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Gianluca Carnabuci - MASHLM interview

Biography

European School of Management and Technology
Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior

Gianluca is an associate professor (with tenure) of organizational behavior who joined ESMT Berlin in 2016. Previously he was an associate professor of organization and management at the University of Lugano and an assistant professor at Bocconi University. He holds a PhD in Social and Behavioral Sciences from the University of Amsterdam.

His research interests revolve around the analysis of inter- and intra-organizational networks, with particular regard to the generation and recombination of technological knowledge.

He has taught or teaches courses in Organization Theory, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Design and Change, Networks and Organizations, Knowledge and Organization, Human Resource Management, Negotiation, and Leadership.

Education

  • PhD (University of Amsterdam)
  • MSc (University of Genoa)

Research

I am interested in how social structures affect, and are affected by, processes of technological and organizational innovation. In particular, my main area of research examines how social networks affect the generation and recombination of knowledge across technological, social, and organizational boundaries.

Teaching

I have taught courses in Organization Theory, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Design and Change, Networks and Organizations, Knowledge and Organization, Human Resource Management, Negotiation, and Leadership.

Expertise

Topics

Social capital, leadership, networks, organizational behavior, organizational design, strategy Industries Semi-conductors, biotechnology, pharmaceutical industry (incl. innovations and distribution)

Areas

Americas, Europe Italy, Switzerland, The Netherlands, USA

Languages

Italian, English

Good for one, but bad for most? How intra-organizational networks impact innovative performance at the 02/16/16: Seminar Series of the Department of Sociology, Department of Sociology, University of Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany

Employee mobility and knowledge spillovers: Integrating a job matching and a social capital perspective * 08/07/15: Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Academy of Management, Vancouver, Canada * 06/12/15: Annual INAS Meeting, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA

Knowledge recombination and gatekeeping institutions: Does spanning knowledge boundaries really 04/16/15: Seminar Series of the Department of Economics and Business, Department of Economics and Business, Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain

Social hierarchies from the bottom up: How relational schemas shape the emergence of informal leadership structures * 01/20/15: International Strategy and Marketing Seminar Series, Amsterdam Business School, Amsterdam, Netherlands * 08/09/13: Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, American Sociological Association, New York, NY, USA

How do brokers broker? Temporality of structural holes and un-embedded brokerage 11/11/14: DIG Seminar Series, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Gestionale, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy

Social networks, cognitive style and innovative performance: A contingency perspective * 08/16/14: Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, American Sociological Association, San Francisco, CA, USA * 08/01/14: Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Academy of Management, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Individual cognitive style and the social capital of dense and brokering networks 06/12/14: Workshop on the Micro-foundations of Social Networks, Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark

How do brokers broker? An investigation of the temporality of structural holes * 06/06/14: Annual Meeting of the International Network of Analytical Sociology, University of Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany * 08/09/13: Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, American Sociological Association, New York, NY, USA * 10/23/12: Network Evolution Conference, INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France 08/06/12: Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Academy of Management, Boston, MA, USA

The Legitimacy and performance effects of boundary spanning: Evidence from patenting 06/12/13: Seminar Series of the Department of Management and Technology, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy

Social hierarchies from the bottom up: How relational schemas shape the emergence of leadership structures * 04/09/13: Seminar Series of the Department of Strategic Management and Innovation, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland * 06/08/12: International Network of Analytical Sociology Conference, INAS, New York, NY, USA * 08/12/11: Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Academy of Management, San Antonio, TX, USA

Inside out and outside in: The coevolution of organizations’ knowledge base and network position * 03/31/13: Annual Meeting of Carnegie School of Organizational Learning, Asilomar Conference Grounds, Monterey, CA, USA * 01/24/13: Organization and Personnel Seminar Series, Albert-Ludwigs-Freiburg University, Freiburg, Germany

Good for one, bad for most? Intrafirm networks and innovation at the inventor and firm level 08/06/12: Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Academy of Management, Boston, MA, USA

