entrepreneurship. In V. K. Gupta, G. V. Shirokova, A. Karna, & A. B. Goktan. Handbook of Strategic Entrepreneurship. Edward Elgar.

Bastien, F., Foster, W. M., Coraiola, D. M. (2021). Don’t talk about history: Indigenous views about the past and their implication for organization studies. In Maclean, S. Clegg, R. Suddaby, and C. Harvey (Eds.). Historical Organization Studies: Theory and Applications (pp. 90-103). London: Routledge.

Foster, W. M., Wiebe, E., Coraiola, D. M., Bastien, F., Suddaby, R. (2021). Memory-Work: Corporate archivists and long-term remembering in organizations. In J. Reinecke, R. Suddaby, A. Langley, & H. Tsoukas (Eds.). Perspectives on Process Organization Studies – Volume 10: About Time: Temporality and History in Organization Studies (pp. 240-258). Cambridge: Oxford University Press.

Foster, W. M., Coraiola, D. M., Quinn-Trank, C., & Bastien, F. (2020). Unpacking organizational re-membering. In Kyle Bruce (Ed.). Elgar Handbook of research on management and organizational history (pp. 256-274). Edward Elgar.

Coraiola, D. M., Suddaby, R., & Foster, W. M. (2018). Organizational fields as mnemonic communities. In J. Glückler, R. Suddaby & R. Lenz (Eds.), Knowledge and institutions (Vol. 13, pp. 45-68). Berlin: Springer.

Coraiola, D. M., Foster, W. M., & Suddaby, R. (2015). Varieties of history in organization studies. In P. G. McLaren, A. J. Mills, & T. G. Weatherbee (Eds.), The Routledge companion to management & organizational history. (pp. 206-221). New York: Routledge.