Professor at IESE Business School
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.