Frits Pil

Professor, Area Director, University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School of Business

Fellow (Honorary Appointment), University of Cambridge Judge Business School

Research Scientist, Learning Research & Development Center

Education and Training

PhD, Wharton Business School

Research Interests

Dr. Pil's 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.

Professional Learning

Related Research Areas

Informal & Life-long Learning

Recent Publications

Holmström, J., Holweg, M., Lawson, B., Pil, F.K., and Wagner, S.M., (2019). The digitalization of operations and supply chain management: Theoretical and methodological implications. Journal of Operations Management 65(8): 728-734.

Yinyin, C., Pil, F.K., and Lawson, B. (2021), Signaling and social influence: the impact of corporate volunteer programs. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 36: 183-196.

Lawson, B., Potter, A., Pil, F.K., & Holweg, M. (2019), Supply chain disruptions: the influence of industry and geography on firm reaction speed. International Journal of Operations & Production Management, 39 (9/10): 1076-1098.

Lawson, B., Pil, F. K., & Holweg, M. (2018). Multi-modal order fulfillment: Concept and application. Production and Operations Management, 27(2), 269-284.

Leana, C. & Frits, K. P. (2017). Social capital: An untapped resource for educational improvement. In E. Quintero (Ed.), Teaching in context: How social aspects of school and school systems shape teachers’ development and effectiveness, Harvard Education Press, Cambridge, MA.

Frits Pil's Google Scholar profile

News and Awards

Pil K. Frits, professor at the Katz Graduate School of Business and LRDC researcher, and his work on supply chains are mentioned in the Strategy+Business article "Your Business Needs an Extra Person."

April 4, 2016


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