Organiser Biographies

SEI Conference 2013 – Organiser Biographies

In alphabetical order:

Tom Astebro (HEC Paris) – Thomas Åstebro earned his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University. He has a Master’s Degree in Engineering and an MBA from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.  He conducts research in management of technological change and entrepreneurship. He has recently published in Management Science, RAND Journal of Economics and the Economic Journal. He has also been involved in starting up several companies and provides consultancy services to entrepreneurs on business planning and start-ups.

Stefano Brusoni  joined ETH Zürich in June 2011 as Professor of Technology and Innovation Management. Previously, Ihe was Associate Professor of Applied Economics at Bocconi University, and a fellow at KITeS (Knowledge, Internationalization and Technology Studies). He holds a DPhil in Science and Technology Studies from SPRU at the University of Sussex (UK). His research looks at the emergence of alternative product architectures and how they explain firms’ evolutionary dynamics, in terms of their vertical boundaries and long-term viability.).

Paola Criscuolo joined Imperial College Business School in October 2004 and is an Assistant Professor working with Ammon Salter on a EPSRC-funded research project which analyses the evolution of networks and capabilities in two engineering consulting firms (ARUP and WS Atkins ). Her main research interests are R&D internationalization, knowledge management, knowledge integration, methodological issues related to patents and patent citation analysis, social network analysis. Paola has been a member of several international collaborative projects on innovation issues and has published six articles in refereed journals and several working papers, and has also presented her work on numerous occasions to conferences.

Gary Dushnitsky is an Associate Professor of Strategy & Entrepreneurship and Academic Director of the Deloitte Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the London Business School. Gary’s work focuses on the economics of entrepreneurship and innovation. He explores the shifting landscape of entrepreneurial finance, exploring such topics as corporate venture capital, crowdfunding, and angel investors. Gary advises corporations in the Hi Tech, Food, Clean Tech, and Pharma sectors on a host of corporate venturing issues, and has been involved in several industry reports, as well as keynotes and panels such as the World Economic Forum, OECD, and others.  His studies have been covered in the business media including Business Week, Dow Jones News, Entrepreneur Magazine, Financial Times, Les Echos and others.

Alfonso Gambardella (PhD, Stanford 1991) Professor of Corporate Management and Dean of the PhD School of Bocconi University. He is Editor of the European Management Review and serves on the Editorial Board of Academy of Management ReviewGlobal Strategy JournalIndustrial and Corporate Change, Research Policy, and Strategic Management Journal. He published on several international journals. Markets for Technology (2001, MIT Press, with A. Arora and A. Fosfuri) is his best known book. His research interests include Economics and management of technology. Strategic Management. Applied Industrial Economics.

Keld Laursen is a full professor of the Economics and Management of Innovation at Copenhagen Business School and a professor at the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration. His current research focuses on open and distributed innovation processes and on organizational practices and innovation outcomes. He is the research director of the Copenhagen Research Unit on Innovation Search and Entrepreneurship (CRUISE). He is affiliated to the Danish Research Unit for Industrial Dynamics (DRUID). He is an advisory editor to Research Policy and associate editor of European Management ReviewIndustrial and Corporate Change and Industry and innovation.

Corey Phelps is an Associate Professor of Strategy and Business Policy at HEC Paris and his current research focuses on understanding how companies use strategic alliances, mergers and acquisitions, and minority equity investments in start-up firms to enhance their performance. His published research has appeared or is forthcoming in Academy of Management Journal, Management Science, Strategic Management Journal, Information Systems Research, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Management, and Advances in Strategic Management.

Toke Reichstein is a professor (mso) at the INO Department at CBS. He holds a BSc and MSc in Economics from Aalborg University and a PhD in the Economics of Technical and Institutional Change from Aalborg University. His research interests are Entrepreneurship, Economics of Innovation, Industrial Dynamics and Economic Demography. He has published articles in several journals including, among others, Strategic Management Journal, Management Science and Industry and Innovation.

Ammon Salter is Professor of Technology & Innovation Management and his main research interest is the management of technological innovation, examining how organisations can harness external networks to help them innovate more successfully. His research also explores university-industry links, open innovation and social networks and innovation. Since 2009, he has been the Research Director of the UK Innovation Research Centre, a joint research and knowledge exchange programe with Centre for Business Research at the University of Cambridge. His work has appeared in a wide range of journals, including Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Research Policy, California Management Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, Industrial and Corporate Change, and Organization Studies