Alessandra Colombelli


Universities & Institutions

Areas of Interest

  • Strategy and Organisation
  • Business Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation

Alessandra Colombelli is Associate Professor at Politecnico di Torino, where she teaches Strategy and Organisation and Business Management. She holds a PhD in Economics and Management of Technology and an MSc in Management Engineering from the University of Bergamo.

She is member of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Centre (EIC at the Politecnico di Torino, Research Associate at the CNRS-GREDEG-University of Nice Sophia Antipolis and the BRICK, Collegio Carlo Alberto. She serves as Technical Assessors at the I3P (the incubator of Politecnico di Torino). She was formerly Marie Curie Fellow at the Manchester Business School, research associate at the University of Cagliari, post-doc fellow at the University Lumière Lyon2 and the University of Turin. She is Editor of Regional Studies and member of the Editorial Review Board of Small Business Economics.

She has been involved in several national and international research projects and as a consultant for public and private institutions. Her publications cover several topics in the fields of entrepreneurship, economics of innovation and regional economics. Her research was published in highly ranked international journals like Research PolicyIndustrial and Corporate Change, Small Business EconomicsTechnological Forecasting and Social ChangeJournal of Technology TransferInternational Entrepreneurship and Management JournalEconomics of Innovation and New Technology, Regional Studies, and International Journal of Production Economics. She has been awarded the Giorgio Rota Best Paper in 2005 and the Emerald Award for Excellence in 2012.

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