Now more than ever, it is imperative for businesses to innovate in order to survive and thrive. Whether establishing a new start-up or creating a new line of business from within, scientific decision-making provides a framework and set of tools to address the many challenges of innovation.
An expert team from Bocconi University, Cass Business School, and INSEAD specializing in entrepreneurship, innovation, and strategy has launched the Scientific Decision-Making website to focus on the role of scientific decision-making for innovation.
The website aims to share, educate, and inform educators and practitioners on the theory and approach behind scientific decision-making, its tools and techniques, relevant case studies, and the latest academic publications on the subject.
Department of Management and Technology
I am Professor of Management and Head of the Department of Management and Technology at Bocconi Unversity. I study firm strategy, particularly technology strategy and the impact of innovation on industry structures.
I published on national and international journals. My best-known book is Markets for Technology (2001, MIT Press, with A.Arora and A.Fosfuri).
I am Department Editor of Business Strategy at Management Science (with Joshua Gans), Fellow of the Strategic Management Society, and Research Fellow of CEPR, London.
I was Co-Editor of Strategic Management Journal (2013-2019), Chair of the Business Policy and Strategy Division of the US Academy of Management (2015-16), and visiting professor of the Department of Economics of Stanford University (1995-96, 2003 and 2005) and of the Sloan School of MIT (2015-16).
Department of Management and Technology
I am Professor of Business Organization at the Department of Management & Technology, Bocconi University, Milan.
After getting an MBA from the Sloan School of Management at MIT (1989) and a Ph.D. from the University of Venice (1990), I taught at the University of Venice and Padua and held visiting position at the Industrial Performance Center at MIT and the University of Michigan, Dearborn.
My research has appeared in leading international journals and my books (the latest being Lean Transformations for Small and Medium Enterprises, Productivity Press, 2017) have been widely publicized. I have served in the editorial board of European Management Review, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Human Resource Management and International Journal of Innovation Management, and as director in the boards of listed and private companies, as well as of the Lean Global Network.
My full CV is available at: http://faculty.unibocconi.eu/arnaldocamuffo/
Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise Area
I will be joining INSEAD as an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise in September 2020, having earned my Ph.D. cum laude from Bocconi University.
Throughout my research and work with accelerators, I focus on business practices that help entrepreneurs navigate the early stages of new venture creation.
My research studies the implications of experimentation for early-stage entrepreneurial firms and has been published in leading journals such as Management Science and featured in Harvard Business Review and Forbes.
Working as an instructor and director of five accelerators across Italy, India, and the UK, I have also witnessed first-hand the impact of scientific decision making across more than 800 start-ups. This focus on scientific decision making is coupled with strong industry involvement in entrepreneurial circles.
For my full CV, please visit: https://www.chiaraspina.com
Cass Business School
I am Professor of Strategy and the Director of the Ph.D. in Management at Cass Business School, City, University of London.
My research on how firms' and individuals’ knowledge helps them creating and capturing the value of their ideas has been published on top management journals and has received multiple awards and grants. I have studied these topics with conceptual research as well as empirical research based on archival data, natural and field experiments. I am an award-winning instructor and I have directed and delivered several Executive Education courses for public organizations, leading international companies in the retail, media, banking, real estate, and transportation industries and SMEs.
I am the Chair of the Knowledge and Innovation interest group of the Strategic Management Society, I serve on the Executive Committee of the Technology and Innovation Management Division of the Academy of Management and on the Editorial Board of top academic journals. I hold a Ph.D. in Management from Bocconi University.