PUBLICATIONS

Journal Articles
Books
Book chapters
Working papers
Ph.D. Theses
Externally commissioned research

Impact on Academia
Citations from 2002 until September 2017
Web of Science-ISI: Total 590; h-index = 10
Scopus: Total 770; h-index = 11
Google Scholar: Total 2782; h-index = 21



Journal Articles


•Rigamonti D., E. Cefis, M.Meoli, S.Vismara (2016), The effects of specialization of Private Equity Firms on their Exit Strategy, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, 43(9-10), 1420-1443.

•Cefis E. and A. Triguero (2016), Make, Buy or Both: The Innovation Sourcing Strategy Dilemma after M&A, in Growth and Change, 47(2), 175-196. 

•Capasso, M, E., Cefis, and K. Frenken (2016), Spatial Differentiation in Industrial Dynamics. The Case of the Netherlands (1994 - 2005), Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, 107(3), 316-330 

•Cefis E., O. Marsili and D. Rigamonti (2015), Industry relatedness and post-acquisition innovative performance,  Best Paper Proceedings - Academy of Management, 2015(1), 17260.

•Cefis E., and O. Marsili (2015), Crossing the Innovation Threshold through Mergers and Acquisitions, in Research Policy, 44, 698-710.

•Capasso M., E. Stam, E. Cefis (2015), Industrial Dynamics and Economic Geography, Regional Studies, 49(1), 5-9.

•Frenken K., E. Cefis, E. Stam (2015), Industrial Dyanamics and Clusters: a Survey, Regional Studies, 49(1), 10-27.

•Capasso, M, E. Cefis, and K. Frenken (2014), On the existence of persistently outperforming firms, Industrial and Corporate Change, 23(4), 997-1036.

•Capasso, M, E. Cefis, and A. Sapio (2013), Reconciling quantile autoregressions of firm size and variance-size scaling, Small Business Economics, 41(3), 609-632.

•Capasso, M, and E. Cefis (2012), Firms' Size and Variance of Growth Rates: the Effects of Data Truncation, in Review of Industrial Organization, 41(3), 193-205

•Cefis, E., and O. Marsili (2012), Going, going, gone. Exit forms and the innovative capabilities of firms, in Research Policy, 41(5), 795-807

•Cefis, E., and O. Marsili (2011), Born to Flip. Exit Decisions of Entrepreneurial Firms in High-tech and Low-tech industries, in Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 21(3), 473-498.

•Cefis, E., and O. Marsili (2011), Revolving Doors: Entrepreneurial Survival and Exit, in Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 21(3), 367-372.

•Cefis, E. (2010), The Impact of M&A on Technology Sourcing Strategies, in Economics of Innovation and New Technology, 19(1), 27-51

• Cefis, E., M. Ghita and A. Sabidussi (2009), Partnerships and Innovative Patterns in Small and Medium Enterprises, in International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business,  7(4), 431-445.

• Cefis, E. and R. Gabriele (2009), Spatial disaggregation patterns and structural determinants of job flows: an empirical analysis, in International Review of Applied Economics, 23(1), 89-111.

• Cefis, E., S. Rosenkranz and U. Weitzel (2009), Effects of coordinated strategies on product and process R&D, in Journal of Economics, 96(3),193-222.

• Cefis, E., O. Marsili, and H. Schenk (2009), Mergers and the Evolution of the Firm Size Distribution, in Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 19(1), 1-20.

• Cefis, E., M. Ciccarelli, L. Orsenigo (2007), Testing Gibrat's Legacy: A Bayesian Approach to Study the Growth of Firms, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, 18(3), 348 – 369

• Bottazzi, G., E. Cefis, G. Dosi, A. Secchi (2007), Invariances and Diversities in the Evolution of Manufacturing Industries, Small Business Economics, 29(1-2), 137-159.

• Cefis, E., and R. Evangelista (2007), La valutazione delle politiche per l’innovazione: un confronto tra Italia e Paesi Bassi (The Evaluation of Innovation Policies: A Comparative Analysis between Italy and the Netherlands. With English summary.), in L'Industria, Nuova-Serie, 28(2), 243-264.

