Federica De Stefano

Postdoctoral Fellow


Contact Information
Email: fede@wharton.upenn.edu

Office Address
3214 SH-DH
3620 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Research Interests: Strategic Human Capital, Employee Mobility, Careers, People Analytics, Contingent Work

Links: CV, LinkedIn

Overview

Federica De Stefano is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Wharton People Analytics Initiative at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Federica De Stefano’s research examines how firms create and capture value from human capital. In studying this topic, she has developed three interrelated streams of research that analyze: 1) the role of managers in shaping individual and organizational outcomes; 2) the consequences of employee mobility for employers and employees; 3) the use of market-oriented approaches to employment relationships. In her first research stream, she examines the effect of managers on workers’ employment outcomes, as well as on firm performance. In her second stream of research, she investigates the implications of employee internal mobility and turnover, for both employers’ performance and employees’ career outcomes. Finally, her third research stream explores the costs and benefits of short-term and market-oriented approaches to employment practices. Theoretically, her research seeks to speak to the literatures on human resource management and strategic human capital. Empirically, much of her work is quantitative and based on field studies in organizational contexts.

Federica holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration and Management, a M.Sc. in International Management, a BA in Management from Bocconi University in Milan (Italy), and a M.Sc. in Management Science and Corporate Management from Fudan University in Shanghai (China).

Research & Publications

Camuffo, A., & De Stefano, F. (forthcoming). Building Strategic Human Capital Resources: Hiring & Acquiring. In T. Moliterno, & A. Nyberg (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Strategic Human Capital Resources, Edward Elgar’s Handbook series.

De Stefano, F., Bonet, R., & Camuffo A. (2019). Does losing temporary workers matter? The effects of planned turnover on replacements and unit performance. Academy of Management Journal, 62(4), 1–24, (in press).

Bidwell, M., & De Stefano, F. (2019). Career Management Isn’t Just the Employee’s Job. MIT Sloan Management Review, 60(3), 17-18.

De Stefano, F., Bagdadli, S., & Camuffo, A. (2018). The HR role in corporate social responsibility and sustainability: A boundary‐shifting literature review. Human Resource Management, 57(2), 549-566.

Camuffo, A., De Stefano, F., & Paolino, C. (2017). Safety reloaded: Lean operations and high involvement work practices for sustainable workplaces. Journal of Business Ethics, 143(2), 245-259.

Camuffo, A., & De Stefano, F. (2016). Work as commons: Internal labor markets, blended workforces and management. In L. E. Cohen, M. D. Burton, & M. Lounsbury (Eds.), Research in the Sociology of Organizations: Vol. 47, The structuring of work in organizations, 47, 363-382.

Awards and Honors

Ralph Alexander Best Dissertation Award, HR Division of the Academy of Management, 2019

SHRM Foundation Dissertation Grant Award, HR Division of the Academy of Management, 2015

Bocconi University PhD Scholarship, 2012-2017

Latest Activity

Bidwell, M., & De Stefano, F. (2019). Career Management Isn’t Just the Employee’s Job. MIT Sloan Management Review, 60(3), 17-18.

De Stefano, F., Bonet, R., & Camuffo A. (2019). Does losing temporary workers matter? The effects of planned turnover on replacements and unit performance. Academy of Management Journal (in press).