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Dipartimento di Management e Tecnologia

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Insegnamenti a.a. 2020/2021

20133 INDUSTRY ANALYSIS (Economia dei settori industriali e dell'innovazione) / INDUSTRY ANALYSIS (Industrial economics and economics of innovation)

Insegnamenti a.a. precedenti

Note biografiche

Laureato in Economia e commercio presso l'Università Bocconi.  PhD in Economics presso l'Università di Yale. 

Curriculum Accademico

Professore ordinario di Economia Applicata.  Presidente di ICRIOS.  Editor del Journal Industrial and Corporate Change. Advisory Editor di Research Policy. Associate Editor del Journal of Evolutionary Economics.  Vincitore dello Schumpeter Prize nel 2012. E' stato Presidente della International Schumpeter Society e della European Association for Research in Industrial Economics (EARIE). E’ stato membro dell’Advisory Board del Max Planck Institute of Economics, Jena; dello SPRU- Università del Sussex; del CRIC- Università di Manchester, e  di  EU High-Level Panels for “New Innovation Indicators for Europe” and for  “A New European Innovation Policy.  E’ stato visiting scholar a Economics Department, CEPR and SIEPR della Stanford University, Max Plank Institute-Jena, University Louis Pasteur-Strasbourg, University of Queensland e University of Stellenbosch.
Vincitore del premio Schumpeter nel 2012.


Aree di interesse scientifico

Innovazione e progresso tecnologico. Dinamica industriale ed evoluzione settoriale. Imprenditorialità. Economia e organizzazione industriale. Sviluppo economico e catch-up. Politiche industriali, scientifiche e tecnologiche.


  • Bridging  knowledge  resources:  the  location  choices  of  spinouts  (with  P.Adams  and R.Fontana)  Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 2017
  • A history-friendly model of the successive changes in industrial leadership and the catch-up by latecomers (with  F.Landini and K. Lee) Research Policy,  2017
  • Related yet diverging sectoral systems: telecommunication s equipment and semiconductors in China (with J.Yu, P.Adams and Y.Zhang)  Industry and Innovation,  2017
  • The rise to market leadership (ed. with S.Mani and P. Adams) Elgar 2017
  • Toward a theory of catch-up cycles: Windows of opportunity in the evolution of sectoral systems (with K.Lee)  Research Policy, 2017
  • Innovation and Industry Evolution: History-friendly Models  (with R. Nelson, L. Orsenigo, S. Winter)  Cambridge University Press,  2016
  • User-industry spinouts: donwnstream user knowledge as a source of new firm entry and survival Organization Science (with P.Adams and R.Fontana),  2016
  • The legacy of Steven Klepper: industry evolution, entrepreneurship and geography (with R.Agarwal, G.Buenstorf, W.Cohen) Industrial and Corporate Change, 2015
  • The evolution of the pharmaceutical industry (with L.Orsenigo) Business History,  2015
  • Dynamics of Knowledge Intensive Entrepreneurship. Business strategy and public policy (ed.with Y. Caloghirou, M. McKelvey, S. Radosevic)  Routledge, 2015
  • The magnitude of innovation by users in a sectoral system: the case of semiconductors (with P.Adams and R.Fontana)  Research Policy  2013
  • Are switching costs always effective in creating first mover advantages? (with G. Capone and L.Orsenigo)  Long Range Planning 2013
  • Economic Development as a learning process. Variations across sectoral systems (ed. with R. Nelson)  Elgar, 2012
  • Learning and catching up in different sectoral systems: evidence from six industries (with R.Nelson)  Industrial and Corporate Change    2011
  • Knowledge Intensive Entrepreneurship and Innovation Systems: Evidence from Europe” (ed.) Routledge  Abington UK   2010
  • “Public policies and changing boundaries of firms in a “history-friendly” model of the coevolution of the computer and semiconductor industry” (with R.Nelson, L.Orsenigo and S.Winter)  Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organization   2008
  • “Schumpeterian Patterns of Innovative Activity in the ICT Field" (with N.Corrocher and F. Montobbio) Research Policy  2007
  • “Innovation and the dynamics and evolution of industries: progress and challenges”  International Journal of Industrial Organization   2007
  • Perspectives on innovation” (ed. with S.Brusoni) Cambridge University Press 2007