• Cefis, E., and O. Marsili (2006), Survivor: the Role of Innovation in Firms’ Survival, Research Policy, 35(5), 626-641.

• Cefis, E., and O. Marsili (2005), A Matter of Life and Death: Innovation and Firm Survival, Industrial and Corporate Change, 14(6), 1167-1192.

• Cefis, E. and M. Ciccarelli (2005), Profit Differentials and Innovation, Economics of Innovation and New Technology, 14(1-2), 43-61.

• Cefis, E. (2003), Is there any Persistence in Innovative Activities?, International Journal of Industrial Organization, 21(4), 489-515.

• Cefis, E. (2003), Persistence in Innovation and Profitability, Rivista Internazionale di Scienze Sociali, 110(1), 19-37.

• Bottazzi, G., E. Cefis, G. Dosi (2002), Corporate Growth and Industrial Structure. Some Evidence from the Italian Manufacturing Industry, Industrial and Corporate Change, 11(4), 705-725.

• Cefis, E. and L. Orsenigo (2001), The Persistence of Innovative Activities. A Cross-Countries and Cross-Sectors Comparative Analysis, Research Policy, 30(7), 1139-1158.

• Cefis, E. (1990), Le origini e lo sviluppo di una nuova tecnologia nella produzione di orologi: la Waltham Watch Company, 1850-1883, Annali di Storia dell’Impresa, 5/6, 375-394.


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Books

• G. Graziola, E.Cefis, P.Gritti (2012) L'industria spaziale italiana nel contesto europeo. I rendimenti degli investimenti in alta tecnologia, Bologna: Il Mulino. (ISBN 978-88-15-15013-4)

• M. Tozzi Fontana, E. Cefis, R.Palena, D. Valli, S. Nepoti (1992) La Societa' Laterizi e l'arte del cotto a Imola, Bologna: Il Mulino, ch.2, pp.31-139. (ISBN 88-15-04023-4)

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Book chapters

• Brusoni S., E. Cefis, L. Orsenigo, “Innovate or Die? A critical Review of the Literature on Innovation and Performance”, forthcoming in Y. Cassis & A. Colli (eds.), Business Performance in the 20th century: A comparative Perspective, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK.

• Cefis, E., F. Berlendis, R. Leoni (2008), “L’impresa nella teoria evolutiva”, in R. Leoni (ed.), Economia dell’innovazione. Disegni organizzativi, pratiche lavorative e performance d’impresa, Franco Angeli: Milano, ch. 2, pp. 37-70.

• Cefis, E. and O. Marsili (2006), “Innovation Premium and the Survival of Entrepreneurial firms”, in E. Santarelli (ed.) Entrepreneurship, Growth, and Innovation: The Dynamics of Firms and Industries, Series: International Studies in Entrepreneurship, Springer, Heidelberg and New York, vol.12, ch. 9, pp.183-198. (ISBN: 0-387-28868-6)

• Cefis, E., M. Ciccarelli, L. Orsenigo (2006), “Hetereogeneity in firms’ growth in the pharmaceutical industry”, in M. Mazzucato & G. Dosi (eds.) Knowledge Accumulation and Industry Evolution the Case of Pharma-Biotec , Commented by Boyan Jovanovic, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, ch.6, pp. 163-207. (ISBN-10: 0521858224 | ISBN-13: 9780521858229)

• Bottazzi, G., E. Cefis, G. Dosi, A. Secchi (2005), “Crescita dell' Impresa e Struttura Industriale: Evidenze Empiriche sull'Industria Manifatturiera Italiana”, in D. Delli Gatti and M. Gallegatti, (eds.) Eterogeneità degli Agenti Economici ed Interazione Sociale: Teorie e Verifiche Empiriche, Ed. Il Mulino, Bologna, pp. 117-140.

