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dr. Julia Grimm, MA


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Julia Grimm was from February to October 2019 a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Environmental Policy Analysis at VU Amsterdam. Since October 2019, Julia is a Visiting Researcher at VU Amsterdam and a postdoctoral researcher at Cambridge University, Judge Business School in the Organizational Theory and Information Systems Research Group.

Julia is part of the ‘Action for Climate Transformation in Sweden’ research project. She has a background in organization and management studies, economics and qualitative research methods. Her primary research interests include collective action, transnational governance institutions, sustainability practices, organizational culture and legitimacy in the context of global supply chains.

Julia has earned her PhD from the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg in February 2019. In her PhD, she explored how private governance institutions can emerge and under which conditions they are most effective. In this vein, she conducted an exhaustive qualitative study of the German Partnership for Sustainable Textiles. Since a few years, Julia is a guest lecturer for Business Ethics at the University of Applied Sciences Konstanz and the University of Applied Sciences Augsburg.

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Organizational Legitimacy, Organizational Culture, Institution Theory, Framing Theory, Habermas, Global Value Chain Governance, Process Research, Human Rights Violations, Climate Crisis.


2019: Dr. rer. pol. Business Administration, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany.

2014: M.A. Business Administration, University of Applied Sciences Konstanz, Germany.

2012: B.A. Business Administration, University of Applied Sciences Augsburg, Germany.

2010-2011: Erasmus Exchange, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden.

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