Florencio is a Postdoctoral Research Scholar in the Management Division at Columbia Business School. He studies issues at the intersection of business and society, focusing on social and environmental sustainability. Florencio applies a broad range of methods to answer timely questions in this domain that are relevant to researchers and practitioners. Moreover, he frequently collaborates with for-profit and non-profit organizations in designing, implementing, and evaluating social and environmental impact initiatives, including corporate volunteering programs.
One of his streams of research examines how different types of corporate social responsibility (CSR) can foster the critical global imperative of social and environmental sustainability. For example, in one of his papers, he uses a field experiment in which he designed an alternative onboarding process for employees in a large bank to examine the specific emotional mechanisms linking employee participation in CSR interventions to subsequent engagement in corporate volunteering programs. In another paper, Florencio develops and tests a model on the influence of a broad range of people management practices, including a set of employee-oriented CSR practices, on corporate environmental performance using archival data from a sample of B Corporations.
Another stream of his work focuses on individual differences and emotions in work life. Within this stream, he seeks to contribute to a broader understanding of organizational actors as holistic human beings whose attitudes, behavior, and well-being are shaped by and shape different affective and personality phenomena. For example, in one paper, Florencio and his colleagues expand on a well-established model of personality to meta-analytically examine whether different characteristics of organizational changes help explain the effect of personality on employees’ reactions to the change, their well-being and other behaviors at work.