Giada Di Stefano is Associate Professor of Strategy of Università Bocconi and serves as Director of the DBA program since October 2023.
At Bocconi, she is affiliated with BELSS and iCrios, and she is a member of the Ethics Committee as well as of the Executive Committee of the Department of Management and Technology. Prior to joining Bocconi, she was a faculty member of HEC Paris, and worked as a product manager for L’Oréal Paris.
Giada has been elected and nominated in a series of leadership positions for both the Academy of Management and the Strategic Management Society. She currently serves as Associate Editor for the Strategic Management Journal and Program Chair for the SRF Dissertation Research Program.
Her general research interests are in the broad area of strategy and innovation. More specifically, she studies the factors that foster or inhibit the creation and transfer of knowledge, within and across organizations. Her research is prevalently mixed-method, with a focus on experiments and field work more broadly. To this end, she has partnered with a number of firms to conduct experiments inside their organizations. Her work is often conducted in the context of creative industries, broadly defined – from gourmet cuisine to science, from computer programming to academia.