Stefano Tasselli

Award-winning research professor in the science of organization.


Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2023. 


One of the ’40 World’s Best Business Professors under 40′ Poets&Quants 2018.


Voted ‘Best Italian Business Professor under 40’ by ASFOR.


Tasselli’s research and teaching focus on the interplay between psychological and relational antecedents of organizational functioning, including the analysis of the micro-foundations of organizational social networks; social networks, leadership and innovation; and organizational theory. Of particular interest is the healthcare industry, sectors of public interest, and the incubators and accelerators for new entrepreneurial opportunities.


Professor of management at the University of Exeter Business School and member of the innovation management group of the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. He received his PhD from the Judge Business School of the University of Cambridge. Previous professional experience includes consulting for McKinsey and Company.


‘When Licensing New Tech Is Better Than Building It In-House’ (with Solon Moreira, Thomas Maximilian Klueter, Harvard Business Review, 30 June 2020); ‘The Biggest Motivator At Work? Love’ (Forbes, 16 July 2019); ‘Becoming More Conscientious’ (with Martin Kilduff, Blaine Landis, Harvard Business Review, 20 March 2018); ‘Oiling The Corporate Wheels – Are You An Effective Friendship Broker?’ (Forbes, 18 December 2017).


Media picks



Bridging Cultural Holes in Organizations: The Dynamic Structure of Social Networks and Organizational Vocabularies Within and Across Subunits


“Rigorous research into organizational functioning in all sectors of life: public, business, and personal.”

Stuart Crainer & Des Dearlove, Thinkers50

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