Courses a.y. 2023/2024

Biographical note

I joined Bocconi in 2019, having completed my PhD at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. My research interests and teaching focus on employment, and the factors that influence opportunity and outcomes at the individual and collective level.

Prior to my PhD, I spent many years conducting employment-related policy research in the UK and also worked in human resource management. I have a Master’s degree in Social Policy & Planning and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, both from the London School of Economics.

Research interests

I explore how features of modern employment shape workers’ performance and career outcomes.

My primary focus is on collaborative working. More specifically, I explore how collaborative working creates interdependence between workers and shapes individual and collective performance. I'm particularly interested in how collaboration and associated outcomes influence, and are influenced by, worker mobility.

My secondary stream of research focuses upon independent contracting, particularly among managerial workers. I had explored how contractors perform managerial tasks as organizational outsiders and the benefits contracting can provide managerial workers, and its implications for their pay and work-life balance.

Selected Publications

Tracy Anderson
Left behind? Understanding the career consequences of collaborator exits

Tracy Anderson; Martine R. Haas
My colleague just left! A knowledge-based perspective on co-worker departures
Employee inter- and intra-firm mobility: taking stock of what we know, identifying novel insights and setting a theoretical and empirical agenda, 2020

Anderson, Tracy; Bidwell, Matthew
Outside insiders: understanding the role of contracting in the careers of managerial workers