• Cefis, E. and R. Gabriele (2004), “La creazione e distruzione dei posti di lavoro in un mercato a bassa disoccupazione”, in Enrico Zaninotto (ed.) Dimensione d’Impresa,Demografia Industriale e Occupazione in Trentino, Ed.Trentuno, Trento, pp. 40-104.

• Cefis, E. (2004), “Innovazione e cambiamento nella struttura industriale. L’introduzione dell’elettronica di potenza e l’Alta Velocità”, in A.Giuntini and C. Pavese (eds.), Reti, Mobilità, Trasporti. Il Sistema Italiano tra Prospettiva Storica e Innovazione, Ed. Franco Angeli, Milano, pp. 257-277.

• Antonicelli, P., F. Belussi, E. Cefis, E. Zaninotto (2002), “Dinamiche imprenditoriali e sviluppo locale”, in R.Camagni e E.Zaninotto (eds.), Competitività del sistema produttivo trentino, Ed. Trentuno, Trento, pp. 41-82.

• Cefis, E. (1995), “Innovation Technologique, Standardisation et Intégration: le Case du Train á Grand Vitesse”, in M.Merger, A.Carreras, A.Giuntini (eds.), Les Réseaux Européens Transnationaux. Ouest Editions, Nantes/Paris, pp. 318-336.

• Cefis, E. (1992), “La Laterizi, 1912-1987: proprietà, direzione e strategie”. In E. Cefis, et al., La Società Laterizi e l’arte del cotto a Imola, Bologna, Il Mulino, pp. 31-138.

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Working papers

• Cefis, E. (2008), The Impact of M&A on Technology Sourcing Strategies, WP- LEM- 2008/25, Laboratory of Economics and Management, St. Anna School of Advanced Stud-ies, Pisa.

• Cefis, E., and M. Ghita (2008), Post Merger Innovative Patterns in Small and Medium Enterprises, WP n. 08-09, T.C. Koopmans Institute, Utrecht School of Economics, Utrecht University, Utrecht.

• Cefis, E., A. Sabidussi, and H. Schenk (2007), Do mergers of potentially dominant firms foster innovation? An empirical analysis for the manufacturing sector , WP n. 07-20, T.C. Koopmans Institute, Utrecht School of Economics, Utrecht University, Utrecht.

• Cefis, E., M. Grondsma, A. Sabidussi, and H. Schenk (2007), The role of innovation in merger policy: Europe’s efficiency defence versus America’s innovation markets approach. Two cases , WP n. 07-21, T.C. Koopmans Institute, Utrecht School of Economics, Utrecht University, Utrecht.

• Cefis, E., and O. Marsili (2007), Going, Going, Gone. Innovation and Exit in Manufacturing Firms, ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2007-015-ORG, Erasmus University, Rotterdam.

• Cefis, E., O. Marsili, and H. Schenk (2006), Mergers and the Evolution of the Firm Size Distribution, WP n. 06-17, T.C. Koopmans Institute, Utrecht School of Economics, Utrecht University, Utrecht.

• Brusoni S., E. Cefis, L. Orsenigo (2006), Innovate or Die? A critical Review of the Literature on Innovation and Performance, WP 179, CESPRI, Università Bocconi, Milano.

• Cefis, E., S. Rosenkranz and U. Weitzel (2005), Effects of Acquisitions on Product and Process Innovation and R&D Performance, CEPR Discussion Paper N.5275, Centre for Economic Policy Research, London. (ISSN 0265-8003)

• Cefis, E. and R. Gabriele (2005), Does Spatial Disaggregation Matter in Job Creation and Destruction Flows?, WP- LEM- 2005/09, Laboratory of Economics and Management, St. Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, and WP n. 05-21, T.C. Koopmans Institute, Utrecht School of Economics, Utrecht University.

• Cefis, E., M. Ciccarelli, L. Orsenigo (2005), Testing Gibrat's Legacy: A Bayesian Approach to Study the Growth of Firms, WP n. 05-02, T.C. Koopmans Institute, Utrecht School of Economics, Utrecht University.

