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Federica DE STEFANO

Assistant Professor

Management & Human Resources

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Biography

I am an Assistant Professor of Management and Human Resources at HEC Paris and a Senior Fellow of Wharton People Analytics.

My research examines how organizations' decisions on people management shape organizational and individual outcomes. My overarching objective is to provide empirical evidence that fostering high-quality jobs—characterized by equitable compensation, job security, safety, and growth opportunities—can yield mutual benefits for both employers and employees. In pursuing this goal, I have developed two interrelated streams of research that analyze: 1) employee mobility; and 2) sustainable human resource management. In my first research stream, I investigate the implications of employee internal mobility and turnover for organizational performance and employees’ careers. In my second stream of work, I examine how human resource management can contribute to the social sustainability of organizations, with a focus on labor market inequality and occupational health and safety. Theoretically, my research seeks to speak to the literature on careers, human resource management, and strategic human capital. Empirically, much of my work is quantitative and based on field studies in organizational contexts and large administrative data. I have created several databases collecting unique archival data that merge personnel and performance data from a diverse set of organizations across industries. I complement such data with surveys and qualitative interviews.

I am a member of the Editorial Board of Organization ScienceHuman Resource Management and Human Resource Management Review. I have been awarded with several research grants, including a Marie Curie grant from the European Commission to examine the relationship between employees’ health and safety and human capital strategies by firms (SAW - MSCA-IF-EF-RI). I serve as Representative at Large for the Competitive Strategy Interest Group and as Engagement Officer for the  Strategic Human Capital Interest Group of the Strategic Management Society (SMS). 

Prior to joining HEC Paris, I was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. I hold a Ph.D. in Business Administration and Management, a M.Sc. in International Management, a BA in Management from Bocconi University in Milan (Italy), and a M.Sc. in Management Science and Corporate Management from Fudan University in Shanghai (China).

Personal page: https://people.hec.edu/de-stefano/

Scientific articles

Do managers capture the value they create? Drivers of managers' value capture in a large retail chain.

Strategic Management Journal, October 2022, vol. 43, n° 10, pp 1983-2011, (in coll. with Matthew Bidwell, Arnaldo Camuffo)

Does Losing Temporary Workers Matter? The Effects of Planned Turnover on Replacements and Unit Performance

Academy of Management Journal, 2019, vol. 62, n° 4, pp 979-1002, (in coll. with R. Bonet, A. Camuffo)

Career Management Isn't Just the Employee's Job

MIT Sloan Management Review, 2019, vol. 60, n° 3, pp 17-18, (in coll. with M. BIDWELL)

The HR role in corporate social responsibility and sustainability: A boundary-shifting literature review

Human Resource Management, March - April 2018, vol. 57, n° 2, pp 549-566, (in coll. with S. Bagdadli, A. Camuffo)

Safety Reloaded: Lean Operations and High Involvement Work Practices for Sustainable Workplaces

Journal of Business Ethics, 2017, vol. 143, n° 2, pp 245-259, (in coll. with A. Camuffo, C. Paolino)

Chapters in edited books

Building Strategic Human Capital Resources: Hiring & Acquiring

Handbook Of Research On Strategic Human Capital Resources, T. Moliterno, & A. Nyberg, Edward Elgar Publishing, 281-306

Work as commons: Internal labor markets, blended workforcesand management

Research In The Sociology Of Organizations, The Structuring Of Work In Organizations, L. E. Cohen, M. D. Burton, & M. Lounsbury, Research in the Sociology of Organizations, 47, 363-382

Scientific articles

Do managers capture the value they create? Drivers of managers' value capture in a large retail chain.

Strategic Management Journal, October 2022, vol. 43, n° 10, pp 1983-2011, (in coll. with Matthew Bidwell, Arnaldo Camuffo)

Career Management Isn't Just the Employee's Job

MIT Sloan Management Review, 2019, vol. 60, n° 3, pp 17-18, (in coll. with M. BIDWELL)

Does Losing Temporary Workers Matter? The Effects of Planned Turnover on Replacements and Unit Performance

Academy of Management Journal, 2019, vol. 62, n° 4, pp 979-1002, (in coll. with R. Bonet, A. Camuffo)

The HR role in corporate social responsibility and sustainability: A boundary-shifting literature review

Human Resource Management, March - April 2018, vol. 57, n° 2, pp 549-566, (in coll. with S. Bagdadli, A. Camuffo)

Chapters in edited books

Building Strategic Human Capital Resources: Hiring & Acquiring

Handbook Of Research On Strategic Human Capital Resources, T. Moliterno, & A. Nyberg, Edward Elgar Publishing, 281-306

Work as commons: Internal labor markets, blended workforcesand management

Research In The Sociology Of Organizations, The Structuring Of Work In Organizations, L. E. Cohen, M. D. Burton, & M. Lounsbury, Research in the Sociology of Organizations, 47, 363-382

Education

  • Ph.D. in Business Administration, and Management, Bocconi University - Italy
  • Master of Science in International Management, Bocconi University - Italy
  • Master of Science in Management Science and Corporate Management, Fudan University - China
  • Bachelor in Business Administration and Management, Bocconi University - Italy

Academic appointments

Academic Responsibilities at HEC

  • 2020- Assistant Professor HEC Paris
  • 2020- Member of GREGHEC, the joint research laboratory CNRS-HEC Paris HEC Paris

External Academic Responsibilities

  • 2020- Senior Fellow, Wharton People Analytics The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
  • 2018-2020 Postdoctoral Fellow at Wharton People Analytics (Responsible of the Wharton People AnalyticsCareers Research Stream) The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
  • 2017-2018 Visiting Scholar, Wharton People Analytics (Responsible of the Wharton People AnalyticsCareers Research Stream) The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Scientific Activities

Membership in Academic or Professional Organisation

  • Academy of Management (HR and CAR Divisions), EGOS (European Group for Organizational Studies), Strategic Management Society
  • Elected Representative-at-Large Strategic Human Capital IG of the Strategic Management Society (SMS)Elected Representative-at-Large Strategic Human Capital IG of the Strategic Management Society (SMS)

Editorial activities

  • Ad-hoc Reviewer: Organization Science; International Journal of Management Reviews; Industrial and Corporate Change; Academy of Management Annual Meeting (CAR, HR, and OMT Divisions); Strategic Management Society Annual International Conference; Strategic Management Society Milan Special Conference on Strategic Human Capital, Management Practices and Performance

  • Conference organisation

  • 2017- Organizer of the 19th LERA (Labor and Employment Relations Association) Annual PhD Consortium
  • Awards & honors

    • 2021 Marie Curie Fellowship European Commission
    • 2019 Ralph Alexander Best Dissertation Award (HR Division Academy of Management)
    • 2015 SHRM Foundation Dissertation Grant Award (HR Division Academy of Management)
    • 2012 Bocconi University PhD Scholarship