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Pino Audia

Professor of Management and Organizations





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

Areas of Expertise

Organizational behavior, organization theory, strategy implementation, leadership


Pino Audia is a professor of Management and Organizations at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College where he is also the founding faculty director of the Center for Leadership. Prior to Tuck, he was on the faculty of the Haas School of Business at U.C. Berkeley and London Business School.

Current Research Topics

  • Psychological barriers to organizational learning and leadership effectiveness
  • Self-enhancement and decision making
  • Subjective assessments of social networks
  • Social barriers to entrepreneurship
  • Economic geography

Professional Activities

Academic positions

  • Faculty Director, Center for Leadership, Tuck School, 2009–2014
  • 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 Boards

  • Administrative Science Quarterly
  • Organization Science
  • Strategic Organization

Working Papers

  • With F. Yao, "The diffusion of an invisible corporate practice: Evidence from stock backdating, 1981-2005"
  • With M.K. Stimmler, " The symbolic management of performance: Public opinion and attention to performance in a public arena during the Iraq war"
  • With S. Brion and H. Rousseau, “Self-enhancement and the choice of idiosyncratic social comparisons”
  • With M. Prato, “Status, centrality in mobility networks, and analysts’ accuracy”


  • Academy of Management's award for most significant publication in the field of Organizational Behavior, 2001, winner
  • Best paper published in the Academy of Management Journal, 2001, finalist
  • Excellence in teaching award, Haas School of Business, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006
  • California Management Review’s Accenture Award, 2007, finalist
  • Best Paper Proceedings of the Academy of Management, 2012, “Mission accomplished? Attention to performance during the Iraq war.”
  • UC Berkeley XLAB (Experimental Social Science Laboratory) grant for research on “Decision makers’ search behavior under conditions of performance ambiguity.” Spring 2006
  • Kauffman Foundation grant for research on “Industrial Agglomerations and Entrepreneurship.” Spring 2006
  • UC Berkeley research grants. 2002-03, 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07

Selected Publications

  • With A. Kleinbaum and A.H. Jordan. “An Altercentric Perspective on the Origins of Brokerage in Social Networks: How Perceived Empathy Moderates the Self-Monitoring Effect,” Organization Science, 26(4), 2015
  • With H. Greve and S. Brion, “Self-assessment, Self-enhancement, and the Choice of Comparison Organizations for Evaluating Organizational Performance,” Advances in Strategic Management, 32, 2015
  • With J. Kurkoski, “An Ecological Analysis of Competition Among U.S. Communities,” Industrial and Corporate Change, 21:187-215, 2012
  • With A.H. Jordan, “Self-Enhancement and Learning from Performance Feedback,” Academy of Management Review, 37, 2012
  • 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. Reprinted in Hubert Gatignon (Ed.), New Product and Services Development. Sage Publications, November 2010
  • 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 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. Reprinted in Spanish: “La leyenda del garaje.” Gestion, 11(3), May-June 2006