Suzana Matoh

Suzana Matoh


I am a postgraduate researcher at the Sustainability Research Institute where I work with Dr Sally Russell and Dr Katy Roelich. My research project is funded by the Centre for Industrial Energy, Materials and Products (CIE-MAP). The aim of the project is to explore how managerial cognition (understanding of sustainability) connects to business model transformation for sustainability.

Prior to starting my PhD, I completed MA in Business Studies at the University of Ljubljana. 

I have always been interested in how companies can change the way they do business in order to create not just economic value but also environmental and social values. I am particularly interested in how micro-level factors such as cognition influence managerial decision-making for business model transformation towards sustainability.

Demonstrating roles:

·         SOEE1381 Skills for Environmental Social Sciences

·         SOEE2310 Tools and Techniques for Business, Environment and Corporate Responsibility

Other engagements:

·         Educational Outreach Fellow for the Social Sciences Outreach Team


·         Academy of Management (USA)

Research interests

My research interests are:

  • Sustainable business models, specifically circular business models 
  • Micro-factors influencing managerial decision-making for business model transformation, in particular, the role of cognition
  • Cognitive models of sustainability (how managers understand relationships between complex sustainability issues)
  • Sustainability performance (material demand reduction)


  • MA in Business Studies, University of Ljubljana
  • BA in Communicology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana

Research groups and institutes

  • Business Organisations for Sustainable Societies
  • Sustainability Research Institute