Dr Stefano Tasselli

Stefano Tasselli

Associate Professor
Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam

Profile

Stefano Tasselli is an Associate Professor at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. He is the Director of the Erasmus Centre for Innovation (ECI). He holds a PhD from the Judge Business School of the University of Cambridge. His educational background also includes a Diploma with full grades and honorable mention in Classics, a bachelor degree cum laude in Economics and Management and a Master of Science cum laude in Management from Bocconi University, and a Master of Philosophy with distinction in Innovation, Strategy and Organisation from the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. He has specialized his education with an executive program at the Harvard Business School. His previous professional experience includes consulting in McKinsey and Company. His previous academic experience includes research and teaching activities at the University of Cambridge, Bocconi University and the Swiss National Found. He is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Italian General Embassy in the Netherlands. Among the empirical settings of interest for his research, the health care industry, and incubators/ accelerators for new entrepreneurial opportunities.

His research and teaching focus is on the interplay between psychological and relational antecedents of organizational functioning, including the analysis of the psychological micro-foundations (personality, motivation, and cognition) of organizational social networks; social networks, knowledge transfer and innovation; and organizational theory. He has developed classes on 'Social Networks and Leadership' in the full-time MBA. He is currently teaching post-graduate and executive modules on ‘Social Networks for Innovation’ and a foundational post-graduate course on the 'Organization of Innovation.’ He has taught the 'New Business Development' post-graduate module in collaboration with the Erasmus Center for Entrepreneurship and several of the most prominent Dutch companies, including ING, KLM, Philips and Eneco. He has taught a module in the successful RSM MOOC on Innovation Management in Coursera.

Dr Tasselli has been invited for more than fifty research seminars and presentations, and has received distinguished recognitions from academic conferences and research institutions. These recognitions include the Best Paper Award at the HCM division of the Academy of Management Annual Meeting (2013, in Orlando, FL), the Outstanding PhD report Award from the Judge Business School (2011), the Best Paper Award at the CORE doctoral Conference in Cambridge (2013), two consecutive Best Paper Awards at the conference of the Italian Association for Management in health care (AIES, 2013 in Trento and 2014 in Venice), the Innovative Teaching Award at RSM (2016), the ABCD Award of the OMT division of the Academy of Management (2017, in Atlanta, GA), the nomination for the Carolyn Dexter Award of the Academy of Management (2019) and the victory of the Global Best Paper Award at the HCM division of the Academy of Management Annual Meeting (2019, in Boston, MA). He has received the honor of Life Membership from both Wolfson College and Girton College of the University of Cambridge. In 2017, he was selected by Wolfson College as the Alumnus of the month. In 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, he has been recognized as a high performing member of the Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM). In 2018, he has been awarded by Poets and Quants as one of the '40 World's Best Business Professors under 40.' In 2018, he was also awarded by ASFOR (Italian Society for Management Education) as the 'Best Italian Business Professor under 40.' 

His research has been published, among the other journals, in the Academy of Management JournalAcademy of Management Review, Academy of Management Annals, Organization ScienceAnnual Review of PsychologyJournal of ManagementOrganization Studies, Social Networks and Research in the Sociology of Organizations. Dr Tasselli also wrote and talked of his research in venues of interest for business practitioners, including the Harvard Business Review, ForbesLSE Business ReviewAcademy of Management Insights, RSM Discovery, and Ideas for Leaders. His research activity has also been covered extensively by press and media, including interviews in Business News Radio, Corriere della Sera, Il Sole 24 Ore and La Stampa.

Professional experience

Associate Professor

Erasmus University Rotterdam
RSM - Rotterdam School of Management
Department of Technology and Operations Management

Publications

Professional Publications (5)

Scholarly Publications (13)

Recognitions

Editorial positions (9)

  • Academy of Management Journal

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Administrative Science Quarterly

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Human Relations

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Journal of International Business Studies

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Journal of Management Studies

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Organization Science

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Journal of Management

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Small Group Research

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

Media

Media items

  • Status belemmert kennisdeling in ziekenhuizen

    Knowledge sharing within the hospital really only takes place within groups of similar status peers. Both physicians and nurses share a lot of information, but only within their own social networks. It is up to medical directors,...

