Andrea Fosfuri

at SDA Bocconi School of Management


  • SDA Bocconi School of Management



SDA Bocconi School of Management

Curriculum Vitae

Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship

Bachelor degree in Economics and Management, University of Urbino, Italy, 1993
MSc in Economics, University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain, 1994
PhD in Economics, University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain, 1998

Academic position and/or professional activities

Professor of Management and Technology, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy

Research Interests

  • Technology and Innovation Management
  • Intellectual property rights (as patents or trademarks)
  • Strategies in hybrid companies



  • Arora A., Fosfuri A., Gambardella A. 2001. Markets for technology: Economics of Innovation and Corporate Strategy, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA


  • Fosfuri A., Giarratana M.S., Roca E. 2016. Social Business Hybrids: Demand Externalities, Competitive Advantage and Growth through Diversification. Organization Science 27(5), 1275-1289
  • Kremena S., Fosfuri A., De Castro J. 2016. Learning by Hiring: The Effect of Scientists’ Inbound Mobility on Research Performance in Academia. Organization Science 27(1), 72-89
  • Berrone P., Fosfuri A., Gelabert L. 2015. Does Greenwashing Pay Off? Understanding the Relationship between Environmental Actions and Environmental Legitimacy. Forthcoming Journal of Business Ethics
  • Fosfuri A., Giarratana M.S., Roca E. 2015. Walking a slippery line: Investments in social values and product longevity. Strategic Management Journal 36(11), 1750-60
  • Araújo A.L.L., Fosfuri, A. 2015. Not-Invented-Here: How Socialization Practices Affect the Formation of Negative Attitudes towards External Knowledge. Industrial and Corporate Change 24(2), 281-305
  • Fosfuri A., Lanzolla G., Suarez F. 2013. Entry timing strategies: the road ahead. Long Range Planning 46, 300-311 
  • Fosfuri A., Giarratana M.S., Roca E. 2013. Community-focused strategies in action: Building and sustaining a product differentiation advantage. Industry and Innovation 20(2), 114-132 
  • Arora A., Fosfuri A., Roende, T. 2013. Managing licensing in a market for technology. Management Science 59(5), 1092-1106 
  • Berrone P., Fosfuri A., Gelabert L., Gomez-Mejía L. 2013. Necessity as the Mother of “Green” Inventions: Institutional Pressures and Environmental Innovations. Strategic Management Journal 34(8): 891-909
  • Fosfuri A., Giarratana M.S., Roca E. 2011. Community-Focused Strategies. Strategic Organization 9(3), 222–239 
  • Fosfuri A., Roende T. 2009. Leveraging Resistance to Change and the Skunk Works Model of Innovation. Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organization 72(1), 274-289 
  • Gelabert L., Fosfuri A., Tribó J. 2009. Does the effect of public support for R&D depend on the degree of appropriability? Journal of Industrial Economics LVII(4), 736-767 
  • Fosfuri A., Giarratana M. 2009. Masters of War: Rivals’ Product Innovation and New Advertising in Mature Product Markets. Management Science 55(2), 181-191 
  • Escribano A., Fosfuri A. Tribó J. 2009. Managing Knowledge Spillovers: The Impact of Absorptive Capacity on Innovation Performance. Research Policy 38(1), 96-105 
  • Fosfuri A., Giarratana M., Luzzi A. 2008. The Penguin Has Entered the Building: The Commercialization of Open Source Software Products. Organization Science 19, 292-305  
  • Fosfuri A., Tribó J. 2008. Exploring the Determinants of Potential Absorptive Capacity and its Impact on Innovation Performance. Omega 36 (2), 173-187 *
  • Fosfuri A., Giarratana, M. 2007. Product Strategies and Survival in Schumpeterian Environments: Evidence from the US Security Software Industry. Organization Studies 28(6), 909-929
  • Fosfuri, A. 2006. The Licensing Dilemma: Understanding the Determinants of the Rate of Technology Licensing. Strategic Management Journal 27(12), 1141-58 
  • Arora, A., Fosfuri, A. 2005. Pricing Diagnostic Information. Management Science 51(7), 1092-1100  
  • Fosfuri A. 2004. Determinants of international activity: Evidence from the chemical processing industry. Research Policy 33, 1599-1614
  • Fosfuri A., Roende T. 2004. High-tech clusters, technology spillovers, and trade secret laws. International Journal of Industrial Organization 22(1), 45-65
  • Arora A., Fosfuri A. 2003. Licensing the Market for Technology. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 52, 272-95 
  • Arora A., Fosfuri A., Gambardella A. 2001. Markets for technology and their implications for corporate strategy. Industrial and Corporate Change 10(2), 419-451 
  • Arora A., Gambardella A. 2001. Specialized Technology Suppliers, International Spillovers and Investment: Evidence from the Chemical Industry. Journal of Development Economics 65(1), 31-54
  • Fosfuri A., Motta M., Roende T. 2001. Foreign Direct Investment and Spillovers through Workers’ Mobility. Journal of International Economics 53, 205-222 
  • Arora A., Fosfuri A. 2000. Wholly Owned Subsidiary versus Technology Licensing in the Worldwide Chemical Industry. Journal of International Business Studies 31(4), 555-572 
  • Fosfuri A. 2000. Patent Protection, Imitation and the Mode of Technology Transfer. International Journal of Industrial Organization 18(7), 1129-1149 
  • Fosfuri A., Motta M. 1999. Multinational without advantages. Scandinavian Journal of Economics 101(4), 617-630


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