Department of Management and Technology

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Biographical note

Born April 16th, 1974. Degree in Economics from Università Bocconi. Master of Science  in Science and Technology Policy, from SPRU, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK. PhD in Economics and Management of Innovation, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna di Studi Universitari e Perfezionamento, Pisa.

Academic CV

Bocconi Lecturer in Applied Economics. Research fellow at CRIOS (Center for Research in Innovation, Organization and Strategy), Università Bocconi, Milan.

Research areas

Economics of innovation, industrial economics, Innovation and industrial dynamics in the ICT sector and in services, green innovations and sustainable development.

Selected publications


Corrocher, N. and Guerzoni, M. (2015), “Post-entry product introduction: who explores new niches?”. Industry and Innovation 22(1), 18-36.
Cecere, G., Corrocher, N. and Battaglia, R.D. (2015), “Innovation and competition in the smartphone industry: is there a dominant design?”. Telecommunications Policy 39(3-4), 159-174.
Cecere, G. and Corrocher, N. (2015), "The Intensity of Interregional Cooperation in Information and Communication Technology Projects: An Empirical Analysis of the Framework Programme". Regional Studies 49(2), 2014-218.                                                                                                      Cecere, G., Corrocher, N., Gossart, C. and Ozman, M. (2014), “Eco-innovations and the evolutionary approach to technical change: a review of the literature”. Journal of Evolutionary Economics 24(5), 1037-1065.
Cecere, G., Corrocher, N., Gossart, C. and Ozman, M. (2014) “Technological pervasiveness and variety of innovators in Green ICT: A patent-based analysis”. Research Policy 43(10), 1827-1839. Corrocher, N. and Cusmano, L. (2014), “Are KIBS a real engine of growth for regional innovation systems? Empirical evidence from European regions”, Regional Studies 48(7), 1212-1226.
Corrocher, N. and Lasio, L. (2013), “Diversification strategies in network-based services: The case of mobile virtual network operators”. Telecommunications Policy 37(11), 1110-1123.
Corrocher, N., Cusmano, L. and Lenzi, C. (2013), “Patterns of entrepreneurship in knowledge-intensive business services: empirical evidence from a sample of Italian firms”. Industry and Innovation 20(6), 563-584.
Corrocher, N. (2013), “The development of short message services: Standard organizations as engines of innovations”, Revue Economique 64(1), 149-163.
Cecere, G., Corrocher, N. and Scarica, F. (2012), “When pirates buy digital music online: An empirical analysis on a sample of college students”, Economics Bulletin 34(2), 2955-2968.
Cecere, G. and Corrocher, N., (2012) “The usage of VoIP services and other communications services: An empirical analysis of Italian consumers”, Technological Forecasting and Social Change 79(3), 570-578.
Cecere, G. and Corrocher, N., (2011), “The intensity of VoIP usage in Great Britain: users' characteristics and firms' strategies”, Telecommunications Policy 35(6), 522-531.
Corrocher, N. (2011), "The adoption of Web 2.0 applications: an empirical investigation", Technological Forecasting and Social Change 78, 547-558.
Corrocher, N. and Zirulia, L. (2010), "Switching costs, consumers’ heterogeneity and price discrimination in the mobile communications industry", Journal of Economics 101(2), 149-167.
Corrocher, N. and Zirulia, L. (2010), “Demand and Innovation in services: the case of Mobile Communications”, Research Policy 39, 945-955.
Corrocher, N. and Guerzoni, M. (2009), "Product variety and price strategy in the ski manufacturing industry", Journal of Evolutionary Economics 19(4), 471-486.
Corrocher, N., Cusmano, L. and Morrison, A. (2009), "Modes of innovation in knowledge-intensive business services: Evidence from Lombardy", Journal of Evolutionary Economics 19(2), 173-196.
Corrocher, N. and Zirulia, L. (2009), "Me and you and everyone we know: An empirical analysis of local network effects in mobile communications", Telecommunications Policy 33, 68-79.
Cassi, L., Corrocher, N., Malerba, F., Vonortas, N. (2008), "The impact of EU-funded research networks on knowledge diffusion at the regional level", Research Evaluation 17(4), 283-293.
Cassi, L., Corrocher, N., Malerba, F. and Vonortas, N. (2008), "Research Networks as Infrastructure for Knowledge Diffusion in European Regions", Economics of Innovations and New Technology 17(7-8), 633-676.
Corrocher, N. and Fontana, F. (2008), "Expectations, Network Effects and Timing of Technology Adoption: Some Empirical Evidence from a Sample of SMEs in Italy", Small Business Economics: An Entrepreneurship Journal 4, 425-441.
Corrocher, N. and Fontana, R., (2008), "Objectives, obstacles and drivers of ICT adoption. What do IT managers perceive?", Information Economics and Policy 20(3), 229-242.
Corrocher, N., Malerba, F., and Montobbio, F. (2007), "Schumpeterian Patterns of Innovative Activity in the ICT Field", Research Policy 36(3), 418-432.
Corrocher, N. (2006), "Internet adoption in Italian banks: An empirical investigation", Research Policy 35(4), 533-544.
Canato, A. and Corrocher, N. (2004), “Information and communication technology: organisational challenges for Italian banks”, Accounting Business and Financial History 14(3), 355-370.
Corrocher, N., Malerba, F, and Montobbio, F.  (2003), “How do New Technologies Emerge? A Patent-Based Analysis of ICT-related New Industrial Activities”, Innovation: Management, Policy & Practice 5(2-3), 234-256.
Corrocher, N. (2003), “The diffusion of Internet telephony among consumers and firms: current issues and future prospects”, Technological Forecasting and Social Change 70, 525– 544.
Corrocher, N. e Ordanini, A. (2002), “Measuring the digital divide: A framework for the analysis of cross-countries differences”, Journal of Information Technology 17, 9-19.