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Dr Stefano Borzillo

Stefano Borzillo , PhD


PhD in Organizational Behavior, HEC Genève


Associate Professor

Teaching Location(s)

EHL Campus Lausanne

Teaching Subject(s)

Maximizing Individual and Collective Performance

Area(s) of Expertise

Best practice transfers in organization
Communities of practice
Human resources
Organizational behavior
Process and knowledge creation

Short Bio

Dr Stefano Borzillo is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at EHL. He obtained his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the University of Geneva and was a Visiting Research Fellow at the Stern School of Business (New York University). His main fields of research are communities of practice, processes of knowledge creation, and best practice transfers in organizations.

Dr Stefano Borzillo has also published in peer-reviewed journals such as European Management Journal, Journal of Business Strategy, Management Learning, Knowledge Management Research & Practice, and Journal of Knowledge Management. Stefano has multiple experiences in Executive Education, and in consulting for SMEs and large organizations.

Publications in Peer-Reviewed Journals

Raub, S., Borzillo, S., Perretten, G., & Schmitt, A. (2021). New employee orientation, role-related stressors and conflict at work: Consequences for work attitudes and performance of hospitality employees. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 94. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhm.2020.102857

Haas, A., Abonneau, D., Borzillo, S., & Guillaume, P. L. (2021). Afraid of engagement? Towards an understanding of engagement in virtual communities of practice. Knowledge Management Research & Practice, 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1080/14778238.2020.1745704

Kaminska, R., & Borzillo, S. (2018). Challenges to the learning organization in the context of generational diversity and social networks. The Learning Organization, 25(2), 92-101. https://doi.org/10.1108/TLO-03-2017-0033

Borzillo, S. (2017). Balancing control and autonomy in communities of practice: governance patterns and knowledge in nine multinationals. Journal of Business Strategy, 38(3), 10-20. https://doi.org/10.1108/JBS-03-2016-0031

Haas, A., Abonneau, D., Borzillo, S. & Guillaume, P.L. (2021). Afraid of engagement? Towards an understanding of engagement in virtual communities of practice. Knowledge Management Research & Practice, 19 (2). https://doi.org/10.1080/14778238.2020.1745704

Josserand, E., Schmitt, A., & Borzillo, S. (2017). Balancing present needs and future options: how employees leverage social networks with clients. Journal of Business Strategy, 38(1), 14-21. https://doi.org/10.1108/JBS-01-2016-0003

Borzillo, S., & Kaminska, R. (2016). Organizing for Sustained Innovation: the Role of Knowledge Flows within and between Organizational Communities. Knowledge Management Research & Practice, 14(1), 46-54. https://doi.org/10.1057/kmrp.2014.31

Bardon, T., & Borzillo, S. (2015). Communities of Practice: Control or Autonomy? Journal of Business Strategy, 37(1), 11-18. https://doi.org/10.1108/JBS-02-2015-0018

Harvey, J. F, Cohendet, P., Simon, L., & Borzillo, S. (2015). Knowing Communities in the Front End of Innovation. Research-Technology Management, 58(1), 46-54. https://doi.org/10.5437/08956308X5801198

Schwenger, D., Straub, T., & Borzillo, S. (2014). Non-Governmental Organizations: Strategic Management for a Competitive World. Journal of Business Strategy, 35(4), 11-19. https://doi.org/10.1108/JBS-11-2013-0105

Schiavone, F., & Borzillo, S. (2014). Creating Technological Knowledge in Vintage Communities of Practice. Journal of Knowledge Management, 18(5), 991-1003. https://doi.org/10.1108/JKM-06-2014-0251

Kaehr, C. & Borzillo, S. (2013). Founder succession in new ventures: the human perspective. Journal of Business Strategy, 34(5), 12-24. https://doi.org/10.1108/JBS-04-2013-0031

Borzillo, S., Schmitt, A., & Antino, M. (2012). Communities of practice: keeping the company agile. Journal of Business Strategy, 33(6), 22-30. https://doi.org/10.1108/02756661211281480

Schmitt, A., Borzillo, S., & Probst, G. (2011). Don’t Let Knowledge Walk Away: Knowledge Retention during Employee Downsizing. Management Learning, 43(1), 53-74. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1350507611411630

Borzillo, S., & Kaminska-Labbé, R. (2011). Unraveling the Dynamics of Knowledge Creation in Communities of Practice through Complexity Theory Lenses. Knowledge Management Research and Practice, 9, 353-366. https://doi.org/10.1057/kmrp.2011.13

Borzillo, S., Aznar, S., & Schmitt, A. (2011). A journey through communities of practice: why and how members move from the periphery to the core. European Management Journal, 29(1), 25-42. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.emj.2010.08.004

Borzillo, S., & Kamiska-Labbé, R. (2011). Step-in or Step-out: How to Support Innovation through Communities of Practice. Journal of Business Strategy, 32(3), 29-36. https://doi.org/10.1108/02756661111121974