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Maurizio Sobrero

Professor

Department of Management

Academic discipline: ING-IND/35 Business and Management Engineering

Head of Department of Management

Curriculum vitae

Education

1997

Ph.D., Management of Technology and Innovation, Alfred P. Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA.

1991

Visiting Fellow, Management of Technology and Innovation, Alfred P. Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

1990

Laurea summa cum laude, Economics and Management, University of Bologna, Italy.

 

Current Affiliation 

2005 - present

Full Professor of Technology and Innovation Management, School of Engineering, University of Bologna, Italy.

 

Academic Positions 

2012 - present

Distinguished Founding Faculty, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, Moskow.

2009 – 2012

Member, Executive Committee, University of Bologna, Italy.

2009 – 2012

President, Research Board, University of Bologna, Italy.

2008 – 2012

Coordinator, Department Heads Council, University of Bologna, Italy.

2008 - 2012

Member, Academic Senate, University of Bologna, Italy.

2008 - 2009

Member, Research Board, University of Bologna, Italy.

2006 – 2012

Head, Department of Management, University of Bologna, Italy.

2008

Visiting Professor, School of Engineering, Tongji University, Shangai.

2000 - 2006

Director, Ph.D. Program, Department of Management, University of Bologna, Italy.

2002 – 2005

Director, BA in Tourism Economics, School of Economics at Rimini, University of Bologna, Italy.

2003 – 2005

Associate Dean, School of Economics at Rimini, University of Bologna, Italy.

2001 – 2006

Director, Master in Management and Information Technologies, AlmaWeb, The Graduate School of Communication, Management and Information Technologies, University of Bologna, Italy.

2001 – 2005

Full Professor of Management, School of Economics at Rimini, University of Bologna, Italy.

2002

Visiting Professor, Technology and Operations Management, CHEMBA and IMBA, Lingnan College, Zhong Shan University, GuangZhou, China.

1998 - 2001

Associate Professor of Management, School of Engineering, University of Bologna, Italy.

1999 - 2001

Visiting Associate Professor of Technology and Innovation Management, School of Economics, Libera Università degli Studi Sociali, Rome, Italy.

1998 - 2001

Visiting Associate Professor of Technology and Innovation Management, School of Economics, University of Bologna, Italy.

1995 - 1997

Assistant Professor of Management, School of Economics, University of Bologna, Italy.

1994

Course Director, Summer Seminar on Corporate Strategy and International Business, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Bologna, Italy.

1993

Visiting Lecturer, Summer Seminar on Corporate Strategy and International Business, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Bologna, Italy.

 

Honors

2011

Best paper proceedings, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, paper co-authored with Enrico Forti e Andrea Vezzulli 

2005

Finalist, Gate2Growth Academic Network European Best Paper Award, paper co-authored with Federico Munari and Raffaele Oriani

2005

Best paper proceedings, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, paper co-authored with Nicola Baldini and Rosa Grimaldi

1995

Alfred P. Sloan School of Management Selected Student, Doctoral Consortium, Business Policy and Strategy Division, Academy of Management Meeting, Vancouver, CA, August 6-9.

1994

Alfred P. Sloan School of Management Selected Student, Doctoral Consortium, Technology and Innovation Management Division, Academy of Management Meeting, Dallas, TX, August 12-15.

1994

Fulbright Research Fellow, Industrial Performance Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA.

1992 - 1994

Fulbright Doctoral Fellow, Ente per gli Studi Monetari e Finanziari Luigi Einaudi, Roma.

1991

Honorable Mention, William Abernathy Best Paper in the Management of Technology Competition. Entitles recipient of lifetime membership in the Production and Operation Management Society.

 

Research Projects Coordination

2010 - present

Principal investigator PATIRIS, Italian Patent Office, for the development of the national database on academic patenting, http://patiris.uibm.gov.it/home. Overall funding 150k€.    

2005 - 2009

Principal Investigator, MIUR FIRB Project “Reorganizing the Italian Public Research system to foster technology transfer: governance, tools and implementation” other units involved University of Bergamo, Polytechnic of Milan, Polytechnic of Turin, Scuola Superiore S. Anna. Overall funding received 1.2M€.

2001 – 2003

Principal Investigator, MIUR COFIN Project “Industrial research and technological innovation: privatizations, liberalizations, and financial structures”, other units involved University of Bergamo, Polytechnic of Milan, Polytechnic of Turin. Overall funding received 300K€.