• Cefis, E., and O. Marsili (2004), A Matter of Life and Death: Innovation and Firm Survival, ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2004-109-ORG, Erasmus University, Rotterdam; and WP- LEM- 2005/01, Laboratory of Economics and Management, St. Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa.

• Cefis, E., and O. Marsili (2003), Survivor: the Role of Innovation in Firms’ Survival. WP n. 03-18, T.C. Koopmans Institute, Utrecht School of Economics, Utrecht University.

• Bottazzi, G., E. Cefis, G. Dosi, A. Secchi (2003), Invariances and Diversities in the Evolution of Manufacturing Industries, WP- LEM- 2003/21, Laboratory of Economics and Management, St. Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa; and WP n. 17/03, T.C. Koopmans Institute, Utrecht School of Economics, Utrecht University.

• Cefis, E., M. Ciccarelli and L. Orsenigo (2002), From Gibrat’s Legacy to Gibrat’s Fallacy. A Bayesian approach to study the growth of firms, WP-AD 2002-19, IVIE, Universitat de Alicante, Alicante and Quaderni del Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche, No.6/2002, Università di Bergamo, Bergamo.

•Cefis, E. (1999), Innovation and Industrial Dynamics: the Case of High Speed Trains in Italy, Quaderni del Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche, No.15/1999, University of Bergamo, Bergamo.

• Cefis, E., and G. Espa (1998), Assessing Accuracy in Transition Probability Matrices. Discussion Paper No.1, Dipartimento di Economia, University of Trento, Trento.

• Cefis, E., and G. Espa (1997), Modelli di interazione spaziale: presupposti teorici e aspetti applicativi. Working Paper No.1997-05 del CEEL (Computable and Experimental Economics Laboratory), University of Trento, Trento.

• Carreras, A., and E. Cefis (1996), The Development of Italian Highway Network 1924-1993. A Computerized Atlas, European University Institute Working Paper HEC No. 96/1, Florence.

• Cefis, E. (1992), Le transizioni da un paradigma tecnologico all’altro nel settore della trazione ferroviaria in Italia, European University Institute, Florence.

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Ph.D. Theses

Persistence in innovative activities. An empirical analysis.

  Ph.D. Thesis in: Economics, European University Institute, Florence.
Examination committee: Paul Geroski, Soren Johansen, Franco Malerba, and Luis Phlips. Florence, March 2000.

Technological and Organizational discontinuities in the complex Systems Industry: the Case of High Speed Trains in Italy.


Ph.D. Thesis in Economic History, European University Institute, Florence.
Examination committee: Albert Carreras, Giovanni Dosi, Renè Leboutte, Luigi Orsenigo, and Giuseppe Tattara. Florence, December 1995.

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Externally commissioned/sponsored research reports

• Antonicelli, P., E. Cefis, M. Della Luca, E. Zaninotto (2002), Politiche pubbliche per le imprese e dinamica industriale in Trentino, (Research Report commissioned by Provincia di Trento), University of Trento, Trento.

• Cefis, E., and G. Gorla (1996), La ripartizione modale del traffico merci in Italia: un’analisi empirica, In CESPRI - Centro Studi sui Processi di Internazionalizzazione, Progetto Alta Velocità: gli effetti sul sistema economico, (Research Report commissioned by FS - Ferrovie dello Stato), Bocconi University, Milan.

• Cefis, E. (1994), La deverticalizzazione delle FS e i rapporti tra committente e imprese. In CESPRI - Centro Studi sui Processi di Internazionalizzazione, Progetto Alta Velocità: gli effetti sul sistema economico, (Research Report commissioned by FS - FerrPh.D. Thesis in Economics, European University Institute, Florence.
Examination committee: Paul Geroski, Soren Johansen, Franco Malerba, and Luis Phlips. Florence, March 2000.i sul sistema economico, (Research Report commissioned by FS - Ferrovie dello Stato)• Technological and Organizational discontinuities in the complex Systems Industry: the Case of High Speed Trains in Italy.


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