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Assistant Professor
Department of Management and Technology

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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, 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), 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.

Selected publications

"What is the Role of the Corporate Headquarter in Directing Managerial Attention" conditionally accepted at Academy of Management Journal, (with John Joseph).

"The Co-Development of Markets and Firms: Business Incubators in Emerging Economies" Academy of Management Journal, forthcoming (with Olga HawnElena VidalAaron ChatterjiAnita McGahan and Will Mitchell).                               

"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 Science60(7), 1812-1828, 2014 (with Andrew A. King).