Dr. Elena Dalpiaz is Associate Professor of Strategy. She holds a PhD degree from Bocconi University, where she also earned her BA in Economics and Law (with honours). During 2007 and 2008, she was a visiting scholar at the University of Texas at Austin, McCombs Business School.
Dr Dalpiaz's research is theoretically grounded in the areas of strategy, entrepreneurship, and organization theory. It analyzes the processes through which established organizations and new ventures use cultural resources for pursuing a range of outcomes, such as innovation, strategic change, and new market opportunities. Examples of cultural resources analyzed in her studies include narratives, identity claims, culture, institutional logics, and societal traditions. The context of her research is manufacturing firms, digital incubators, FinTech startups, and craft-based organizations.
She teaches competitive strategy both at the undergraduate and graduate level and offers executive education in the area of strategic storytelling and management of culture. She has also taught courses of strategic management in creative industries and international management.
Dr Dalpiaz's research has been published or is forthcoming in leading management journals including Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Advances in Strategic Management, Strategic Organization, and in several book chapters. Her work also received several awards from the Organization and Management Division of the Academy of Management and from the Strategic Management Society.
Dalpiaz E, Cavotta V, 2018, A double-edged sword: cultural entrepreneurship and the mobilization of morally tainted cultural resources, Innovation-Management Policy & Practice, Vol:21, ISSN:1447-9338, Pages:214-228
Tracey P, Dalpiaz E, Phillips N, 2018, Fish out of water: translation, legitimation, and new venture creation, Academy of Management Journal, Vol:61, ISSN:0001-4273, Pages:1627-1666
Dalpiaz E, Di Stefano G, 2018, A universe of stories: mobilizing narrative practices during transformative change, Strategic Management Journal, Vol:39, ISSN:0143-2095, Pages:664-696
Dalpiaz E, Rindova V, Ravasi D, 2016, Combining logics to transform organizational agency: blending industry and art at Alessi, Administrative Science Quarterly, Vol:61, ISSN:1930-3815, Pages:347-392
Dalpiaz, Tracey, Phillips, 2014, Succession narratives in family business: The case of Alessi, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Vol:38, ISSN:1042-2587, Pages:1375-1394
Ravasi D, Rindova V, Dalpiaz E, 2012, The cultural side of value creation, Strategic Organization, Vol:10, Pages:231-239
Rindova V, Dalpiaz E, Ravasi D, 2011, A cultural quest: A study of organizatioal use of new cultural resources in strategy formation, Organization Science, Vol:22, Pages:413-431
Dalpiaz E, Rindova V, Ravasi D, 2010, Where strategy meets culture: The neglected role of cultural and symbolic resources in strategy research, Advances in Strategic Management, Vol:27, Pages:175-208
Ravasi D, Rindova V, Dalpiaz E, 2017, Analyzing changes in organizational cultural repertoires, The Routledge Companion to Qualitative Research in Organization Studies, Routledge
Dalpiaz E, Ravasi D, 2010, News media and corporate reputation in Italy: An exploratory study, Corporate Reputation and the News Media. Agenda-Setting within the Business News Coverage in Developed, Emerging, and Frontier Countries, Editor(s): Carroll, Routledge, Pages:105-128
Rindova V, Reger R, Dalpiaz E, The mind of the strategist and the eye of the beholder: The socio-cognitive perspective in strategy research, Editor(s): Dagnino, Edware Elgare