1999 - 2001

Local Coordinator, MIUR COFIN Project “Modularity of Innovations and Division of Innovative Labor: Organizational Models and Industrial Dynamics”, Principal Investigator Prof. Enrico Zaninotto, University of Trento, other units involved University of Urbino, University of Siena. Overall funding received by unit 100K€.

1998

Stockholm School of Economics and Department of Management, University of Bologna “Supplier-manufacturer relationships in new product development: an empirical analysis of management models and results at Volvo”.

1998

Business International, Rome and Department of Management, University of Bologna, "Innovation and competition in the Italian Pharmaceutical Industry”,

1997 - 1998

Italian Industry Association (Confindustria), Ministry of University and Research, “Road Map project on Innovation and SMEs”, Local Unit coordinator.

1991 - 1992

Nomisma, Economic Studies and Analysis, Bologna, and Department of Management, University of Bologna, “Innovation gaps and opportunities in the Italian Pharmaceutical Industry”.

 

Invited Conferences Activities

2014

Invited speaker, European Research Area and Innovation Committee, Venice, October 2nd-3d 

2014

Invited speaker, XII Triple Helix Conference, Tusur, September 11th-14t

2014

Invited speaker, MIT-Skolkovotech Initiative, “Innovation Symposium”, Moscow June 1st-4th

2014

Invited speaker, University College of Dublin, “Responsible Leadership Conference”, Dublin February 5th-7th

2014

Invited speaker, EU Commission, DG Education and Culture, “Measuring the Contribution of Higher Education to Innovation Performance”, Brussles February 12th   

2013

Invited expert , Italian National Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and PRO's, “Italian Universities and PROs third mission: experiences, indicators and evaluations”, Rome April 12th

 

 

2013

Invited expert , MIT-Skolkovotech Initiative, “Building Entrepreneurial Universities”, Cambridge March 24-26th

 

 

2013

Invited expert , Tuscany Region, “The evaluation of public firm related R&D support mechanisms ”, Florence March 1st

2013

Invited expert , Italian Ministry of Education and Research, “Regional innovation strategies and EU 2013-2020 structural funds”, Rome January 29th

2011

Invited expert , Journal of Management and Governance Round Table on Innovation and Competitiveness beyond the financial crisis”, Italian Academy of Management (AIDEA) Annual Conference, Perugia, Italy, October 13th – 14th

2010

Invited expert, IP Curriculum building workshop, EPO, Munich, March 12th

2009

Invited expert, IP Curriculum building workshop, EPO, Munich, October 29th

2008

Invited speaker, 5 th Roving Workshop on the Dissemination of IP Knowledge at Universities, EPO, Bulgaria Patent Office, Sofia October 9-10.

2007

Invited speaker, 4 th Roving Workshop on the Dissemination of IP Knowledge at Universities, EPO, US Embassy and Italian Ministry of Economic Development, Rome October 19-20.

2007

Invited speaker, Universidad Carlos III – Madrid, distinguished scholars research seminars.

2006

Invited speaker, US Embassy and Polytechic of Turin meeting “Finance, Innovation and Technology Transfer, Turin, October 16th

2005

Invited expert, second EIASM foresight meeting “The future of Research in Europe”, Brussels, Belgium, October 7th.

2005

Invited expert, Seminar on World Investment Report 2005, United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland, May 24-25.

2005

Invited expert, Six Countries Programme Conference: The Future of Research, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, April 21-22.

2005

Invited speaker, International Symposium Patents Boosting the Economy, European Patent Office, Venice, Italy, March 8-9.

2004

Invited expert, first EIASM foresight meeting “The future of Research in Europe”, Brussels, Belgium, December 20-21.

2004

Invited speaker, 1° National Meeting on DVB-H mobile television standard, Marconi Foundation, Pontecchio Marconi, Italy, October 11th.

2004

Invited speaker, 9th Seminar on the Italian banking and Financial System, Rosselli Foundation, Bellagio, Italy, October 8-9.

2004

Invited speaker, Bilateral Conference on Academic Patenting U.S. Department of Commerce and Italian Ministry of Industry, Venice, Italy, October 8th.

2004

Invited Faculty, Business Policy and Strategy Division Doctoral Consortium, Academy of Management, New Orleans, USA, August 8th.

2004

Invited speaker, Innovation Day, Confindustria Emilia Romagna, Bologna, Italy, February 24th.

2004

Guest Lecturer on the Economics of Innovation, Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, Stockholm, Sweden, February 19th.

2002

Chairman, 50K Global Startup Workshop, 5th Annual Meeting, Bologna, Italy, jointly organized with the MIT Sloan School of Management.

