Federica De Stefano is an Assistant Professor in Management and Human Resources at HEC Paris.

Her research examines how firms create and capture value from human capital. In studying this topic, she has developed three interrelated research streams that analyze: 1) employee mobility; 2) employee bargaining power; and 3) sustainable human resource management. Theoretically, her research seeks to speak to the literature on strategic human capital. Empirically, much of her work is quantitative and based on field studies in organizational contexts and large administrative data.

Professor De Stefano is a member of the Editorial Board of Organization Science, Human Resource Management and Human Resource Management Review. She has been awarded with several research grants, including a Marie Curie grant from the European Commission to examine the relationship between employees’ health and safety and human capital strategies by firms (SAW – MSCA-IF-EF-RI). She serves as Engagement Officer for the Strategic Human Capital Interest Group of the Strategic Management Society (SMS).

Prior to joining HEC Paris, she was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She 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).