  • Statusverschillen in ziekenhuis verhinderen delen van waardevolle kennis

    Knowledge sharing within the hospital really only takes place within groups of similar status peers. Both physicians and nurses share a lot of information, but only within their own social networks. It is up to medical directors,...

  • Statusverschillen verhinderen delen van kennis

    Knowledge sharing within the hospital really only takes place within groups of similar status peers. Both physicians and nurses share a lot of information, but only within their own social networks. It is up to medical directors,...

  • Sociale status verhindert kennisdeling ziekenhuis

    Knowledge sharing within the hospital really only takes place within groups of similar status peers. Both physicians and nurses share a lot of information, but only within their own social networks. It is up to medical directors,...

  • Does your personality fit your network? It could be damaging your success at work

    Your personality must fit with your network in order to be trusted and successful, a new study conducted by Martin Kilduff from UCL School of Management and Stefano Tasselli from RSM reveals. Otherwise, your friendships might...

  • Does your personality fit your network? It could be damaging your success at work

    Your personality must fit with your network in order to be trusted and successful, a new study conducted by Martin Kilduff from UCL School of Management and Stefano Tasselli from RSM reveals. Otherwise, your friendships might...

  • The reason you may not be successful at work could be down to pure blirtatiousness

    Your personality must fit with your network in order to be trusted and successful, new research from UCL School of Management and RSM claims. Otherwise, your friendships might clash with your job. According to professors Martin...

  • Is your personality damaging your career prospects?

    Your personality must fit with your network in order to be trusted and successful, new research from Martin Kilduff (UCL School of Management) and Stefano Tasselli (RSM) reveals. Otherwise, your friendships might clash with your...

  • Research: Too many friends can damage work success

    Workers juggling lots of friendship groups might secretly praise themselves for their diplomacy, but this might be hindering their career success according to a new study by Martin Kilduff (UCL School of Management) and Stefano...

  • Your personality should fit your network to be successful at work

    Workplace friendships encourage productivity, employee retention, job satisfaction, team cohesion and so much more, including personal growth and emotional support. But these business friendships can be difficult to manage, writes...

  • Voor Sommigen Is Openheid Beter Voor Anderen Diplomatie

    If you talk to friends at work at work, how open or just diplomatic should you be? Apparently, it depends on your personality. Stefano Tasselli of RSM is featured on this episode of "Wetenschap Vandaag" of BNR Radio.

  • Vriendschappen met collega's kunnen vertrouwen juist ook ondermijnen

    To be successful in your work, the trust of others is necessary, says researcher Stefano Tasselli of RSM. Making friends with colleagues may at first sight seem the perfect way to build trust within an organisation. However, in a...

Discovery items

Why trust in the workplace matters and how to cultivate it

This study reveals which personality traits are the best fit for creating trust in different friendship network configurations.

The power of love in organisations

Expressed as trust, compassion, friendship and creativity, love shapes our working environment. We often ignore that, but examining it, makes a lot of sense.

Should you open up to your workplace friends, or is it better to be diplomatic?

Are you a diplomat who links different friendship networks at work? Then being open and spontaneous makes your work friends trust you less.

Sharing knowledge in the hospital across status barriers

Who in the hospital is in the best position to share valuable knowledge across the status barriers between nurses and doctors?

Courses

IM Research clinic

  • Study year: 2019/2020
  • Code: BM-IMRC
  • Level: Master

Organisation of Innovation

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019, 2017/2018, 2016/2017, 2015/2016
  • Code: BM03MI
  • ECTS: 5 Level: Master, Master, Master, Master

Mastering Networks for Innovation

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • Code: BMME051
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master, Master, Master, Master

Past courses

New Business Development

  • Study year: 2017/2018
  • Code: BMME079
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master, Master