Work at IfU, previous experience and academic profile
Claudia is a research and teaching associate and has been with the Institute for Strategy and Managerial Accounting (IfU) since September 2020. She completed her M.Sc. in Finance and Accounting at WU in 2020. Prior to that she attained her trilingual B.Sc. in Economics and Management at the Free University of Bolzano in Italy in 2017, graduating with honors. As part of her bachelor ‘studies, she spent one semester at Bournemouth University in the United Kingdom.
Before joining the institute as a research and teaching associate, Claudia got to know the institute as a research assistant. Additionally, through several internships, she could gain insights into the fields of Management Consulting, Company Valuation, as well as Banking.
Claudia’s research interest includes two major areas. One is the field of gender inequalities in the workplace, especially in the financial sector. In current projects, she investigates gender inequalities in organizations from a performance management perspective. More specific, she tries to explain the gender gap in leadership and pay with the help of internal control systems. To address these research questions, Claudia uses empirical methods, in particular archival data analysis and surveys. The closeness of her research to practice is of particular importance to her, which is why she works largely with company data.
Moreover, Claudia is interested in the relation between diversity in organizations and firm performance. An interest is also firm valuation and how firm value can or should be influenced by corporate diversity.