Emilio Castilla

Emilio J. Castilla

MIT Sloan School of Management
NTU Professor of Management

Background

Emilio Castilla, NTU Professor of Management, MIT Sloan School of Management Emilio J. Castilla is the NTU Professor of Management at MIT Sloan School of Management. He joined MIT in 2005, after being a faculty member in the Management Department at University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. Emilio is currently the head of the Work and Organization Studies Group. He is also a faculty member of the Institute for Work and Employment Research at MIT, and a research Fellow at Wharton’s Center for Human Resources. Emilio received his post-graduate degree in business analysis from the Management School at Lancaster University (UK) and his PhD in sociology from Stanford University.

Emilio studies how social and organizational processes influence key employment outcomes over time. He tackles his research questions by examining different empirical settings with longitudinal datasets, both at the individual and company levels. His focus is on the screening, hiring, development, and job mobility of employees within and across organizations and locations, as well as on the impact of teamwork and social relations on performance and innovation. Recently, given the widely popular goals of promoting meritocracy and creating opportunity inside institutions, his work has focused on the role that merit and merit-based work practices play in shaping employees’ careers in today’s workplace. He has published chapters in several books as well as articles in a number of scholarly journals. Emilio has also written a book on the use of longitudinal methods in social science research titled “Dynamic Analysis in the Social Sciences.” He received the W. Richard Scott Award for Distinguished Scholarship in 2001 and the Outstanding Publication in Organizational Behavior Award in 2011.

Emilio has taught in various degree programs at MIT Sloan, the Wharton School of Business, and a number of other international universities. His teaching interests include strategic human resource management, leading successful organizations, career management, and strategies for people analytics. In addition to teaching full time MBA and executive courses, he has taught several PhD-level seminars. For more information, visit: http://web.mit.edu/ecastill/www/.