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.

Massimo’s research focuses on how social networks impact performance, innovation, and societal culture. He is also specialized in the energy sector, with a focus on the green energy transition. His work has appeared in multiple academic journals as the Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies, Academy of Management Discoveries, and the Journal of Organizational Behavior. Massimo serves as the Chair of the Academy of Management OMT Research Committee and is part of the Editorial Review Board of Organization Science, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, and Organization Studies.

At IESE Business School, Massimo teaches courses on Strategy Execution and Organizational Change, Leading the Energy Transition and Strategy and Geopolitics. He also teaches Executive modules on Getting Things Done, and has taught in programs for the Adecco Group, Boehringer Ingelheim, the City of Dubai, DOW Chemical, DSM, ERSTE, the European Broadcasting Union, Faurecia, Hanon Systems, HARMAN, Henkel, Leschaco, Liberty Mutual, Mobily, Shiseido, UNICEF, UPS, WebSummit, and XING. Massimo’s commentaries and opinions have appeared on BBC Radio, La Vanguardia, the Tagesspiegel, Cadena SER, ABC and El Mundo.

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Areas of interest

* Organization Theory
* Social Networks
* Strategic Management


Journal Articles (refereed)

MAORET, M., MARCHESINI, G., ERTUG, G. (2022). On the status shocks of tournament rituals. How ritual enactment affects productivity, input provision, and performance. Academy of Management Journal. doi:10.5465/amj.2020.0585. (Online first)
DUFOUR, L., ESCRIBANO, P. I., MAORET, M. (2021). (How) Will I Socialize You? The Impact of Supervisor Initial Evaluations and Subsequent Support on the Socialization of Temporary Newcomers. Organization Science, 32 (3), 881-908. doi:10.1287/orsc.2021.1468.
DUFOUR, L., MAORET, M., MONTANI, F. (2020). 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, 57 (8), 1531-1555. doi:10.1111/joms.12547.
MAORET, M., TORTORIELLO, M., IUBATTI, D. (2020). Big fish, big pond? The Joint effect of formal and informal core/periphery positions on the generation of incremental innovations. Organization Science, 31 (6), 1538-1559. doi:
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:10.5465/amd.2018.0091.
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.


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.


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.
ARCELLI, M., MAORET, M., LEE, G. (2018). Repositioning Snam: How to Redesign the Competitive Position of the EU Leader in Gas Infrastructure. IESE, SM-1666-E.