Andrea Patacconi


  • 1.23 Thomas Paine Study Centre

Personal profile


Professor Patacconi, who joined NBS as a Lecturer in 2013, focuses on corporate governance and science and innovation. He explores innovation ecosystems and corporate decision-making through recent publications in Management Science (forthcoming), Harvard Business Review (2019), Nature (2017, 2019) and Strategic Management Journal (2019, 2018, 2016), among others.

The Financial Times (24 February 2020) listed his Strategic Management Journal publication (2018) among the most significant global 100 “Business School Research with Social Impact” during the period 2015-2020. The Economist, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Financial Times, and Fortune magazine have also featured his research. His work has attracted interest by policy makers, including Senator Chris Coons (D-DE), Co-chair, Senate Competitiveness Caucus (Washington, June 6, 2017). 

Honors include: British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship, Theodora Cooper Junior Fellowship (St. Hugh’s College, Oxford), Royal Economic Society Junior Fellowship, and Economics Doctoral Studentship (Oxford). He was selected as one of the most promising Economics Ph.D. students in Europe by the Econometric Society (Winter Meeting of the Econometric Society, Istanbul).       

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Key Research Interests


2010-13. Technology Strategy Board Project to study cloud stewardship (co-investigator). Total award: £374,000 (Award Code BJ7007).

2010-11. University of Aberdeen Business School grant to study managerial mobility in business groups (with Sharon Belenzon). Total award: £5,250.

2006-07. John Fell Fund grant to study firm incentives to engage in open science (with Sharon Belenzon). Total award: £4,500

Teaching Interests

Teaching Interests

Over years I have been involved in teaching of various courses in Strategy, Innovation and Economics.

Norwich: Business Regulation and Corporate Governance (MSc in Management); Economics for Business (undergraduate)

Aberdeen:  Managing Change and Innovation (MBA); Business Strategy (MSc in Petroleum,    Energy Economics & Finance); Microeconomics 2 (undergraduate); Industrial Organization (undergraduate)

Oxford: Class teacher for M.Phil. (Microeconomics and Econometrics). Tutorials in Economic Theory, Industrial Organization, Game Theory and Behavioural Economics (undergraduate)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

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