Pino Audia

Professor of Management and Organizations

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As the founding faculty director of the Center for Leadership at Tuck, Professor Pino Audia was responsible for the design of leadership development initiatives, including 360-degree feedback activities, peer coaching, and workshops in both the MBA program and in Tuck Executive Education offerings.

His award-winning research focuses on psychological barriers to organizational adaptation and leadership effectiveness, and social barriers to entrepreneurial activity. In recent papers, he has analyzed the impact of self-enhancement on decision making and learning and has integrated organizational ecology and social network theory to develop a new approach to the study of inter-community relations. Professor Audia brings his work on leadership, influence, change, and entrepreneurship into the classroom and the boardroom.

In addition to being published in top academic journals such as American Journal of Sociology, Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Management Science, Organization Science, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, he sits on the editorial boards of Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, and Strategic Organization. His research has been featured in Forbes, BusinessWeek, The Washington Post, National Public Radio, Fast Company, The Wilson Quarterly, IEEE Spectrum, CNN, and several international media outlets.

Professor Audia has extensive experience as a consultant, executive coach, facilitator, and speaker at major firms worldwide, including General Electric, Novartis, Exxon Mobil, HSBC, Old Mutual, Shell, Statoil, and Time Warner. As faculty director of the Center for Leadership at Tuck, he hosts Leadership Roundtables attended by Chief Learning Officers of Fortune 500 firms. 

He was the winner of the most significant publication in the field of organizational behavior by the Academy of Management in 2001. He was also a finalist for best paper published in Academy of Management Journal (2001) and a finalist for the Accenture Award, California Management Review (2007). He was the winner of Kauffman Foundation grants and several Berkeley research grants.

Prior to joining the Tuck faculty, Professor Audia was on the faculty at the University of California at Berkeley and at the London Business School. He received his BA from Università della Calabria,  his MBA from Università Bocconi, and his PhD from University of Maryland.

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Studies after studies show that most people self-enhance, that is, they are motivated by the desire to see themselves in the most positive light even when such positive evaluations are not supported by the facts.

– Pino Audia