I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Management and Technology at Bocconi University, and a Visiting Fellow at Imperial College London Business School.
research lies at the intersection of strategy and organization theory. Conceptualizing organizations as collective problem solvers, I study the interplay between resource acquisition (e.g., financing, social and human capital) and resource allocation strategies in complex institutional environments:
- How do the resources acquired from various stakeholders, such as financial investors or public agencies, affect how organizations behave and are evaluated?
- How does the conformity of organizational strategies to external expectations affect the acquisition of key resources?
My work tends to be empirical and quantitative, and involves the econometrical analysis of large-scale datasets. My research has been distinguished by international awards (EGOS Grigor McClelland Award, AoM Int'l Dissertation Award, ISA Best Dissertation Award, HEC Foundation Best Dissertation).
As a former movie studio executive, I have a particular focus on creative industries.