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NILANJANA DUTT

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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).

 

Selected Publications:

Knowledge Sources and Waste Reduction: Less Now More Later” with Luca Berchicci, and Will Mitchell. Provisionally accepted 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). 

 

Working Papers:

Searching for New Tricks in the Renewable Electricity Sector” with Will MitchellStrategic Management Journal, First Revise & Resubmit. 

"Complex Learning: Evidence from US Manufacturing" with Megan Lawrence. Under Review.

  • Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings (2018).
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