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Senior Professor
Dipartimento di Management e Tecnologia

Insegnamenti a.a. 2019/2020


Insegnamenti a.a. precedenti

Note biografiche

Nato  il  23 gennaio 1948 a Bristol, Inghilterra. Laureato in Economia alla London School of Economics. Phd presso la City University.

Curriculum Accademico

Professore ordinario e titolare della "ENI Chair of Strategic Management in the
Energy Sector". In precedenza ha insegnato presso: Georgetown University, London Business School, City University, California Polytechnic, UCLA, University of British Columbia, e University of St. Andrews (Scotland).  Associate Editor della rivista Long Range Planning. Membro del Comitato editoriale delle riviste Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies e Strategy & Leadership.

Aree di interesse scientifico

Organizational capability and knowledge management. Strategic planning.
Corporate strategy in the oil and gas sector.


  • "Interdependencies between People in Organizations." In Oxford Handbook of Human Capital, OUP, 2011. (With J. Hayton).
  • "National Economic Development and the Competitive Advantage of Nations." In Competition, Competitive Advantage and Clusters: The Ideas of Michael Porter, OUP, 2011. 
  • Contemporary Strategy Analysis 7th edn., 2010.
  • Cases in Contemporary Strategy Analysis 7th edn. Wiley, 2010.
  • "Strategic and Organizational Challenges of Internationalisation in Financial Services", Long Range Planning, 42, October 2009 (with M. Venzin).
  • "The Future of Management: Where is Gary Hamel Leading Us?" Long Range Planning, 42, October 2008.
  • "Prospering in Dynamically-competitive Environments: Organizational Capability as Knowledge Integration".  In William H. Starbuck (ed.) Organizational Learning and Knowledge Management, Edgar, 2008. (Originally published in Organization Science,  7, 1996).
  • "Why Strategy Teaching needs to be Theory Based", Journal of Management Inquiry, 17 (no. 4), December 2008.
  • "A Knowledge Accessing Theory of Strategic Alliances", Journal of Management Studies, 41, January 2004 (with C. Baden-Fuller).
  • "Strategic Planning in a Turbulent Environment: Evidence from the Oil and Gas Majors" Strategic Management Journal,  24, June 2003.
  • "Are Firms Superior to Alliances and Markets? An Empirical Test of Cross-Border Knowledge Building" Organization Science, 13, 2002 (with P. Almeida and J. Song).
  •  "The Knowledge-based View of the Firm" in N. Bontis & Chun Wei Choo (eds), The Strategic Management of Intellectual Capital and Organizational Knowledge, OUP, 2002. (Originally published in  Strategic Management Journal, 17, 1996).