Selection bias in social categorization; Evidence from patent data 07/08/12: Organizational Ecology Conference, Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark

Good for one, bad for most? How intra-organizational networks impact innovative performance at the inventor and firm level 07/05/12: EGOS Colloquium, Aalto University & Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki, Finland

Categorical contrast and organizational affiliation with technology classes in the worldwide semiconductor industry 08/12/11: Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Academy of Management, San Antonio, TX, USA

A behavioural theory of technology search: Evidence from the semiconductor industry 08/12/11: Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Academy of Management, San Antonio, TX, USA

One for all and all for one? Unpacking the link between intra-organizational collaboration and firms' innovative 10/23/10: Network Evolution Conference, INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France

Investigating the link between R&D organization and firms' recombinant capabilities 08/06/10: Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Academy of Management, Montreal, Canada

´A bridge too far? Innovation through the lens of identity theory 08/06/10: Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Academy of Management, Montreal, Canada

The impact of intrafirm networks and knowledge base heterogeneity on firms’ innovation 08/06/09: Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Academy of Management, Chicago, IL, USA

Inter-firm R&D networks and firms’ technological knowledge base: A co-evolutionary perspective 03/10/09: Sunbelt International Conference on Network Analysis, INSNA, San Diego, CA, USA

Knowledge that flows and knowledge that grows: Inventive performance in the semi-conductor field * 10/12/08: The INFORMS Annual Meeting, Organization Science Paper Development Workshop, INFORMS, Seattle, WA, USA * 08/08/08: Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Academy of Management, Anaheim, CA, USA * 11/04/07: The INFORMS Annual Meeting, Organization Science Paper Development Workshop, INFORMS, Seattle, WA, USA

With a little help from my colleagues: The impact of social networks on perceived organizational support 08/08/08: Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Academy of Management, Anaheim, CA, USA

Knowledge competition and knowledge growth 06/21/06: International Schumpeter Society Meeting, International Schumpeter Society, Nice/Sophia Antipolis, France

Specialization or cross-fertilization? A social network approach to explaining variation in the growth of knowledge domains 07/08/04: Annual Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics, The Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics, Washington, WA, USA

The network structure of knowledge advancement 05/12/04: XXIV Sunbelt International Conference on Network Analysis, International Network for Social Network Analysis, Portoroz, Slovenia

The network structure of competition: GSM telephony in Europe 08/21/01: XXI International Sunbelt Social Networks Conference, The International Network for Social Network Analysis, Budapest, Hungary

Publications

Articles

Journal Article Forthcoming Emergent leadership structures in informal groups: A dynamic, cognitively informed network model Organization Science Gianluca Carnabuci, Cécile Emery, David Brinberg

Journal Article Risky recombinations: Institutional gatekeeping in the innovation process Organization Science 28(1): 133–151 John-Paul Ferguson, Gianluca Carnabuci (2017)

Journal Article How do brokers broker? Tertius gaudens, tertius iungens, and the temporality of structural holes Organization Science 27(6): 1343–1360 Eric Quintane, Gianluca Carnabuci (2017)

Journal Article The categorical imperative and structural reproduction: Dynamics of technological entry in the semiconductor industry Organization Science 26(6): 1734–1751 Gianluca Carnabuci, Elisa Operti, Balázs Kovács (2015)

Journal Article Social networks, cognitive style, and innovative performance: A contingency perspective Academy of Management Journal 58(3): 881–905 Gianluca Carnabuci, Bálint Diószegi (2015)

Journal Article Public knowledge, private gain: The effect of spillover networks on firms' innovative performance Journal of Management 40(4): 1042–1074 Elisa Operti, Gianluca Carnabuci (2014)

Journal Article Where do firms' recombinant capabilities come from? Intraorganizational networks, knowledge, and firms' ability to innovate through technological recombination Strategic Management Journal 34(13): 1591–1613 Gianluca Carnabuci, Elisa Operti (2013)

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