Giada Di Stefano holds a Ph.D. in management from Bocconi University and is an Associate Professor of Business Strategy at HEC Paris, where she teaches courses in strategy and entrepreneurship. In 2011 she won the TIM (Technology and Innovation Management) Best Dissertation Award, and in 2015 she has was selected as a finalist for the TIM Emerging Scholar Award. Her research focuses on the creation and transfer of knowledge, with a particular focus on creative industries and social norms. Before joining the world of academia, she worked as a Product Manager for L'Oréal Paris.