Associate Professor of Strategy
IE Business School
Welcome to my web page. I am an Associate Professor at IE Business School and co-editor of the Journal of Economics & Management Strategy. Previously, I was an Associate Professor at HEC Lausanne and an Assistant Professor of Strategic Management at the Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta. I conduct research in the fields of entrepreneurship and innovation. In these fields, I examine the organization and performance determinants of technology startups as well as venture capitalists’ investment strategies.
My research has been published in journals like Management Science, The Review of Economics and Statistics, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, Research Policy, and the Journal of Economics & Management Strategy. I won several research awards, including the 2018 Brady Family Award for Faculty Research Excellence, the DRUID Young Scholar Best Paper Award, and the REER Conference best junior paper. My work has been cited by the World Intellectual Property Right Organization (WIPO) and the European Commission, and featured by the "Working Knowledge. Business Research for Business Leaders" blog of the Harvard Business School, Science Careers, as well as le Temps. I was recently ranked in the top 5% among management researchers at German/Swiss/Austrian universities by the BWL Ranking of the Forschungsmonitoring. Prior to my academic career, I worked as an economist for Caterpillar S.a.r.l and various international organizations.
Amore, M.D., Conti, A., Pelucco, V. Forthcoming. Micro Venture Capital. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal.
Conti, A., Guzman, G. 2023. What is the US Comparative Advantage in Entrepreneurship? Evidence from Israeli Migration to the United States. The Review of Economics and Statistics, 105(3), 528-544.
Conti, A., Gaulé, P., 2009. Why do European universities lag in licensing research output to industry? VOX.
Conti, A., Thursby, M., Rothaermel, F. T., 2010. Show me what you have: Signaling, Angel and VC Investments in Technology Startups. Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings.
Conti, A., Thursby, M., Rothaermel, F. T., 2011. Show Me the Right Stuff: Signals for High-Tech Startups. NBER Working Paper. No. 17050.
Conti, A., Thursby, J., Thursby, M., 2013. Patents as signals for startup financing. NBER Working Paper. No. 19191.