IESE Business School
Assistant Professor of Strategic Management

Areas of Interest

  • Organization Theory
  • Social Networks
  • Strategic Management

Massimo Maoret is an Assistant Professor in the Strategic Management Department, and a European Commission Marie Curie Fellow. He received a Ph.D. in Management from Boston College in 2013; he is an active member of the Academy of Management and was also part of the Economic Sociology Work Group at the MIT Sloan School of Management between 2010 and 2013.

Massimo''s research focuses on how social networks influence performance both at the individual and organizational level. His work focuses on explaining how informal relationships facilitate the innovativeness of knowledge workers (R&D engineers and architects), and the process through which new organizational members become socialized by developing their networks in their new jobs. He also studies how organizations of the public and private sector exchange knowledge in large technological consortia, and how the stability of task-related interactions boosts organizational competitiveness.

Massimo has investigated the impact of social networks on the performance of various small and large firms, but also on no-profit organizations from different institutional sectors (e.g. basketball teams and the military). His work has appeared in multiple prestigious academic outlets, including Organization Science, the Strategic Management Journal, Advances in Strategic Management and the Proceedings of the Academy of Management. He currently serves in the Editorial Review Board of Organization Science, Journal of Management and Organization Studies.

At IESE, Massimo teaches Competitive Strategy, Strategy Execution, Organizational Theory and Organizational Change. He also teaches modules on managing your network and getting things done at the Executive level, where he has collaborated with organizations such as DOW Chemical, DSM, Faurecia, Henkel and UNICEF.

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