Mikolaj Jan Piskorski

Associate Professor of Business Administration

Mikołaj Jan Piskorski, who often goes by Misiek, is an Associate Professor of Business Administration in the Strategy Unit at the Harvard Business School. Follow @mpiskorski on Twitter.

Misiek received his B.A and M.A. (Cantab) from University of Cambridge where he read Economics and Politics at Christ's College. Subsequently, he received his A.M. in Sociology and Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Harvard University. After completing his Ph.D. he became a faculty member in the Organizational Behavior area at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. In 2004, he returned to Harvard to teach the Required Curriculum Strategy course in the MBA Program. He is now teaching his own Elective Curriculum class: Competing With Social Networks. In addition, Misiek teaches in Building and Sustaining Competitive Advantage, Driving Digital and Social Strategy, Media Strategies and Strategic IQ Executive Education programs as well as in a number of custom programs.

Misiek is an expert on why and how people use various on-line social platforms, both in the U.S. and abroad. He also studies how firms can leverage these platforms to build social strategies. He also applied many of these insights to large organizations as they seek to become more agile and use social networks to execute their strategies. He has documented this research in a book called A Social Strategy: How We Profit From Social Media, forthcoming in May 2014.

His research has been published in Administrative Science Quarterly and Social Forces and cited in the New York Times, Business 2.0, and Investors Business Daily. He serves or has served on the editorial boards of several academic journals including American Journal of Sociology, Administrative Science Quarterly, Management Science and Organization Science.​

  1. Mikolaj Jan Piskorski: Won a 2011 European Case Clearing House (ecch) Award in the Entrepreneurship category for his case with Thomas R. Eisenmann, David Chen, and Brian Feinstein, “Facebook’s Platforms” (HBS Case 808-128).

  2. Mikolaj Jan Piskorski: Included as one of “The Best 40 B-School Profs Under the Age of 40” by Poets & Quants in 2011.