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Federica DE STEFANO

Assistant Professor

Management & Human Resources

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Biography

Federica De Stefano is an Assistant Professor of Management and Human Resources at HEC Paris. She is also a Senior Fellow of Wharton People Analytics and serves as elected Representative-at-Large for the Strategic Human Capital Interest Group of the Strategic Management Society (SMS).

Her research focuses on how organizations achieve competitive advantage through human capital. In studying this topic, she has developed two interrelated research streams. In her first stream, she examines the strategic role of employee mobility in driving competitive advantage. She has conducted detailed research on the performance effects of turnover in the restaurant industry. She is currently studying how barriers to manager mobility shape the relationship between value creation and value capture from managerial human capital. In ongoing projects, she examines the drivers and performance outcomes of employee mobility inside organizations. In her second stream, she analyzes how offering "good" jobs can be a source of competitive advantage for organizations. Theoretically, her research seeks to speak to the literatures in strategy and human resources management. Empirically, much of her work is quantitative and based on field studies in organizational contexts in Europe and in the US.

Prior to joining HEC Paris, she was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She holds 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).

Scientific articles

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)

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

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)

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

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 responsabilities at HEC

  • 2020- Assistant Professor HEC Paris

External Academic Responsabilities

  • 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

    • 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