Dr Cavotta is Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship at Baruch College, City University of New York. She received her PhD in management from University of Lausanne in Switzerland. Before joining Baruch College, she was Assistant Professor at the University of Bozen-Bolzano in Italy where she also codirected an Observatory on Social Entrepreneurship and visiting fellow at Imperial College Business School. Her research interests include the processes through which social ventures and other types of organizations create positive social change in society. Her research has been published in Journal of Business Venturing, Organization Studies, and Journal of Business Ethics.