INITIATIVES AND EVENTS

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I am involved in the launch and organisation of initiatives and projects aimed at facilitating a dialogue among the academic, business, and policy communities. 

Here below are some of my most recent projects:

Strategy Insight Lab

In 2019, in partnership with colleagues at Bocconi University and the University of Oxford, I founded and coordinated Strategy Insight Lab a programme to deliver free training for one year to hundreds of UK micro businesses to keep them at the forefront of business knowledge. The project was funded with a grant from the UK Government Department of Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (£387,000). For my work on this project, I was one of the finalists for the 2019 City Icon Partnership Award. 

Introduction to the Module

Final Graduation Ceremony

Scientific Decision Making

Innovation is imperative for businesses in order to survive and thrive. Whether establishing a new start-up or creating a new line of business from within, scientific decision-making provides a framework and set of tools to address the many challenges of innovation. With a team of colleagues from Bocconi University and INSEAD specializing in entrepreneurship, innovation, and strategy we have launched www.scientificdecisionmaking.com, focusing on the role of scientific decision-making for innovation. The website aims to serve as a platform for academics, educators, and practitioners and share the theory and approach behind scientific decision-making, its tools and techniques, relevant case studies, and the latest academic publications on the subject.

STR Virtual Symposium: A Scientific Approach to Strategic Decision Making​

During the session, which explored the recent developments of research on decision making applied to the context of strategy, innovation, and entrepreneurship, Alfonso Gambardella and I presented our latest insights from our research with colleagues on a scientific approach to decision making. 

Panelists:

Alfonso Gambardella, Bocconi University

Sharique Hasan, Duke University

Elena Novelli, City University of London

Mu-Jeung Yang, University of Oklahoma

 

Moderator:

Mahka Moeen, University of North Carolina

Knowledge and Innovation Virtual Series: Knowledge and Innovation in the Artificial Intelligence Age

In a world where artificial intelligence is increasingly acquiring power, what kind of knowledge is strategic for a firm? What is the role of previously accumulated organizational knowledge in the new competitive arena? In the launch event of this virtual series of the Strategic Management Society Knowledge and Innovation Interest Group I discuss about this question with Gautam Ahuja (Cornell University), Carliss Baldwin (Harvard Business School) and Avi Goldfarb (University of Toronto).

Knowledge and Innovation in the Artificial Intelligence Age  

Scale and Scope

In the last few decades, technological change has led to a substantial reduction in the costs of transacting and to a massive increase in connectivity and reach, stimulating a parallel reconfiguration in the architecture of many industries. Firms have been exhibiting very divergent diversification and integration patterns. Some firms have been expanding their scope considerably (e.g. Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Apple) sometimes in vertical and sometimes in complementary or horizontal directions; others have been expanding in some directions (e.g. horizontal), but contracting in others (e.g. vertical). Some firms have even emerged as “virtual corporations”. In 2016 I invited at Cass Business School some of the world-leading academic experts in the field to discuss about these topics.

Event highlights