2002

Invited Faculty, EIASM Doctoral Summer School on Technology Management, Cremona, Italy, Lead Organizer Prof. Roberto Verganti.

2001

Invited Moderator, European Group of Organization Studies, 17th Colloquium, Standing Group in Inter-organizational networks, Lion, France, Entrepreneurial Networks track.

2000

Convenor, European Group for Organization Studies, 16th Colloquium, sub-theme 12, Inter-organizational networks, Helsinki, Finland, July 2-4.

1996

Session Chair, Strategic Management Conference, Session on Supplier-Manufacturer Relationships in New Product Development. Phoenix, AR.

 

Reviewing Activities

2013

Invited Opponent, Aalto University, Helsinki (FI), PhD defendant Antti Niemi, “The governance of long-term investing in knowledge creation: Novel control mechanisms for reducing managerial myopia and increasing growth in organizations”.    

2011

Reviewer, Danish Council for Independent Research

2010

External reviewer, Recruiting Committee for a new Chair in Innovation and Technology Transfer Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

2008 – present

Editorial Board Member, Journal of Technology Transfer

2005 – present

Editorial Board Member, European Management Review

2000 - present

Reviewer, Il Mulino, Bologna, Italy, Economics and Management Area.

1999 - present

Reviewer, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management and Governance, Organization Studies, Research Policy.

1999 - present

Reviewer, Academy of Management Meeting, Organization and Management Theory Division, Technology and Innotion Management Division, Business Policy and Strategy Division

1996

Reviewer, Strategic Management Journal, Special Issue on Interorganizational Networks, Guest Editors Rebecca Henderson and Will Mitchell.

 

Advisory Activities

2013 – present

President, Scientific Committee, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento, Italy .

 

2012 – 2013

Italian Expert, 7thFP Socioeconomic and Humanities Research Committee

2012 – present

Italian representative, European Strategic Board, KIC Food Best, European Industry-University initiative for research and innovation in food and nutrition, Other countries involved Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Netherlands, Sweden,.

2012 – 2014

Member, Expert Group for Engineering Sciences, 2004-2010 National Evaluation Assessment of Italian Universities and Public Research Centers.

2011 – 2013

Member, Emilia Romagna Territorial Board, Unicredit Bank S.p.A.

2011 – 2013

Social Sciences Coordinator, Scientific Committee, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento, Italy .

2011 – 2013

Member, Executive Committee, Netval, the National Association of Italian Universities and EPRs for Technology Transfer

2010 – 2013

Non Executive Member, Board of Directors, Cermet Scarl, total turnover 12ml€

2007 - 2013

Member, Scientific Committee, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento, Italy, yearly budget of around 40Ml€.

2007 - 2012

Member, Scientific Committee on Telecommunication Infrastructure, Regione Emilia Romagna, Italy.

2007 - present

Non Executive, Independent Director of the Board, Zignago Vetro S.p.A., Chairman of the Internal Audit Committee, company listed on the Milan Stock Exchange, total turnover 400ml€

2008 – 2009

Chair, Questio Scientific Committee, IRER, an advisory body on Innovation Policy matters of the Regione Lombardia, Italy, responsible for a yearly budget of around 40Ml€ for research and innovation related policies.

2007 - 2010

Member, Scientific Committee, Nomisma S.p.A., Bologna, Italy, total turnover around 15Ml€.

2007 - 2010

Member, Committee for the evaluation of the regional policies on innovation, Regione Piemonte, Italy, responsible for an ex-post assessment of a set of policies on research and innovation which allocated an yearly budget of over 150Ml€.

2003 - 2009

Member, Expert Committee on Innovation Policies, Regione Emilia Romagna, Italy, responsible for the allocation of a yearly budget of around 100Ml€ for research and innovation related policies.

2005 - 2007

Member, Questio Scientific Committee, IRER, an advisory body on Innovation Policy matters of the Regione Lombardia, Italy, responsible for a yearly budget of around 40Ml€ for research and innovation related policies.

2000 – 2003

Board Member, Almacube, the incubator of the University of Bologna.

2001 – 2003

Board Member, Center for Research and Technological Innovation, a public-private partnership between the Universities of Bologna and Modena and the Industry Associations of Bologna and Modena, yearly turnover around 4ml€.

2000 - 2002

Co-Director and founder, StartCup, the Business Plan Competition of the University of Bologna.

