Massimo
Maoret

Associate Professor of Strategic Management

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

Massimo Maoret is an Associate Professor in the Strategic Management Department at IESE Business School, 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 Impact performance, innovation, organizational socialization and the social creation of culture. His work has appeared in multiple academic outlets, including Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Management Studies, Academy of Management Discoveries, Advances in Strategic Management and Research in the Sociology of Organizations. He currently serves in the Editorial Review Board of Organization Science, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies and Organization Studies.

At IESE, Massimo teaches Strategy Execution, Organizational Theory and Organizational Change, and Competitive Strategy (with a focus on the energy sector). He also teaches modules on Managing your Network and Getting Things Done at the Executive level, where he has offered customized modules for the Adecco Group, Boehringer Ingelheim, DOW Chemical, DSM, ERSTE, Faurecia, HARMAN, Henkel, Shiseido, UNICEF, UPS, WebSummit and XING.

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Areas of interest

* Organization Theory
* Social Networks
* Strategic Management

Publications

Journal Articles (refereed)

ERTUG, G., MAORET, M. (2020). Do coaches in the National Basketball Association actually display racial bias?. A Replication and Extension. Academy of Management Discoveries, 6 (2), 206-234. doi:https://doi.org/10.5465/amd.2018.0091.
MAORET, M., DUFOUR, L., MONTANI, F. (2019). Coupling high self-perceived creativity and successful newcomer adjustment in organizations. the role of supervisor trust and support for authentic self-expression. Journal of Management Studies, 1 - 25. doi:10.1111/joms.12547. (Online first)
GIORGI, S., MAORET, M., ZAJAC, E. (2019). On the Relationship Between Firms and Their Legal Environment: The Role of Cultural Consonance. Organization Science, 30 (4), 647 - 867. doi:10.1287/orsc.2018.1250.
MONTANI, F., MAORET, M., DOFOUR, L. (2019). The Dark Side of Socialization: How and When Divestiture Socialization Undermines Newcomer Outcomes. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 40 (4), 506 - 521. doi:10.1002/job.2351.
FONTI, F., MAORET, M., WHITBRED, R. (2017). Free-Riding in Multi-Party Alliances: The Role of Perceived Alliance Effectiveness and Peers' Collaboration in a Research Consortium. Strategic Management Journal, 38 (2), 363 - 383. doi:10.1002/smj.2470.
FONTI, F., MAORET, M. (2016). The Direct and Indirect Effects of Core and Peripheral Social Capital on Organizational Performance. Strategic Management Journal, 37 (8), 1765 - 1786. doi:10.1002/smj.2409.
CANDACE, J., MAORET, M., MASSA, F. G., SVEJENOVA, S. (2012). Rebels with a Cause. Formation, Contestation, and Expansion of the De Novo Category "Modern Architecture," 1870-1975. Organization Science, 23 (6), 1523 - 1545.

Proceedings

ESCRIBANO PINTO, P., DUFOUR, L., MAORET, M. (2017). Will I socialize you? An IPO model of supervisors' involvement in newcomers' socialization. Academy of Management Proceedings.
MAORET, M. (2013). Reunited: Exploring the performance effects of newcomers' tie reactivation. Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings.
FONTI, F., WHITBRED, R., MAORET, M. (2011). Who is on First? The Role of Network Perception in Organizational Free-Riding. Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings.

Articles in other publications

FERRARO, F., ARGÜELLES, J. M., MAORET, M. (2018). A Road Map for Successful Strategy Execution. Strategic Leadership. IESE Insight (36), pp. 44 - 51.
FERRARO, F., ARGÜELLES, J. M., MAORET, M. (2018). Hoja de ruta para ejecutar con éxito la estrategia. Liderazgo estratégico. IESE Insight (36), pp. 44 - 51.

Edited books

MAORET, M., JONES, C. (2018). Frontiers of Creative Industries: Exploring Structural and Categorical Dynamics. Bingley: Emerald Publishing Limited.

Book Chapters

JONES, C., MAORET, M. (2018). Frontiers of Creative Industries: Exploring Structural and Categorical Dynamics. In Candace Jones, Massimo Maoret (ed.), Frontiers of Creative Industries: Exploring Structural and Categorical Dynamics (pp. 1 - 16). Bingley: Emerald Publishing Limited.
FONTI, F., MAORET, M., WHITBRED, R. (2015). Cognitive Categorization and Network Perception: Cognitive Aggregated Social Structures in Opaque Networks. In Giovanni Gavetti, William Ocasio (Eds.), Cognition and Strategy (pp. 147 - 179). Bingley [etc.]: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
MAORET, M., MASSA, F. G., JONES, C. (2011). Toward a Projects as Events Perspective. In Gino Cattani, Simone Ferriani, Lars Frederiksen and Florian Taeube (Eds). (Eds.), Project-Based Organizing and Strategic Management (pp. 427 - 444). Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Cases

MAORET, M., MARTIN ROMANO, C., FERRARO, F. (2018). Pennies From Heaven? Strategic Turnaround at J.C. Penney. IESE, SM-1665-E.
MAORET, M., MARTIN ROMANO, C., FERRARO, F. (2018). ¿Un regalo del cielo? El giro estratégico de J. C. Penney. IESE, SM-1665.