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NILANJANA DUTT

NILANJANA DUTT
Assistant Professor
Department of Management and Technology
 

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Courses a.y. 2019/2020

20660 COLLABORATIVE STRATEGIES FOR INNOVATION
30012 STRATEGIA COMPETITIVA / BUSINESS STRATEGY

Courses previous a.y.


Biographical note

I am an Assistant Professor of Strategy at Bocconi University's Department of Management and Technology.

My research primarily focuses on understanding patterns of change triggered by firm's problem solving activities.  I examine these activities across multiple contexts – renewable electricity, pharmaceuticals, and waste generation – with special emphasis on contexts of environmental significance. 

In a more recent secondary stream of research, I explore phenomena that capture nascent entrepreneurial activities – both in emerging and developed markets.  

My research across both streams has been published in Strategic Management Journal, Management Science, Organization Science and Academy of Management Journal.  I also contribute to Footnote about my research, and serve on the editorial board of Strategic Management Journal.

My research has been recognized by Bocconi Research Awards (2014, 2016, 2019), and a Bocconi Research Grant for €10,000 (2015). 

I have been elected to be a Rep-at-Large for the Knowledge & Innovation Group of the SMS (2015-2017) and a member of the Executive Committee for the STR Division of the AoM (2018-2020).


Academic CV

Bocconi University

Assistant Professor of Strategy in Department of Management and Technology

 

Duke University: Fuqua School of Business

Ph.D. Business Administration, Strategy

 

Dartmouth College: Thayer School of Engineering

M.E.M. Engineering Management

B.E. Environmental Engineering              

                                 

Colby College

B.A. Computer Science and Mathematical Sciences

Summa Cum LaudePhi Beta Kappa


Research areas

Knowledge, Technological Search, Problem Solving, Environmental Strategy, Entrepreneurship in Nascent Markets.


Publications



SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Knowledge Sources and Waste Reduction: Less Now More Later” with Luca Berchicci, and Will Mitchell. Forthcoming at Organization Science

"Regulatory Uncertainty, Corporate Structure, and Strategic Agendas: Evidence from the U.S. Renewable Electricity Industry" Forthcoming in Academy of Management Journal, (with John Joseph).

 “The Co-Development of Markets and Firms: Business Incubators in Emerging Economies” Academy of Management Journal, 59 (3), 818-840 (with Olga HawnElena VidalAaron ChatterjiAnita McGahan and Will Mitchell). 

  • Press mentions: Corriere della Sera Innovazione: April 8, 2016

The Rate and Potential of Capability Development Trajectories” Strategic Management Journal, 36 (1), 53-752015 (with Scott Rockart). 

The Judgment of Garbage: End-of-pipe Treatment and Waste Reduction” Management Science, 60 (7), 1812-1828, 2014 (with Andrew A. King).