1999 - 2001

Advisor, Confindustria Emilia Romagna, Italy, for the drafting of expert opinions on the Regional Law on Innovation.

 

Doctoral Thesis Supervision

 2015 to be defended

Marco Cecchini, “Individual differences in disposition effect”, PhD. Program in Management, University of Bologna.    

2013 defended

Giulio Michetti, “ Diffusion, Adaptation and Institutionalization of Organizational Practices: the Case of Corporate Social Responsibility”, PhD. Program in Management, University of Bologna.

2011 defended

Simone Santoni, “ Organizing for Entrepreneurship as a Multi-Level Problem: a Configurational Approach”, PhD. Program in Management, University of Bologna. Currently Post-Doc at University of Bologna.

2010 defended

Enrico Forti, “In the mix: exploration and exploitation in new product creation”, PhD. Program in Management, University of Bologna, Best Paper Proceedings, Academy of Management Conference 2011. Currently Research Associate at University College London.

2008 defended

Serena Morricone, “The value relevance of intangible assets: A comparative study of the European adoption of international accounting standards”, PhD. Program in Management, University of Bologna. Currently Assistant Professor of Management at HEC Lausanne.

2008 defended

Riccardo Fini, “Do private and academic entrepreneurs differ: an empirical analysis of the microfoundations of entrepreneurial orientation”, PhD. Program in Management, University of Bologna. Currently Assistant Professor of Management at University of Bologna.

2007 defended

Alessandro Malipiero, “Diversification strategies and performance implications in the Venture Capital industry”, PhD. Program in Management, University of Bologna, Best Paper award, DRUID conference 2005. Currently Banker at Investec, London.

2004 defended

Nicola Baldini, “Institutional changes and innovative processes: patenting and technology transfer in Italian Universities”, PhD. Program in Management, University of Bologna, Best Paper Proceedings, Academy of Management Conference 2005. Currently Technical Operations Manager, RCF SpA, Italy.

2002 defended

Raffaele Oriani, “R&D, technological knowledge and firms' market value: theoretical and empirical assessments through real options”, PhD. Program in Management, University of Bologna, finalist, 2003 Best Dissertation Award, Business Policy and Strategy Division Academy of Management. Currently Associate Professor of Management, LUISS University, Rome.

2001 defended

Federico Munari, “Privatization processes and innovation”, PhD. Program in Management, University of Bologna. Currently Associate Professor of Management, University of Bologna.

2001 defended

Silvia Profili, “Inter-organizational relationships and knowledge diffusion processes”, PhD. Program in Management, University of Bologna. Currently Associate Professor of Management, European University, Rome.

 

Courses tought

Undergraduate

General Management, Engineering Management, Entrepreneurship, Production and Operations Management, Technology and Innovation Management.

MBA

Corporate Strategy, Technology Strategy, Management of Technological Innovation.

Ph.D.

Research Methods, Economics and Management of Innovation, Theory of the Firm.

 

Selected Consulting Activities

2010

ACRI, Technical Report on Technology Transfer initiatives of Italian Banking Foundations. Total funds allocated yearly by members of ACRI to TT around 200ml€.

2008

Sirti S.p.A, Technical support on the Public Procurement bidding for the outscourcing of the IT infrastructure of Ferrovie dello Stato S.p.A. Contract value around 1Bl€.

2005

Regione Emilia Romagna, Expert on Innovation Management, “Governance structure and strategic plan for the full scale operation of LEPIDA, the public broadband network and related services”. Investment value around 300ml€.

1997

ENEL Spa, Rome, Project leader, “The re-engineering of R&D in preparation for the privatization process.”

1995

Challenge Learning International, Paris., National Coordinator, “The Opel Difference Project”, for the re-engineering of GM European dealers' network.

1994

Centro Sviluppo Materiali Spa, FINSIDER Group, Rome, Project leader, “The re-engineering of R&D in preparation for the privatization process.”

 

Professional affiliations

Member of the Academy of Management, Strategic Management Society, European Group of Organization Studies, Accademia di Economia Aziendale, Associazione italiana di Ingegneria Gestionale.

 

Other personal information

Born in Bologna on Feb. 16th 1967. Married with two children. Italian citizen. Certified sailing instructor. Diving instructor.

Italian mother language. English as a second language. Working knowledge of French and Spanish.

 

Bibliometric information

 

ISI WoS

Scopus

Publish or Perish

Total citations

341*

445*

1740

H-index

8

8

19

Num. Lavori considerati

14

19

55

as of 1/10/13

 

* Excluding self citations