Alessandro Piazza

Assistant Professor of Strategic Management

Alessandro Piazza is an Assistant Professor of Strategic Management in the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University. Alessandro's research touches upon several areas at the intersection of organizational theory, entrepreneurship, economic sociology, and strategic management, including (but not limited to): 1) stigma and scandals across organizations; 2) social movements; 3) status and networks; as well as 4) social dynamics in venture financing. His work has appeared in print or is forthcoming at outlets such as Academy of Management Journal, Annual Review of Sociology, Journal of Management, Organization Science, Social Forces, and Strategic Management Journal.

Alessandro teaches courses in strategic management, technology strategy, and organizational theory in the undergraduate, MBA, and PhD programs at Rice's Jones School of Business. He received a PhD in Management from Columbia Business School, an MBA from the Collège des Ingénieurs, as well as a BSc and a M.Sc. from the University of Bologna, both in nuclear engineering.