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Lorenzo Massa

Adjunct professor

Department of Management

Curriculum vitae


Ph.D.      IESE Business School, Barcelona, Spain. Management, with mention cum Laude

M.S.        IESE Business School, Barcelona, Spain. Management with major in Sustainability and Innovation

M.S.        University of Genoa, Italy. Mechanical Engineering, with mention cum Laude

B.S.         Dublin Institute Of Technology, Ireland. Mechanical Engineering, with mention First class honour

Academic Experience

•    Scientific Fellow, Chair of Corporate Strategy and Innovation, College of Management, EPFL, Lusanne, Switzerland


         2013 - …

•    Assistant Professor, Strategy and Innovation, Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), Vienna, Austria


2012 - …

•    Andreatta Fellow (Post-Doctoral researcher), University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy


   2011 -2012

•    Researcher, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Management and Transportation Engineering, University of Genoa, Italy


   2004 - 2005


Visiting Positions and Fellowships

•    Visiting Researcher, System Dynamics Group, MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA



•    Research Associate, University of Bologna, Department of Management, Bologna, Italy


       2012 - …

•    Member of the Research Committee, GODELN for Sustainability, Center for Research on Innovation, Organization and Strategy, (CRIOS), Bocconi University, Milan, Italy


      2021 - …

•    Visiting Researcher, Rocky Mountain Institute, Boulder, Colorado, USA,




Corporate Positions

•    Consultant, Ansaldo Energia Spa., Finmeccanica Group. Italy


         2011 - …

•    Consultant, Corporate Sustainability Projects, Executive Insight, Zurich, Switzerland


2008 - 2010 

•    ICT Project Manager, Techselesta Engineering S.A. Switzerland


2005 - 2006  

•    Consultant, ANIE- Ecolight S.p.a. Italy


2004 - 2005

•    Technologist, SMS Demag - Italimpianti S.p.a. Italy (today Paul Wurth S.p.a.).


2003 - 2004


Conferences and Seminars

·         Academy of Management (AOM) Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida, USA, August, 2013.

·         EGOS, Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada, July 2013

·         EURAM, Annual Meeting, Istanbul, Turkey, June, 2013

·         Gronen for Sustainability, Marseille, France, June, 2012.

·         Sumantra Ghoshal Conference on Managerially Relevant Research, London Business School, May, 2012.Medici Summer School, NYU Campus at Florence, Italy, June, 2011. Beyond Performance: Business

·         Sustainability in question. T. Bansal (Ivey School of Business), R. Durand (HEC Paris),  M. Russo (University of Oregon), K. Weber (Northwestern University), F. Milliken (New York University),  Z. Shapira (New York University) 

·         PhD Seminar on Open Innovation & Open Business Models – [3 ECTS] ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Spain, January, 201. Faculty: H. Chesbrough (Haas School of Management - UC Berkeley & ESADE), W. Vanhaverbeke (Hasselt University, ESADE & Vlerick Management School)

·         EBEN Annual Conference, Trento, Italy, September, 2010.

·         Academy of Management Annual meeting, Montreal, Canada, August 2010.

·         16th Symposium on Business Ethics, Business and Society, IESE Business School, May, 2010

·         Doing Good and Doing Well conference, IESE Business School, February, 2010

·         Network Ethics Conference Catholic University Portugal, Lisbon (Portugal), June, 2009

·         Fondazione IRI Summer School:  Managing Organizational Learning and Change, organized by Fondazione IRI at SIAF, Volterra (Italy), July 2008. Faculty: M. Zollo (Bocconi University), R. Durand (HEC), A. Gambardella (Bocconi University), G. Gavetti (HBS), H. Greve (INSEAD), M. Jacobides (LBS), J. Porac (NYU), A. Prencipe (U. of Sussex).
15th Symposium on Business Ethics, Business and Society, IESE Business School, Barcelona, Spain, May, 2008

·         MIT – Zaragoza Logistics Centre - PhD Summer Academy, System Dynamics -MIT and Zaragoza Logistic Centre at Zaragoza School of Engineering, Zaragoza, Spain, June-July, 2007.  Faculty : Y.Bassok (USC), R.Oliva (Texas A&M), D.Honhon (University of Texas in Austin), R.Pibernik (EBS), N. Rudi (INSEAD), D. Thomas (Penn State), T. van Woensel (Technishe Universiteit Eindhoven)


Academic Teaching

·         Executive MBA, ad hoc lectures during the exchange program with other universities (2012, 2013, 2014)

·         Executive MBA “Business Model Innovation” Alma Graduate School, University of Bologna, bologna, Italy. (2013, 2012)

·         MBA, “Managing Sustainability and Innovation” Alma Graduate School, University of Bologna. (2013, 2012)

·         Master of Science “Executive Leadership” Vienna University of Economics and Business. (2013)

Professional Activities

Ad-hoc Reviewer

Strategic Management Journal

Journal of Management

Industrial and Corporate Change

Journal of Business Ethics

Various conferences


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