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Massimo Maoret
  • Massimo Maoret

  • Assistant Professor of Strategic Management

  • Ph.D. in Management, Boston College
    M.S. in Organization Science, Boston College
    Laurea Specialistica in Computer Science and Management, Universita' di Bologna

Areas of Interest

    Organization Theory
    Social Networks
    Strategic Management

Massimo Maoret is an Assistant Professor in the Strategic Management Department at IESE Business School, and a Marie Curie Fellow of the European Commission. He has 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 (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.

He 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 journals, including Organization Science, the Strategic Management Journal, Advances in Strategic Management and the Proceedings of the Academy of Management.

At IESE Business School, Prof. Maoret teaches in a wide array of programs, including Competitive Strategy, Strategy Execution and Organizational Change in the fulltime MBA, Organizational Theory in the Ph.D. curriculum, and also various modules on managing your network and getting things done at the Executive level, where he collaborated with organizations such as Henkel, DOW Chemical and UNICEF.