Frits K. Pil

  • Provost Fellow for Faculty
  • Director of Instructional Innovation and Faculty Development, Katz Graduate School of Business
  • Professor of Organizations and Entrepreneurship, Katz Graduate School of Business
  • Research Scientist, Learning Research and Development Center

Professional Biography

Frits Pil is Professor of Organizations and Entrepreneurship at the Katz Graduate School of Business and a research scientist at the Learning Research and Development Center. At Katz, Frits is also the Director of Instructional Innovation and Faculty Development. In that role, he has been instrumental in advancing excellence in teaching, working closely with the Center for Teaching and Learning to provide training and development programs for faculty. Frits has also created a mentoring program for newer assistant professors at Katz, which currently involves 28 faculty members from the business school as mentors and mentees. Frits has been recognized for his teaching excellence, and publishes broadly on topics related to organizational learning, innovation, and value creation. 

His research focuses on organizational learning, and questions where knowledge originates, where it resides, and how it is transferred and leveraged within and across organizational boundaries. His most recent studies draw on longitudinal establishment level surveys and field interviews that he conducted in the world automobile industry, as well as time-series individual-level and organizational data that he collected in public-sector settings. In this research, he examines the interplay between human and social capital, innovation in relation to product, process, and organizational structure, and the broader dynamics of organizational learning and value creation.

Education & Training

  • PhD in Human Resources and Corporate Strategy, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
  • MA in Managerial Science and Applied Economics, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
  • BA in Economics, Harvard University