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Department of Management and Technology

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Courses a.y. 2017/2018

20133 INDUSTRY ANALYSIS (Economia dei settori industriali e dell'innovazione) / INDUSTRY ANALYSIS (Industrial economics and economics of innovation)

Courses previous a.y.

Biographical note

Born August 1st, 1963. Degree in Economics from Università Bocconi. Master of Arts (Economics of Innovation and Technology Management) from MERIT, University of Limburg, Maastricht. PhD in Economics, from the Università di Pavia.

Academic CV

Associate Professor of Industrial Economics. Director of the Master of Science in Economics and Management of Innovation and Technology (EMIT). From 1994 to 2001, Assistant Professor of Industrial Economics at the Università C. Cattaneo, Castellanza.

Research areas

Industrial dynamics. Social networks. Clusters and knowledge spillovers. Economics of science. Economics and econometrics of patents.

Selected publications

  • Breschi, S. & Catalini, C. (2010). Tracing the links between science and technology: An exploratory analysis of scientists' and inventors' networks. Research Policy 39(1): 14-26.
  • Breschi, S. & Lenzi, C. (2010). Spatial patterns of inventors' mobility: Evidence on US urban areas. Papers in Regional Science 89(2), 235-250.
  • Breschi, S. & Lissoni, F. (2009). Mobility of inventors and networks of collaboration: An anatomy of localised knowledge flows. Journal of Economic Geography, 9(4), 439-468.
  • Breschi, S., Cassi, L., Malerba, F. & Vonortas, N. (2009). Networked Research: European Policy Intervention for Information and Communication Technologies. Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, 21(7), 833-857.
  • Breschi, S., Lissoni, F. & Montobbio, F. (2008). University patenting and scientific productivity: a quantitative study of Italian academic inventors. European Management Review, 5(2), 91-109.
  • Breschi, S., Lissoni, F. & Montobbio, F. (2006). The scientific productivity of academic inventors: new evidence from Italian data. Economics of Innovation and New Technology, 16(2), 101-18.
  • Breschi, S., Lissoni, F. & Montobbio, F. (2005). From publishing to patenting: do productive scientists turn into academic inventors? Revue d’Economie Industrielle, 110(June), 75-102.
  • Breschi, S. & Lissoni, F. (2005). Cross-firm inventors and social networks: localised knowl­edge spillovers revisited. Annales d’Economie et de Statistique 79/80, 189-209.
  • Balconi, M., Breschi, S. & Lissoni, F. (2004). Networks of inventors and the location of academic research: An exploration of Italian data. Research Policy, 33(1), 127-45.
  • Breschi, S. & Cusmano, L. (2004). Unveiling the texture of a European Research Area: Emergence of oligarchic networks under EU Framework Programmes. International Journal of Technology Management, 27(8), 747-772.
  • Breschi, S., Lissoni, F. & Malerba, F. (2003). Knowledge relatedness in firm technological diversification. Research Policy, 32(1), 69-87.
  • Beaudry, C. & Breschi, S. (2003). Are firms in clusters really more innovative? Economics of Innovation and New Technology, 12(4), 325-341.
  • Breschi, S. & Lissoni, F. (2001a). Knowledge spillovers and local innovation systems: A critical survey. Industrial and Corporate Change, 10(4), 975-1005.
  • Breschi, S. & Malerba, F. (2001). Geography of innovation and economic clustering. Industrial and Corporate Change, 10(4), 817-33.
  • Breschi, S. & Lissoni, F. (2001b). Localised knowledge spillovers vs. innovative milieux: Knowledge ‘tacitness’ reconsidered. Papers in Regional Science, 80(3), 255-73.
  • Breschi, S., Malerba, F. & Orsenigo, L. (2000). Technological Regimes and Schumpeterian Patterns of Innovation. Economic Journal, 110(463), 388-410.
  • Breschi, S. (2000). The Geography of Innovation: A Cross-Sector Analysis. Regional Studies, 34(3), 213-229.