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Dr Stefano Borzillo

Stefano Borzillo , PhD


PhD in Organizational Behavior, HEC Genève


Associate Professor

Teaching Location(s)

EHL Campus Lausanne

Courses and Modules Taught

• Maximizing Individual and Collective Performance
• Maximizing Individual and Collective Performance

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

Stoikov, S., Borzillo, S., & Raub, S. (forthcoming). Picky Eaters Make for Better Raters. Cornell Hospitality Quarterly.

Hasman, S. & Borzillo, S. (Forthcoming). The hospitality industry and COVID-19: Stock price crash risk. Tourism Economics.

Borzillo, S. & Alshahrani, S. (Forthcoming). A shared corporate vision: staff and senior management collaborate for market dominance at a large Saudi hotel. Journal of Business Strategy.

Audrin, B., Borzillo, S. and Raub, S. (2024). When the hierarchy folds: how employees may react. Journal of Business Strategy, 45(2), 98-106.

Bootz, J.-P., Borzillo, S. & Raub, S.P. (2023). Leaders of Organisational Communities of Practice: Their characteristics, activities, and fit with their communities, Knowledge Management Research & Practice.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

Bardon, T., & Borzillo, S. (2015). Communities of Practice: Control or Autonomy? Journal of Business Strategy, 37(1), 11-18.

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.

Schwenger, D., Straub, T., & Borzillo, S. (2014). Non-Governmental Organizations: Strategic Management for a Competitive World. Journal of Business Strategy, 35(4), 11-19.

Schiavone, F., & Borzillo, S. (2014). Creating Technological Knowledge in Vintage Communities of Practice. Journal of Knowledge Management, 18(5), 991-1003.

Kaehr, C. & Borzillo, S. (2013). Founder succession in new ventures: the human perspective. Journal of Business Strategy, 34(5), 12-24.

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

Schmitt, A., Borzillo, S., & Probst, G. (2011). Don’t Let Knowledge Walk Away: Knowledge Retention during Employee Downsizing. Management Learning, 43(1), 53-74.

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.

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.

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.

Funded Research Projects

Stefano Borzillo's Projects