Pino Audia



Pino Audia is a professor of Management and Organizations at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College where he is also the founding faculty director of the Center for Leadership. Prior to Tuck, he was on the faculty of the Haas School of Business at U.C. Berkeley and London Business School.

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 as well as biases in the assessment of social networks. In addition, in his work on geographic communities he has integrated organizational ecology and social network theory to develop a new approach to the study of inter-community relations. Currently, besides continuing his work on self-enhancement and learning, he is applying insights from his research on geographical distance to the analysis of social networks inside organizations.

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, his research has been featured in Forbes, Business Week, The Washington Post, National Public Radio, Fast Company, The Wilson Quarterly, IEEE Spectrum, CNN, and several international media outlets. A winner of the Outstanding Publication in Organizational Behavior award from the Academy of Management, a finalist for the California Management Review’s Accenture Award, and a finalist for the best paper in the Academy of Management Journal, Prof. Audia lectures on leadership, power and influence, and managing change.


This American Life  //

Pino Audia tells NPR about corporate creation myths, and why so many of them involve garages. Listen

Harvard Business Review  //

Train Your People to Take Others' Perspectives. Read the article

Self-Enhancement and Learning from Performance Feedback  //

In this paper from the Academy of Management Review, Prof. Audia and his coauthor lay out a new theory that explains why and when decision makers fail to learn from failure. Read the paper




  • Ph.D. (Organizational Behavior), University of Maryland, College Park, 1996
  • M.B.A., Universita Bocconi, 1990
  • B.A. (Economic and Social Sciences),, Universita della Calabria, 1989