(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.
2009Team coordinator in the research
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
Department of Economics, University of Bergamo,
2007 – 2009 Project coordinator of the research
effects of Mergers and Acquisition on the firm
financed by University of Bergamo, based at
Department of Economics, University of Bergamo,
– 2008Team coordinator in the project “The Impact
of M&A-driven market dominance on
innovation dynamics” within theNWO
Programme “Innovation Dynamics”,financed
by the NWO
(National Research Committee of the
Netherlands), based at Utrecht School of
Economics, Utrecht University, Utrecht, the
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%).
- 2011:Researcher in the research project: DIME NoE
of Institutions and Markets in Europe – Network of
Excellence), sponsored by the 6th
Framework Programme of the European
– 2005:Researcher in the project: Synergies
and Dynamic efficiencies in mergers,
financed by the Euorpean Commission, based at:
EIM, Business & Policy Research, Zoetermeer,
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
Regulation and Innovation Systems), funded by
Merck Foundation, based at University of
– 2001:Researcher in the project: Innovation
and Industrial Performances: Microeconomic
Evidence, Sectoral Patterns and Aggregate
by Ministero dell’Università e della Ricerca
Scientifica e Tecnologica (MURST ex 40%), based
at "La Sapienza" University, Dep. of Economics,
– 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
– 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),
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
Tecnology Management. An abridgedversion
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
of the year” of theUtrecht
School of Economics, Utrecht Universtiy, The
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 .
1998European 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).
Fellowship for the Advanced Summer School in
Econometrics, University of Bologna.
• Industrial and Corporate Change;
• International Journal of Industrial
• 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
• Oxford Economic Papers;
• Economia e Politica Industriale;
• Taylor and Francis Books, Routledge ;
• Review of Economics and Statistics;
• Management Science;
• Regional Studies.
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
·Cooperative Credit And Social
Finance During Recession Periods(with M.
Università del Sacro Cuore di Mialno, Sede di
Piacenza, Piacenza, Italy, 5 December 2008
·Revolving Doors: Entrepreneurial
Survival and Exit (with O.
for Entrepreneurship and New Business Venturing,
Rotterdam School of Management, Rotterdam, the
Netherlands, 27-28 November 2008.
Doors: Entrepreneurial Survival and Exit. Centre for Entrepreneurship and
New Business Venturing, Rotterdam School of
Management, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 27-28
• 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.
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,
• 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
• Max-Planck Institute of Economics
conference, Firm Exit and Serial
Entrepreneurship, Jena, Germany, January 2006
• 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,
• 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
• 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
• ZEW Conference, The
Economics of Entrepreneurship and the Demography
of Firms and Industries, Mannheim, 2002
• L.E.M. Conference,
International Workshop on Industrial Dynamics,
St. Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, 2002
• ECIS (Eindhoven Centre
for Innovation Studies) Conference, The Future
of Innovation Studies, Eindhoven, The
• Nelson and Winter
Conference, DRUID (Danish Research Unit for
Industrial Dynamics), Aalborg, Denmark, 2001.