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Gabriel Natividad

Gabriel Natividad

Joined Stern 2008

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Tisch Hall
40 West Fourth Street, 723
New York, NY 10012

E-mail gnativid@stern.nyu.edu
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Gabriel Natividad is an assistant professor of strategy at New York University, Stern School of Business. His research focuses on strategies of firm boundaries and scope, and on the real consequences of information and finance. His research has been published in the Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, Organization Science, the Review of Financial Studies, and the Journal of Finance. Professor Natividad teaches the core MBA course on Corporate Strategy and his originally-developed elective MBA course on Merger and Acquisition Strategies. As a professional strategist, Professor Natividad has advised private and publicly-held companies in a wide range of industries such as manufacturing, textiles, fishing, and consumer goods.

Courses Taught

  • MBA Corporate Strategy
  • MBA Strategies of Mergers and Acquisitions
  • PhD Strategy

Academic Background

Ph.D., Management, 2008
University of California, Los Angeles

M.A., Economics, 2005
University of California, Los Angeles

Selected Publications

Natividad, Gabriel (2013)
Financial Capacity and Discontinuous Investment: Evidence from Emerging Market Multibusiness Firms
The Review of Financial Studies, forthcoming

Garmaise, Mark J. and Natividad, Gabriel (2013)
Cheap Credit, Lending Operations, and International Politics: The Case of Global Microfinance
The Journal of Finance, forthcoming

Garmaise, Mark J. and Natividad, Gabriel (2010)
Information, the Cost of Credit and Operational Efficiency: An Empirical Study of Microfinance
The Review of Financial Studies 23, 2560--2590

Areas of Expertise


  • Emerging Markets


  • Small Businesses
  • Venture Capital/Financing


  • Credit/Debt Markets
  • Financial Intermediation
  • Microfinance


  • Entertainment & Media
  • Food


  • Corporate Strategy
  • Decision Making & Policy
  • Economics of Strategy


  • New Product Development
  • Sales/Selling Strategies