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Department of Management

Dr Stefano Tasselli

Dr Stefano Tasselli

Distinguished Research Professor




His research and teaching focus is on the interplay between psychological and relational antecedents of organizational functioning, including the analysis of the micro-foundations of organizational social networks; social networks, leadership and innovation; and organizational theory. His previous academic experience includes research and teaching activities at the University of Cambridge, Bocconi University and the Swiss National Found/ Universita' della Svizzera italiana. His previous professional experience includes consulting in McKinsey and Company. His research has been published, among the other journals, in the Academy of Management JournalAcademy of Management ReviewAcademy of Management AnnalsOrganization ScienceAnnual Review of PsychologyJournal of ManagementOrganization Studies, Social Networks, Harvard Business Review and Research in the Sociology of Organizations. In 2018, he has been awarded by Poets and Quants as one of the '40 World's Best Business Professors under 40' and by ASFOR (Italian Society for Management Education) as the 'Best Italian Business Professor under 40.'

Nationality: Italian

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Journal articles

Tasselli S, Kilduff M (2021). Network Agency. Academy of Management Annals, 15(1), 68-110.
Tasselli S, Zappa P, Lomi A (2020). Bridging Cultural Holes in Organizations: the Dynamic Structure of Social Networks and Organizational Vocabularies Within and Across Subunits. Organization Science, 31(5), 1292-1312. Abstract.
Moreira S, Klueter TM, Tasselli S (2020). Competition, Technology Licensing-in, and Innovation. Organization Science, 31(4), 1012-1036. Abstract.
Tasselli S (2019). At the end of an Era: a Model and Three Tales of Memory, Perception, and Reality. Academy of Management Review, 44(3), 701-717.
Tasselli S (2018). Love and Organization Studies: Moving beyond the Perspective of Avoidance. Organization Studies, 40(7), 1073-1088.
Tasselli S, Kilduff M, Landis B (2018). Personality change: Implications for organizational behavior. Academy of Management Annals, 12(2), 467-493. Abstract.
Tasselli S, Kilduff M (2018). When Brokerage Between Friendship Cliques Endangers Trust: a Personality–Network Fit Perspective. Academy of Management Journal, 61(3), 802-825.

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External Engagement and Impact

External positions

  • Associate Professor at the Rotterdam School of Management

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