RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

Research Affiliations and Visiting Position
Research Fields
Grant funded research projects
Awards and Fellowships
Referee work
Workshop Coordinator
Invited presentations
Conference Presentations



Research Affiliations and  Memberships

 

2000 – present:         Associate Research Fellow at L.E.M. - Laboratory of Economics and Management, St. Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy 

 

2011 (Jan) – 2012 (Aug):  Research Fellow at Urban and Regional research centre Utrecht (URU), Utrecht University, the Netherlands 

 

2003(Nov) – 2010 (Dec):  Research Fellow at  T.C Koopmans Research Institute, Utrecht School of Economics (USE), Utrecht University, the Netherlands 

 

2000 – 2012:            Member of the  International Schumpeter Society (ISS).

 

2008 – 2012:            Member of the European Network on the Economics of the Firm (ENEF).

 

2007 – 2012:            Member of the Società Italiana di Economia e Politica Industriale (SIEPI).

 

 

 

Visiting Positions

 

2003 Nov. - 2004 July: Visiting Professor at Utrecht School of Economics, Utrecht University (on leave from Bergamo University)

 

2003 – May-October: Visiting Scholar at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam (on leave from Bergamo University) 

 

2000 – 2005:     Visiting Fellow at ISTAT (Italian National Statistical Office), Rome, Italy  

 

1997 July:          Visiting Fellow at NBER (National Bureau of Economy Research), Productivity Group Workshops organised by Zvi Griliches, Cambridge-MA. 

 

1994:                  Research assistant of Prof. Albert Carreras, European University Institute, Florence.

 

1991 - 1996:       Researcher at CESPRI (Centro Studi sui Processi di Internazionalizzazione), Project Title: Progetto Alta Velocità – gli effetti sul sistema economico, Bocconi University, Milan.  

 


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Research Fields

Innovation studies                             
Management of technology and innovation

Applied Microeconomics

Industrial Dynamics                             

Entrepreneurship

Industrial Organization

Evolutionary Economics


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Grant funded research projects

2006 (Aug) – 2010 (Dec)        Project coordinator of the High Potential Programme project: “The Co-Evolution of Industrial Dynamics and Urban Growth”, financed by Utrecht University, based at Utrecht School of Economics (USE) and Urban and Regional research centre Utrecht (URU), Utrecht University, Utrecht, the Netherlands.

 

2009                   Team coordinator in the research project:, “Prospettive ed effetti moltiplicativi degli investimenti nei settori ad alta tecnologia nelle economie avanzate, con particolare riferimento al settore spaziale in Europa”, financed by Agenzia Spaziale Italiana_ASI,  based at Department of Economics, University of Bergamo, Bergamo.

 

2007 – 2009       Project coordinator of the research project: “The effects of Mergers and Acquisition on the firm innovation, financed by University of Bergamo, based at Department of Economics, University of Bergamo, Bergamo

 

2005 – 2008       Team coordinator in the project “The Impact of M&A-driven market dominance on innovation dynamics” within the NWO Programme “Innovation Dynamics”,  financed by the NWO (National Research Committee of the Netherlands), based at Utrecht School of Economics, Utrecht University, Utrecht, the Netherlands

 

2005 – 2007:      Researcher in the project: Learning, Competitive Interactions and the Ensuing Patterns of Industrial Evolution, financed by the Ministero dell’Università e della Ricerca Scientifica e Tecnologica, based at St. Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa (MURST 40%).

 

2004 - 2011:       Researcher in the research project: DIME NoE (Dynamics of Institutions and Markets in Europe Network of Excellence), sponsored by the 6th Framework Programme of the European Union.

 

2004 – 2005:      Researcher in the project: Synergies and Dynamic efficiencies in mergers, financed by the Euorpean Commission, based at: EIM, Business & Policy Research, Zoetermeer, the Netherlands.

 

2001 – 2004:      Researcher in the project: Competitività dell'economia trentina: un approccio valutativo della relazione tre dinamica imprenditoriale e intervento pubblico, funded by Provincia di Trento, based at the University of Trento, Trento.

 

2000 – 2001:      Researcher in the project: EPRIS (European Pharmaceutical Regulation and Innovation Systems), funded by Merck Foundation, based at University of Florence, Florence.

 

1999 – 2001:      Researcher in the project: Innovation and Industrial Performances: Microeconomic Evidence, Sectoral Patterns and Aggregate Dynamics, funded by Ministero dell’Università e della Ricerca Scientifica e Tecnologica (MURST ex 40%), based at "La Sapienza" University, Dep. of Economics, Rome

 

1999 – 2001:      Researcher in the project: ESSY (Sectoral Systems in Europe: Innovation Competitiveness and Growth), funded by the European Union (program TSER, DG.XII, Grant n.soe1-ct98-1116) based at CESPRI, Bocconi University, Milan.

 

1997 – 2000:      Researcher in the project: DYNACOMM (Dynamic Capabilities Growth and long term competitiveness of European Firms: a diagnosis and implication for EU policies), funded by the European Union (program. TSER, DG.XII, Grant n.soe1-ct97-1078), based at "La Sapienza" University, Dep. of Economics (The Coordinator), Rome.



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Awards and Fellowships


2015:                  Best Paper: The paper submitted to the 2015 Academy of Management Meeting (Augusta 7-11, Vancouver, Canada) has been judged one of the best accepted papers of the section Innovation and Tecnology Management. An abridged version is published in Academy of Management Proceedings, 2015(1), 17260.

 

2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010; 2011; 2012; 2013; 2014: Research Productivity Award of the Department of Economics, University of Bergamo (a yearly award).

