GIADA DI STEFANO

GIADA DI STEFANO

Courses a.y. 2023/2024

I currently teach courses on strategy, the use of data for managerial decision-making, and research design at the M.Sc., MBA, and Ph.D. level. My teaching portfolio includes courses on Entrepreneurship, Innovation Management, and Strategy in the context of creative industries. At the doctoral level, I also have experience teaching Behavioral Strategy and Corporate Strategy.


Biographical note

I am an Associate Professor of Strategy at the Department of Management & Technology, Bocconi University, Milan, and Director of the Doctorate in Business Administration at the SDA Bocconi School of Management. I obtained my PhD from Bocconi University in 2011. My research focuses on the interplay of competition and cooperation, with a specific focus on factors that foster or inhibit the creation and transfer of knowledge, within and across organizations.


About

I currently serve as an Associate Editor for Strategic Management Journal and Contributing Editor for Strategy Science, and am in the editorial review board of Organization Science, Strategic Organization, and Journal of Organization Design.

I am the Program Chair of the Will Mitchell Dissertation Research Grant Program of the Strategic Research Foundation, and serve on the board of the Consortium on Competitiveness and Cooperation (CCC).

At Bocconi, I serve as the director of the Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) at SDA Bocconi School of Management, a member of the Ethics Committee (since 2020) and a member of the Department of Management and Technology Executive Committee (since 2020). I am affiliated with BELSS and iCrios.

Prior to joining Bocconi, I was a faculty member of HEC Paris, where I am still part of the SnO Research Center. Prior to joining academia, I worked as a product manager for L’Oréal Paris.


Research interests

My general research interests are in the area of innovation, knowledge, and organizational learning. More specifically, I study the interplay of competition and cooperation, with a specific focus on factors that foster or inhibit the creation and transfer of knowledge, within and across organizations.

From a methodological standpoint, my research is prevalently mixed-method, with a focus on experiments and field work more broadly. I have partnered with a number of organizations to conduct experiments “in the wild.”

My work is often conducted in the context of creative industries, broadly defined – from gourmet cuisine to science, from computer programming to academia.


Selected Publications

Di Stefano, Giada; Micheli, Maria Rita
To stem the tide: organizational climate and the locus of knowledge transfer
ORGANIZATION SCIENCE, 2023

Favaron, Saverio Dave; Di Stefano, Giada; Durand, Rodolphe
Michelin is coming to town: organizational responses to status shocks
MANAGEMENT SCIENCE, 2022

Dalpiaz, Elena; Di Stefano, Giada
A universe of stories: mobilizing narrative practices during transformative change
STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT JOURNAL, 2018

Di Stefano, Giada; King, Andrew Arnold; Verona, Gianmario
Sanctioning in the wild: rational calculus and retributive instincts in gourmet cuisine
ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT JOURNAL, 2015

Di Stefano, Giada; Gutierrez Moreno, Cédric
Under a magnifying glass: on the use of experiments in strategy research
STRATEGIC ORGANIZATION, 2019

Di Stefano, Giada; Wezel, Filippo Carlo
Organization theory meets strategy: fostering a dialogue between research fields
Organization theory meets strategy, 2024

Peteraf, Margaret; Di Stefano,giada; Verona, Gianmario
The elephant in the room of dynamic capabilities: bringing two diverging conversations together
STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT JOURNAL, 2013

Di Stefano, Giada; Gambardella, Alfonso; Verona, Gianmario
Technology push and demand pull perspectives in innovation studies: Current findings and future research directions
RESEARCH POLICY, 2012

Di Stefano, Giada; King, Andrew Arnold; Verona, Gianmario
Kitchen confidential? Norms for the use of transferred knowledge in gourmet cuisine
STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT JOURNAL, 2014

Di Stefano, Giada; King, Andrew A.; Verona, Gianmario
Too many cooks spoil the broth? Geographic concentration, social norms, and knowledge transfer
ADVANCES IN STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT, 2017

Di Stefano, Giada; Peteraf, Margaret; Verona, Gianmario
Dynamic capabilities deconstructed: a bibliographic investigation into the origins, development, and future directions of the research domain
INDUSTRIAL AND CORPORATE CHANGE, 2010

Di Stefano, Giada; Peteraf, Margaret; Verona, Gianmario
The organizational drivetrain: a road to integration of dynamic capabilities research
ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT PERSPECTIVES, 2014