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Biographical note

Born April 16th, 1974. Degree in Economics from Università Bocconi. Master of Science  in Science and Technology Policy, from SPRU, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK. PhD in Economics and Management of Innovation, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna di Studi Universitari e Perfezionamento, Pisa.

Academic CV

Bocconi Lecturer in Applied Economics. Research fellow at ICRIOS (The Invernizzi Center for Research on Innovation, Organization, Strategy and Entrepreneurship), Università Bocconi, Milan.

Research areas

Economics of innovation, industrial economics, Innovation and industrial dynamics in the ICT sectors and in services, green innovations and sustainable development.



Cecere, G., Corrocher, N. and Mancusi, M.L. (2018). Financial constraints and eco-innovation: an empirical analysis on small and medium European companies. Small Business Economics (available as online first).

Cecere, G., Corrocher, N. and Guerzoni, M. (2018). Price or performance? A probabilistic choice analysis of the intention to buy electric vehicles in European countries. Energy Policy 118, 19-32.

Corrocher, N. and Solito, I. (2017). How do firms capture value from environmental innovations? An empirical analysis on European SMEs. Industry and Innovation 24(5), 569-585.

Cecere, G. and Corrocher, N. (2016). Stringency of regulation and innovation in waste management: an empirical analysis on EU countries”. Industry and Innovation 23(7), 625-646.

Camerani, R., Corrocher, N. and Fontana, R. (2016). Drivers of diffusion of consumer products. Empirical evidence from the Digital Audio Player market. Economics of Innovation and New Technology 25(7), 731-745.

Corrocher, N. and Guerzoni, M. (2015). Post-entry product introduction: who explores new niches? Industry and Innovation 22(1), 18-36.

Cecere, G., Corrocher, N. and Battaglia, R.D. (2015), “Innovation and competition in the smartphone industry: is there a dominant design?”. Telecommunications Policy 39 (3-4), 159-174.

Cecere, G. and Corrocher, N. (2015), “The Intensity of Interregional Cooperation in Information and Communication Technology Projects: An Empirical Analysis of the Framework Programme”, Regional Studies 49(2), 204-218.

Cecere, G., Corrocher, N., Gossart, C. and Ozman, M. (2014), “Eco-innovations and the evolutionary approach to technical change: a review of the literature”. Journal of Evolutionary Economics 24(5), 1037-1065.

Cecere, G., Corrocher, N. and Guerzoni, M. (2018). Price or performance? A probabilistic choice analysis of the intention to buy electric vehicles in European countries. Forthcoming in Energy Policy.

Cecere, G., Corrocher, N., Gossart, C. and Ozman, M. (2014) “Technological pervasiveness and variety of innovators in Green ICT: A patent-based analysis”. Research Policy 43(10), 1827-1839.

Corrocher, N. and Cusmano, L. (2014), “Are KIBS a real engine of growth for regional innovation systems? Empirical evidence from European regions”, Regional Studies 48(7), 1212-1226.

Corrocher, N. and Lasio, L. (2013), “Diversification strategies in network-based services: The case of mobile virtual network operators”. Telecommunications Policy, 37(11), 1110-1123.

Corrocher, N., Cusmano, L. and Lenzi, C. (2013), “Patterns of entrepreneurship in knowledge-intensive business services: empirical evidence from a sample of Italian firms”. Industry and Innovation 20(6), 563-584.

Corrocher, N. (2013), “The development of short message services: Standard organizations as engines of innovations”, Revue Economique, 64(1), 149-163.

Cecere, G., Corrocher, N. and Scarica, F. (2012), “When pirates buy digital music online: An empirical analysis on a sample of college students”, Economics Bulletin, 34(2), 2955-2968.

Cecere, G. and Corrocher, N., (2012) “The usage of VoIP services and other communications services: An empirical analysis of Italian consumers”, Technological Forecasting and Social Change 79(3), 570-578.

Cecere, G. and Corrocher, N., (2011), “The intensity of VoIP usage in Great Britain: users' characteristics and firms' strategies”, Telecommunications Policy 35(6), 522-531.

Corrocher, N. (2011), "The adoption of Web 2.0 applications: an empirical investigation", Technological Forecasting and Social Change 78, 547-558.

Corrocher, N. and Zirulia, L. (2010), "Switching costs, consumers’ heterogeneity and price discrimination in the mobile communications industry", Journal of Economics, 101(2), 149-167.

Corrocher, N. and Zirulia, L. (2010), “Demand and Innovation in services: the case of Mobile Communications”, Research Policy 39, 945-955.

Corrocher, N. and Guerzoni, M. (2009), "Product variety and price strategy in the ski manufacturing industry", Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 19(4), 471-486.

Corrocher, N., Cusmano, L. and Morrison, A. (2009), "Modes of innovation in knowledge-intensive business services: Evidence from Lombardy", Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 19(2), 173-196.

Corrocher, N. and Zirulia, L. (2009), "Me and you and everyone we know: An empirical analysis of local network effects in mobile communications", Telecommunications Policy, 33, 68-79.

Cassi, L., Corrocher, N., Malerba, F., Vonortas, N. (2008), "The impact of EU-funded research networks on knowledge diffusion at the regional level", Research Evaluation, 17(4), 283-293.

Cassi, L., Corrocher, N., Malerba, F. and Vonortas, N. (2008), "Research Networks as Infrastructure for Knowledge Diffusion in European Regions", Economics of Innovations and New Technologies, 17(7-8), 633-676.

Corrocher, N. and Fontana, F. (2008), "Expectations, Network Effects and Timing of Technology Adoption: Some Empirical Evidence from a Sample of SMEs in Italy", Small Business Economics: An Entrepreneurship Journal, 4 425-441.

Corrocher, N. and Fontana, R., (2008), "Objectives, obstacles and drivers of ICT adoption. What do IT managers perceive?", Information Economics and Policy, 20(3), 229-242.

Corrocher, N., Malerba, F., and Montobbio, F. (2007), "Schumpeterian Patterns of Innovative Activity in the ICT Field", Research Policy, 36(3), 418-432.

Corrocher, N. (2006), "Internet adoption in Italian banks: An empirical investigation", Research Policy, 35(4), 533-544.

Canato, A. and Corrocher, N. (2004), “Information and communication technology: organisational challenges for Italian banks”, Accounting Business and Financial History, 14(3), 355-370.

Corrocher, N., Malerba, F, and Montobbio, F.  (2003), “How do New Technologies Emerge? A Patent-Based Analysis of ICT-related New Industrial Activities”, Innovation: Management, Policy & Practice, 5(2-3), 234-256.

Corrocher, N. (2003), “The diffusion of Internet telephony among consumers and firms: current issues and future prospects”, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 70, 525– 544.

Corrocher, N. e Ordanini, A. (2002), “Measuring the digital divide: A framework for the analysis of cross-countries differences”, Journal of Information Technology, 17, 9-19.