Faculty Directory

Pino Audia

Professor of Management and Organizations; Faculty Director, Center for Leadership



DegreePhD, University of Maryland, 1996; MBA, Università Bocconi, 1990; BA, Università della Calabria, 1989

AREAS OF EXPERTISEOrganizational behavior, organization theory, strategy implementation, leadership

Current Research Topics

  • Psychological barriers to organizational learning and leadership effectiveness
  • Self-enhancement and decision making
  • Social barriers to entrepreneurship
  • Industrial agglomerations
  • Community competition

Selected Publications

  • With J. Kurkoski, “An Ecological Analysis of Competition Among U.S. Communities,” Industrial and Corporate Change, forthcoming, 2012
  • With A.H. Jordan, “Self-Enhancement and Learning from Performance Feedback,” Academy of Management Review, 37, 2012
  • With J.H. Freeman, "Community Context and Founding Processes of Banking Organizations," Research in the Sociology of Organizations, 33, 2011
  • With C.I. Rider, "Close, But Not the Same: Locally-Headquartered Organizations and Agglomeration Economies," Research Policy, 39, 2010
  • With S. Brion, "Reluctant to Change: Self-Enhancing Responses to Diverging Performance Measures," Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 102, 2007
  • With J.A. Goncalo, "Success and Creativity Over Time: A Study of Inventors in the Hard Disk Drive Industry," Management Science, 53, 2007
  • With J.H. Freeman and P. Reynolds, "Organizational Foundings in Community Context: Instruments Manufacturers and Their Interrelationship with Other Organizations," Administrative Science Quarterly, 51, 2006
  • With J.H. Freeman, "Community Ecology and the Sociology of Organizations," Annual Review of Sociology, 32, 2006
  • With H. Greve, "Less Likely to Fail: Performance, Firm Size, and Factory Expansion in the Shipbuilding Industry," Management Science, 52, 2006
  • With C.I. Rider, "A Garage and an Idea: What More does an Entrepreneur Need?", California Management Review, 48, 2005


  • Finalist, Accenture Award, California Management Review, 2007
  • Experimental Social Science Laboratory (XLAB) grant, University of California, Berkeley, "Decision Making Under Ambiguity," 2006
  • Kauffman Foundation Grant, "Industrial Agglomerations and Entrepreneurship," 2006
  • Finalist, best paper published in Academy of Management Journal, 2001
  • Winner, most significant publication in the field of organizational behavior, Academy of Management, 2001

Professional Activities

Academic positions

  • Faculty Director, Center for Leadership, Tuck School, 2009–present
  • Tuck School of Business, 2007–present
  • Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, 2002–07
  • Assistant and Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior, London Business School, 1996–2002

Editorial positions

  • Editorial Boards
    Administrative Science Quarterly
    Organization Science

Personal Website

Pino Audia’s research into psychological barriers to organizational learning and leadership effectiveness plays an important role in how Tuck teaches leadership. Audia, who is faculty director of Tuck’s Center for Leadership believes that self-knowledge is the basis of successful leadership skills. He teaches the core Personal Leadership course.