 

2006:                  Researcher of the year” of the Utrecht School of Economics, Utrecht Universtiy, The Netherlands

 

2006:                  High Potential Grant of the Utrecht University (4 year grant)

 

1998 – 1999:      European Union Training and Mobility of Researchers Grant, a Marie Curie Post-Doc fellowship (2 year grant), at Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona .

 

1998                   European Union Fellowship for the Summer School in Industrial Dynamics ESSID, IMRI - Université de Paris, Dauphine.

 

1996 – 1998:      Post-Doc Grant, Department of Economics, University of Trento, (2 year grant).

 

1994:                  CIDE Fellowship for the Advanced Summer School in Econometrics, University of Bologna.


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Referee work


• Industrial and Corporate Change;
• International Journal of Industrial Organization;
• The Economic Journal;
• Economics of Innovation and New Technology;
• Research Policy;
• Journal of Evolutionary Economics;
• Review of Industrial Organization;
• Empirical Economics;
• International Journal of the Economics of Business;
• Oxford Economic Papers;
• Economia e Politica Industriale;
• Taylor and Francis Books, Routledge ;
• Review of Economics and Statistics;
• Management Science;
• Regional Studies.


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Organiser of the following Conferences

·            Dime-Hipo Workshop:‘Industrial Dynamics And Economic Geography’ (with R. Boschma, M. Capasso, K. Frenken, and E. Stam), Utrecht Urban and Regional research centre Utrecht (URU), Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands, 5-7 September 2010

 

·            Cooperative Credit And Social Finance During Recession Periods (with M. Mazzoli), Università del Sacro Cuore di Mialno, Sede di Piacenza, Piacenza, Italy, 5 December 2008

 

·            Revolving Doors: Entrepreneurial Survival and Exit (with O. Marsili) Centre for Entrepreneurship and New Business Venturing, Rotterdam School of Management, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 27-28 November 2008.



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Invited presentations


• November 2015: International Workshop: Innovation and Competitivness in Europe, University Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Piacenza


• April 2008: Scuola di Studi Superiori Sant'Anna, Pisa

• February 2008: CESPRI, Università Bocconi, Milan.

• January 2008: Max Plank Institute of Economics and University of Jena, Jena, Germany.

• October 2007: Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS), JRC - European Commission, Seville, Madrid.

• November 2005: CESPRI, Università Bocconi, Milan.

• December 2003: T. Koopmans Institute, Utrecht School of Economics, Utrecht University, Utrecht.

• April 2002: L.E.M., St. Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa.

• May 2001: BETA, University of Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France.

• May 2000: École de Management (E.M. LYON), Lyon, France.


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Conference Presentations


Revolving Doors: Entrepreneurial Survival and Exit. Centre for Entrepreneurship and New Business Venturing, Rotterdam School of Management, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 27-28 November 2008.

DIME workshop: The dynamics of firm evolution: productivity, profitability and growth, St. Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy, 3-4 October 2008.

ENEF 2008 - European Network on the Economics of the Firm 2008 meeting, Knowledge, Organisation and the Firm, LEM - Laboratory of Economics and Management, Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy, 11-12 September 2008; Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIOIR), Manchester Business School, U.K., 11-12 Sept. 2014.

ECEI 2007 - 2° European Conference in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands, 8-9 November 2007.

CONCORD 2007 - 1° European Conference on Corporate R&D, Knowledge for Growth: Role and Dynamics of Corporate R&D, Seville, Spain, October 2007.

DRUID (Danish Research Unit for Industrial Dynamics) Summer Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark, June 2007; Rome, Italy, June 2015

DIME (Dynamics of Institutions and Markets in Europe – Network of Excellence) workshop, Firm-Level Longitudinal Data on Economic Performances and their Determinants, Volterra, Italy, 5-8 June 2006 (invited).

Max-Planck Institute of Economics conference, Firm Exit and Serial Entrepreneurship, Jena, Germany, January 2006 (invited).

EARIE (European Association for Research in Industrial Economics) Conferences, Vienna 1996, Torino 1999, Madrid 2002, Berlino 2004, Porto 2005, Amsterdam 2006.

Schumpeter Society Conference, Manchester 2000; Milan 2004; Nice, 2006; Jena, Germany, 2014.

EMAEE (European Meeting on Applied Evolutionary Economics), Utrecht, The Netherlands, May 2005.

Business Performance in the 20th century: A comparative Perspective, Bocconi University, Milan, 14-16 October 2004 (invited).

Conference in Honor of Keith Pavitt, What do we Know about Innovation?, SPRU, Brighton, UK, 2003.

The Open University Conference, Innovation, Growth and Market Structure: Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals, London, 2003 (invited).

EUNIP (European Network of Industrial Policy) Conference, Turku, Finland, 2002; e Porto, Portugal, 2003.

University of Bologna Conference, The Post-entry Performance of Firms: Technology, Growth, and Survival, Bologna, 2002 (invited).

• ZEW Conference, The Economics of Entrepreneurship and the Demography of Firms and Industries, Mannheim, 2002 (invited).

L.E.M. Conference, International Workshop on Industrial Dynamics, St. Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, 2002 (invited).

• ECIS (Eindhoven Centre for Innovation Studies) Conference, The Future of Innovation Studies, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 2001.

Nelson and Winter Conference, DRUID (Danish Research Unit for Industrial Dynamics), Aalborg, Denmark, 2001.

Applied Evolutionary Economics Conference, Grenoble 1999.

The Economics of Science and Technology: micro-fundations and policy, Urbino, Italy, 1998.

ESEM (European Society Econometric Meeting) Conferences, Istambul 1996; Santiago de Compostela 1999.

EEA (European Economic Association) Conference, Istambul 1996.

RES (Royal Economic Society) Conference, Swansee, UK, 1996
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