Prof Silvia Massini

Professor of Economic and Management of Innovation

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Silvia Massini is the Head of the Innovation Management and Policy (IMP) Division at the Alliance Manchester Business School (2017-).  Prior to this she was Associate Head of Research in IMP, a Director of the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIOIR) and Head of the Innovate and Sustain Subject Group in the IMP division.   She has been a member of the Senate (2015-2018) and the Board of Governors (2016-2019) at the University of Manchester.  She joined Manchester School of Management at UMIST in January 2000. Silvia was Research Fellow at the Centre for Creativity Strategy and Change (CCSC), Warwick Business School (1999). Prior to that, she has worked as a researcher at the Institute for Scientific Research and Documentation Studies (ISRDS) of the Italian National Research Council (CNR) in Rome, and at the Policy Research in Engineering Science and Technology (PREST) at the University of Manchester. She has been a visiting research fellow at Science and Technology Policy Research (SPRU) at the University of Sussex and at the ESRC Centre for Research on Innovation and Competition (CRIC) at the University of Manchester. Silvia holds Laura (Cum Laude) in Statistics and Economics (La Sapienza University, Rome), MSc in Economics (Warwick University), Doctorate in Economics (La Sapienza University, Rome). She has been Visiting Scholar at Duke University April-September 2007.

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Senior Editor of Management and Organization Review (MOR) (2014-).

Associate editor of Economia e Politica Industriale-Journal of Industrial and Business Economics (2015-)

Guest editor, with Lucia Piscitello (POLIMI), Tommaso Ciarli (U. of Sussex) and Marti Kenney (UC Davis) of a special issue of Research Policy on Innovation and Skills in the Digital Economy, 2021.

Guest editor, with Tom Murtha (U.  of Minneapolis) and Martin Kenney (U. of California, Davis), of a special issue of the Journal of International Business Studies on Offshoring of white collar work, 2009. 

Editorial Review Board of the Journal of International Business Studies (2003-2007); Organization Studies (2003-2006).

Education / academic qualifications

  • 1999 - Doctor of Philosophy, Technological Diffusion Models: Theoretical Perspectives and Empirical Investigations

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