Imperial College London


Business School

Professor of Digital Strategy and Innovation



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Christopher L. Tucci is Professor of Digital Strategy & Innovation at Imperial College Business School and Co-Director (Education) for I-X, Imperial's new campus concept centred on AI/ML, data, and digital.  He is also Founding Dean of NEOM's new College of Business & Innovation.  Professor Tucci was Professor of Management of Technology at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), where he held the Chair in Corporate Strategy & Innovation. From 2013-2018, he was Dean of the College of Management at EPFL.  In 2018, he was Visiting Thought Leader at CEIBS in Shanghai, China.  He received the degrees of Ph.D. in Management from the Sloan School of Management, MIT; SM (Technology & Policy) from MIT; and BS (Mathematical Sciences), AB (Music), and MS (Computer Science) from Stanford University. He was an industrial computer scientist involved in developing Internet protocols and applying artificial intelligence tools. Professor Tucci teaches courses in Deep Tech Acceleration, Co-Creation in AI & Robotics, AI Ventures, Design Thinking, Digital Strategy, and Innovation Management. His primary area of interest is in how firms make transitions to new business models, technologies, and organizational forms. He also studies crowdsourcing, Internetworking, and digital innovations.  He has published articles in, among others, Academy of Management Review (AMR), Strategic Management Journal, Management Science, Research Policy, Communications of the ACM, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Academy of Management Annals, and Journal of Product Innovation Management.  His article with Allan Afuah, “Crowdsourcing as solution to distant search,” won the Best Paper of 2012 for AMR.  He has served in leadership positions in the Academy of Management (AOM) and the Strategic Management Society and was elected in 2023 to the leadership track of the Academy of Management's Board of Governors.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Baglieri D, Baldi F, Tucci CL, 2018, University technology transfer office business models: One size does not fit all, Technovation, Vol:76-77, ISSN:0166-4972, Pages:51-63

Massa L, Tucci CL, Afuah A, 2017, A critical assessment of business model research, The Academy of Management Annals, Vol:11, ISSN:1941-6067, Pages:73-104

Tucci CL, Chesbrough H, Piller F, et al., 2016, When do firms undertake open, collaborative activities? Introduction to the special section on open innovation and open business models, Industrial and Corporate Change, Vol:25, ISSN:0960-6491, Pages:283-288

Afuah A, Tucci CL, 2012, CROWDSOURCING AS A SOLUTION TO DISTANT SEARCH, Academy of Management Review, Vol:37, ISSN:0363-7425, Pages:355-375


Tucci CL, Afuah A, Viscusi G, 2018, Creating and capturing value through crowdsourcing, ISBN:9780198816225

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