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Associate Professor
Department of Management and Technology

Biographical note

Born on November 9, 1973. PhD in Management, IESE Business School. Laurea in Management Engineering, Università degli Studi di Brescia.

Academic CV

Member of the Executive Committee (2012-2014) and of the Research Committee (2010-2012), Academy of Management, Business Policy and Strategy (BPS) Division.

Member of the Editorial Board: Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, and European Management Review.

He has been a Visiting Scholar at the Harvard University and at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.

Research areas

Strategy, Innovation strategy.

Selected publications


  • Open Innovation: Are inbound and outbound knowledge flows really complementary? Forthcoming, Strategic Management Journal (with B. Cassiman).
  • Bribery and Investment: Firm-level Evidence from Africa and Latin America. Forthcoming, Strategic Management Journal  (with A. Birhanu and A. Gambardella).
  • The role of technology in M&A: The case of the U.S. healthcare market. Forthcoming, Industrial and Corporate Change (with N. Mas).
  • The impact of M&A on rivals’ innovation strategy. Forthcoming, Long Range Planning.
  • Strategic Incentives to Human Capital, Strategic Management Journal, 2015, 36, p. 37-52 (with A. Gambardella and C. Panico).
  • The Rejuvenation of Inventors through Corporate Spin-OutsOrganization Science, 2014, 25, p. 1764-1784 (with S. Brusoni and B. Cirillo).
  • Selective Learning-by-exporting: Firm size and product versus process innovation, Global Strategy Journal, 2014, 4, p. 161-180 (with E. Golovko).
  • The Effects of Legal Reforms on the Ownership Structure of Listed Companies, Industrial and Corporate Change, 2013, 22, p. 427-458  (with F. Cuomo and A. Zattoni).
  • M&A and the Profile of Inventive Activity, Strategic Organization, 2012, 12, p. 384-405 (with C. Di Guardo).
  • Measuring the Effect of M&A on Patenting Quantity and Quality, Strategic Management Journal, 2012, 33, p.336-346.
  • Exploring the Complementarity between Innovation and Export for SMEs’ Growth, Journal of International Business Studies, 2011, 42, p. 362-380 (with E. Golovko).
  • Organizing links with science: Cooperate or Contract? A project level approach, Research Policy, 2010, 39, p. 882-892 (with B. Cassiman and C. Di Guardo).
  • Organizing R&D Projects: Insights from Co-opetition, Long Range Planning, 2009, 42, p. 216-233 (with B. Cassiman and C. Di Guardo).
  • Strategic Organization of R&D: The Choice of Basicness and Openness, Strategic Organization, 2009, 7, p. 43-73 (with B. Cassiman).
  • Taking Actively Advantage of MNCs’ Presence, Small Business Economics, 2007, 28, p. 55-68 (with C. Di Guardo).
  • The Consignment Stock of Inventories: Industrial Case and Performance Analysis, International Journal of Production Economics, 2003, 81-82, p. 215-224 (with L. Zavanella).