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GIADA DI STEFANO

GIADA DI STEFANO
Associate Professor
Department of Management and Technology

Courses a.y. 2022/2023

10362 CORPORATE STRATEGY
20659 DATA ANALYSIS FOR MANAGERIAL DECISION MAKING
20750 GLOBAL STRATEGY
40015 STRATEGY

Courses previous a.y.

Professor Di Stefano currently teaches courses on Strategy and Managerial Decision Making. Her teaching portfolio includes courses on Entrepreneurship, Innovation Management, and Strategy in the context of creative industries.

She teaches the core Strategy course in the Bocconi PhD program. At the doctoral level, she also has experience teaching Behavioral Strategy and Corporate Strategy.


Biographical note

I am an Associate Professor of Strategy. I currently serve as an Associate Editor for the Strategic Management Journal and Associate Program Chair for the SRF Dissertation Research Program. I have been elected in the Leadership Team of the SMS Competitive Strategy IG, and have served as a Rep-at-Large for the SMS Behavioral Strategy IG, the AoM STR Division, and the AoM TIM Division.

At Bocconi, I am affiliated with BELSS and iCrios. I am a member of the Ethics Committee and serves in the Executive Committee of the Department of Management and Technology. Prior to joining Bocconi, I was a faculty member of HEC Paris, and worked as a product manager for L’Oréal Paris.


About

June 2021: I recently moderated a panel on “Cooperating in an Era of Divide” for the BAIC webinar series. A video of the event is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndq5S0B2BgY

October 2020: During the last SMS Annual Meeting, I participated to a panel discussion on “Question-driven Research.” A video of the event is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxElasF-7lE

In my latest paper, with co-author Cédric Gutierrez (Bocconi), I examine to what extent experiments can be a useful tool for strategy research. I discuss the main advantages associated with the use of experiments and why they make strategy an exciting field in which to be an experimentalist today. The paper is available here: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1476127018803840


Research interests

My general research interests are in the area of innovation, knowledge, and organizational learning. More specifically, I study the 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; Gutierrez Moreno, Cédric
Under a magnifying glass: on the use of experiments in strategy research
STRATEGIC ORGANIZATION, 2019

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

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

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

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