Full Professor
Ph.D. in Management sciences - ESADE Business School
Academic Director
Track: Human Resources Management
LEM Member
  • 2009 : Ph.D. in Management sciences, ESADE Business School, Spain
  • 2009 : Ph.D. in Business Administration and Management, University Cà Foscari of Venice, Italy
Professional Experiences
Academic Experience
  • 2010 - present, Associate Professor, IÉSEG School of Management, Paris La Defénse, France
  • 2008 - 2010, Postdoctoral Fellow, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy
  • 2007 - 2009, Researcher, ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Spain
  • 2005 - present, Professor of Organization and HRM, SDA Bocconi School of Management, Milan, Italy
Scientific prizes and Awards
  • 2011 : Best Conference Paper Award, WOA Workshop of Italian Researchers of Organization Studies
  • 2011 : Best Conference Paper Award, AIMAC International Conference on Arts and Cultural Management
  • 2009 : Best Paper Young Researchers Award, WOA Workshop of Italian Researchers of Organization Studies
  • 2017 : Best paper published in European Management Review (2016), European Management Review
Published Papers in Refereed Journals
  • De Kerviler G., Slavich B., Ardelet Caroline, (2022). Ethical judgment of sexual ads featuring women: the role of identification to feminine archetype, Journal of Business Research, 142 (March) 899-913.
  • Giangreco A., Slavich B., Piazza A., Castellucci F., Mohadjer C., (2021). The Role of Celebrity and Status in the Performance–Pay Relationship: Evidence from the ‘Big Five’ European Football Leagues, M@n@gement, 24 (1) 1-16.
  • Slavich B., Svejenova Silviya, Opazo Maria Pilar, Patriotta Gerardo, (2020). Politics of Meaning in Categorizing Innovation: How Chefs Advanced Molecular Gastronomy by Resisting the Label, Organization Studies, 41 (2) 267-290.
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  • Slavich B., Castellucci Fabrizio, (2020). Stir it up: How master–apprentice relationships affect product offerings’ similarity in high-end restaurants, Industrial and Corporate Change, 29 (2) 459–483.
  • Slavich B., Svejenova S., (2016). Managing Creativity: A Critical Examination, Synthesis and New Frontiers, European Management Review, 13 (4) 237-250.
  • Slavich B., (2016). Book review. Leschziner, Vanina. 2015. At the Chef’s Table: Culinary Creativity in Elite Restaurants. Stanford: Stanford University Press, American Journal of Sociology, 122 (3) 1013-1014.
  • Slavich B., Castellucci F., (2016). Wishing upon a star: How apprentice-master similarity, status and career stage affect critics’ evaluations of former apprentices in the haute cuisine industry , Organization Studies, 37 (6) 823-843.
  • Ardelet C., Slavich B., De Kerviler G., (2015). Self-referencing narratives to predict consumers’ preferences in the luxury industry: a longitudinal study, Journal of Business Research, 68 (9) 2037–2044.
  • Slavich B., Cappetta R., Giangreco A., (2014). Exploring the link between Human Resource Practices and Turnover in Multi-Brand Companies: The Role of Brand Units Images, European Management Journal, 32 (2) 177-189.
  • Slavich B., Cappetta R., Salvemini S., (2014). Creativity and reproduction of cultural products: the experience of haute cuisine chefs, International Journal of Arts Management, 16 (2) 29-41.
Book Chapters
  • Castellucci F., Slavich B., (2015), Falling from the tree. The determinants of identity construction in the haute cuisine field, in: Organizing for Growth theories and Practices.
  • Slavich B., (2013), Postfazione, in: Zara. Come si confeziona il successo.
  • Svejenova S., Slavich B., AbdelGawad S., (2013), Business Models of Creative Entrepreneurs: The Case of Haute Cuisine Chefs, in: The Oxford Handbook of Creative and Cultural Industries.
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  • Slavich B., (2009), Creativity defined: an examination of definitions, in: Per lo sviluppo, la competitività e l’innovazione del sistema economico. Il contributo degli studi di Organizzazione aziendale.
Peer Review Proceedings
  • Slavich B., Svejenova Silviya, Opazo Maria Pilar, Patriotta Gerardo, (2016), What’s in a name? Giving form and meaning to a new culinary category, in: Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings Academy of Management , pp.1378-1382.
Research fields
  • Creativity management, managing and growing ventures in creative industries, organizational and social mechanisms in highly creative and symbolic industries.
  • Fashion Management
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Executive MBA :
  • Organizational design
Grande Ecole Program:
  • Fundamentals of organization
MSc in Fashion management :
  • Organization design: structural choices for organizational effectiveness
MSc in International Business :
  • International human resources management